Teresa Valsassina Heitor

MsC, PhD

Teresa Heitor was born in Lisbon, Portugal in 1959.  She is Full Professor of Architecture at University of Lisbon, Instituto Superior Técnico (IST).

She obtained a first degree in Architecture (1982, Escola Superior de Belas Artes de Lisboa, PT), a Master degree in Urban Design (1984, Joint Centre for Urban Design, Oxford Brooks University, UK); a PhD in Territorial Engineering (1997, Technical University of Lisbon, Instituto Superior Tecnico, Lisbon, PT) and habilitation in Architecture (2007, University of Lisbon, Instituto Superior Tecnico, Lisbon, PT).

Currently she is the chair of Architecture at IST. She has been teaching post- and undergraduate students in Architecture at IST for the past 20 years. In that time she has been responsible for both the IST 5-year Master Program in Architecture (1999-2003; 2005-08; 2010-16) and the Doctoral Program in Architecture (2008-13) and has also supervised a large number of PhD students as well as dissertation projects from Master programs. She has been appointed to examine a large number of PhD thesis and to take part in Habilitation Committees both internally and externally.

She has research expertise in the area of spatial analysis within the theoretical and analytical framework known as ‘space syntax’  for studying the relationship between people and their built environments. Her research interests are focused on the relationship between space, form and function and the development of models capable to simulate the implications of new social demands as well as on self-assessment tools to be applied along the occupancy stage. Her current research activity aimes at the understanding of contemporary socio-spatial aspects of learning in urban settings, i.e., the places where structured and unstructured modes of learning, social interactions and re-presentation of knowledge can take place. Particular attention is given to technology-enabled active learning and research environments.

She has also an interest on innovative learning practices  applied to real-world design problems for which she has published a range of articles.

At the IST Doctoral Program in Architecture she runs the Space-use Analysis module, which examines the interface between built form and social outcomes and the impact of spatial design on people and social behaviors inside a range of complex buildings such as schools, universities and workplaces.

She has been involved with the OECD Directory of Education through the Centre for Effective Learning Environments (CELE) in different research and consultancy activities in the field of educational buildings performance and quality. Since 2005 she integrates the Group of National Experts on Evaluation of Education Facilities (GNEEEF) and coordinated the International Pilot Study on the Evaluation of Quality in Educational Spaces (EQES) (2007-2010). Between 2010 and 2012 she served as the Portuguese Delegate to OECD-CELE.

She integrates the steering committee of the International Space Syntax Symposia network and chaired the organizing committee of the 11th International Space Syntax Symposium held in Lisbon, 3rd to 7th july, 2017 (

In addition to her teaching and research activity she is regularly invited to disseminate knowledge to policy-makers and the general public.

She regularly undertakes higher education strategic evaluations and peer review assessments for European and national research/scientific councils.

Ana Tostões

MsC, PhD

Ana Tostões is full professor of Architecture at IST. She has a degree in Architecture (ESBAL, 1982), a master’s degree in History of Art (UNL, 1994), with a thesis entitled Os Verdes Anos na Arquitectura Portuguesa dos Anos 50 (FAUP Edições, 1997) and a holds a PhD (IST-UL, 2003) on culture and technology in Modern Architecture (Idade Maior, FAUP Edições, 2015), awarded with the X Bienal Ibero-Americana de Arquitectura y Urbanismo BIAU Prize 2016.

She directs the IST Doctoral programin Architecture since 2012 and is president of DOCOMOMO International and DOCOMOMO Journal Editor ( She has been invited professor at worldwide universities, such as the University of Tokyo, École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne, University of Texas at Austin School of Architecture, Rice School of Architecture, Escola Tècnica Superior d’Arquitectura de Barcelona and Escuela Técnica Superior de Arquitectura – Universidad de Navarra (Pamplona). Since 2013, she is professor of the PhD program on Porto University (FAUP). She leads the research field is the History and Theory of architecture of the twentieth century, focusing the relations between European, Asian, African and American production. On these topics she has published 13 books and 95 scientific articles, curate 10 exhibitions and organised 41 scientific events. She also has coordinated 14 research projects, supervised 21 phd thesis (12 concluded and 9 under development) and 30 MSc thesis, taken part in 47 juries and 40 scientific committees and given 72 lectures in European, American, Asian and African universities. The relation with Africa was reinforced with the leading of the research Exchanging World Visions focused on the Sub-Sahara African architecture and urbanism during the Modern Movement period which publication was awarded with the Gulbenkian Prize 2014. She leads the research on Healthcare facilities within the project CuCa Cure and Care, the rehabilitation (PTDC/ATP-AQI/2577/2014).

She has been invited as keynote speaker at some leading universities such as ETH Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (Zurich), Ku Leuven (Belgium); Chitkara School of Planning and Architecture (India); Xi’an University of Architecture & Technology (China); University Eduardo Mondlane (Mozambique); ETSAS (Spain); Faculty of Architecture, Brno (Czech Republic); Faculty of Architecture and Urbanism at the University of Brasilia (Brazil); Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro (Brazil); Universidade Nacional Autónoma México (México); Accademia di Architettura di Mendrisio (Switzerland); Università di Bologna (Italy); Tokyo University of the Arts (Japan); Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile (Chile).

