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29 · 09 · 2016

Urban life and sustainable architecture – Dialogue between Rio de Janeiro and Copenhagen

Shall we debate the future of our cities?


On October 1st Victor Andrade, Architect and Professor at UFRJ, Coordinator at LabMob (Sustainable Mobility Laboratory), will lead a guided visit to the exhibition Life and Sustainable Architecture in Denmark, in Centro Carioca de Design in Rio de Janeiro, which ends on the same day.


After the visit, Victor will participate in a debate with Aline Xavier Romeu, Architect and Special Projects Coordinator at the Rio Institute of Heritage and responsible for the coordination of Project City Centre for Everyone.

Together we will talk about the characteristics that unite and differentiate Rio de Janeiro and Copenhagen, and how we can learn from our experiences.


This will be the closing event of the exhibition, which has been on the first floor of the Carioca Design Center since August. The exhibition is part of CulturalBridges2016 – activities planned by Danish Cultural Institute in Brazil and the Danish Embassy in Brazil during the Olympics.


Victor Andrade is Coordinator at the Sustainable Mobility Laboratory. He holds a degree in Architecture and Urban Planning from the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro, a PhD in Urban Planning from PROURB / UFRJ, and a post-doctorate in Sustainable Urban Design from the Royal Academy of Architecture at the Danish School of Fine Arts. He is an Associate Professor at the Faculty of Architecture and Urbanism at UFRJ and teaches at the undergraduate and graduate levels. He has experience in the following areas: Sustainable Mobility, Urban Design and Landscape Architecture.


Aline Xavier Romeu is an architect and urban Planner and holds a degree from FAU/UFRJ and a master’s in Urbanism from PROURB / FAU /UFRJ. She also has expertise in Public Policy from École Nationale d’Administration (Paris, France), Columbia University (NY-USA) and COPPEAD-UFRJ; and graduated in Territorial Politics in Geography – PPGEO / UERJ. She is the author and co-author of urban projects in cities such as Rio de Janeiro, Niterói, Rio das Ostras and São Luiz do Maranhão.


Since 2009, she has been working with urban regeneration projects focusing on cultural bias. Currently she is the Special Projects Coordinator at the Rio Institute for Heritage of the Municipality of the city of Rio de Janeiro, developing urban regeneration projects in historic areas, including urban intervention, design of sector policies and management of the areas declared World Heritage Site by UNESCO. Distinguished projects include Lapa Legal, CRio – World Creativity Forum, Creation Square train in Engenho de Dentro in the Olympic cluster, Creative Occupation Notice, and Project City Centre for Everyone, among others.