Daví Parente Schoen



MLA, Harvard Graduate School of Design MUP, Harvard Graduate School of Design BA, Williams College

Daví Parente Schoen is a landscape architect, writer, urbanist, and researcher.


Daví’s research is focused on two primary topics: environmental risk mitigation; and public open space in cities of the global south, especially Latin America. He has conducted research in Bogota, Colombia and Merida, Mexico with the support of funding from the David Rockefeller Center for Latin American Studies and the Mexican Cities Initiative. He has also conducted research on the use of FEMA’s Hazard Mitigation Grant Program in cases of riverine flooding, as well as on food system resilience in Miami, FL.


He is the author of 'Staying a Step Ahead: Institutional Flexibility in the Rehabilitation of Social Housing in Oaxaca, Mexico', a white paper published by Harvard University Joint Center for Housing Studies, as well as ‘Urban Parks: New York City’, published by the Inter-American Development Bank. Daví is also a contributing author to the Rethinking Social Housing in Mexico [RESHIM] project for Mexico’s social housing agency, INFONAVIT, led by professor Diane Davis.


Daví is currently with Stoss Landscape Urbanism (Los Angeles). He has previously worked in the offices of West 8 (Rotterdam/New York) and Reed Hilderbrand (Cambridge). He has been a visiting critic/lecturer at the Harvard GSD, Wentworth IT and Faculdade 7 de Setembro (Fortaleza, Brasil)


Daví holds an MLA and MUP from the Harvard Graduate School of Design. He also holds a BA in Political Science from Williams College.

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