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 city, so immense, so dense, so vast and spread out like a huge human hive. I had never seen such a thing.
In 2004 when the city celebrated its 450th anniversary I wrote a short blurb and a feature-length piece Citizens Map a Megacity for Américas magazine. Later that year I was on a US State Dept. fellowship, working for several months with the regional planning agency Emplasa.