Paulo Pellegrino, Ph.D., is Associate Professor in the School of Architecture, Urbanism and Design at the University of São Paulo, Brazil, where he coordinates the Landscape and Environment Group in the Design Department, leading landscape design and planning studios at undergraduate and graduate levels. He also helps coordinate the LABVERDE at the same institution developing experimental projects exploring the services that landscapes can perform as living infrastructures, integrating them with built structures and other uses. Outreach projects deal with urban forestry, rain water use, recovering streams, biodiversity, phytoremediation, and urban resilience to climate change.
He also helps coordinate the Landscape Architecture Task Force of the Sao Paulo’s Council in Architecture and Urbanism, that comes to empower landscape architects in this professional authority, to which they are subordinate in Brazil. He has participated in several boards of ABAP – Brazilian Association of Landscape Architects, and was its delegate to IFLA from 2005 to 2012. He was IFLA Americas Secretary from 2012 to 2015. He helped outline, organize and manage the Brazilian Capacity Building Programme for Landscape Architecture with support from UNESCO through IFLA, which happened at FAU USP from 2004 to 2005, with an international team of distinguished professionals and teachers.