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About Vicente del Rio

Vicente del Rio is full professor at Cal Poly's City and Regional Planning Department where he teaches urban design seminars and studios, conducts community outreach contracts, and is the founder and managing editor of the department’s award winning journal FOCUS (http://digitalcommons.calpoly.edu/focus). Vicente has received many awards and honors for his teaching and professional work, and has been a keynote speaker in several conferences.
From 1979 to 2001 Vicente taught at the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil where he was full professor of Architecture and Urbanism, and served as vice-director and graduate coordinator. He was a Senior International Fellow at Johns Hopkins University's Center for Metropolitan Planning (1984), a Visiting Scholar at the University of Cincinnati's Center for Urban Design (1992/3), and a visiting professor or lecturer in several institutions in the US, England, Spain, Portugal, Mexico, Argentina, and Brazil. Since 2005, Vicente is a visiting professor of the graduate program in urbanism at the Universidade Lusofona in Lisbon, Portugal where he teaches every year.
In Rio de Janeiro, Vicente worked as a planner in the state agency for metropolitan planning and the city’s planning department (1979 to 1986). From 1986, as a consultant or project associate, he participated in several planning and urban design projects in Brazil and in the US. He was responsible for Fells Point's waterfront urban design project as visiting urban designer with the City of Baltimore (1984). In 2011 he was part of the runner-up team in the 2016 Olympic Park Master Plan international competition in Rio de Janeiro (with Gensler, the SWA Group, CDC-Rio, and others). Through his studio work at CRP he has conducted more than fifteen urban design projects contracted by communities and juristictions in California --several of which received awards from the American Planning Association.
Vicente serves in various international editorial boards, and has published more than sixty titles in books, professional journals, and conference proceedings. He authored five books in Brazil - including the award-winner and best seller Introduction to Urban Design in the Planning Process (in Portuguese; Sao Paulo: Pini, 1990). His last book Contemporary Urbanism in Brazil: Beyond Brasilia (with W. Siembieda) was published by the University Press of Florida in 2009 (cloth) and 2010 (paperback), and was revised, expanded and published in Brazil in 2013.
Vicente del Rio holds an architect-urbanist professional degree (Federal University of Rio de Janeiro), a graduate diploma in Urban and Regional Planning (State University of Rio de Janeiro), a Master’s in Urban Design (Oxford Polytechnic), and a Ph.D. in Architecture and Urbanism (University of São Paulo, Brazil), and was a post-doctoral fellow at the University of Cincinnati.
For Vicente del Rio's web page go to: www.vicentedelrio.net

Positions

Present <a href="http://works.bepress.com/cgi/viewcontent.cgi?article=1001&context=vdelrion">Urban Design Projects [PDF]</a>, California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo
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Present Professor, City and Regional Planning, California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo
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Honors and Awards

  • 2015 National Honor Award, American Institute of Certified Planners. For a class project.
  • 2014 Academic Award of Merit, CA Chapter of the American Planning Association. For a class project.
  • 2014 Academic Awards of Excellence from the Northern and the Central Coast Sessions, CA Chapter of the American Planning Association. For a class project.
  • 2012 Honorary Mention for the book chapter "Perceived Livability and Sense of Community" in F. Wagner & R. Caves (eds.) Community Livability (New York: Routledge, 2012). From the National Association of Research and Post-Graduation in Architecture and Urbanism, Brazil.
  • Runner up, International Competition for the Olympic Village Master Plan, Rio 2016 Olympics
  • 2007 Leadership and Services Award, American Planning Association, California Chapter
  • 2006 and 2007 Award of Excellence, American Planning Association, California Chapter, Central Coast Session
  • 2006 Outstanding Planning Award, American Planning Association, California Chapter
  • 2006 Award of Merit, American Planning Association, California Chapter, Central Coast Session
  • 2004 Distinguished Educator Award, California Faculty Association
  • 2003 Award of Excellence, American Planning Association, California Chapter, Central Coast Session


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