Maria Goula is currently an Associate Professor at the Landscape Architecture Department, CALS, Cornell University. She is also adjunct researcher of the Institute for Research on Habitat, Territory and Tourism, ihtt, Universitat Politecnica de Catalunya and University of Malaga, developing research on coastal tourism, especially in regard to the interpretation of leisure patterns and coastal dynamics. Foundation member of the International Landscape Architecture Biennial in Barcelona since 2000. Awards: Extraordinary PhD Award UPC in the field of Design theory in 2009 with her thesis “The other landscapes; readings of the variable image”, thesis Directors Rosa Barba, M. de Solà-Morales, Rosa Barba. Member of the winner team of the International Competition for the gates of Collserola mountain: gate 15, 2012 (with Michele Orliac, Miquel Batlle)