Luis Loures

Polytechnic Institute of Portalegre

Luís Loures, Ph.D., is a landscape architect and agronomic engineer, and vice president of the Polytechnic Institute of Portalegre, Portugal. He has a Ph.D. in Planning and a postdoctorate degree in Agronomy. He is also a researcher at VALORIZA – Research Centre for Endogenous Resource Valorization, Polytechnic Institute of Portalegre, and CinTurs – Research Centre for Tourism, Sustainability, and Well-being. At the latter, Dr. Loures is a researcher on several financed research projects focusing on urban planning, landscape reclamation, and urban redevelopment, and the use of urban planning as a tool for achieving sustainable development.

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This book highlights the diverse nature of the scientific domains associated with landscape architecture. It emphasises the need to acknowledge that the contribution of each research domain is equally important, offering complementary development opportunities while enabling landscapes to fulfill their multiple functions and ecosystem services in an integrated way, underlining the relevance of theory, methods, and practice to promote sustainable landscape planning and design.

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