Cities Initiative

Providing education, energy, health, housing, infrastructure, sanitation, security, transportation, water and other basic services to the 85% of Brazil’s population that now lives in cities is a daunting task. The country’s rapid transformation from a predominantly rural society to a metropolitan one has added to the complexity of establishing and sustaining vibrant cities. It has also increased the benefits of collaborating across diverse fields of knowledge and sectors of the economy. Since its founding in 2006, Harvard's DRCLAS Brazil Office has helped launch and support a range of programs related to public healthengineering, air pollution, ecological urbanism and more.

You can find out more about our work in Brazil by navigating through the left menu of this page.