Future Cities; Livable Futures | Ilma Barros
Ilma Barros
Ilma Barros
Distinguished Fellow at Fowler Center for Sustainable Value

Ilma Barros is a Distinguished Fellow at Fowler Center for Sustainable Value, at the Weatherhead School of Management. She has worked on some of the largest strategic planning summits in business and social change over the last 12 years. She is an ELIAS Fellow (Emerging Leaders for Innovation across Systems) and a member of the Presencing Institute. Most recently, Ilma facilitated the Global Forum Latin America, an encounter that gathered 1200 people to think about sustainability in a systematic manner, including business leaders, academic researchers, the government, and the civil society. As part of her activities in Brazil, Ilma coordinated five B.A.W.B. (Business as an Agent of World Benefit) conferences and today she is a member of the research team at the Fowler Center for Sustainable Value. She was responsible for the methodology and content used at the Future 10 Parana Forum, a platform of proposals for the strategic planning of Paraná State, and the document created and officially turned in to President Lula, the Governor of Parana State, and all the cities mayors in the state of Paraná. Ilma worked as a senior consultant for the Federation of Industries of the State of Parana and, in that role she led the strategic planning for the Federation and industrial segments. She also delivered, for four consecutive years, the Appreciative Inquiry Certificate Program in Brazil in partnership with Case Western Reserve University. Ilma earned her Ph.D. in organizational behavior from Case Western Reserve University and was an Assistant Professor of Business at the State University of New York and L´Moyne College.

Professor of Urban and Environmental Policy and Planning at Tufts University
Distinguished Fellow at Fowler Center for Sustainable Value
Architect, Urban designer and Assistant Professor and Assistant Professor at IIT
Architectural activist, Researcher and Educator committed to democratic design
Professor in the School of Architecture and Dean of the College of Design at the University of Minnesota
Professor, Design Futures Program, Griffith University, Brisbane
Director, Global Foresight & Innovation, Arup
Research Scholar at Columbia University’s Earth Institute
Professor of Global and Sociocultural Studies at Florida International University in Miami and Professor of Sociology at Portland State University