She was vice-president of the Portuguese Border of Architects and the Portuguese section of the International Association of Art Critics. In 2006, his Excellency the President of the Portuguese Republic distinguished her with the Commander degree of the Order of Infante Dom Henrique for her work on behalf of the Portuguese architecture.

Maria do Rosário Partidário

MsC, PhD

Maria do Rosário Partidário is a Full Professor of Planning, Urbanism and Environment of the Department of Civil Engineering, Architecture and Georesources of IST-UL. With a profile in Environment, Planning and Sustainability, Maria is currently a researcher in CiTUA (Centre for Innovation in Territory, Urbanism & Architecture) in IST-UL, where she coordinates the scientific line Planning, Management; Governance of Contemporary Urban Territories. She is also a member of the executive committee of the IST Environment Platform, and coordinates the PhD on Environmental Engineering, the PhD on Territorial Engineering, and co-coordinator of the MSc on Spatial Planning and Urbanism. In the last 5 years, Maria has largely contributed to the scientific fields of Environment and Sustainability, Strategy and Governance, Social-ecological Systems and Ecosystem Services, Planning and Environmental and Social Policies. Her noteworthy contributions passes through the coordination of: the Horizon Europe project BioValue, involving 7 European partners to focus on the transformative potential of spatial planning to invert current trends of biodiversity loss; the FCT project BRIDGE on bridging participatory diagnosis and capacity-building for territorial resilience; the FCT project TRUST focusing on sustainability transition initiatives that drive transformative change in social-ecological systems for community development.

Jorge Gonçalves

MsC, PhD

Jorge Gonçalves is a PhD in Geography and Territorial Planning at Universidade Nova de Lisboa.He is assistant professor at Instituto Superior Técnico (IST), University of Lisbon. He is also the coordinator of the Master in Urban Studies and Spatial Planning in the same institution. He is a lecturer in several master’s degrees related to architecture and urban planning and also in the PhD Course in Territory Engineering. It teaches subjects mainly related to Geography, Strategic Planning, Housing, Social Challenges and Urban and Regional Development.

Regarding the involvement in research projects, the following stand out: 2004, project Reconfigurations in the Metropolitan Area of Lisbon: Spaces, Actors and Strategies for the New University of Lisbon; 2009, Residential Dynamics Project in Lisbon: Contours and motivations in exemplary areas, for the Lisbon City Council; 2010 and 2013, SPOTIA project: Sustainable Spatial Policy Orientations and Territorial Impact Assessment – Contribution to Portuguese context | PTDC / CS-GEO / 105452/2008; 2010 and 2013, the PERIURBAN project – Peri-urban areas facing sustainability challenges: scenario development in the Metropolitan Area of Lisbon | PTDC / AUR-AQI / 117305/2010.

Are underway the following projets: The PSSS – Public Space’s Service Value as an Urban System projects. An integrated assessment methodology | PTDC / ECM-URB / 2162/2014; SPHERA Supporting the Professionalisation of Health Engineering studies and Related areas in Asia | Erasmus + Program | Project Reference: 573909-EPP-1-2016-1-EN-EPPKA2-CBHE-JP; Project Tourism & dynamic transformation in historic neighborhoods: the case of Alfama | CERIS 2017 | IST.

Finally, it is worth highlighting its collaboration with multiple public and private entities in the preparation of studies and instruments for local planning and development, which, along with the aforementioned research projects, have allowed a growing dynamic of publication in scientific journals and books.



MsC, PhD

Ana Sá graduated in Territorial Engineering at Lisbon University, in Instituto Superior Técnico (Portugal). In 2014, she completed her PhD at the same university on the basis of her study on the relationship between Sustainable Municipal Financing, Land and Property Taxation and Land Policies and Spatial Planning.

Since then, she is an Assistant Professor in the Civil Engineering, Architecture and Georesources Department of Lisbon University and she has lectured on various courses of different BSc, MSc and PhD programmes [e.g. Urban and Regional Planning (BSc and MSc), Urban Planning (MSc), Urban Management (MSc), Planning Public Facilities and Land Use Policies and Land and Property Taxation (PhD)].

She as been involved in some national research projects, some funded by FCT – Portuguese Science Foundation [such as, RIPROCITY – Rivers in Cities: opportunities for urban sustainability (POCI/AUR/62210/2004) and more recently PERCOM – Equity and efficiency in the urban development process: a Land Readjustment execution model (PTDC/AUR-URB/120509/2010)]. In both projects, her research interests focused on cross-national comparative analysis of the relationship between planning law, land use regulations, property rights, land and property taxation and planning practice.

More recently, she has authored and co-authored several scientific conference proceedings in this field of knowledge, as well as, research papers (published and submitted for publication) in international peer-reviewed journals.

