Renato Balbim


Renato Balbim is a Visiting Scholar and Professor at University of California at Irvine, Department of Urban Planning and Public Policy, where he develops research about social metropolization and city networks. He holds a PhD in Human Geography from the University of São Paulo (2003). He is Senior Research and Planning Advisor – Institute of Applied Economic Research (IPEA, 2009-2018), former Director of Urban Planning – Ministry of Cities (Brazil 2007), Coordinator of Urban Rehabilitation – Ministry of Cities (Brazil 2003–2008), Senior Consultant at Cities Alliance – World Bank (Brazil, 2005). He has several publications including editor and author of ten books on urban development and several articles in journals and books.