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    William Morrish

    Professor and Dean of the School of Constructed Environments at Parsons The New School for Design.

    William Morrish is a nationally recognized urban designer whose practice encompasses interdisciplinary research on urban housing and infrastructure, collaborative publications on human settlement and community design, and educational programs exploring integrated design that are applied to a wide range of innovative, community-based city projects. He is the author of Civilizing Terrains and coauthor of Building for the Arts, Planning to Stay, and Growing Urban Habitats.

    Margarita Gutman

    Associate Professor of Urban Studies and International Affairs and Director of Programs of the Observatory on Latin America (OLA) at The New School; Consulting Professor  at the Faculty of Architecture, Design, and Urbanism, University of Buenos Aires (FADU, UBA).

    Margarita Gutman (PhD, University of Buenos Aires) is an architect. In conjunction with the Universidad Nacional de San Martin of Argentina, she directs the President Nestor Kirchner Fellowship  and the Building Latin American Bicentennial Program. Gutman directed the Official Report of the Bicentennial celebrations in Argentina in 2010: Paseo del Bicentenario. Celebrar en las Calles: Ser Parte de la Historia, prepared for the Office of the President of Argentina through an agreement with the Faculty of Social Sciences and the Faculty of Architecture, Design, and Urbanism of the University of Buenos Aires (2010­–2012).

    Gutman was a scholar at the Getty Research Institute and at the Woodrow Wilson International Center, fellow at the International Center for Advanced Studies of New York University, and senior fellow at the Vera List Center for Art and Politics at The New School.

    She has authored, co-authored, or edited 14 books. Most recently she authored Buenos Aires: El Poder de la Anticipación. Imágenes Itinerantes del futuro metropolitano en torno al Centenario (2011), and co-edited with Rita Molinos Construir Bicentenarios Latinoamericanos en la era de la globalización (2012). She also edited the award-winning Buenos Aires 1910: Memoria del Porvenir (Buenos Aires 1910: Memories of the World to Come) (1999), and Construir Bicentenarios: Argentina (Building Bicentennials: Argentina) (2005). Other publications include Latin America on the Move: The Post Neo-Liberal Transition (2007), co-edited with Michael Cohen, and Buenos Aires 2050: imágenes del futuro / decisiones del presente (Buenos Aires 2050: Images of the Future / Decisions of the Present) (2007) coedited with Horacio Caride. She co-authored Buenos Aires Historia Urbana del Área Metropolitana 1536–2006 (1992 and 2007) with the late Jorge Enrique Hardoy.

    Michael Cohen

    Professor, Director of the Graduate Program in International Affairs and Director of The Observatory on Latin America (OLA) at The New School

    Michael Cohen (PhD, University of Chicago) is Director of the International Affairs Program. Before coming to the New School in 2001, he was a visiting fellow of the International Center for Advanced Studies at New York University. From 1972 to 1999 he had a distinguished career at the World Bank. Cohen was responsible for much of the urban policy development of the Bank over that period and, from 1994–1998, he served as the senior advisor to the Bank's vice-president for environmentally sustainable development. He has worked in over fifty countries and was heavily involved in the Bank's work on infrastructure, environment, and sustainable development. Cohen is a member of the U.S. National Academy of Sciences Panel on Urban Dynamics. He is the author or editor of several books, including most recently Preparing the Urban Future: Global Pressures and Local Forces (ed. with A. Garland, B. Ruble, and J. Tulchin); The Human Face of the Urban Environment (ed. with I. Serageldin); Urban Policy and Economic Development: An Agenda for the 1990s; and Argentina's Economic Growth and Recovery: The Economy in a Time of Default (Routledge, 2012); and an edited volume The Global Economic Crisis in Latin America: Impacts and Response (Routledge, 2012). Other publications include articles in 25 Years of Urban Development (Amersfoort, The Netherlands, 1998), Cities Fit for People (Kirdar, ed., 1996), The Brookings Review, Journal of the Society for the Study of Traditional Environments, International Social Science Review, Habitat International, and Finance and Development. Cohen has taught at the University of California at Berkeley, Johns Hopkins University, and the School of Architecture, Design, and Urban Planning of the University of Buenos Aires.

    Bob Buckley

    Senior Fellow, Graduate Program in International Affairs at The New School.

