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Water Urbanism

Fri, Jan 8, 2016    2pm

Paraiba Valley Scales of transformation
The Paraiba Valley is located at Dutra’s highway margins, inside the metropolitan complex created between two cities, Rio de Janeiro and São Paulo. Despite of being highly urbanized and industrialized, the valley has important natural reserves likewise the Paraiba do Sul river. Paraiba do Sul holds an important position in the region not only because it is responsible for the water supply for the cities along it but also because of Rio de Janeiro dependency on it. Almost 80% of the water consumed in Rio’s Metropolitan area comes from Paraíba river. Furthermore, thanks to a complex infrastructure of dams and pumping stations, this river is also strategic for national and regional economy due to electricity generation.

This lecture will deal with historical, geographical, economical and spatial aspects of the Paraíba region and its influence on Rio de Janeiro’s Metropolitan area, through a debate between multidisciplinary gests speakers.

Guilherme Lassance
Phd in architecture at Nantes University. Guilherme was a professor in the Architecture School at Toulouse and nowadays he is a professor at FAU-UFRJ and a visitant professor at Columbia University GSAPP. He is also a member professor in the Acrhitecture Postgraduation Program at UFRJ, and researcher in the Laboratoire d’Architecture Potentielle (LEAP) at Montreal University. Guilherme has published the book Metropolitan Rio: Guide for an architecture.

Andréa Auad Moreira
Phd in Urbanism at PROURB/UFRJ and architect graduated at Universidade Federal Fluminense, with Master in Urbanism in the same university. Andréa is urbanist at Porto Real Major Office, she also works independently. Andréa is coordenator of postgraduation and taughts Architecture and Urbanism at the Geraldo Di Biase University Center.

Ana Lúcia Britto
Phd in Urbanism at Institut D’Urbanisme de Paris - Université de Paris XII, graduated in geography at Pontifícia Universidade Católica do Rio de Janerio, and Master in Urban and Regional Planning at Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro. Nowadays she is a professor at FAU/UFRJ and at PROURB/UFRJ and also researcher at the Metropolis Observatory in the Urban Research and Planning Institute at UFRJ.

Mauro Osório
Phd in Urban and Regional Planning, graduated in Economy at Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro. Mauro is a professor in the National Law Faculty at UFRJ, and he is also professor in the Master program and postgraduate in the Economy Institut at UFRJ. He has experience at Economy and Regional Development in Brasil and Rio de Janeiro.

Wagner Ruffino
Master and Phd in Urbanism at PROURB/UFRJ, member of the research group Law and Urban Lab. Graduated in Architecture and Urbanism at Universidade Federal de Juiz de Fora with specialization in Urban Development Studies at Erasmus University Rotterdam (IHS/EUR). Wagner has practical and academic experience in urban design and contemporary city analises.