Alexandra Alegre

MsC, PhD

Alexandra Alegre (1968) is an assistant professor of architecture at Instituto Superior Técnico, University of Lisbon since 2001. She is a researcher at CITUA (Center for Innovation in Territory, Urbanism, and Architecture) where she develops studies within the research lines ‘Knowledge Environments’. She is the author of several publications focuses on the Portuguese architectural production of the 20th century, with regard to the history of architecture and construction, spatial-functional analyses, type-morphological studies and the rehabilitation of buildings, with particular relevance attributed to the following research areas: school architecture, educational and recreational spaces, education and city, and housing. She was the Principal Researcher of the research project “Atlas of School Architecture In Portugal_ Education, Heritage and Challenges” (2016-2019), funded by Foundation for Science and Technology (Portugal), and a researcher of the international programme “Re-Use of Modernist Buildings – Design Tools For Sustainable Transformations” (2016-2019), Programme Erasmus+, Keyaction: Cooperation for innovation and the exchange of good practices (partner institutions: Hochschule Owl, Instituto Superior Técnico, Istanbul Teknik Universitesi, Universiteit Antwerpen, Universidade de Coimbra, Docomomo International). Currently, she is the Co-Investigator of the research project “Álvaro Siza’s Collective Housing: projects, contexts and experiences (Porto.Lisbon-New York)” (2022-2024) funded by Foundation for Science and Technology (Portugal). She has supervised master’s and doctoral dissertations in the areas of Educational Architecture, Housing and Architecture, Urban Space and Rehabilitation. Author of several national and international papers published in journals such as Construction History Journal, Paedagogica Historica: International Journal of the HIstory of Education and Oxford Review of Education. Author of the book “Arquitectura Escolar. O Edifício Liceu em Portugal (1882-1978)”, published by Fundação Calouste Gulbenkian in 2012. Member of Docomomo International and Portuguese Construction History Society.

António Ricardo da Costa

MsC, PhD

António Ricardo da Costa graduated in Architecture (1992), by the Technical University of Lisbon, where he also obtained a Master Degree in Urban and Regional Planning (1996). Developed his PhD research in the University of Seville, where he obtained his PhD degree, classified Cum Laude (2006).

António Ricardo da Costa is currently Assistant Professor in the Department of Civil Engineering and Architecture at Instituto Superior Técnico (IST), Technical University of Lisbon. As professor at IST he taught courses such as “Urban and Regional Planning “, “Theory and Urban History”, “Urban Design”, “Instruments of Land Management” and “Project”. He participated in several works under the IST Center for Urban and Regional Systems (CESUR) as well as for GAPTEC (Support Cabinet of the Technical University) . He has several papers published on the subjects of urban design, urban history and conservation of the historical city, namely in Journals such as Urban Design International, Journal of Urban Design and Revista do Direitro da Cidade.

He is since 2016 invited Professor in the Master de Urbanismo, Planeamiento y Diseño Urbano in the University of Sevilla.

He was invited to elaborate several Technical Reports about built construction and urbanism, technical and legal case issues, by the Attorney General of the Republic.

He was the Chair of several International Workshops in a partnership between IST/DaST/South China University of Tecnology: “Landscape Design and Sustainability Issues; Sustainable Issues in Urban Planning and Landscape Design; Urban Regeneration and Sustainability; Urban Morphology, Planning and Sustainability (IST/DaST)”. He also organized, in partnership, the Seminar “O Ensino do Urbanismo e do Ordenamento. Novas Perspectivas”, and the International Conference “A equidade e eficiência no Processo de Urbanização. Proposta para um Novo modelo”.

António Carvalho

MsC, PhD

Antonio Carvalho is Visiting Professor at Politecnico di Milano, in Italy, since 2017.

He studied Architecture at Oporto School (ESBAP, Porto, PT, 1982-1986) and obtained a first degree in Architecture at Faculdade de Arquitectura da Universidade Técnica de Lisboa (FAUTL, Lisbon, PT, 1988). He obtained a PhD in Architecture from Instituto Superior Técnico (IST, Lisbon, PT, 2013) with the thesis “Housing for the Elderly in Lisbon: from Collective into Assisted Living. The Alvalade Case Study”. His PhD thesis was awarded the national prize “Prémio Andre Jordan 2014”.

His main research domains are: elder-friendly environments, multigenerational housing, urban space and universal design.

He is leading the commitment “Ageing in the City: Adapting Spaces for 21st Century Citizens” under the Action Group D4 of the European Innovation Partnership on Active and Healthy Ageing promoted by the European Commission.

His monograph “Architecture as Space for People” with Foreword by Gennaro Postiglione and Introduction by Juhani Pallasmaa, was published in 2017 by Caleidoscopio (ISBN 978-989-658-186-2).

He is the principal and founder of António Carvalho Arquitectura e Urbanismo, Lda (

He has designed and built in a wide span, from private and commercial housing to educational and other public buildings, urban spaces and urban plans. His work has been recognized nationally and internationally: 2008 – shortlisted at “World Architecture Festival 2008″, Barcelona, Spain; 2003 – Silver Plate at the European Architecture Award Luigi Cosenza 2002, Napoli, Italy; 1999 – Honors Mention at “Prémio Architécti / Arkial 1999”, Lisboa; 1997 – Honors Mention at “Stone in Architecture Prize -1997”, Lisboa; 1995 – Honors Mention at the “National Prize of Architecture”, Ministry of Planning and Territory Administration, Lisboa; 1994 – Medal of Municipal Merit, awarded by the Municipality of Guarda.

