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Mitchell De Sousa

  • Role in Center:

    SMUS Doctoral Student

  • Discipline:

    Architecture, Mobility and Urban Planning

  • University:

    University of Buenos Aires

  • Country:

    Argentina

Biography: Mitchell de Sousa is an architect from the university of Buenos Aires with postgraduate studies on urban planning and mobility at the Dual Degree Master program between the University of Buenos Aires and the Technische Universität Berlin. Currently, a PhD student at the Technische Universität Berlin and focusing his research on developing autonomous urban management strategies for practitioners in the context of Argentina. Additionally, Mitchell is an assistant researcher at the ISR (superior institute of urbanism) and the CETAM (Center for Transportation Studies of the Metropolitan Area) of the Faculty of Architecture, Design and Urbanism of the University of Buenos Aires, where he also coordinates and teaches in academic assistantships. As of 2021, Mitchell is also a researching assistant at the IGEOPAT (Institute of Geographical Research of Patagonia) at the National University of Patagonia San Juan Bosco. Administratively, Mitchell has been working as a tutor to the Dual Degree Master which he graduated from in both universities.

PhD Thesis Working Title: Decentralized Economic Strategies and Urban Planning Tools for Placed-based Investment in Trelew, Argentina

Supervisors: Prof. Dr. Angela Million, Technische Universität Berlin Prof. Dr. Karsten Zimmermann, Technical University Dortmund; Dr. Ralph Krüger, University of Buenos Aires (co-supervisor); Mrs. Andrea Schaer, National University of Patagonia San Juan Bosco, Trelew (co-supervisor); M.Sc. Cristian Hermosilla, National University of Patagonia San Juan Bosco, Trelew (co-supervisor)

Selected Publications:

  • Tella, Guillermo; De Sousa, Mitchell (2021). Paisaje Urbano: estrategias para intervenir un Riachuelo en ciernes. Buenos Aires, Argentina. ISBN 978-1-64360-396-4. 

  • De Sousa, M./Limousin, F. (2020): Movilidad urbana y economía de los sectores populares: Contribuciones teóricas de estudios de las prácticas de movilidad en la literatura de la economía popular. XXXIV Jornadas de Investigación de la SICyT-FADU SI+herramientas y procedimentos. 

  • De Sousa, M./Fernández, A./Prillwitz, S./Tella, G. (2020): Herramientas para intervenir el paisaje urbano: propuestas de recuperación de áreas de borde del Riachuelo. XXXIV Jornadas de Investigación de la SICyT-FADU SI+herramientas y procedimentos.

  • Gandino, J./Fernández, A./Daniel, C./Noriega, N./De Sousa, M./Di Corrado, R. (2019): Imagen del Paisaje Urbano. XXXIII Jornadas de Investigación XV Encuentro Regional. SI + Imágenes. Prácicas de investigación y cultura visual. https://publicacionescientificas.fadu.uba.ar/index.php/actas/article/view/1143/1585  

  • De Sousa, M. et al. (2018): Mapeos del borde urbano: Riachuelo, Ciudad y Flujos: Percepción de tres unidades de paisaje en el límite Nueva Pompeya (CABA) y Valentín Alsina. International repository of the Universidad Nacional de la Plata. La Plata, Argentina. ISSN: 2618-1975. http://sedici.unlp.edu.ar/handle/10915/69583

  • De Sousa, M. (2018): Beyond Urban Segregation: Resilient Neighborhoods and Territorial Frames in Middle-Sized Towns of Latin America: The Case of “Planta de Gas” in the Patagonian-Argentine City of Trelew. TRIALOG Annual congress 2018: Resilient Urban Development versus the Right to the City? Dortmund, Germany. https://www.trialog-journal.de/wp-content/uploads/2018/11/Book-of-Abstracts-03.06-FINAL.pdf

  • Choi, J./Corbalán Vieiro, L./De Sousa, M./Di Corrado, R./Kestelman, M./Larumbe Araújo, M./Tella, G. (2018): La lectura interdisciplinaria del Paisaje como estrategia de sustentabilidad urbana: El caso del límite Pompeya – Alsina. In XXXI Jornadas de Investigación y XIII Encuentro Regional Si+desnaturalizar y reconstruir. Buenos Aires, Argentina. ISBN 978-950-29-1743-6. http://www.fadu.uba.ar/post/1314-220-ao-2017-actas-de-jornadas-anuales-si-desnaturalizar-y-reconstruir 

Areas of Expertise:

  • Urban Mobility
  • Urban Economics
  • Urban Management
  • Popular Economy
  • Informal Economy

Current Position(s):

  • SMUS Doctoral Student, Technische Universität Berlin
  • Assistant Researcher, Faculty of Architecture, Design and Urbanism, University of Buenos Aires
  • Assistant Researcher, IGEOPAT, National University of Patagonia San Juan Bosco
  • Tutor, Dual Degree Master “Urban Planning and Mobility”, Technische Universität Berlin and University of Buenos Aires 

Prizes & Awards:

  • Riachuelo en transformación. Hacia un nuevo estatus urbano de lugar, ACUMAR, Argentina