Alberto M. R. Paranhos
Economista Urbano l Urban Economist
Urban economist graduated from the Federal University of Paraná in 1969, with post-graduate studies in Economics at the University of Paris I (Panthéon-Sorbonne) and specialization in urban growth management (World Bank Institute for Economic Development).
He worked for 9 years as an advisor and then Director of Information at the Institute for Urban Research and Planning of Curitiba - IPPUC and 6 years as a resident consultant for the World Bank and other funding agencies. He applied to the UN in 1993, having worked 17 years at UN-Habitat, the UN agency for City, Housing, Urban Services and Local Governments, as an advisor and then as Deputy Regional Director for Latin America and the Caribbean.
He lived in several countries, always dealing with public policies and projects on urban development and city management, as well as decentralization and strengthening of local governments.
He retired from the UN in 2010 and has been working as a consultant in planning for sustainable urban development in Brazil and abroad. He carries out several pro-bono activities in social volunteering. Since February 2017, he has been providing technical advisory services to IPPUC.