Guillermo Petzhold is Urban Mobility Coordinator at WRI Brasil Ross Center for Sustainable Cities, where he works to foster a more sustainable and inclusive mobility for all. During his career at WRI Brasil, he worked as a specialist in the areas of public transport, shared mobility, travel demand management at corporate level and, more recently, electric buses. Currently, he coordinates the urban mobility team in the development of research and technical support to the government in projects and policies related to the area.
He is the author of Technical criteria for urban mobility projects (in partnership with the Brazilian Ministry of Cities), QualiÔnibus - Day one of operation, Urban mobility strategies for workplaces, Step by step on how to develop a workplace travel plan, and two Learning Guides on travel demand management.
Prior to joining WRI Brasil Ross Center, Guillermo conducted research on travel demand management measures adopted by five large urban centers (Amsterdam, Curitiba, London, Singapore and Tokyo). Along with a university professor, Guillermo has also worked on the development of a fleet management software for small cargo companies
Guillermo holds a Master’s degree in Transportation Engineering from the Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul (UFRGS) and is graduated in Civil Engineering at the same university.
Accelerating Electric Bus Adoption in ColombiaWorking directly with mid-sized Colombian cities to provide technical assistance around procurement, financing, operations, social inclusion and more.
BRTdata.org, a global database for bus rapid transitInteractive platform tracks the growth and evolution of high performance bus systems worldwide
Bus Rapid Transit Center of ExcellenceImproving the planning and implementation of BRT projects worldwide
Guidelines for Evaluating Sustainable Transport Projects in BrazilTechnical criteria are guiding investment for sustainable urban mobility
QualiÔnibus - Quality Public TransportSystematic, continuous improvement and a focus on quality are key to avoid losing public transit customers to less efficient modes.