Joseli Macedo

Professor, School of Planning


Mailing Address: 
5410 Spring Garden Road PO Box 15000 Halifax, NS, Canada B3H 4R2


B.Arch., Universidade Federal do Paraná
M.C.P., University of Cincinnati
PhD, University of Florida


PLAN 5101 History & Philosophy of Planning
PLAN 6505 Theories, Ideas and Debates in Planning

Funded Research

Approximately U$500,000 awarded as Principal Investigator (PI) or Co-Principal Investigator (Co-PI) for research in urban planning and sustainability. Approximately U$400,000 awarded for international activities and exchange programs. Funding obtained from public agencies and the private sector, the University of Florida, the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, the U.S. Department of Education, and the Commonwealth of Australia.

Invited Refereed Book Chapters

  • Macedo, J. 2018. The Ecology of the Dense Metropolis. In Drawing the Line: Deliberations on Density. Urban Design Forum, Book 3, edited by H. Oerlemans, 84-91. Perth: Planning Institute of Australia.
  • Macedo, J. 2012. Cidades Espraiadas: porque o modelo americano deve ser evitado no Brasil [Sprawling Cities: avoiding American urban form in Brazil]. In Desafios Urbanos: Para a Sustentabilidade Ambiental nas Cidades Brasileiras, edited by R. C. M. da Silva, 34-49. Rio de Janeiro: ProUrb/UFRJ.
  • Macedo, J. 2009. Housing and Community Planning. In Introduction to Community Development, edited by R. Phillips and R. Pittman, 249-265. London and New York: Routledge.

Select Publications

  • Macedo, J. 2018. The Ecology of the Dense Metropolis. In Drawing the Line: Deliberations on Density. Urban Design Forum, Book 3, edited by H. Oerlemans, 84-91. Perth: Planning Institute of Australia.
  • Macedo, J. 2018. Book Review: “Territories of Poverty: Rethinking North and South” edited by Ananya Roy and Emma Shaw Crane. Journal of Planning Education and Research 39 (4):528-529.
  • Liu, X., J. Macedo, T. Zhou, L. Shen, Y. Liao, and Y. Zhou. 2018. Evaluation of the utility efficiency of subway stations based on spatial information from public social media. Habitat International 79 (1):10-17.
  • Macedo, J. and M. A. Haddad. 2016. Equitable distribution of open space: using spatial analysis to evaluate urban parks in Curitiba, Brazil. Environment & Planning B: Planning and Design 43 (6):1096-1117.
  • Macedo, J. 2013. Planning a Sustainable City: The Making of Curitiba, Brazil. Journal of Planning History 12 (4):333-352.
  • Macedo, J. and L. V. Tran. 2013. Brasília and Putrajaya: using urban morphology to represent identity and power in national capitals. Journal of Urbanism 6 (2):139-159.
  • Macedo, J. 2011. Maringá: A British Garden City in the Tropics. Cities 28 (4):347-359.
  • Macedo, J. 2010. Methodology Adaptation across Levels of Development: Applying a US Regional Housing Model to Brazil. Housing Studies 25 (5):607-624.

Honours and Awards

  • 2015. Outstanding Faculty of the Year. Department of Urban and Regional Planning, University of Florida. USA
  • 2011-2012. Fulbright-Nehru Senior Research Scholar. Fulbright Commission / USIEF. USA / India
  • 2007. International Educator of the Year Award. College of Design, Construction and Planning, University of Florida. USA
  • 2005. Internationalizing the Curriculum Award. University of Florida International Center, University of Florida. USA

Scholarly or Professional Memberships

  • 2014-2016 Member / University Liaison, Executive Committee, Florida Chapter, American Planning Association (APA).
  • 1996-2017 Member, American Institute of Certified Planners (AICP)
  • 1991-2017 Member, American Planning Association (APA); Member, Florida Chapter (1997-2017); Member, International Division (1997-2003); Member, Ohio Chapter (1991-1997)
  • 1986-2010 Member, CREA-PR, Conselho Regional de Engenharia e Arquitetura do Paraná, (Regional Council of Engineering and Architecture of Paraná). Brazil.