    Bob Buckley is a Senior Fellow in the Graduate Program in International Affairs at the New School. He was previously an advisor and managing director at the Rockefeller Foundation, and lead economist at the World Bank. His work at both the Foundation and the Bank focused largely on issues relating to urbanization in developing countries. Buckley is particularly interested in policy issues related to slum formation and approaches to dealing with them and a good portion of his past work has involved helping prepare projects and grants related to these concerns. He has worked in more than 50 developing countries and has written widely on urbanization, housing, and development issues in the popular press such as the Financial Times, the New York Times, and the Washington Post, and in academic journals such as the Oxford Bulletin of Economics and Statistics; Nature; the Journal of Money, Credit and Banking: and Economic Development and Cultural Change. Buckley’s most recent book, which he co-edited with Michael Spence and Patricia Annez is Urbanization and Economic Growth. He has also taught at Syracuse University, Johns Hopkins University, and the University of Pennsylvania, and served as the Chief Economist of U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development. He has been a Fulbright scholar, was awarded a Regent's Fellowship at the University of California, and has been supported by the Marshall Fund, the Gates Foundation, and the National Science Foundation.

    The University of Buenos Aires

    Ariel Misuraca

    Professor, General Secretary, Faculty of Architecture, Design, and Urbanism at the University of Buenos Aires (FADU, UBA).

    Ariel Misuraca is a professor of Architecture, Design, and Urbanism at the University of Buenos Aires (FADU, UBA) where he holds the position of General Secretary (2006 to present) and is a researcher at the Institute of Human Spatiality. He received his master’s in Logic and Technique of Form and is a doctoral candidate at FADU, UBA. Additionally, Misuraca directed UBACyT Projects from 2003 to 2013. He is an invited professor at the Universities of Córdoba and Rosario. He has co-authored several books including Merodeando la forma, atravesamientos y tangencias (2007) and La Incógnita del Gran Buenos Aires (2000), and most recently Barrio 31, Carlos Mujica (2011). Ariel also co-curated the exhibition and co-authored the books El Indiscreto Encanto de la Forma (2011) and Forma y Geometría, dialéctica de lo curvo y de lo recto (2003–2004).

    Juan Pablo Scaglia

    Associate Professor, Faculty of Architecture, Design, and Urbanism at the University of Buenos Aires and coordinator of the Agreement of Technical Support in Design for Entrepreneurs of the Program Argentina Works, National Ministry of Social Development.

    Juan Pablo Scaglia serves as an associate professor at the Faculty of Architecture, Design, and Urbanism at the University of Buenos Aires. Scaglia was elected as the graduate senate councilor at UBA (2010–2011) and is a researcher at the Institute of Human Spatiality (IEH) at FADU, UBA, as well as a director of the project Habitat at Risk: Challenge of Design Disciplines. He serves as coordinator of the Contract of] Technical Support in Design for Entrepreneurs of the Program Argentina Works, National Ministry of Social Development, and as co-director of the Program of Inclusive Habitat (currently in development). Scaglia has a long career in public service at the national, provincial, and municipal levels, which are always linked to the production and management of habitat and social inclusion policies. He is the author of numerous publications, including the book Diseñando la inclusión, incluyendo el diseño: Aportes al territorio de convergencias entre el diseño y las ciencias sociales (2011), which he co-authored.

    Ileana Versace

    Assistant Professor, Faculty of Architecture, Design, and Urbanism at the University of Buenos Aires and Coordinator of The Observatory on Latin America programs at FADU, UBA.

    Ileana Versace is an architect at the Faculty of Architecture, Design, and Urbanism at the University of Buenos Aires. Currently she is assistant professor of the History of Architecture. Ileana is also the director of the research project Going to the Movies: The Movie Theaters in the Downtown and the Neighborhoods of Buenos Aires City, 1930–1960, a program supported by FADU, UBA; and researcher for the project Latin American Bicentennials in Action: Marks of Commemorations in Cities and Architecture, supported by UBA. She was coordinator of the report Paseo del Bicentenario, prepared for the Office of the President of Argentina through an agreement with the faculty of Social Sciences and the faculty of Architecture, Design, and Urbanism of the University of Buenos Aires (2010-2012). Versace was editing coordinator of the book Teatro Colón. Puesta en Valor y Actualización Tecnológica produced by FADU, UBA and the Ministry of Urban Development, Buenos Aires City Government (not yet published).

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