Assistant Professor of Regional Planning
Dr. Flavia Montenegro-Menezes joined the faculty of the Department of Landscape Architecture and Regional Planning, University of Massachusetts Amherst in 2011. She received her PhD in social sciences, regional planning, and environment, and her Master’s degree in development and integrated regional planning— within the UNESCO Chair on Sustainable Development—both in France.
Formerly, as an architect and urban planner in Brazil, Dr. Montenegro-Menezes developed and managed several projects dealing with community engagement, endogenous development, and regional environmental issues.
Her research, teaching, and outreach interests involve the correlations between cultural and biological diversity with regard to the wellbeing and adaptive capacity of societies and the integrity of their environments. Her current research focuses on methodological frameworks for quantifying assessment metrics and bringing cultural values into planning models, under the Historic Urban Landscapes (HUL) approach.
SUSTCOMM 394RI - Research Issues in Environmental Planning and Design
REGIONPL 630 - The Theory and Practice of Public Participation
REGIONPL 553 - Resrce Plcy&Plnng
REGIONPL 662 - Cultural Heritage Policy and International Sustainability Practice
Flavia Montenegro-Menezes receives UMass President's Creative Economy Initiatives Award
Assistant Professor Flavia Montenegro-Menezes' proposal receives the Creative Economy Initiatives Award. Her proposal "Participatory Asset Mapping: Sustainable Planning and Development in Holyoke" to develop a tested and transferable approach to integrating unique cultural assets into regional planning.