Dr. Frederico Meireles Rodrigues is a Professor in Landscape Architecture at the University of Trás-os-Montes and Alto Douro (UTAD). His research interests include urban green space evaluation, salutogenic landscapes, recreation, and health and wellbeing.

Frederico holds a PhD in Landscape Architecture and trained as a landscape architect; always being involved in professional practice. He and his colleagues recently founded ‘LOCUS’, a research and practice office at UTAD focusing on green space, health and inclusion. Frederico has taught landscape design at UTAD since 2001, where he is the current director of the Master in Landscape Architecture, and the Vice-director of the Department of Forestry and Landscape Architecture.

Since 2007 he was part of the Executive Committee for the European Council of Landscape Architecture Schools. He is now member of the CITAB Research Centre and collaborator of the CIBIO Research Centre.

Frederico’s work within BlueHealth will focus on a community intervention in a city park in Guimarães, northern Portugal. This project will leverage the experience within UTAD’s landscape and urban planning group, and hopes to understand how blue infrastructure can be optimised for health.

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