Dr Ian Mell, Lecturer in Environmental & Landscape Planning, University of Manchester
I am a Landscape Planner with a specialism in Green Infrastructure policy, planning and development. I have worked in academia, the environment sector and local government, and have extensive experience of researching landscape issues in the UK, EU and more widely in the USA, India and China. I have worked on large-scale EU funding projects looking at the economic value of green space in urban areas (Interreg IVB) and am currently part of front-runner city team working on URBAN GreenUP (HO2020) which will investigate how nature-based solutions (NBS) can help solve urban climate issues. In addition I am developing a multi-partner collaboration in Belfast (Northern Ireland) to assess the value of park as inclusive spaces in a city of historical conflict. I am also the author of Global Green Infrastructure (Mell, 2016, Routledge) and Green Belt: Part, Present, Future? (Sturzaker & Mell, 2017, Routledge).
Dr Maria do Carmo Lima Bezerra, Professor, University of Brasilia
Architect and urban planner, 1981, Associate Professor of the University of Brasilia, Faculty of Architecture and Urban Planning of PPGFAU on the Environmental Assessment of Urban Assistants, Urban Infrastructure and the Urban Planning Atelier. She is the leader of Research Group in CNPQ / UNB in the area of Urban Environmental Management. Ms in Urban Planning, FAUUnB in 1988; PhD in Urban Environmental Structures, FAUUSP, 1995 with postdoctoral degree from AAP, Cornell University, USA, 2009 Member of the Territorial and Urban Planning Council of the Federal District. Former Secretary of State for the Environment of the Federal District, Executive Director of the Sustainable Brasilia Program, GDF / World Bank, Coordinator of the Executive Secretary of the Ministry of the Environment and Brazilian Agenda 21. As a researcher, she is working on Urban Projects, Requalification of slums, Urban and Regional Planning, Environmental Assessment, Environmental Planning and Management, themes on public and private newspapers and articles in national and international newspapers.