RioOnWatch / Catalytic Communities (CatComm)
Editor-in-chief / founder
Rio de Janeiro
A serial award winning author, urban planner and citizen media champion, Williamson has worked extensively around forced evictions as Rio prepared for the World Cup and the Olympics. Theresa is widely published in Progressive Planning, Journal of Urban Technology, Cidadania.org, The New York Times, and quoted by The Guardian, the BBC World, Al Jazeera America, NPR, and more. Awards: 2005 Gill-Chin Lim Award, 2012 National Association of Housing and Redevelopment Officials' John D. Lange International Award, + . Raised in the Washington, D.C., Theresa is a dual Brazilian / British citizen, and lives with her daughter in Rio de Janeiro.