Vini Netto is a Visiting Scholar at the Center for Urban Science + Progress, NYU. He holds a PhD in Advanced Architectural Studies (University College London, UCL), and a position as Associate Professor at Fluminense Federal University (UFF), Rio de Janeiro state. His research is about (i) cities as networks of encounter, (ii) cities as networks of information, and (iii) cities as networks of material interaction. He is the author of The Social Fabric of Cities, published by Routledge (2017), and over 80 articles and book chapters. He also is the Editor for Latin America of Area Development and Policy (ADP, Regional Studies Association).