We present you the keynote speaker manuel borobio which will present us the theme “who”


Manuel borns in Zaragoza in 1971.He is an Architect from the Navarra University (1998), specialist in cooperation for human settlements development in the third world by Polytechnic University of Madrid (1999). Also he is a Master in Urban and Regional Planning at the National Institute of Public Administration (2005), expert in spatial analysis and Geographic Information Systems. Ongoing PhD. Member of Architects Without Borders and the Association Sustainability and Architecture, UNHCR partner among others.


His most notable projects are:

Director of the Regional Planning Guidelines of Galicia in 2011

Director, together with Miriam Garcia, of the Galician Coastal Management Plan (2011), which has been recognized by the United Nations as Good Practice in 2012 and National Prize of Architecture and Urbanism in 2013 by XII Spanish biennial of architecture and urbanism.

Author of the Galician Landscape Strategy (2012), recognized by the Spanish National Habitat Committee and Good Practice in 2014 and by the United Nations as Good Practice in 2015. Promoter of "Paisaxe Galician" collection and the Landscape Atlas of Galicia.

At this moment he is Associate Professor of Human Geography at the Faculty of Geography of the University of Santiago de Compostela teacher.

Also he is Professor at the Institute of Public Administration and collaborator professor at different masters in regional planning, landscape and sustainability in universities of the Basque Country, Granada and CEU San Pablo de Madrid.


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We present you the speaker Rafael Narbona which will present us the theme “Landscape training in Spain”, on the Session 1: Rethinking the Implementation of the European Landscape Convention - Training and education


Rafael is a Horticultural Engineer, Urban Environmentalist Certified and Registered Landscape Architect.


He is member of the Spanish Society of Landscape Architects (AEP) (currently President) Member International Federation of Landscape Architects (IFLA_Eu) (Green Infrastructure working group) International registered Assessor BREEAM Communities.


With more than thirty years of career during which has developed over one hundred projects of public parks and gardens as well as more than twenty landscape and environmental surveys.


Rafael Narbona has given near sixty University lectures both in Spain and abroad.



Today, we present you the speaker Marta Pinto which will present us the theme “FUTURE – the 100.000 trees project | Creating collaborative landscapes”, on the Session 2: Rethinking the Implementation of the European Landscape Convention – Awareness-Raising.


Marta Pinto is a tree planter, a vegetarian cook, a small pot farmer and a tree finder.

She is researcher at the Portuguese Catholic University in the areas of education and action for sustainability, public participation and planning for sustainability (since 2003).

She has a degree in Biology (1995) and Msc in Marine Biology (1999). She has been working in the areas of education and sustainability for NGO's, private sector, public sector and universities (in Portugal, Spain and USA).

She coordinates the Porto Metropolitan Area Regional Centre of Expertise on Education for Sustainable Development and the FUTURE – the 100.000 trees project.



Today, we present you the speakers Rui Campos Matos and João Costa Nóbrega which will present us the theme “The Rest is Landscape - Two Centuries of Tourism in Madeira”


Rui Campos Matos is awaiting his Viva for a PhD in Architecture by the University of Lisbon - Faculty of Architecture (with a research grant from the Foundation for Science and Technology). As an architect (M.Arch. in Architecture, Technical University of Lisbon - Faculty of Architecture, 1979-1984) he established a private practice in Funchal since 1997. His research has been carried out in the area of architecture and island cities urban design, with regular publications in the press and in professional and scholarly journals. His recent books include The Origins of Tourism in Madeira – Quintas and Hotels from the Collection Photographia Museu - Vicentes (DROE e DRAC, 2013). Since 2014 he holds the position of President of the Portuguese Council of Architects on the Island of Madeira.


