Laura Sara Wainer

  • Researcher
  • Massachusetts Institute of Technology



Laura Wainer is a doctoral student in the Massachusetts Institute of Technology’s Department of Urban Studies and Planning and former Fellow of the Special Program for Urban and Regional Studies (SPURS). She is an architect, specialist in housing, urban design and planning in South America. She graduated from the Faculty of Architecture, Design and Urbanism of the University of Buenos Aires (UBA) and has a Masters in International Development of The New School. She taught Urban Planning and Urban Morphology (UBA) and runs The New School International Field Program in collaboration with the African Centre for Cities of the University of Cape Town. Since 2009, she has worked as an urban planner for various technical consultancies for the private and public sector. Laura was awarded a Fulbright Scholarship, the Delta Kappa Gamma International Fellowship, The New School President’s Scholarship and TNS/GPIA Best Thesis Award 2015.