Antonio was Vice-coordinator and Coordinator of the Architecture School of the Catholic University of Portugal, in Viseu (2006-2013). He was supervisor for Final Projects in the courses “Urban Design Seminar” and “New Buildings Design Seminar” of the Master in Architecture, along with Gonçalo Byrne.

He has taught in Architecture Schools and lectured in Portugal and abroad (Europe and China).

Bárbara Coutinho

PhD in Architecture (IST-UL, 2019) with the thesis “The Exhibition Space as ‘Total Work of Art’ – The Museum of the 21st Century, a place for a global aesthetic experience”. Degree in Art History (FCSH-UNL, 1993), postgraduate degree in Art History Pedagogy (FCSH-UNL, 1995) and Master in Contemporary Art History (FCSH-UNL, 2002). Founding director and programmer of MUDE – Museu do Design e da Moda, Coleção Francisco Capelo since 2006. Author of MUDE’s museological programme and the functional programme for the renovation of the museum building.Visiting assistant professor (2006-2021) and guest associate professor (since 2021) at the Instituto Superior Técnico (University of Lisbon).Co-chair of the Docomomo International Expert Committee (ISC) on Interior Design. Member of the Advisory Board of BID – Bienal Iberoamericana de Diseño.Her work is divided between curating, researching, teaching and writing. With museology, curatorial practice, exhibition space, design and contemporary creation as her main field of research. Among the exhibitions curated, highlight goes to the travelling exhibition Como se pronuncia design em português? (2014-2020) and the temporary exhibitions Design em São Bento – Traços da Cultura Portuguesa (2020), Abaixo as Fronteiras (2016), Único e Múltiplo. 2 Séculos de Design (2011-2014); Morte ao Design! Viva o Design!, Design e Moda 1980-2000 (2011) and É proibido proibir! Design e Moda. 1965-1975 (2010).

Beatriz Condessa

MsC, PhD

Beatriz Condessa is assistant professor at IST. She obtained a first degree in Environmental Engineering – Specialization on Spatial Planning (1986, Faculdade de Ciências e Tecnologia, New University of Lisbon, Portugal) and a PhD in Geography (Dissertation entitled: Methodologies for Municipal Master Plans Management, 1999, Barcelona University, Spain).

She has carried out research activities since 1992. Firstly, in CNIG (National Centre for Geographic Information), mainly on the development of databases using GIS tools in order to facilitate urban management and promote public access to information. She coordinated the CNIG’s research team on Spatial Planning (between 1998 and 2004). Some of research projects carried out in CNIG included BEOT (Framework for a National Spatial Plan, as PI) and MUBISPI (Biodiversity indicators and spatial planning).

Since 2004, in IST, she teaches and researches in urban management, focused on the integration of urban planning, law and urban economics, and she has special expertise on application of equity in land use planning. More recently, she was PI of PERCOM project (Equity and efficiency in the urbanization process: a land readjustment execution model), of LANDYN (Land use cover change in continental Portugal: characterization, driving forces and future scenarios) and of RIPROCITY (Rivers in Cities: potential for urban sustainability), and was also a team member of PERIURBAN (Peri-urban areas facing sustainability challenges: scenario development in the Metropolitan Area of Lisbon).

She coordinated the master programme in Urban Studies and Territorial Management – IST (2014 and 2015)

She is GIS specialist by “Ordem dos Engenheiros” and member of the Portuguese Urbanists Association. She is member of International Academic Association for Planning Law and Property Rights (PLPR).

Carlos Mourão Pereira

MsC, PhD

Carlos Mourão Pereira is a researcher in Architecture at Instituto Superior Técnico, University of Lisbon. He is also integrated in the group Research[x]Design at KU Leuven, University of Leuven. He graduated in Architecture from the Faculty of Architecture of the University of Lisbon in 1997 and obtained a PhD in Architecture, at IST in 2013. His PhD thesis was awarded the FNSE Prize (2014). He was a postdoctoral fellow from FCT (2014-2018) and researcher at IST-ID (since 2018). His work, supervised by Teresa Heitor (since 2008) and co-supervised by Ann Heylighen (since 2014), explores the quality of invisibility i.e. the multisensory integration of non-visual modalities, aiming to balance the ocularcentrism in Architecture. He has academic experience as an Architectural Design Studio lecturer, at IST, University of Lisbon (2003-2008) and University of Beira Interior (2005-2006). Additionally, he was a lecturer in intensive programs on inclusive design at the Technical School of Architecture of Vallès, Polytechnic University of Catalonia (2010) in Spain, at the École Nationale Supérieure d’Architecture de Montpellier (2011) in France, and at Trakya University (2016) in Türkiye. He worked from 1991 to 2005 in architecture offices in Lisbon, with Aires Mateus, Carrilho da Graça, Costa Cabral and Gonçalo Byrne, in Zurich with Toni Geser, and in Genoa with Renzo Piano. He is a registered Architect in Portugal with practice experience from 1998 to 2008. In 2006 he became blind and continued his activity in Architecture. His research was presented internationally at Borges Cultural Centre, Argentina (2014), at Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation, Portugal (2015), at Trakya University, Türkiye (2016), at KU Leuven, Belgium (2017), at Fitzwilliam College, University of Cambridge, UK (2018), at Istanbul Gedik University, Türkiye (2019), at DAKAM, Eastern Mediterranean Academic Research Centre, Türkiye (2020), at New York City College of Technology, USA (2021) and at Alanya HEP University, Türkiye (2022).

