Nívea Oppermann

Vice-Director, WRI Brasil Ross Center for Sustainable Cities


Nívea Oppermann Peixoto is Vice-Director of WRI Brasil Ross Center for Sustainable Cities. She is an architect and urbanist graduated from the Centro Universitário Ritter dos Reis and holds a Master's degree in Transportation Engineering from the Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul (UFRGS). At WRI Brasil Ross Center, she focuses on urban development and mobility projects. She is also an urban planning professor at Universidade do Vale do Rio dos Sinos (UNISINOS).

Prior to joining WRI Brasil, she studied at the Centre D'études des Transports Urbains in Paris and at the Japan International Cooperation Agency in Tokyo. For more than 30 years, Nívea has worked at Metropolitan and Regional Planning State Foundation (METROPLAN) in Porto Alegre in the urban transportation planning area, where she has held management offices and participated in a series of projects, such as metropolitan trains, rapid lines, subways, Porto Alegre’s bus rapid transit (BRT) system and the Urban Mobility and Transportation Integrated Plan. She has also worked at Porto Alegre Department of Transportation and collaborated on several publications in the field of transportation planning and technical committees related to urban planning and transportation.


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