Laura Sobral is an architect and urban planner who began her activist engagement as part of the Right to the City movement, focusing on public spaces in São Paulo, Brazil. She is currently developing her PhD on the mobility of public policies for public-social cooperation at the universities of Lisbon and Vienna. Laura is the author of the book Doing it Together – cooperation policies for the city co-governance, edited in English, Portuguese and Spanish. Laura is co-founder of the civil society organization The City Needs You Institute, which works internationally with experiments and arrangements for the shared management of public spaces. She is a German Chancellor Fellow with the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation.
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Strategy Director, The City Needs You Institute