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Amalia Robredo

Amalia Robredo professor of Landscape at the ORT University in Uruguay and taught for ten years at the University of the Republic of Uruguay. She is a designer and researcher focused on introducing native plants as a solution for more sustainable projects, providing ecosystem services, health and resilience to plantations, contributing to conservation and with a strong local identity.
Thanks to funding from the World Bank/GEF - Global Environmental Facility, has published the first comprehensive guide on the field of grasses and herbaceous plants growing along the coast of Uruguay. A study of over 300 plants with their phenology and habitat.
He has just published his latest book "Naturaleza y Paisajismo".
In designing, Amalia has in mind not only the people who will use the space, but also the fauna that will inhabit it. A biodiverse fauna will help to avoid infestations in a garden and will also be crucial to create a sound effect that will work unconsciously to relax the mind.

Amalia explores the wilderness, in Uruguay and Brazil, in search of ecosystems that reflect a specific situation of the area to be designed. Observe wetlands to find suitable shrubs and plant combinations to apply later in sustainable drainage systems, or walk the cliffs in search of species that adapt to green roofs with ocean views. Once the plants have been chosen, careful nursery work completes the task of reproducing them in large numbers from seed or pruning. Later on, these plants become available not only for Amalia, but also for other landscapers so that they can use them to give rise to a movement that helps preserve native species, some of which are at risk of extinction.

Conservation and beauty go hand in hand.

His work is mentioned in several books including "Planting, a New Perspective" by Kingsbury and Oudolf, "Gardener’s Gardens" by Phaidon and "LAF Landscape Architecture Frontiers", but also in the London Financial Times and the New York Times.

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