Architect and urban planner graduated from the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro (Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro – UFRJ), Claudia Grangeiro joined the staff of civil servants in Rio de Janeiro municipality in 1990. As Projects Director at the Instituto Municipal de Urbanismo Pereira Passos, Claudia Grangeiro was responsible, during almost two decades, for urban movables and for conceiving the public system of bike rental. Among other specific interventions on public landscape, Claudia Grangeiro coordinated, in 2012, the Revitalization Plan of the Roller Skates Park (Parque dos Patins), bordering Rodrigo de Freitas Lagoon. Claudia Grangeiro is now an advisor for Olympic zones at the Municipal Olympic Company, preparing for Rio 2016.



A graduate from the Law School in the University of Fortaleza (Universidade de Fortaleza – Unifor), Deodato Ramalho was, from 1994 to 1997, council-man and president of the Commission for Human Rights of the Bar Association in Brazil (Ordem dos Advogados do Brasil – OAB), the Ceará Section; and from 2003 to 2006, was the vice-president of that Bar Association (OAB/CE). Deodato Ramalho is the author of Bill 15/2013, known as “The Clean City Act” (Lei Cidade Limpa) in Fortaleza. Inspired by the law already in force in São Paulo City, the proposal was adapted for local conditions. The project deserved unanimous approval from the City Council, but was vetoed by the mayor.



Founder and director of the Foundation Cerros de Bogota (Fundación Cerros de Bogotá), and director of the firm Arquitectura y Paisage EU, Diana Wiesner is professor and lecturer, and member of the Advisory Board of the Bogota Code (Consejo Consultivo de Ordenamiento de Bogotá), as a representative of both civil and environmental organizations. With prizes at the Acknowledgement Holcim Awards for Sustainable Construction 2008 (LA) and the World Landscape Art Exposition 2013 (China), Diana Wiesner is responsible for planned public areas that surpass 245ha, architectural designs that sum up to 130,000m2 and 69ha of projects on public areas, and was awarded a prize at the Latin-American Biennial on Landscape.



Economist with Master degree in Paris on Commercial Urbanism, Ferran Ferrer Viana took up until 2012 high responsibility positions at Barcelona Municipal government. From 1985 to 2001, he was the manager of the Municipal Institute of Urban Landscape and Quality of Life that prepared the city for 1992 Olympic Games. Managing hundreds of private financial supports, Ferran Ferrer Viana recovered the city’s main architectural and monumental elements. Now he is the president of the World Trade Technical Consulting (WTTC), firm that renders specialized advisory for projects dealing with Management of Landscape Use.


Issao Minami

With under-graduation, master and doctorate degrees from the School of Architecture and Urban Planning of the University of São Paulo (FAU-USP), Issao Minami accumulates both professional and academic experience in the areas of Architecture and Urban Planning, with emphasis on Environmental Visual Communication and Urban Planning. At FAU-USP, Issao Minami was professor at both under-graduation and graduation programs, and also technical and scientific coordinator of the Urban Visual Image Lab (Labim). At the local public administration of Jabaquara, Issao Minami was Coordinator of Urban Planning and Development, and took part in the project for Urban Landscape supervision.



Journalist and university professor, with graduation degree in Strategic Management of Services/Marketing, Marcelo Palinkas first got close to the Urban Landscape issue in 2010, as city councillor in Ribeirão Preto, state of São Paulo. During his mandate, Marcelo Palinkas was the president of the Special Committee for Studies that, under his coordination, carried out a number of jobs, studies, debates and public hearings that eventually brought about the “Clean City Act” (Lei Cidade Limpa) in Ribeirão Preto.



With both under-graduation degree in Architecture and Urbanism and specialization in Urban Law at the School of Architecture and Urban Planning of the University of São Paulo (FAU-USP), Regina Monteiro continued studies at the Faculty Armando Álvares Penteado (FAAP), in the program for City Managers. From 1976 to 2012, in the municipal government of São Paulo, Regina Monteiro took up important positions, as member of the team that prepared the Building Code for São Paulo and General Superintendent for Traffic Generator Poles. As Director of Urban Landscape and President of the Committee for Protection of the Urban Landscape, Regina Monteiro conceived and enounced the bill that would later become the “Clean City Act” (Lei Cidade Limpa) in São Paulo. Regina Monteiro is currently the president of the Institute of Cities (Instituto das Cidades).



Roberto Zancan, PhD, is associate researcher, full professor in an UNESCO chair in Iuav University (Istituto Univesitario di Architettura di Venezia), in Venice, and professor at the School of Architecture of Ferrara University. Roberto Zancan was chief-curator in the program Inside the Academy for the BE OPEN Foundation, adjunct editor of the monthly periodical “Domus”, on architecture, design and art, and professor of History and Theory of Environmental Design at the UCZM University (Université du Québec à Montreal), in Montreal. Founder of zD6, a multi-media office, Roberto Zancan is the author of “Corrispondenze: Teorie e Storie del Landscape”, and frequent collaborator with periodicals “Architecture d’Aujourd’hui”, “Gli Stati Generali” and other international magazines.



Under-graduate ifrom the Law School of the Autonomous University of Barcelona, Santiago Uzal has master degree in Public Management and Administration from the Virtual University of Barcelona, and in Quality Management in Companies, from the Polytechnical University of Catalonia (UPC). In the city government of Barcelona, Santiago Uzal Jorro worked at the Technical-Juridical Secretariat of the Institute of Urban Landscape (1997-2005); and since then, he works at the city government of Castellterçol. Professor in master degree programs on City Management, and in graduation programs on Territorial Management and Arrangement at the Open University of Catalonia (UOC), Santiago Uzal Jorro is also co-author of the book “Management of Urban Landscape”.



Architect and Urban Planner graduate from the National University of Engineering, in Lima, Peru, Sara Madueño works at the city government of Lima as sub-manager for Urban Authorizations at the Urban Development Department. Until 2014, Sara Madueño was the President of the Peruvian section of the Schiller Institute, an international organism with headquarters in Washington. For ten years, she worked at the Secretariat for Human Settlements and Public Works in Mexico City, as advisor for the Board of Attention and Prevention of Urban Emergencies. Sara Madueño is co-author of the National Plan for Urban Emergencies in that country.


Teresa Sandoval

Teresa Sandoval, economist, was candidate in 1992 to the presidency of the Generalitat (the autonomous government of Catalonia) under the CDS – the party of Adolfo Suarez, who was the president of the transition government back to democracy in Spain. During Pasqual Maragal’s government (1995-1999), Teresa Sandoval was city councilor in Barcelona, and created and presided the Urban Landscape Institute, where she developed the Guidelines for Urban Landscape and Landscape Routes – in special, the Modernism Route – and fostered public-private partnership to promote improvements in the city and patrimony preservation. Teresa Sandoval was member of the council of Distrito XI of relations between Barcelona and Sarajevo during the Balkans war and in the reconstruction period. Teresa Sandoval is currently a financial advisor.