Gareth Doherty

Gareth DohertyAssistant Professor of Landscape Architecture and Director of the Master in Landscape Architecture Program
Harvard University
Graduate School of Design

Gareth's research and teaching focus on the intersections between landscape architecture and anthropology. Doherty's recent research projects have centered on landscape-related practices at various sites across the postcolonial and Islamic worlds, specifically in the Arabian peninsula, West Africa, and Latin America and the Caribbean.

Relevant publications 

Doherty, G. (2018). ed., Roberto Burle Marx Lectures: Landscape as Art and Urbanism (Zurich: Lars Müller Publishers, 2018.)

Doherty, G. and Waldheim, C. (2015). eds., Is Landscape...? Essays on Identity of Landscape (Routledge, Abbingdon, Oxon.: 2015).

Chinese edition forthcoming, translation by Chongxian Chen (Beijing: China Architecture and Building Press, 2019, forthcoming). 

Doherty, G. (2011). ed., New Geographies, “Urbanisms of Color,” vol. III, editor-in-chief, Harvard Graduate School of Design and Harvard University Press, Cambridge, MA, 2011.

Mostafavi, M. and Doherty, G. (2010). eds., Ecological Urbanism (Zurich: Lars Müller Publishers, 2010, revised second edition, 2016.)

Chinese translation published by Ifeng Space, 2014.

Spanish, and Portuguese translations, Editorial Gustavo Gili, Barcelona 2014.

Arabic and Persian translations, forthcoming. 

Doherty, G. (2017), Paradoxes of Green: Landscapes of a City-State (Oakland: University of California Press, 2017).

Bruno Marques

Program Director for Landscape Architecture and Senior Lecturer
Victoria University of Wellington
School of Architecture

Bruno's main research interests relate to the integration of indigenous methods in participatory design and place-making in landscape rehabilitation and ecosystem services. He is also the team leader for the Therapeutic and Rehabilitative Designed Environments | Taiao + Tumahu Lab (TRDE, Bruno has undertaken other academic and professional roles such as Deputy Head of School (2018-2019) and Director of Postgraduate Programmes (2015-2018) as well as chair for the International Federation of Landscape Architects (IFLA) Standing Committee on Communications and External Relations (2014-2018).

 You can find an extensive list of publications on Research Gate and Google Scholar.

Relevant publications 

Marques, B., McIntosh, J., & Kershaw, C. (2019). Healing spaces: improving health and wellbeing for the elderly through therapeutic landscape design. International Journal of Arts and Humanities, 3(2), 20-34. 

Marques, B., McIntosh, J., & Hatton, W. (2018). Haumanu ipukarea, ki uta ki tai: (re)connecting to landscape and reviving the sense of belonging for health and wellbeing. Cities & Health, 2(1), 82-90. doi:10.1080/23748834.2018.1514754 

Marques, B., Grabasch, G., McIntosh, J. (2018). Fostering Landscape Identity through Participatory Design with Indigenous Cultures of Australia and Aotearoa/New Zealand. The Journal of Space and Culture, 1-16.

Marques, B., McIntosh, J., & Campays, P. (2018). Participatory Design for Under-Represented Communities: a collaborative design-led research approach for place-making. In S. Chhabra (Ed.), Handbook of Research on Civic Engagement and Social Change in Contemporary Society (pp. 1-15). IGI Global. doi:10.4018/978-1-5225-4197-4.ch001

McIntosh, J., Marques, B., & Hatton, W. (2018). Indigenous cultural knowledge and therapeutic landscape design. In I. S. Rosa, J. C. Lopes, R. Ribeiro, & A. Mendes (Eds.), Handbook of Research of Methods and Tools for Assessing Cultural Landscape Adaptation. IGI Global. doi:10.4018/978-1-5225-4186-8

Petrovic, E., Marques, B., Perkins, N., & Marriage, G. (2018). Phenomenology in Spatial Design Disciplines: Could it offer a bridge to sustainability?. In P. Vermaas, & S. Vial (Eds.), Advancements in the Philosophy of Design (pp. 285-316). Cham: Springer. doi:10.1007/978-3-319-73302-9_14

McIntosh, J., & Marques, B. (2017). Designing for culturally diverse communities: the role of collaborative, interdisciplinary design-led research. The Journal of Public Space, 2(3), 21-30. Retrieved from

