TERESA ANDRESEN is a Landscape Architect and Agronomist, graduated from the Instituto Superior de Agronomia in 1982, with a PhD in Applied Environmental Sciences from the University of Aveiro (1992). Teresa has taught at university level for 30 years, firstly teaching Landscape Architecture at the Instituto Superior de Agronomia, and from 1987, teaching Regional and Urban Planning at the University of Aveiro. Between 2002 and 2004, Teresa has taught Landscape Architecture at the Sciences Faculty, University of Oporto. She currently works as a landscape architecture consultant. She is a member of the Portuguese National Council for the Environment and Sustainable Development, as well as a Portuguese expert at UNESCO’s World Heritage Permanent Commission.


TOM ARMOUR is a Director and Landscape Architecture Leader at Arup. Tom Armour is a chartered landscape architect with 30 years landscape experience working on a wide range of major  development projects in the UK and internationally. Tom leads the global  landscape architectural practice at Arup. Tom believes in a rigorous approach to landscape design and promoting practical and economic  sustainable resolutions on projects. He believes that landscape design is a key profession to address  21st Century issues: creating more liveable cities, addressing climate change, designing for health  and well being, and promoting the economic, environmental and social value of good land scape and  public realm design.


JOÃO BARREIROS is a full Professor at the Faculty of Human Kinetics of the University of Lisbon. His research focuses on the learning and control of movements throughout a person’s life, investigating the relationship between perception and action. João is currently vice-rector of the University of Lisbon.


JOÃO NUNES holds a Landscape Architecture degree from the Instituto Superior de Agronomia of Lisbon, and a masters degree in Landscape Architecture from ETSAB – Barcelona. He is full professor at Mendrisio Architecture Academy and teaches at the Instituto Superior de Agronomia of Lisbon, Politecnico di Milano and Alghero Faculty of Architecture. He has been Visiting Professor at Harvard GSD, OSU (Glimcher Visiting Professorship), Upenn, IUAV, Universidad de Navarra, École National Supérieure du Passage. He is founder and CEO of the Landscape Architecture Studio PROAP, which gathers a vast group of professionals in a cross-disciplinary team, with distinguished levels of expertise in landscape, in its most inclusive conception.



LUÍSA SCHMIDT is a sociologist and principal investigator at the Social Sciences Institute of the University of Lisbon, where she coordinates the Environment, Land and Society Observatory (OBSERVA) and develops several research projects spanning social sciences and the environment. Luísa is part of the Scientific Committee of the interdisciplinary Doctoral Programme “Climate Change and Sustainable Development Policies”, which began in 2009 and which involves two Lisbon Universities (ULisboa and UNL), the University of East Anglia (UK) and the University of São Paulo (Brazil). In 2014 the Portuguese Foundation for Science and Technology (FCT) selected the programme as a Doctoral Programme of excellence. Luísa is also a member of the National Council for Environment and Sustainable Development (CNADS) and of the European Environment and Sustainable Development Advisory Councils (EEAC) Working Group. She is part of the Consulting Board of APREN, the Portuguese Renewable Energies Association. Luísa has authored several books and articles, both on a national and international level. She is a regular columnist for the Expresso newspaper since 1990, writing the “Qualidade Devida” column on environmental and citizenship issues.


INÊS PULIDO PEREIRA   holds a Landscape Architecture degree from the Instituto Superior de Agronomia (1990) and a masters in Land and Environmental Planning from the Faculdade de Ciências e Tecnologia of the Universidade Nova de Lisboa (1996), with a thesis on Nature Conservation in Metropolitan Areas – conflicts and strategies in planning. Inês joined the Lisbon City Council in 1996, and today works within the Municipal Directorate for Urbanism where she has a role in urban planning and rehabilitation, municipal ecological structure, and landscape heritage. Throughout her professional life Inês has also worked in environmental assessment, urban requalification and public space projects for infrastructure and social housing. From 2014 to 2016 she was part of the team responsible for the candidacy of Historic Lisbon, global city to the Indicative List of candidates for Portugal World Heritage, approved by the UNESCO NationaCommission in 2016.