Patricia de Toledo Basile


Patricia Basile is an architect and urban planner whose change-oriented research aims to expand agency and access to opportunities for those who have been historically disempowered and oppressed, especially in but not limited to the Global South. Her research focuses on the processes that shape the urban space, the social-economic-political-environmental inequalities produced by such processes and the grassroots initiatives confronting them. Patricia’s recent work is an ethnographic study investigating how community self-governance develops in favelas in São Paulo through a variety of actors, networks, spaces, everyday practices and collective mobilization. Prior to getting her Ph.D. at the University of Virginia, Patricia worked as an architect in several firms in Brazil. She has experience teaching architecture and urban planning courses at the undergraduate and graduate levels in Brazil and the USA.


B.A. Architecture and Urban Planning, Mackenzie Presbyterian University (2010)

Professional Graduate Degree in Sustainability in the Constructed Environment, Mackenzie Presbyterian University (2012)

Ph.D. in the Constructed Environment, University of Virginia (2018)


Spring 2019
Course Number Course Title
PUP 301 Introduction to Urban Planning
PUP 424 Planning Methods
PUP 465 Sustainable Urbanism
PUP 494 Special Topics
PUP 499 Individualized Instruction
PUP 565 Sustainable Urbanism
PUP 598 Special Topics
Fall 2018
Course Number Course Title
PUP 301 Introduction to Urban Planning
PUP 410 Public Participation Planning
PUP 420 Theory of Urban Design
PUP 424 Planning Methods
PUP 571 Planning Methods