Baker, A., & Marques, B. (2017). Out of place: re-writing the signatures of a landscape. Spaces and Flows: An International Journal of Urban and ExtraUrban Studies, 8(4), 1-12. doi:10.18848/2154-8676/CGP/v08i04/1-12

Kershaw, C., McIntosh, J., Marques, B., Cornwall, J., Stoner, L., & Wood, P. (2017). A Potential Role for Outdoor, Interactive Spaces as Healthcare Intervention for Older Persons. Public Health Perspectives, 137(4), 212-213. doi:10.1177/1757913917709402

Hatton, W., Marques, B.., & McIntosh, J. (2017). Therapeutic landscapes: the role of culture. In A. Gospodini (Ed.), Proceedings of the International Conference on Changing Cities III: Spatial, Design, Landscape & Socio-Economic Dimensions (pp. 1495-1503). Volos, Greece: Grafima Publications.

Kershaw, C., Cornwall, J., McIntosh, J., & Marques, B. (2017). Therapeutic Landscape Design for Older Persons Health and Wellbeing. In A. Gospodini (Ed.), Proceedings of the Third International Conference on Changing Cities III: Spatial, Design, Landscape & Socio-Economic Dimensions (pp. 1163-1170). University of Thessaly, Volos, Greece: Grafima Publications.

Kershaw, C., Lim, J., McIntosh, J., Cornwall, J., & Marques, B. (2017). Developing Resilience, Independence and Well-being in Older Adults through Interactive Outdoor Space. In PLEA. Edinburgh, Scotland.

Hatton, W., Marques, B., & McIntosh, J. (2017). Matauranga Maori and the Therapeutic Landscape. In The IAFOR International Conference on the City 2017 Official Conference Proceedings. Barcelona, Spain.

Emma Marsh 

Emma Marsh, Director at RSPB England, is one of CATiD's key collaborators.Director

RSPB England

Emma is the Director for RSPB England, part of Europe’s largest conservation charity. Before joining the RSPB in January 2016, she worked for 11 years for WRAP working on waste and recycling finally heading up their internationally successful Love Food Hate Waste campaign. Emma is interested in behaviour change and landscape scale conservation and how we can effectively engage and empower a diverse society which is increasingly disconnected from nature to protect and value the landscapes and wildlife that surround them.

Relevant publications 

 T.E. Quested, E. Marsh, D. Stunell, A.D. Spaghetti Soup: The Complex World of Food Waste Behaviours. Parry Waste & Resources Action Programme (WRAP) 

Colleen Mercer Clarke 

Colleen Mercer Clarke is a collaborator for the CATiD research centre.

Chair, International Federation of Landscape Architects Working Group on Climate Change. Chair, Canadian Society of Landscape Architects Committee on Climate Adaptation

Colleen is a landscape architect and marine ecologist with a career that has included private sector, government and academia.  Since 2009, she has been active with national and international community-university alliances focussed on adaptation in coastal communities at threat from sea level rise, severe weather and a changing climate.   With over 35 years’ experience in the consulting sector, her work focused on the sustainable development of resources and communities through stewardship and conservation of natural and cultural resources. 

A past-president of the CSLA, Colleen has served on a range of National Boards, Executives and local and national Advisory Committees related to coastal and oceans management and to broader conservation goals.  In 2009, in recognition of her service to the profession and to the environment, she was elected to the College of Fellows of the CSLA.  In 2018, Colleen was accepted as a scientist Member of the Commission on Ecosystem Management of the International Union for the Conservation of Nature, where she also serves as the IFLA Delegate to the IUCN Council. 

Relevant publications 

MERCER CLARKE, C.S.L. & A.J. CLARKE. 2018. The adaptation primers: Four Volumes. Canadian Society of Landscape Architects, and the Interdisciplinary Centre for Climate Change, University of Waterloo. Ottawa, Canada.

LEMMEN, D.S., WARREN, F.J., JAMES, T.S. & MERCER CLARKE, C.S.L., (Eds.). 2016.  Canada’s marine coasts in a changing climate, Government of Canada, Ottawa.

