Ricardo Cardoso Joins the Knowlton School City and Regional Planning Section Faculty
Dr. Ricardo Cardoso will join the Knowlton School as an assistant professor in the City and Regional Planning Section beginning spring 2024.
Dr. Ricardo Cardoso specializes in urban theory and international development planning. His research focuses on transnational urbanism, the urban effects of oil economies, and the politics of development and change in African cities. Specifically, he works on Luanda, the capital of Angola, where he has conducted an extensive study on the critical intersections between petroleum extraction and forms of urbanization. He is currently at work on a book project entitled Luanda Unbounded: Energy Futures in the Throes of a Crude Urban Revolution.
Prior to joining Knowlton, Ricardo was an assistant professor of Social Sciences at Yale-NUS College in the National University of Singapore. He now holds a visiting appointment at the Whitney and Betty MacMillan Center for International and Area Studies at Yale and has held post-doctoral positions at the University of Cape Town, New York University, and the University of Porto.
Ricardo earned his PhD in City and Regional Planning with a designated emphasis in Global Metropolitan Studies at the University of California, Berkeley and he holds a MSc in Urban Development Planning from University College London as well as a BSc in Civil Engineering from the University of Porto.