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I traveled several times to Brazil during the early 2000s and made good friends in Sâo Paulo. I became fascinated with Brazil’s great industrial powerhouse. I had never before seen a city so immense, so vast and densely spread out like a human hive. In 2004 the city celebrated its 450th anniversary, so I wrote a short blurb about that for Américas magazine. Later, after another trip, I wrote a feature article about Sâo Paulo. Finally in 2004 I went for four months, on a US State Dept. fellowship that supported my work for the regional planning agency Emplasa.
After my visit to Milan, I went to see friend Dave Stein in Vienna and began to learn about that interesting city. Dave, a graduate school colleague, already knew the city and its transportation system very well. I suggested that we write an article for Urban Land and Dave came up with the concept, Vienna Turns Again to the East.