MERCER CLARKE, C.S.L., J.D. CLARKE, D.E. LANE, D.L. FORBES, P. WATSON, AND R. EDINBORO. 2016. Weathering the Storm: Community planning for adaptation to coastal climate change. Chapter Seven: The Physical Environment of the Caribbean: Issues in Sustainability in. L. Smith, S. Fullerton-Cooper, E. Gordon and A. Bodden (Eds). The Caribbean in a Changing World: Surveying the Past, Mapping the Future, Volume 2. Cambridge Scholars Publishing, Cambridge UK, Pages 239-283.

LANE, D.E., MERCER CLARKE, C.S.L., CLARKE, J.D., MYCOO, M., GOBIN, J. 2015. Managing adaptation to changing climate in coastal zones. IN BAZTAN, J., O. CHOUINARD, D. CONDE, B. JORGENSEN, A. SANCHEZ-ARCILLA, R. TETT, J.-P. VANDERLINDEN, AND L. VASSEUR (Eds.) Coastal Zone Challenges:21 Solutions for Our Century. A Document of the Rio+20 Working Group. Elsevier Inc.

LANE, D., MERCER CLARKE, C., FORBES, D. L., AND P. WATSON. 2013. The gathering storm: Managing adaptation to environmental change in coastal communities and small islands. Sustainability Science: Special Issue July 2013. Vol 8. (3). pp 469-489.

SIMPSON, M. C.S.L. MERCER CLARKE, J.D. CLARKE, D. SCOTT, AND A.J. CLARKE. 2012. Coastal Setbacks in Latin America and the Caribbean: A study of emerging issues and trends that inform guidelines for coastal planning and development.  A report prepared for the Inter-American Development Bank, Washington DC.

MERCER CLARKE, C.S.L; J.C. ROFF, AND S.M. BARD. 2008.  Back to the future: Using landscape ecology to understand changing patterns of land use in Canada, and its effects on the sustainability of coastal ecosystems, International Council for Exploration of the Seas (ICES) Journal of Marine Science, 66. 1534-1539.

Elizabeth Nobrega Tsakiroglou

Elizabeth Nobrega, President of the Maria Nobrega Foundation and a collaborator at CATiD.

International President of the Maria Nobrega Foundation and International Traditional Knowledge Institute 

Elizabeth, along with her late husband Colonel Michael Carrington, co-founded the Maria Nobrega Foundation. They established the Foundation in Brazil in 2003 as a catalyst for preserving cultural heritage which bears the name of Elizabeth Nobrega’s mother, a prominent Brazilian figure.  It works internationally on a range of projects with branches in the United Kingdom, Italy, Libya, the United States of America , Austria and Romania.

She was a founding member of The International Traditional Knowledge Institute (ITKI) of which she is the International President. ITKI It is an active network of international chapters, individuals and institutions.  Founded in Florence, Italy in 2009, under the auspices of UNESCO, dedicated to the preservation and storage of traditional knowledge through the implementation of a freely available global data base named The Traditional Knowledge World Bank. It has branches in United States, Romania, Austria. Traditional Knowledge consists of practical (instrumental) and normative knowledge concerning the ecological, socio-economic and cultural environment. 

Elizabeth's memberships and roles
  • Trustee of Russian Art Foundation.
  • A former trustee of I.N.T.B.A.U International Network for Traditional Building. Architecture & Urbanism under the patronage of His Royal Highness the Prince of Wales.
  • A trustee and the Chairman of the Fundraising Committee of The Prince’s School of Traditional Arts of HRH Prince Charles for 10 years, under Chairmanship of HRH Prince Turki Al Faisal. 
  • trustee for the Central Royal National Lifeboat Institution. 

Maria Nobrega Foundation

The Maria Nobrega Foundation, which has close links with HRH Prince Charles.

The Maria Nobrega Foundation was established as a Charitable Trust with the Charity Commission in 2003. It is privately funded. It works internationally on a range of projects, which encompass the aim of promoting architectural heritage restoration, sustainable regeneration and the preservation of cultural heritage.

The Foundation acts as a catalyst to assist Governments, International Government Agencies, Non-Governmental Organisations and local communities, to plan and implement these projects.

The Foundation is a Founding Member of The International Traditional Knowledge Institute (ITKI) and The Traditional Knowledge World Bank (TKWB).

The Maria Nobrega Foundation has close relationships with HRH Prince Charles. 

