Luís Carlos Loures
Luís Loures is a Landscape Architect and Agronomic Engineer, Vice-President of the Polytechnic Institute of Portalegre, who holds a Ph.D. in Planning and a Post-Doc in Agronomy. Since he graduated he has published several peer reviewed papers and has been a guest researcher and lecturer both at Michigan State University (USA), and at University of Toronto (Canada) where he had developed part of his Ph.D. research with the financial support from the Portuguese Foundation for Science and Technology (Ph.D. grant). During his academic career, he had taught in several different Universities mainly in the fields of landscape architecture, urban and environmental planning and sustainability. Currently, he is a researcher at VALORIZA- Research Centre for Endogenous Resource Valorization, focusing on different investigation domains such as urban planning, landscape reclamation and urban redevelopment.