Daniela Arnaut

MsC, PhD

Architect and Assistant Guest Professor of Architectural Design Studio since 2009 at Técnico, Lisbon University from where she holds a PhD on Architecture entitled Edifícios de Saúde em Portugal (1927–1958). O espaço de cura: entre forma e função (Healthcare buildings in Portugal (1927-1958). The healing space: between form and function). Her PhD thesis aims to contribute to the definition of intervention strategies that recognize cultural significance of existing healing spaces arguing that their design can be part of the healing process by considering efficiency and comfort concepts closely linked to form-function duality. She collaborated in the Cure and Care_the rehabilitation (2017-2020) research project. She is a member of docomomo International Association and the secretariat of the docomomo International Specialist Committee (ISC) for Educationn+Training. In 2016 was the Executive Coordinator of the International Workshop of the 14th International docomomo Conference, held in Lisbon, where she was co-session chair for “The Modern healthcare architecture: obsolescence and transformation”. She joined international workshops as co-author and tutor: “Frame, site, territory. An architect journey” (2016), London – University of Liverpool; “Body and Space” (2017), Lisbon – Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation; 15th International docomomo workshop (2018), Ljubljana; International Workshop “Le maison du homme” (2019), Coimbra University. In 2017 she was chair for the session “Buildings´performativity: Health facilities” within the 11th Space Syntax Simposium held in Lisbon. She has attended international conferences publishing several papers. In 2020 she was the guest editor of the docomomo Journal entitled “Cure and Care”, and was co-editor of the publications Cure & Care. Architecture and Health and Curar e Cuidar. Arquitetura da Saúde em Portugal together with Ana Tostões and Paulo Providência (Tostões, A., Arnaut, D., Providência, P., (eds.), Cure & Care. Architecture and Health, Lisboa, IST-ID. ISBN: 978-989-33-1130-1 // Tostões, A., Arnaut, D., Providência, P., (eds.), Curar e Cuidar. Arquitetura da Saúde em Portugal (1901-1976), Lisboa, IST-ID, 2020). In the same year she published the article Hospitals and Cities: A New Order? in Electra magazine nº 13, an international magazine of contemporary thought and culture. In 2015 was a jury for Archiprix Portugal. Until 2011 collaborated with Risco S.A. architecture office namely in the headquarters for NATO Summit in Lisbon, and Santa Filomena Hospital, in Coimbra. Since then she coordinated large-scale projects maintaining her professional activity.

Diana Del-Negro

Msc, PhD

Diana is an Architect and Lighting Designer combining years of practice with academic research.
She has been responsible for the exterior lighting of the monuments in Lisbon since 2004, where she designed and helped implement several lighting projects for its main monuments and public spaces. She also started developing the first lighting masterplan for the city. Some of the main projects include the lighting of Praça do Comércio, the road and artistic lighting for Marquês de Pombal roundabout. She has also conceived the lighting of the network of belvederes of Lisbon, including its churches; the lighting of the façades of Santa Casa da Misericórdia and the church of São Roque.
She is the author of a book and academic publications mainly on the subjects related to urban and heritage lighting. Diana holds a Master’s degree in Heritage Restoration and Conservation by Instituto Superior Técnico, University of Lisbon, and a PhD on Urban Lighting by The Bartlett, UCL Institute for environmental Design and engineering in London, where she researched the impact of artificial lighting on the legibility and wayfinding in the urban environment.
She is an active member of the CIE (International Commission on Illumination).

Fátima Bernardo

MsC, PhD

Fátima Bernardo is professor of Social and Environmental Psychology at the Psychology Departments – University of Évora. She is trained in Psychology (1989), with a master in Psychology, a pos-graduation in Psychology and Environmental Education, and holds a PhD in Organizational Psychology. Her main research focus is grounded in Place identity, stereotypes and intergrupal relationships, risk perception, space and elderly quality of life, and landscape perception. She has carried out research activities since 1992.Firstly, in the context of risk perception in flood plain management (project EUROFLOOD), the psychosocial impact of relocation process in urban context (project EPSIAS) the landscape perception in urban areas (RIPROCITY, URBEM); later, on GIS usability (European projects: ESMI and CommonGIS). More recently, on exploring the importance of place identity on landscape perception in peri-urban areas (PERIURAN).

Her research main publication were on Place identity, and landscape identity with several peer review articles and the edition of an e-book, called “The Role of Place Identity in the Perception, Understanding, and Design of Built Environments”; on risk perception with peer review articles and the organization of a special issue called “A changing world: coping with environmental, social and economic risks; and space and quality of life, especially in elderly people, with a research project on exploring the physical characteristics of urban areas, and indoor contexts as hospitals.

