Gabriel Silvestre


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Gabriel Silvestre is a lecturer in the Department of Urban Studies and Planning
(USP) and a member of the Cities group. His research focuses on the core themes
of urban politics, uneven spatial development, and postcolonial planning theory. His
recent work examined the governance and social impact of mega-projects in Latin
America with a particular focus on the set of urban development projects associated
with the hosting of the 2016 Olympic Games in the city of Rio de Janeiro. He holds a
PhD in Planning Studies from University College London and has previously worked
in local authority and central government agencies in the UK.
Gabriel is currently the director of the MA Cities and Global Development at USP, an
interdisciplinary programme that examines urban development and planning
challenges faced by governments and populations in the global South. He recently
led a team of undergraduate and postgraduate students from across the Faculty of
Social Sciences to attend the World Urban Forum 9 in Kuala Lumpur, as part of the
Global Leadership Initiative. The policy analysis outputs produced by the team can
be found in the Global Policy journal:
https://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/global-leadership-initiative/world-urban-forum-9-
2018

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Follow Gabriel on Twitter: @GSilvestre_