Verônica Garcia Donoso receives research fellowship from the Humboldt Foundation for the Chair and Institute of Urban Planning

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Verônica Garcia Donoso was granted with the Georg Forster Research Fellowship for Experienced Researchers from the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation. During 18 months and starting in December 2022, she will develop her research at the Chair and Institute of Urban Design, Faculty of Architecture, RWTH Aachen University. Since March 2022 she already is part of the teaching crew of the Master “Transforming City Regions”.

Verônica Garcia Donoso is a Professor at the Federal University of Santa Maria (UFSM), Cachoeira do Sul campus, Brazil. She has a PhD (2017), Master (2011) and Bachelor (2008) in Architecture and Urbanism by the São Paulo University (USP), Brazil. Since 2009 she is a researcher in the QUAPÁ research group, the most important Brazilian research network in the area of landscape. She works and researchs in many topics related to planning and designing cities and landscapes, such as open space system, urban morphology, ecological planning, nature-based solutions, participation, inequality and other social aspects.

Her research project is named “Exploring urban growth and vegetation loss in Amazon and Pampa biomes – an ecological planning perspective”. It aims to explore the particularities of urban expansion and loss of natural vegetation areas in two Brazilian cities, the first in the Amazon (Porto Velho-RO) and the second in the Pampa (Porto Alegre-RS) biomes. It intents do contribute to the future planning of both cities towards a more ecological and sustainable planning.