Fábio Duarte is a Lecturer in DUSP, Head of Research Initiatives in the Center for Real Estate, and Principal Research Scientist at the MIT Senseable City Lab, where he manages projects including Underworlds, Roboat, City Scanner, as well as the data visualization team. Duarte has a background in urban planning and a PhD in communication and technology from the Universidade de São Paulo, Brazil. Duarte was a professor at PUCPR (Curitiba, Brazil), and has been a visiting professor at the Yokohama University and Twente University. Duarte serves as a consultant in urban planning and mobility for the World Bank.
His most recent books are "Urban play: make-believe, technology and space (MIT Press, 2021) and "Unplugging the city: the urban phenomenon and its sociotechnical controversies" (Routledge, 2018). Duarte's papers have appeared in Urban Studies, Journal of Urban Technology, Scientific Reports, and Science Robotics. More information at http://senseable.mit.edu