Metropolis Baixada Santista
São Paulo - Brazil
A three days dialogue between
Brazil and the Netherlands
The seminar took place on 11th, 12th and 13th of November 2013, at the auditorium of the Catholic University in the city Santos. Representatives of governmental bodies from the Metropolis Baixada Santista and from the State of São Paulo, professionals engaged in the process of improving urban environment and professors of two Brazilian universities participate on the programme.
By interchange, this seminar turned out as an interesting dialogue’s platform inspiring both parties, Brazilian and Dutch, towards tackling challenges related to urbanization.
The Dutch professionals had the opportunity to acquaint the issues of the metropolitan area of Baixada Santista as well as to introduce themselves, and their work, to relevant players in this part of Brazil.
The seminar gets started with a formal opening and speeches of:
Architect Nelson Gonçalves : director of the urban planning department of the municipality of Santos, on behalf of Dr. P.A. Barbosa, mayor of Santos.
Prof. Me. Marcos Medina: rector of the Catholic University of Santos.
Prof. Dr. Valéria Petri: vice-rector of the Federal University of São Paulo.
Architect Paola Huijding: founder of Volpi Urbane and initiator of Metropolitan Ecolution.
Since a dialogue was the goal of the seminar, its programme has been set up following a block scheduling in order to concentrate experiences of subjects. The speakers have been scheduled by subject. At the end of each two presentations, a Brazilian and a Dutch one, there was the opportunity to discuss about the presented subject acting out a dialogue. A panel of professionals and public have changed ideas based on the practices of both countries.
Creative Industries Fund NL
Dutch Consulate São Paulo
Universidade Católica Santos
Paola Huijding – Director Volpi Urbane
Wolbert van Dijk – Landscape and Urban Designer
Ton Venhoeven – Director Venhoeven CS
Caio Fontana – Consultant Tecenge Advisory
Nelson Gonçalves – Director of the Urban Department of Santos
Cheryl Hicks – Project leader UNEP/CSCP
Rafael Ambrósio – Instituto Pólis
José Roberto dos Santos – Director Geo-Brasilis
Anne Feenstra – Architect Delhi 2050
Dingeman Deijs – Architect
Ricardo Kenji Oi – Member of the Water Management Department of São Paulo
Fábio Serrano – Deputy Director of the Urban Planning Department of Guarujá
Renato Guimarães – Architect at the Company for Social Housing and Urban Development of São Paulo
Interview TV Programma Urbanidades:
part 1 part 2 part 3