She was the chair of the organizing committee of the 14th Conference on Environmental Psycholoy, held in Évora, 21th to 7th june, 2017 (

Fernando Nunes da Silva

MsC, PhD

Fernando Nunes da Silva is Full Professor (retired) of Planning at the University of Lisbon, Instituto Superior Técnico (IST). He holds a degree of Civil Engineer (major in Urban Planning and Transportation) (IST, 1980); a post-graduation in Urban and Regional Planning (Technical University of Lisbon, 1981); a post-graduate specialisation in Transport Planning at the Institute of Transport and Planning of the Polytechnic Federal School of Lausanne (ITEP/EPFL, 1983); a PhD in Civil Engineering and an Aggregation in Urban Planning and Transportation by the University of Lisbon (1992, 2000). Until 2012 was the chair of Planning and Urbanism at IST.

His research work has been developed in CESUR (since 1982) and more recently in CiTUA. The main research expertise is in the areas of urban planning and urban mobility, focusing on the relationships between urban development and mobility systems. He has supervised a large number of Master and PhD students, and has established cooperation protocols with several foreign universities, namely in Switzerland, Brazil, South America, Turkey and Spain, where he lectures in several occasions.

In his professional experience was consultant in urban mobility for the Interamerican Development Bank (2014)); member of the steering committee of the Environment Program of the Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation (2009/12); member of the National Council for Sustainable Development as representative of DECO (National Association of Consumers) (1999/2009); consultant-member of the Superior Council of Public Works (2003/7) and consultant of several municipalities and governmental bodies, both in Portugal and abroad.
Between 2009/13 was deputy mayor for transport and mobility in the municipality of Lisbon, and then municipal deputy (2013/2019).

Presently is president of INTA (International Association for Urban Development) and vice-president of RUITEM (Iberian University Network for Territory and Mobility). He was founding member of AUP (Portuguese Association of Urban Planners) and member since 1983; and is or was member of the board of IFHP (International Federation for Housing and Planning), ISoCaRP (International Society of City and Regional Planning) and member of AESOP (European Association of Schools of Planning).

Francisco Teixeira Bastos

MsC, PhD

Francisco Teixeira Bastos is Assistant Professor at IST. He obtained a first degree in Architecture (1986, Faculdade de Arquitectura-Universidade Tecnica de Lisboa) and a PhD in Architecture (2013, Instituto Superior Técnico, Lisbon, Pt). His scientific interests are focused on the relationship between the representation and communication of the architectural design project and the production phase of construction, giving particular attention to BIM paradigm. He has an active participation in the research, diffusion, and normalization of BIM in Portugal, being member of the scientific committee of the four PTBIM conferences – from 2016 to 2022 – and an active member of; CT197: BIM Standardization – IPQ, Portugal, since 2016.

Since 2016 he is member of team of I&D investigation projects like ATLAS OF SCHOOL ARCHITECTURE IN PORTUGAL EDUCATION, HERITAGE AND CHALLENGES (2016-2019) and RE-USE OF MODERNIST BUILDINGS. DESIGN TOOLS FOR SUSTAINABLE TRANSFORMATION (RMB), a European project developed in the framework of the ERASMUS + (2016-2019). This Last, turned into a ERASMUS + Master Course, that he is the IST coordinator. Also integrates as team member of other I&D investigation projects like BIMcert – H2020 – and, more recently, REV@CONSTRUCTION.

He is a registered Architect in Portugal with practice experience since 1986. His work on residential and educational buildings has state of the art in architectural exhibitions (IST 2014, ESRDL – Lisbon Triennale 2015, Order Architects 2016), and has been the subject of publications (Uzina 2014) and mentioned internationally (Good Practices of OECD) , and finally a prize winner (Valmor 2011). He’s connecting his practice activity with investigation practice, involving his architectural work as case studies on Master and PHD Thesis and, mor recently in the I&D investigation project: CIRCULAR ECOBIM-EEA Grants 2014-2021, an Environment Program for sustainability.

Isabel Loupa Ramos

Msc, PhD

Isabel Loupa Ramos is trained as a Landscape Architect (1992), with a master in Human Geography and Spatial Planning (1998) and holds a PhD in Environmental Engineering (2009). Her main research focus is grounded in the landscape concept exploring the interface of cultural and natural processes in the framework of spatial planning. She has carried out research activities since 1992. Firstly, exploring on the use of GIS and remote sensing techniques in flood plain management (EUROFLOOD), the value of natural spaces, as rivers, in urban areas (RIPROCITY, URBEM); later, on policies for land cover transitions (LANDYN); and more recently, on exploring the urban/rural interface, notably in peri-urban landscapes (PERIURAN, ROBUST). Her methodological toolbox builds on landscape ecology, using tools as scenarios and transdisciplinary research, integrating landscape preferences and perceptions, attitudes and behaviors, and landscape identity with land cover and landscape patterns. She participated in COST actions linked to urban agriculture (UAE), renewable energies in the landscape (RELY) or transcultural memory (ISTME), or landscape monitoring (BIOHAB). To foster societal relevance of research she is interested in exploring how to bridge research findings into spatial planning practice, as for participatory landscape character assessment (LCA), and Green Infrastructure Planning at multiple scales based on ecosystem service approaches, as well as, making the concept of landscape identity operational. She is since 1999 founding member of the Portuguese Chapter of the International Association for Landscape Ecology (IALE). Since 2009 (reelected in 2017) she is Executive Committee Member of the European Chapter of Landscape Ecology (IALE-Europe). She organized the 2005 European Conference on Landscape Ecology in Portugal; in 2014 the 1st thematic workshop of IALE–Europe, and more recently, she was part of the local organization of the 2017 AESOP Conference held in Lisbon. She also organized 4 editions of IALE Phd courses since 2012 – in Évora, Manchester, Copenhagen and Ghent. She is presently strongly invested in the creation a landscape observatory (Chamusca, Portugal) for the development of a community–based project, involving research, education and art as a hub for raising landscape awareness.

