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João Cortesão

I am a design researcher passionate about the challenge of adapting urban areas to a changing climate. My research is about developing climate-responsive design solutions in the interface between urban outdoor spaces and buildings. I am interested in spatial solutions developed as the interplay between outdoor and indoor spaces that benefit from and excel the achievements of one another. My prime goal is to create and transfer design knowledge to practitioners and decision-makers, in order to prompt the adaptation of urban areas to climate change.

I pursue this goal as a tenured Assistant Professor at Wageningen University, Landscape Architecture Group, and as a researcher of the 4TU Centre for Resilience Engineering. The 4TU Centre for Resilience Engineering offers the right environment to pursue my research interests by joining experts from an array of domains and, thus, embracing the transdisciplinary practices intrinsic to urban resilience.