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Maria Fernanda Lemos -

Diretora do Departamento

Currículo Lattes / CNPq

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Formal Education/Degree

2010 Ph.D., Urbanism.
Graduate Program in Urbanism (PROURB), Federal University of Rio de Janeiro (UFRJ), Brazil.
“Adapting Cities for Climate Change: An Assessment Methodology for Cities Comprehensive Plans”.
Funding: Coordination for the Improvement of Higher Education Personnel (CAPES), Brazil

2000 M.S., Urbanism.
Graduate Program in Urbanism (PROURB), Federal University of Rio de Janeiro (UFRJ), Brazil. “Telematics City”.
Funding: Coordination for the Improvement of Higher Education Personnel (CAPES), Brazil

1996 Masters Urban Land Use and Planning.
Institute of Urban and Regional Planning and Research (IPPUR), UFRJ, Brazil

1995 B.S., Architecture and Urbanism.
School of Architecture and Urbanism (FAU), Federal University of Rio de Janeiro (UFRJ), Brazil

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Continuing Education

2003 Housing Improvements in Favelas (including one year of training -"residency" - in favelas).
Professional Improvement Program (PAP), Brazilian Institute of Architects (IAB), Brazil.
Funding: APD-Rio, Rio de Janeiro's City Hall, Brazil

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Academic Positions

2017-Present Associate Professor, Pontifical Catholic University of Rio de Janeiro (PUC-Rio)

2015-Present Director, Department of Architecture and Urbanism (DAU), PUC-Rio

2015-Present Coordinator, Interdisciplinary Center for the Environment (NIMA), PUC-Rio

2013-2017 Assistant Professor, Pontifical Catholic University of Rio de Janeiro (PUC-Rio).

2013-2015 Coordinator, Undergraduate Program of Architecture and Urbanism (CAU), PUC-Rio

2004-2013 Part-time Professor, Pontifical Catholic University of Rio de Janeiro (PUC-Rio)

2001-2013 Part-time Professor, Federal University of Rio de Janeiro (UFRJ)

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Other Academic Positions

2017-Present Coordinator, Master of Urbanism Program

2011-Present Coordinator, Master of Sustainability in design Program

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Areas of Expertise

Urban Design and Planning
 Cities Adaptation for Climate Change
 Urban Resilience
 Urban Sustainability
 Social Housing

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Research

Research Projects, Networks and Funding

2015-Present “Coastal Cities Adaptation for Climate Change in Brazil: Urban Interventions in Rio de Janeiro, RJ”.
Urbanism Laboratory (U.Lab), PUC-Rio. Interdisciplinary and inter institutional network.
Funding: Research Fellowship, Pontifical Catholic University of Rio de Janeiro (PUC-Rio)

2015-Present “Socio-climatic Vulnerability, Cities Adaptation for Climate Change and Urban Resilience”.
Funding: Grant, National Council for Scientific and Technological Development (CNPq)

2013-2015 “Urban design and planning for resilience of flooding areas in Rio de Janeiro, RJ”
Funding: Grant, Carlos Chagas Filho Foundation for Research Support from Rio de Janeiro State (FAPERJ)

2010-Present “Urban plans and programs and the resilience of Brazilian cities”
Urbanism and Environmental Structures Laboratory (LAURBAM), UFRJ. Inter institutional network

2009-2009 “Housing Improvements in Favelas”

2008-Present “Sustainability and resilience in urban spaces”
Sustainability in Design research network (GELS), PUC-Rio. Interdisciplinary network

2008-Present “Interdisciplinary approaches to the sustainability of urban spaces”
Sustainable University research network, PUC-Rio. Interdisciplinary network


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Selected memberships in academic and professional societies

2016-Present Biosphere Global Institute, Brazilian Advisory Council

2015-Present Latin America Hub of Urban Climate Change Research Network (UCCRN-LA), Member

2015-2016 Transportation City Council, Rio de Janeiro City Hall, PUC-Rio’s Board Member representative

2014-Present Latin America Chapter of the Society for Urban Ecology (SURE), Executive Committee

2013-Present Urban Climate Change Research Network (UCCRN), Climate Change and Cities: Second Assessment Report of the Urban Climate Change Research Network (ARC3-2 / UCCRN), Lead Author, Chapter 9, Coastal Zones in Urban Areas