João Appleton

MsC, PhD

João Appleton graduated in architecture from the Faculdade de Arquitetura of the Universidade Técnica de Lisboa in 1992. Since 1999 he is a partner of the studio APPLETON & DOMINGOS Arquitectos, together with Isabel Domingos with whom he has collaborated since 1995. He is the author and co-author with other colleagues of several buildings, among which are the Car Silo at Calçada do Combro, the system of prefabricated houses “Tree House” for the client Jular madeiras, the rehabilitation of the buildings at 43 Rua Nova do Carvalho, 81 Rua Capitão Renato Batista, 45-49 Rua Rodrigo da Fonseca in Lisbon, the rehabilitation of Estufa Fria (cold greenhouse) also in Lisbon, the prefabricated Creches Modulares (modular kindergartens), a project for the Lisbon City Hall and the conservation project of Igreja de Santa Isabel. He is the author of the book Reabilitação de Edifícios Gaioleiros em Lisboa and co-author of the book Biografia de um Pombalino. Having concluded his master’s degree in Construction at Instituto Superior Técnico in 2001, he finished in 2018 his doctoral thesis on the subject Avenida Almirante Reis, a history of the tenement building in the first half of the 20th century. His main research interests are related to rehabilitation and prefabrication.

Joana Almeida

MsC, PhD

Joana Almeida is Assistant Professor at Instituto Superior Técnico (IST), University of Lisbon, Portugal, where she teaches courses in Urban and Regional Planning; Property Development, Valuation and Management; Projects and Procurement; Strategic Planning and Urban Governance.

She holds a PhD in Territorial Engineering (2013)  (Title: “Tourism versus territory collaborative conflict management: The Troia-Melides Coast, Portugal”), a MSc in Regional and Urban Planning (2004), and graduation from IST (1997). She holds a 2 years Postgraduate course in Mediation and Alternative Dispute Resolution, Mediarcom / Faculty of Law at the New University of Lisbon. Courses taught: Urban and Regional Planning; Property Development, Valuation and Management; Projects and Procurement; Strategic Planning and Urban Governance; etc.

Her recent research project “PERCOM – Equity and efficiency in the urbanisation process: a land readjustment execution model”, was funded by the Portuguese national funding agency for science, research and technology (FCT).

Research interests: Negotiation and conflict management in spatial planning; Tourism planning; Territorial governance; Tourism and urban regeneration; Financing and management models in urban regeneration. Recent publications: Almeida, J., Nunes da Silva, F., Costa, C. (2017) A framework for conflict analysis in spatial planning for tourism. Tourism Management Perspectives, Vol. 24, pp. 94-106; Almeida, J. (2017) Leadership in intractable conflict management, Finnisterra, LII, Vol. 104, pp. 25-37; Bernardo, F., Almeida J., Faria C., (2017) Urban identity and tourism: different looks, one single place. Proceedings of the Institution of Civil Engineers – Urban Design and Planning, Vol. 170(5), pp. 205–216.

Joana Mourão

MsC, PhD

Joana Mourão is an Architect (darq|FCTUC), postgraduate in Urban Planning and Design (FEUP) and PhD in Architecture – Dynamics and Urban Forms (FAUP, PhD thesis: “Planning a Low Carbon Urban Metabolism”). She holds an FCT postdoctoral fellow at CITUA/ IST and at the Urban and Territorial Studies Unit from the National Laboratory of Civil Engineering, developing research on cultural value, environmental efficiency, and housing supply at the scope of urban regeneration and building rehabilitation processes. She is the author of several publications about ecology and energy in urbanism, architecture, and construction, as the book “Sustainable Building Principles”, a chapter in the book “Cities in Crises” or the article “Combining embodied and operational energy in buildings refurbishment life cycle energy assessment” in Energy & Buildings Journal. She was invited professor in the Master and PhD courses in Humanities and Technologies Lusófona University, lecturing an Urban and Territorial Ecology course, and has been invited to teach classes in several universities (FEUCP, UNL, IST, ISCTE-IUL, FAUL). Since 2003 has participated in research projects (Housing for the future. Requirements and models for the information society and ecology- LNEC, Evolution of the Metropolitan Lisbon Metabolism – IST & ISCTE-IUL) about architecture, territory, ecology, urban regeneration, housing, and public policies. She is trainer in Ecology and Rehabilitation at the Portuguese Order of the Architects.

Joana Dias

MsC, PhD

Joana Dias holds a master’s in Environmental Engineering (IST, University of Lisbon) and a PhD in Engineering and Management (IST, University of Lisbon), with specialization in social innovation and transformative capacity in communities, exploring also how these influence and are influenced by the systems resilience.

