Pedro Lira

Pedro Lira is an architect and urban planner graduated from the Federal University of Pernambuco – UFPE (2003), having also studied at the Politecnico Milano. He holds a Diploma in Advanced Studies in the doctorate Project and Analysis by the Polytechnic University of Catalonia (2008). He worked for eleven years at the Spanish multinational company IDOM as Project Director in Barcelona (2005-2009) and then as Head of Architecture and Urbanism in Brazil (2010-2015). He is the co-founder of Natureza Urbana, an office dedicated to the development of strategic projects in the fields of architecture and urbanism with a focus on integration with natural systems and activities in Brazil and other countries. He has extensive experience in large-scale projects in the public and private sectors, ranging from urban regeneration to spatial planning and sustainable tourism development. He was the Coordinator of the Sustainability Committee of the Spanish Chamber of Commerce in Brazil (2012-2014); a representative of Brazil at the World Urban Parks (2018-2021), and consultant for public spaces at UNOPS (United Nations Office for Planning Services, 2018-2019) as well as columnist on the Connected Smart Cities portal. With projects published in more than 20 countries, his work has won awards in Brazil, Spain, Greece, United Kingdom United Kingdom and China.