Fernando de Mello Franco

Secretary of Urban Development

City of São Paulo

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 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 visiting professor at Harvard. He has extensive experience in architecture and urban projects, with focus on urban infrastructure, housing, and slum redevelopment.