In this interview, Associate Professor of Urban Design and Director of the Urban Design Degree Program Felipe Correa MAUD ’03 recently spoke with Ed Glaeser, economist and Fred and Eleanor Glimp Professor of Economics in the Faculty of Arts and Sciences at Harvard University, for Harvard edX’s course CitiesX: The Past, Present and Future of Urban Life. In this CitiesX segment, entitled “Challenges Facing Brazil,” Correa speaks with Glaeser from atop São Paulo, Brazil’s iconic Martinelli Building, the first skyscraper in Brazil.

Correa and Glaeser discuss mobility and infrastructure in the Brazilian megacity—a city on which Correa is a world-renowned expert, and about which he is currently authoring a forthcoming book entitled São Paulo: A Graphic Biography, to be released this upcoming fall by the University of Texas Press.