Matelda Reho, is Professor of “Economics and Rural valuation.” She teaches Landscape and Rural Policies and Environmental Policies in the undergraduate and master programs of the University Iuav of Venice. She was Director of the Department of Planning (2000-2006), Iuav University Vice Rector (2006-2009) and Territorial Planning Department Head (2010-2012). She performed teaching and research activities at the universities of Barcelona (UAB), Girona, Lisbon (UTL), Thessaloniki, La Plata and Santiago de Chile. Currently she is coordinator of the European Master in Planning and Policies for city, environment and landscape (Iuav University), and member of the PhD teaching board in the “Real Agricultural Valuation and Local Economy” based in Padua. Her current research interests include the construction of policies for rural and local development, with particular reference to the agricultural landscape and the production of ecosystem services. She analyses the interactions of land use planning and land policy, focusing on synergies between different instruments and on the level of social innovation inherent in some local practices.