Adejumo Olatunji

Landscape Architect/Associate Professor
University of Lagos
Department of Architecture
Faculty of Environmental Sciences

Adejumo Olatunji is a Nigerian landscape architect, environmental planner and Associate Professor of Landscape Architecture in the Department of Architecture, University of Lagos, Nigeria. His first degree is in forestry from University of Ibadan; followed by a master’s in landscape architecture from State University of New York, Syracuse; and a PhD inarchitecture fromUniversityof Lagos. Tunji is interested in productive landscape schemes that respect contextual bioregional resources and support people-driven initiatives.

  • Tunji has 36 years of experience in landscape architecture and environmental planning. The past 18 years he is in academia.
  • Tunji’s landscape architecture principles are rooted in Geosophy, as a creative approach to sustainable development.
  • His research interests are in the interface of cultural and ecological systems as a determinant of useful worldview principles relevant to the conceptualization of harmonious places in global south cities.

Tunji is the immediate past President of the International Federation of Landscape Architects (African Region – IFLA Africa). He has served as a one-time President of the Society of Landscape Architects of Nigeria (SLAN) and he currently coordinates the Master of Landscape Architecture programme in the Department of Architecture, University of Lagos.

Relevant publications 
  • Adejumo, O.T (2018). Geosophic Urbanism: A Localised Urban Developmental
    Philosophy. In Lawanson T. (Ed). Urban Crisis in Africa; Realities, Challenges and Responses. Institute for Peace and Strategic Studies (IPSS). Pp 75-96 University of Ibadan Press. Ibadan. Nigeria.
  • Adesina, J.A. & Adejumo, O.T. (2018). Biophilic Approach to Landscape Restoration of Owuru River Wetlands in the Redemption City, Ogun State, NigeriaIn Biophilic Cities e-Conference Proceedings. 55th International Federation of Landscape Architects Congress and Conference. Singapore. 15-20 July 2018. Pp 1228-1237
  • Adejumo, O.T (2018). Valorization of Sand Barrier-Lagoon Ecological Assets in Lagos Smart City Conceptualization. The Lagos Journal of Environmental Studies.  Faculty of Environmental SciencesUniversity of Lagos. Akoka. Lagos. Vol 14 No 2 Pp 64-79
  • Owolobi A. & Adejumo t. (2016). Alternative Livelihood Sources in Degraded Badagry Sand Lagoon Barrier Landscape. International Journal of Innovative Research and Advanced Studies (IJIRAS) Volume 3 Issue 13, Pp 1-5.
  • Adejumo, O. T.; Adebamowo, M. (2012)Environmental Harmony and Architecture of  ‘Place’ in Yoruba Urbanism.  In 6th  International Conference on Relating Design in Nature with Science and Engineering Proceedings. WIT Transactions on Ecology and the Environment.ISSN: 1746-448X, Digital ISSN 1743-3541. Coruña, Spain11 – 13 June, 2012. Pp   .
  • Adejumo, O.T. (2012). Dynamic Space Agenda and the Conceptualization of Public Place in Yoruba Urbanism. In Landscape in Transition Conference Proceedings. 49th International Federation of Landscape Architects Congress. Cape Town. South Africa. 5-7 September 2012. Pp 518-529.
  • Adejumo O. T. (2012) Landscape Planning: A Bioregional Conservation Tool for Lower Ogun River Basin.  In Sustainable Futures; Architecture and Urbanism in the Global South Conference. June 27-30, 2012. Uganda  Martyrs. University. Uganda. Pp113-120
  • Adejumo, T.; Adebamowo, M.  & Okedele, N.; (2012). Symbolism in the Conceptualization of Contemporary Yoruba City Central Business District Urban Design. 1st International Conference on Architecture & Urban DesignProceedings. Department of Architecture, EpokaUniversity, Tirana. Albania.19-21 April 2012. Pp 967-976.
  • Okedele,N.; Adejumo, O. T. (2011)Eco Sensitive Beach Design: Conceptualization of Community Recreational Sandy Beach Development.  In Change for Stability: Life Cycles of Cities and Regions. 16th International Conference on Urban Planning and Regional Development in the Information Society. Editors: Manfred Schrenk, Vasily V. Popovich, Peter Zeile. Essen. Germany. Pp 199-207.
  • Akinmoladun, O.I.; and  Adejumo,O.T.(2010)Urban Agriculture in Metropolitan Lagos:  An Inventory of Potential Land and Water Resources Journal of Geography and Regional Planning. Vol. 4(1), pp 9-19.