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Leonel Ponce

Acting Academic Director of Sustainable Environmental System; Visiting Assistant Professor


Leonel Lima Ponce, Registered Architect (NY), is the Acting Academic Coordinator of Pratt Institute Graduate Center for Planning and the Environment’s MS in Sustainable Environmental
Systems (SES) program, where he is also a Visiting Assistant Professor. Leonel is a founding member of participatory resilience design collaborative Operation Resilient Living and Innovation Plus (ORLI+). His work concentrates on fostering partnerships for sustainable and resilient design, infrastructure, and development through community-based engagement and design strategies, with an emphasis in New York City and his home city of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

Mr. Ponce holds an MS in Urban Environmental Systems Management from Pratt Institute, and a Bachelor of Architecture from The University of Texas in Austin.