João Costa Nóbrega, graduated in Architecture from Universidade Lusíada, Porto.From 2000 to 2003 worked with Manuel Correia Fernandes, Gabriel Andrade e Silva e Arnaldo Manzi Brito while also attaining a masters degree on "Preservation and revitalization of historical centres" from Universidade Lusíada do Porto as well.From 2003 to 2004 colaborated with LP architects (Luis Vilhena e Paulo David) as architect and project manager.Since 2000 has also developed several solo projects and partnerships with other architects.Between 2004 and June 2015 worked at Sociedade Metropolitana de Desenvolvimento.At the moment works in DRC (Direcção Regional de Cultura), Madeira regional department for culture. In June 2014 joined the Madeira's division of OA board.



Today, we present you the speaker Inés Santé Riveira which will present us the theme “Landscape Inventory of Galicia: public participation and new technologies”.


Inés Santé Riveira (Ferrol, Spain, 1976) is currently the Director of the Institute of Land Studies of the Galician Government. Since 2005 she is associate professor of the Department of Agroforestry Engineering at the University of Santiago de Compostela, Spain. She received the B.S., M.S., and Ph.D. degrees in Agricultural Engineering from the University of Santiago de Compostela in 1998, 2001 and 2005 respectively, and a MSc of Science in GIS for the University of Girona (Spain) in 2006. Her major research and teaching interests include Geographical Information Systems (GIS), Public Participation GIS, land use planning and optimization, land use/cover change models, urban cellular automata and landscape. He has collaborated in more than 15 research projects of competitive calls and 90 research contracts, and is coauthor of more than 60 research works, among which 18 papers in JCR journals"



Today, we present you the speaker Henrique Pereira dos Santos which will present us the theme “We don ́t speak “ landscape”. We talk to the people”.


Henrique de Menezes de Almeida Pereira dos Santos was born in 1960, in Angola. He is married and he has four children.

He worked at the protected areas of Montezinho, Peneda-Gerês and Serras de Aire e Candeeiros in Portugal. He was director of the Instituto da Conservação da Natureza e da Biodiversidade (Nature and Biodiversity Conservation Institute) several years helding the position of Vice President.

He coordinated planning and management plans of protected areas, as well as the implementation of the Parque Natural do Douro Internacional (International Douro Natural Park) and he worked on environmental impact assessment and on visitation and tourism associated to protected areas as well as on its communication.

He participated in the coordination of the Plan Sector of Natura 2000, in preparation of the new legal regime for conservation and in the Business and Biodiversity initiative in Portugal.

He has been studying the countryside landscape evolution of mainland Portugal in the twentieth century and its relationship with the dynamics of biodiversity.

He is a consultant in biodiversity management.

He published the books “Do tempo e da paisagem” and “O gosto de Sicó”.


Isabel Maria Matias, Architect, Master in Spatial Planning and Environmental Planning, PhD in Urban Morphology, researcher at the Centro de Estudos Arnaldo Araújo (Arnaldo Araújo Studies Center) (CEAA/ESAP) – UID 4041 of FCT and professor at the Universidade Lusófona (Lusófona University) of Porto, develops professional activity on Spatial Planning and Environment Planning since 1989 being managing-partner of Vastus, Ldª and Leiras do Carvalhal, Ldª Companies. This last one is dedicated to activities linked to Landscape.


Isabel Maria Matias constitute the Vastus, Gabinete de Projectos, Planeamento e Ambiente, Ldª Company in 1994 with the architect Adriano Borges. It is where coordinates Spatial Planning, Urbanism and Environment works. In the same year she starts the academic activity. In this context she teaches Urban Design at the Escola Superior Artística do Porto (ESAP) and teaches at the Universidade Católica do Porto/Escola Superior de Biotecnologia (Portuguese Catholic University in Porto/Faculty of Biotechnology), having teached Sustainability and Local Agenda 21 at post-graduate courses. In 2006 she starts teaching at Lusófona University of Porto, where she is currently a teacher in Architecture Master Degree.


Marcos has studied Economics, that field of knowledge about managing scarce resources. He’s learned that money is not scarce and that’s a bad thing for any biophysical equation. Trying to understand how to manage the biggest scarce resource we have, our planet, somehow he’s always been working on strategies towards sustainability.

Sustainability, eco or social systems, landscape. In order to make these holistic, systemic and complex approaches closer to the most people possible he’s started working with values, ideas and potentials the values which make our identity valuable, the ideas which help us move forward, and the people whose potentials are incredibly unexplored.


