Luís Carlos Loures

Polytechnic Institute of Portalegre

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.

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The intensive increase in land use change is considered both a source of richness and a serious problem to landscape sustainability. In this scenario, although land use change plays a very important role for societal development, the impact of land use changes on economic, social, and ecological functions requires special attention. The new environmental paradigms associated with globalization and progressive climate change will certainly intensify the entropy and the instability in most of the existing land-uses. In this regard, this book aims to highlight a body of knowledge related to the discussion of the opportunities and challenges associated with the development of new sustainable landscapes, considering current and future challenges related to land-use changes and planning.

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