Flávia Neves Maia2020-2021 Columbia University Scholars
Researcher and practitioner in Urban Planning
Flavia Maia is a public servant and urban planner at Agenda Teresina 2030, a local government strategy aiming to accelerate the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals in a climate hotspot in Brazil. Flavia works in the intersection of urbanism, gender equality, and climate action, and she leverages governments' ability to promote participatory approaches in the making of resilient cities. Flavia is helping to raise more than USD$100,000,000 in investments for the sustainable development of her community, impacting nearly 900,000 citizens. Previously, Flavia was a lecturer and a researcher at the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro and a PhD Guest Researcher at Delft University of Technology in the Netherlands.