Laura S. Wainer

Laura is an architect from Argentina, specializing in urban development and planning. Since 2008, she has been working on urban and metropolitan issues in the public and private sectors. She has been a consultant to the World Bank, Cities Alliance, and the International Development Bank, and taught Urban Planning at the University of Buenos Aires. She runs the International Field Program of The New School at the African Centre for Cities at the University of Cape Town. She holds a master’s degree in International Affairs and Development from The New School. At MIT, she will focus on urbanization and housing policy in Africa and Latin America.