Fernando de Mello Franco

City of São Paulo, Brazil

Secretary of Urban Development


Fernando de Mello Franco is an architect and holds a PhD from the Architecture and Urbanism College of University of São Paulo. Previously, he has been a managing partner of MMBB Architects and curator of the Instituto Urbem - Institute of Urbanism and Studies for the Metropolis. He taught architecture and urbanism at the School of Engineering of USP São Carlos, Mackenzie and USJT and was a visiting professor at Harvard. He has extensive experience in architecture and urban projects, with focus on urban infrastructure, housing, and slum redevelopment.

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