ROBERTO ROVIRA is Professor and Chair of FIU LAEUD and Principal of Studio Roberto Rovira. A registered landscape architect with a design, engineering, and fine arts background, his teaching, research, and creative work see landscape architecture as playing a pivotal role in shaping the public imagination. Roberto Rovira’s work has received honors in over 10 open and public international competitions and has been recognized with awards by state and national ASLA, AIA-Miami, the Architectural League, Fast Company Magazine, the Kauffman Foundation, and the South Florida Hispanic Chamber of Commerce. His work has been published by Princeton Architectural Press, Routledge/Taylor-Francis, HarperCollins, Landscape Architecture Magazine, Architects Newspaper, Metropolis Magazine, the Journal of Landscape Architecture, TEDx, and others. He has been an invited lecturer to more than 15 universities around the world and has presented his work in over 20 cities worldwide. He is VP of Leadership and President-elect of the Landscape Architecture Foundation.