2008-2015 Interdisciplinary Center for the Environment (NIMA, PUC-Rio), Consulting Board Member


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Recent Publication (since 2012)

Chapters in books

Dawson, R., Khan, M. S. A., Gornitz, V., Lemos, M. F., Atkinson, L., Pullen, J. and Osorio, J. C. (in press). Coastal Zones in Urban Areas. In Rosenzweig, C., Solecki, W., Romero-Lankao, P., Mehrotra, S., Dhakal, S., Ali Ibrahim, S. (org.). Climate Change and Cities: Second Assessment Report of the Urban Climate Change Research Network. New York, US, Cambridge University Press.

Rego, L. F. G, Lemos, M. F., Domingues, L. C. S. M. (2017). Increasing urban sustainability using GIS. In Egenhoefer, R. B. (org.). Routledge Handbook of Sustainable Design. London and New York, Routledge Press, p.179-189.

Lemos, M. F. (2016). Águas urbanas: gestão local de recursos hídricos no Rio de Janeiro. In Moreira, D. A., Rego, L. F. G., Lemos M. F. (org.). Gestão Local de Recursos Hídricos. Uma reflexão para a cidade do Rio de Janeiro. Rio de Janeiro, Ed. PUC-Rio, p.32-41.

Britto, A. L., Lemos, M. F. (2016). Changements climatiques, adaptation et aménagement urbain à Rio de Janeiro In Rudolf, F. (org.). Les villes à la croisée des stratégies globales et locales des enjeux climatiques. Quebec, Canada, Presses de l’Université Laval, p.133-158.

Lemos, M. F. (2016). Cidades e mudança climática. In Resende, L. O., Prezonto, F., Barbosa, B. C., Gonçalves, E. L. (org.). Sustentabilidade: tópicos da zona da mata mineira. Juiz de Fora, Brazil, Authors’ Edition, p.65-71.

Lemos, M. F. (2016). Urban water: local water management in Rio de Janeiro. In Marcondes D., Musumeci, G., Oliver, J. L. (org.). Les aspects interdisciplinaires de la gestion de l’eau dans le contexte du changement climatique. Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Ed. PUC-Rio, p.79-92.

Lemos, M. F. (2013) Cidades saudáveis: para a resiliência urbana no contexto da mudança climática. In Abreu, A. R. and Rego, L. F. (org.). A ciência na Rio+20: uma visão para o futuro. Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, NIMA, PUC-Rio, p.114-129.

Walcacer, F. C., Lemos, M. F., Pires, T., Totti, V. (2013). Os desafios do antropoceno e as respostas da comunidade científica. In Abreu, A. R. and Rego, L. F. (org.). A ciência na Rio+20: uma visão para o futuro. Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, NIMA, PUC-Rio, p.230-241.

Lemos, M. F. (2012). Desafios e oportunidade para a resiliência de cidades brasileiras no contexto da mudança climática. In Coutinho M. da Silva, R. (org.). Desafios Urbanos para a Sustentabilidade Ambiental nas Cidades Brasileiras. Rio de Janeiro, Brazail, PROURB/UFRJ, p.75-86.

Books

Moreira, D. A., Rego, L. F. G., Lemos M. F. (org.). (2016). Gestão Local de Recursos Hídricos: uma reflexão para a cidade do Rio de Janeiro. Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Ed. PUC-Rio. 94p.

Conference Proceedings

Lemos, M. F. (2017). Rio de Janeiro Adaptation and Resilience in Climate Change. In Proceedings of UIA 2017 Seoul World Architects Congress. Seoul, Korea, UIA 2017 Seoul & FIKA, 6p.

Ferreira, A. B. M., Lemos, M. F. (2015). A Política Nacional de Resíduos Sólidos e a sustentabilidade ambiental de pequenos municípios: uma alternativa de planejamento e gestão urbanos integrados. In Kalil, R. M. L., Soares, J. T. and Rosa, F. D. (org.). Proceedings of II National Meeting of Urban Technology. Passo Fundo, Brazil, Universidade de Passo Fundo, p.383-391.

Moura, I. B., Lemos, M. F., Lentino, I. K. (2015). Análise de indicadores espaciais associados ao BRT Transoeste visando à mobilidade e o desenvolvimento urbano sustentáveis. In Proceedings of XXIX National Transportation Research Congress of the National Association of Research and Education in Transportation - ANPET. Ouro Preto, Brazil, ANPET, 2015, p.2718-2729.

