CMPBS 10 in 10 Presents: Planning in Complex Contexts, Serious Commotion in Brazilian Watersheds and Beyond


As part of CMPBS's lecture series 10 in 10, Carlos Eduardo Curi Gallego and Rodolpho Ramina of Curitiba, Brazil, will share their compelling work on complex water/hydrology planning projects that link environmental issues, economic development and social participation, with scales that span from mid-sized cities to the largest states to continental-sized watersheds in Brazil and South America.  Gallego and Ramina will explore their parallel research and development work with conceptual approaches and methodological tools developed in synchrony with CMPBS over many years—how they have been applied and the main outcomes—to showcase where the experience can be translated and replicated elsewhere when complex contexts are involved.

Carlos Eduardo Curi Gallego is a Civil Engineer who has been working with Urban Planning, Sanitary Engineering and Water Resources Management since 1995. Mr. Gallego leads a team formed by architects and engineers at “COBRAPE – Cia. Brasileira de Projetos e Empreendimentos” (  COBRAPE is one of Brazil’s most important consulting firms, with more than 20 years of experience in planning, development and environmental projects. 

Rodolpho Ramina is a Civil Engineer and an Economist.  In 2007 he created the consulting firm “U&A Engineering and Planning” designed to work in partnerships with other architecture and engineering offices helping twist traditional projects towards more environmentally-friendly outcomes. He is also a Sr. Research Fellow at CMPBS and a member of the Advisory Board to the Urban Greenspaces Institute in Portland, OR (

The talk will be presented on Saturday, November 6, 2010 from 1-3 PM as part of the weekend of our CMPBS 35 Years of Serious Commotion anniversary celebration.

Saturday, November 6, 2010

1-3 PM


8604 FM 969

Austin, TX 78724

Please RSVP due to limited capacity

For more information and to RSVP: 512-928-4786 /

$15 suggested donation (Complimentary with ticket to 35th anniversary celebration on November 5, 2010)