Maria Rosario, PADCO/AECOM, Washington DC
Maria Rosario is Senior Architect and Planner, PADCO/AECOM, working in the Latin America from Washington, DC. Her 26-year international career in architecture, urban design and urban planning has been deeply influenced by her work at IPPUC, the Institute for Research and Urban Planning of Curitiba. As IPPUC’s official representative for their ecological innovations, policies and projects, she was one of our key speakers at Ecocity 4 in Curitiba and Ecocity 5 in Shenzhen, China. Her work calls for an integrated macro vision of urban planning: land use, transportation and circulation, plus the preservation of natural resources, combined to promote social and economic development.