Lemos, M. F. (2014). Sustentabilidade e Resiliência. In Benatti, A. T. and Santos Junior, W. R. (org.). Proceedings of III ENANPARQ - National Meeting of the National Association of Research and Post-graduate in Architecture and Urbanism. São Paulo, Brazil, ANPARQ. 14p.

Lemos, M. F. (2012). A resiliência da cidade do Rio de Janeiro no projeto olímpico de 2016. In Proceedings of II ENANPARQ - National Meeting of the National Association of Research and Post-graduate in Architecture and Urbanism, Natal, Brazil, ANPARQ, 12p.
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Selected Consulting Activities and Projects

2016-Present “The new PUC-Rio's Socio Environmental Agenda”. Institutional participatory formulation process Coordinator.

2011-2013 “Technical Advising in Urban Planning for Maragogipe City Hall, Bahia State, Brazil”. Urban Planning team Coordinator.
Products:
 Sustainable Mobility Study of the Municipality of Maragogipe, BA, Brazil
 GIS System for Territorial Management of the Municipality of Maragogipe, BA, Brazil
Funding: Petróleo Brasileiro S.A.

2009-2012 “Technical Advising in Urban Planning for Resende City Hall, Rio de Janeiro State, Brazil”. Urban Planning team Coordinator.
Products:
 Urban Land Division Code (Draft Bill) of the Municipality of Resende, RJ, Brazil
 “Código de Posturas” (Citizen Behavior in Urban Space Code) (Draft Bill) of the Municipality of Resende, RJ, Brazil
 Building Code (Draft Bill) of the Municipality of Resende, RJ, Brazil
 “Plano Diretor Municipal” (Municipal Comprehensive Plan Law) (Draft Bill) of the Municipality of Resende, RJ, Brazil
 Municipal Sustainable Mobility Plan (Draft) of the Municipality of Resende, RJ, Brazil
 GIS System for Territorial Management of the Municipality of Resende, RJ, Brazil
Funding: Petróleo Brasileiro S.A. and Resende City Hall

2009-2009 “Technical report on potential socio-environmental risks of the implementation of the Local Structuring Urban Plan for “Vargens” Region, Rio de Janeiro City, for the Public Ministry of Rio de Janeiro State, Brazil”. NIMA-PUC-Rio team.
Funding: Pro bono

2006-2007 “Technical Advising in Urban Planning for Mesquita City Hall, Rio de Janeiro State, Brazil”. Urban Planning team member.
Products:
 “Plano Diretor Municipal” (Municipal Comprehensive Plan Law) (Draft Bill) of the Municipality of Mesquita, RJ, Brazil
Funding: Mesquita City Hall
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Honors and awards

2017 Best Papers Award: Symposium on Sustainability in University Campuses, Hamburg University of Applied Sciences, Manchester Metropolitan University, Inter-University Sustainable Development Research Programme (IUSDRP) and São Paulo University (USP).

2015-Present Pontifical Catholic University of Rio de Janeiro (PUC-Rio), Brazil, Research fellowship

2015-Present National Council for Scientific and Technological Development (CNPq), Brazil. Research grant – “Universal” research funding program

2013-2015 Carlos Chagas Filho Foundation for Research Support from Rio de Janeiro State (FAPERJ). Research grant – “Instalação” research funding program

2012 ENANPARQ 2012 Award for Ph.D. Dissertation, Honorable Mention, ANPARQ - National Association of Research and Post-graduate in Architecture and Urbanism

2010 “Morar Carioca” Contest (Competition of Design Methodology for Urbanization of Favelas in Rio de Janeiro Municipality – Social Housing Program of the City Hall), Selected Proposal, Brazilian Institute of Architects (IAB) for the Rio de Janeiro City Hall

2010 Coordination for the Improvement of Higher Education Personnel (CAPES), Brazil. Ph.D. scholarship

2000 Coordination for the Improvement of Higher Education Personnel (CAPES), Brazil. M.S. scholarship

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Selected Invited Presentations (since 2012)

2016 “Adapting for Climate Change and Urban Resilience”
Rio de Janeiro’s Planetarium Foundation, Rio de Janeiro City Hall, Brazil

