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  • Pierre-André Martin

    Pierre-André Martin

    Pierre-André has a Landscape architecture degree from École Nationale Supérieure de Paysage de Versailles in France and a MBA in environment from COPPE, Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro. He has been a leader over 13 years in urban and environment necessities in France and Brazil, taking care of the integration of urban projects with natural and the urban environment through diagnosis, guidelines and licensing. He has worked on projects in France, Canada, Italy, the United States, Ecuador, Peru and Angola and collaborated with the Brazilian landscape architect Fernando Chacel. He also participates actively in INVERDE, an independent NGO devoted to the study and defense of the environment in urban areas.

    October 5, 2014

    Photo: SEGC CityLab Universidad de los Andes
    Do urban green corridors “work”? It depends on what we want them to do. What ecological and/or social functions can we realistically expect green corridors to perform in cities? What attributes define them, from a design and performance perspective?
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    Mark Hostetler, Gainesville
    Chris Ives, Lüneburg
    Tori Kjer, Los Angeles
    Kathryn Lwin, London
    Pierre-André Martin, Rio de Janeiro
    Colin Meurk, Lincoln, NZ
    Toni Pujol, Barcelona
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    September 10, 2014

    Water bodies of Jacaperaguá watershed
    A Natural Offset for the Rio 2016 Olympic Park
    Pierre-André Martin, Rio de Janeiro

    Brazilian landscapes suffer rapid and repetitive transformations through intense and successive periods of exploitation—for example, the Brazilwood that gave the country its name, sugar cane, coffee, cattle, soy or urbanization and its infrastructural needs. Such degradation processes provoke losses of nature...

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    April 8, 2013

    ILLUSTRATION_8
    Prospective Urbanism—Using Science and Fiction to Imagine a New Way for Urban Nature
    Pierre-André Martin, Rio de Janeiro

    A versão em Português segue imediatamente. Une version en français apparaît immédiatement après la version portugaise. Designing nature is a challenging task in an urban environment. For example, how can a 38 years old individual (myself) safely edit a 3.8...

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    November 10, 2012

    RENDER 3
    Putting Nature Back Into the Natural Beauty of Rio de Janeiro
    Pierre-André Martin, Rio de Janeiro

    It is an irony that despite the magnificent natural beauty of Rio de Janeiro, the city itself is largely devoid of functioning nature. It is now time for Rio to not only to host global events such as the World...

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