Biography: Associate Professor Inês Martina Lersch has a degree in Architecture e Urbanist (1998) from the Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul, a Master’s (2003) from the Graduate Program in Civil Engineering at UFRGS and a PhD (2014) from the Graduate Program in Urban and Regional Planning at UFRGS. She is an Associate Professor at the Faculty of Architecture (since 2006), where she works as the Coordinator of the Urbanism Department (since 2019). She is also a Professor and Researcher at the Graduate Program in Urban and Regional Planning at UFRGS (since 2015). She is accredited to advise on Academic Masters and Doctorate courses. Associate Professor Lersch also has experience working in Architecture and Urbanism, where she primarily focuses on urban planning, planning history, and heritage.