Moira is the Urban Development Intern for the WRI Ross Center for Sustainable Cities. She assists the Urban Development team with research for the creation of an online Transit-Oriented Development resource.
Moira has previously worked as an intern for the Boston Redevelopment Authority, Boston's economic development and urban planning agency, and as a GIS Technician for Shelter Associates, a non-profit organization located in Pune, India that utilizes GIS applications to create maps of informal settlements.
Moira holds a BA in Sociology from Boston College.
What do you think of when you hear the word “slum”? For many, the word brings to mind poverty, violence and squalor; slums, or informal settlements, are overwhelmingly associated with the negative. This is particularly true in Rio de Janeiro, ...