Fabio Marcel de Castro Filho
Fabio is currently pursuing a Master in City Planning (MCP) degree at DUSP-MIT and serves as a Research Assistant at the City Infrastructure Equity Lab, where he collaborates under the guidance of Dr. Gabriella Carolini on an infrastructure equity project concerning urban occupations in Sao Paulo, Brazil. His academic interests primarily revolve around urban development in the Global South and Latin American countries
Fabio's research has been published in reputable peer-reviewed journals such as Cities and the Journal of Transport Geography. He has also authored book chapters that analyze transport accessibility and gentrification along Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) corridors in Brazil. His most recent publication delves into the intersection of fake news and urban mobility in Brazil during the Covid-19 pandemic.
Fabio's academic achievements include being nominated for the best graduation thesis at the Young Talent Architecture Award by Fundacio Mies van der Rohe in 2020, winning the Golden Research Award for Best Urban Studies Research at ISSN Awards in 2021, and having his research integrated into the International Olympic Committee library to inform urban legacies in the context of mega-events.
As a Lemann fellow at DUSP, Fabio also spearheads The Base Lab for Architecture and Urban Design (BLAUD), his consultancy firm. He is developing a Jaywalking Index utilizing AI methods and urban design tools, aimed at empowering pedestrians to reclaim streets over cars, particularly in the context of autonomous vehicles.