Toni Lindau

Director, Brazil, WRI Ross Center for Sustainable Cities


Prof. Luis Antonio Lindau, Ph.D., is the President and Director of WRI Brasil Sustainable Cities, where he leads and provides technical guidance to a team of professionals working for the implementation of projects in Brazil under the EMBARQ Global Strategy. He also provides input to EMBARQ's worldwide outreach and development activities as member of EMBARQ's management team. In 2013, he was awarded the President Juscelino Kubischeck medal in recognition to EMBARQ Brazil's contribution to bus rapid transit (BRT) development in the city of Belo Horizonte. Since 2014, he has also served as the Director of the World Resources Institute's (WRIcities projects in Brazil.

Prof. Lindau was one of the founders of ANPET, the Brazilian Association for Research and Education in Transportation. He served as ANPET's president for two successive mandates (2002-2006). In 1995, he implemented LASTRAN, the Laboratory for Transportation Systems of the School of Engineering at UFRGS, one of Brazil's top universities, where he teaches, coordinates research projects, and supervises thesis in transportation engineering. He organized the 2000 edition of the PanAmerican Conference in Transport Engineering.

He also worked as a consultant for the Brazilian Agency for Urban Transportation (EBTU) in the 1980s. EBTU coordinated the national and international actions that led to the implementation of high performance busways in several Brazilian cities. EBTU's successful model of centralizing the coordination and promotion of regional wide public transportation policies was later transferred to other countries in Latin America such as Mexico and Venezuela, where Prof. Lindau trained staff working for local authorities.

From 2006 to 2012, he was a member of the Committee on Transportation in the Developing Countries (ABE90) of the Transportation Research Board (TRB). From 2003 to 2006 he was a member of the Director Council of the Brazilian Association for Public Transportation (ANTP).

Prof. Lindau took post-doctorate leave at University College London, earned his Ph.D. in transportation from University of Southampton, and holds a bachelor's degree in Civil Engineering from UFRGS, Brazil. He is author of more than 200 book chapters and papers published in scientific journals and conference proceedings. He delivered more than one hundred speeches for the public and private sectors in Brazil and abroad on urban transportation, transit performance, road safety and transportation sustainability.


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