Today, we present you the speaker Frederico Lucas which will present us the theme “Sketch Your Future”.


Frederico Lucas is a social entrepreneur in the territorial competitiveness area.

He is Executive Director of APMRA - Associação Portuguesa de Marketing Rural e Agronegócio (Portuguese Association of Rural Marketing and Agribusiness).

He was the author and the manager of a sharing knowledge platform for social infrastructure, applied in 130 projects, including the Vasco da Gama Bridge (Lisboa) and Francisco Sá Carneiro Airport (Porto), and he collaborated with the largest Portuguese companies in the area of social infrastructure such as ANA – Aeroportos (airports), Estradas de Portugal (Portugal’s roads), Mercado Abastecedor da Região de Lisboa (Lisbon’s wholesale market), among others.

He is also coordinator of Novos Povoadores (“new settlers”) Programme, an organization that sponsored the installation of 101 companies in rural areas and generated 134 new jobs.

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Today we present you the speaker Claudia Misteli Fajardo which will present us the theme “The Latin American Landscape Initiave (LALI) as a catalyst”.


Degree in Social Communication and Journalism from the University La Sabana (Colombia) and certificate in advance studies in Intercultural Communication from The Zurich University of Applied Sciences ZHAW (Switzerland). At present she is Head of Communication at the Latin American Landscape Initiative (LALI). As such, she promotes, design, and provide content for a common strategic action of the initiave.


Today we present you the speaker Eduardo Corbelle which will present us the theme “A proposal for mapping landscape types in Galicia (Spain)”.


Eduardo Corbelle holds a PhD in forest engineering by the University of Santiago de Compostela, where he currently works as an Assistant professor. He has specialized in land systems science and his current lines of research include automatic classification of remote data, and modelling of land use and land cover changes.


Today we present you the speaker Rosário Oliveira which will present us the theme “The Tagus Landscape Observatory. Opportunities and Challenges for the near future”.


Rosário Oliveira is a Landscape Architect (1994) and holds an European PhD in Arts and Techniques of Landscape (2008). Her research is focused on the relationship between Territory and Landscape, considering that concepts, approaches and methods on Landscape Character Assessment may be and should be integrated on spatial planning and landscape management towards a more efficient qualification and valorization of its resources and dynamics, promoting better life standards. Since 2009 she has been contributing to the European Landscape Convention implementation in Portugal, at different scales. Among other initiatives she has been very active on the redactorial commission of the Architecture and Landscape National Policy, recently approved. Currently, she is the coordinator of the Tagus Landscape Observatory.



Today we present you the speaker Lurdes Serpa Carvalho which will present us the theme “Cultural Landscapes as World Heritage Sites: Portugal and Europe”.

With background in Biology, started her professional activity in the National Park, Reserves and Nature Conservation Service in 1984; was Head of Department of Nature Conservation from 1999 to 2003 and from 2004 to 2008, Vice -President of the Institute for Nature Conservation (now ICNF).

Biodiversity management of has been the main object of work both in the Natura 2000 Network as in Portuguese Protected Areas; was a member of the National Committee of the National Ecological Reserve; represented Portugal in the Habitats Committee and the CITES Scientific Working Groups of the European Commission, integrated national delegations to various COP and worked in the Portuguese Presidencies, both in 1992 in Kyoto as in 2000, in Nairobi.

Studies ecosystem services and their economic value in her PhD in "Interdisciplinary Management of Landscape " at Instituto Superior de Agronomia, and the great challenge she accepted in 2008, was the coordination of the implementation of the Action Plan for the Conservation of the Iberian lynx in Portugal.

In the summer of 2013 started working in the Cabinet of the Secretary of State for Land Planning and Nature Conservation, in nature conservation topics including international matters and integrated the task force for Green Growth Commitment. In january 2015 was appointed by the Minister of Environment, Land Planning and Energy as Expert for World Heritage Committee and after july 2015 starts work in the Portuguese National Commission for UNESCO.