Alexandre da Silva Faustino

Alex investigates political struggles and socio-spatial inequalities intertwined in urban water governance in contexts of transition to more sustainable approaches.

With a background in environmental and urban planning, Alex has a focus on urban water studies, standing in an interdisciplinary orientation to practice based researches, builded from knowledge of Ecology, Urbanism and Landscape Architecture. His academic interests are theories and practices of urban water management that aim higher ecological and social function in cities; the institutional barriers of the government structure to operate ecologically based paradigms; and the role of local communities in the process of urban development.

Alex has a Bachelor in Environmental Management and Analysis and a Master in Urban Engineering from the Federal University of São Carlos, Brazil, and a Master in Urban and Regional Planning from the Technical University of Madrid, Spain.

Research Interests:

  • Critical Urban Governance
  • Politics of Water
  • Integrated Urban Water Management
  • Water Sensitive Cities


Associate Professor Wendy Steele

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Dr Brian Coffey