2016 “Social Housing: teaching and practice”
Estácio de Sá University. Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

2016 “Smart Resilient Cities. Smart Cities - People First”
Copenhagen Business School, Copenhagen, Denmark

2015 “Local Management of Water in Rio de Janeiro”
COP 21. Interdisciplinary issues related to water management in the context of climate change (Side Event of French Water Academy and the Cardinal Paul Poupard Foundation, European Union's Pavillion, Blue Zone). Paris, France

2015 “Urban Areas in Coastal Zones (Chapter 9, ARC3-2, UCCRN)”
UCCRN-LA Launching. Oswaldo Cruz Foundation (Fiocruz), Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

2014 “Cities and Disasters”
Postgraduate Seminar on Pedagogy at PUC-Rio, Pedagogy Department, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

2014 “Planning Towards Risk and Managing the Contingency in Rio de Janeiro”
School of Architecture and Urbanism, Federal University of Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

2013 “Favela Urbanization Design”
School of Architecture, UniCEUB, Brasília, Federal District, Brazil

2012 “Adaptation for building resilient cities”
Environment Museum, Rio de Janeiro Botanic Garden, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

2012 “Rio de Janeiro and the building of a resilient city in climate change”
INVERDE - Institute of Studies, Projects and Research in Green Infrastructure and Urban Ecology, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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Teaching and Student Advising

Selected Graduate and Undergraduate Programs and Courses

2015-Present Master of Ecological Landscape Program, PUC-Rio
 Climate Change and Urban Resilience

2013-Present M.S. Architecture, PUC-Rio
 Resilient Cities Design

2009-Present M.S. Urban Environmental Engineering, PUC-Rio and Technische Universität Braunschweig
 Sustainable Urban Planning I
 Sustainable Urban Planning II

2009-Present Master of Sustainability in Design Program, PUC-Rio
 Sustainability in City Design

2008-2009 Master of Urban Environmental Engineering Program, PUC-Rio and TU Braunschweig
 Sustainable Urban Planning

2004-Present B.Sc. Architecture and Urbanism, PUC-Rio
 Urban Design
 Sustainable Development and Environment
 Sustainability and Social Housing

2001-2003 B.Sc. Architecture and Urbanism, UFRJ
 Urban Design I
 Urban Design II

Student Advising Concluded (number of students)

2014-2017 Ph.D. Design, PUC-Rio (1)

2013-Present M.S. Architecture, PUC-Rio (3)

2009-Present M.S. Urban Environmental Engineering, PUC-Rio and Technische Universität Braunschweig (11)

2009-Present Master of Sustainability in Design Program, PUC-Rio (4)

2008-2009 Master of Urban Environmental Engineering Program, PUC-Rio and TU Braunschweig (2)

2004-Present B.Sc. Architecture and Urbanism, PUC-Rio (14)

2001-2003 B.Sc. Architecture and Urbanism, UFRJ (4)

Selected Continuing Education Courses (Since 2012)

2017-Present “Metropolitan Rio” (Workshop in cooperation with the Metropolitan Chamber of Rio de Janeiro State)

2015-2017 I, II and III “Rio Climate Adaptation”. Adaptation to Climate Change: Strategies for Coping with Sea Level Rising in Rio de Janeiro (International Workshop PUC-Rio and University of North Carolina at Charlotte, US)

2016-2017 I and II “Sustainable University” (Interdisciplinary Workshop, NIMA)

2015-2016 I and II “Water Resources Local Management”. “Rainha” River Case (Interdisciplinary Workshop, NIMA)

2015-2015 “Urban Design for the resilience of Rio de Janeiro in the context of Climate Change and recent urban transformations in the city”. (International Workshop, PUC-Rio and School of Design Strategies, Parsons The New School for Design)

Head of the Department of Architecture and Urbanism

Subjects:
URBAN DESIGN STUDIO
Adaptação de Cidades Costeiras para a Mudança Climática no Brasil:
Vulnerabilidade socioclimática, adaptação de cidades para a mudança climática e resiliência urbana.
Abordagens interdisciplinares para a sustentabilidade de espaços urbanos
Sustentabilidade e resiliência em espaços urbanos
Planos e programas urbanos e a resiliência das cidades brasileiras

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