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Summit Panelist: Maria Goula

Maria Goula
June 11, 2016

Maria Goula, PhD
Associate Professor, Department of Landscape Architecture, Cornell University

Maria Goula is a licenced Architect (AUTH, Gr 1990) and a Landscape Architect (MLA 1996, ETSAB, UPC) with a PhD (2007, Dept. Regional Planning and Urban Design, School of Architecture of Barcelona, UPC).

For over 20 years she taught and worked professionally in Barcelona, Spain. She develops research on coastal tourism, studying the potential of reinvention of leisure patterns in regard to coastal dynamics. Being herself a designer, she is mainly interested in translating interdisciplinary knowledge on the coast into design protocols. Her research also relates to the elaboration of landscape cartographies in order to enrich policies and provide design tools for resilient landscapes. Her work as leading researcher for the creation of landscape specific cartographies for two Landscape Catalogues commissioned and coordinated by the Catalan Landscape Observatory: for the Lleida and Girona regions was awarded the National Territory Prize 2011, Institute of Catalan Studies). She is now working on a research project of mapping the landscapes related with the Erie Canal, a heritage corridor of the State of New York.

She is a foundation member of the scientific and organizing committee of the European/ International Landscape Biennial of Barcelona (2000) , a disciplinary event that gathers ground-breaking professionals and academics, considered as one of the most important platforms for Landscape Architecture debate worldwide. Last but not least, Maria is member of the Board of Foundation Landscape Architecture Europe-LAE, Wageningen, Netherlands, as well as a member of the Board of the Journal of Landscape [JOLA] and of “paiseaDos” Landscape Journal.