Currently exploring Edmonton, Marco is originally from Sao Paulo, Brazil. His Latin American soul drives him to explore urbanism through innovative lenses and ideas. A soccer player by heart, Civil Engineer, Urbanist and Urban Planner by trade, Marco is a passionate city building advocate to enable better cities, suburbs and regions through urban design and sustainability principles.

Livability Demands Acceptance

Howard Blackson, Urban Designer and Principal of Placemakers, once said that community character is like pornography: hard to define... Read More

Edmonton’s Suburban Identity

Last week, the Ottawa Citizen published an article highlighting some findings of the research conducted by Professor David Gordon... Read More

Dispatches from the Future of Zoning

Often, zoning does not draw much interest from the urban planning community, but surprisingly, our panel presentation ‘Dispatches From... Read More

What happened to the original plan?

When newcomers choose a neighbourhood to settle in, proximity to a LRT station and walkability are top priorities at first.  For some... Read More