PROF Ariadne Dos Santos Daher

PROF Ariadne Dos Santos Daher


  • Regional and Urban Planning (Sustainable Development)



  • Currently, I'm a visiting lecturer at the Melbourne School of Design, having been granted an Endeavour Executive Fellowship.

    My background is as an architect and urban planner, graduated at Universidade Federal do Paraná (1999), with specialization in Technical Management of the Urban Environment at GTU International/Pontifícia Universidade Católica/Université de Technologie de Compiègne (2001), and a MSc in Urban Development Planning at the University College London (The Bartlett/DPU, 2003), having been granted a full Chevening Scholarship from the British Council/ Foreign Commonwealth Office to do so.

    I'm undertaking a PhD  at the Graduate Program in Urban Management at Pontifícia Universidade Católica do Paraná, focusing on the epistemology of cities.

    In 2012, I received a fellowship from the International Council of Canadian Studies, granted to university professors, in order to visit urban and environment development projects in the Canadian cities of Vancouver, Victoria, Ottawa, Toronto e Montreal. I was also awarded a full Fulbright Scholarship from the Fulbright Commission (Master’s program), and the Rio Tinto Award (Environmental Sustainability Projects).

    My professional experience in urban and regional planning started at the Coordenação da Região Metropolitana de Curitiba – COMEC 1998-2001), the public agency responsible for the integrated planning of the Metropolitan Region of Curitiba (MRC). I was part of the team that elaborated the new Integrated Development Plan for the MRC, and was part of the conception and implementation of the Integrated System for the Protection and Management of Water Catchment Areas in the MRC. After that, I participated in the elaboration of municipal masterplans at Vertrag Planejamento Urbano (2004-2005). As a University professor, I've been teaching since 2014 classes on Urban P   


Education and training

  • Dr., Pontificia Universidade Catolica do Parana 2022
  • MSc., University College London 2003
  • Sp., Pontificia Universidade Catolica do Parana 2002
  • Ba., Universidade Federal do Parana 1999

Awards and honors

  • Endeavour Executive Fellowshio, Australian Awards, 2018
  • International Council of Canadian Sudies, 2012
  • Chevening / The British Council, 2002
  • The Fulbright Commission, 2002
  • Rio Tinto Award, 2002