She has been involved in several research projects in the field of sustainability, namely related to social innovation, transitions for sustainability, corporative sustainability and rural-urban linkages.

During the academic years, she has collaborated as a teaching assistant, at Instituto Superior Técnico, in Environmental and Territorial Management and Environmental Impact courses.

João Vieira Caldas

MsC, PhD

João Vieira Caldas is an assistant professor of Architecture at IST. He holds a degree in Architecture (1977, School of Fine Arts in Lisbon, Pt), a Master of Arts in History of Art (1988, Faculty of Social Sciences and Humanities, New University of Lisbon, Pt) and a PhD in Architecture (2007, Instituto Superior Técnico , Lisbon, Pt).

In the past, his professional activity was divided between the practice of architecture, teaching, research and criticism having worked on intervention projects in the built heritage and participated in various inventories and studies on Architectural and Urban Heritage. Nowadays, he teachs History of Architecture, Theory of Architecture, Theory of Conservation and Restoration and Methods of Research in Architecture at IST, and is dedicated to research in the fields of architectural heritage and Portuguese architecture of modern and contemporary times. The focus of his research is on the History of Housing, whether vernacular or erudite, rural or urban, superving a group of young researchers. Emphasis is placed upon the need to disseminate and discuss the knowledge produced through the publication of papers and books, regardless of their academic status, as well participation in conferences and colloquiums. He has published articles and books, as well as supervised master’s and doctoral theses.

Jorge Batista e Silva

MsC, PhD

Jorge Batista e Silva joined the Department of Civil Engineering, Architecture and Georesources at IST in 1987 where is has worked ever since. He holds a M.Sc. degree in Urban and Regional Planning (1990) from the former Technical University of Lisbon and a Ph.D. degree in Civil Engineering (1999), a dissertation that was presented at IST and concerning “The Monitoring Function in Urban Planning – a model for actions program by objectives”.

He was a Senior Researcher at CESUR since 1988. In 2002-05 has coordinated the CESUR team concerning the WP4 of URBEM European Project (Urban Basin Rehabilitation Enhancement Methods), related with the classification and evaluation of aesthetic quality of urban watercourses and has coordinated the 1st stage of RiProCity project, funded by the Portuguese Foundation of Science and Technology, devoted to urban rivers seen as an opportunity to urban sustainability. He has over 30 year’s professional experience in the subjects of Urban and Regional Planning, Evaluation and Monitoring, Mobility and Transportation, sometimes for central administration but mainly for local administration/ municipalities. He was a consultant in numerous projects dealing with Urban Development Plans, urban road networks planning and mobility systems. In 2001 was a consultant in a governmental planning team aiming to lunch the International contest concerning the Project of a new Light Rail /Tram Line in Almada-Seixal, which was later (in 2008) opened to public operation. During 2007-2011 was member of the Board of Directors of IMTT – the Institute of Mobility and inland Transportation – a central administration body from the Ministry of Transportation, and was its President in the last six months of that period. He is currently an Assistant Professor at IST and he teaches “Fundamentals of Spatial Planning” and “Urban Planning” at Civil Engineering and Architecture Graduation Courses and Urbanism and Spatial Planning Master Course. He is the responsible teacher for the subject “Evaluation of Plans and Public Decision” at this MSc Course of the Dep. of Civil Engineering, Architecture and Geo-resources of IST.

José Antunes Ferreira

MsC, PhD

José Antunes Ferreira is an associate professor with habilitation at IST. He obtained a first degree in Civil Engineering (1976, Instituto Superior Técnico, Pt), a PhD in Civil Engineering (1990, Instituto Superior Técnico, Pt) and habilitation in Civil Engineering (2015, Instituto Superior Técnico, Pt).

He teaches at IST since 1976 courses in the fields of Operational Research, Project Management, Spatial and Urban planning.

His main research topics have been in the field of numerical taxonomy, risk management on plans and projects and evaluation models. More recently, he has been devoting himself to problems related to public procurement, management, and financing urban spaces.

He recently led a research group that had two research projects funded by FCT approved and developed, namely PERCOM and PERIURBAN. The first one related with land readjustment and the second concerning with periurban areas.

He has coordinated a wide range of projects and studies on public procurement, project management and urban planning.

He has also an outstanding CV as senior researcher of CESUR – Centre of Urban and Regional Systems – being coordinator of the urban unit’s successful FCT projects. He is author of several research papers published by international journals on Urban and Regional Planning, and is a consultant in the area of Planning and Project Management for National and International Organisations.

He is vice president of the Portuguese Association of Urban Planners.

He is a member of the Council of Representatives of AESOP – Association of European Schools of Planning.

He was the chair of the organising committee of the AESOP Annual Congress ’17 “Spaces of Dialog for Places of Dignity: Fostering the European Dimension of Planning” held in Lisboa, Portugal, on 11-14 july, 2017 (

José Maria Lobo de Carvalho

MsC, PhD

José Maria Lobo de Carvalho (1971) is an invited assistant professor of architecture at Instituto Superior Técnico, University of Lisbon since 2010. He holds a degree in Architecture in 1994 from Universidade Lusíada de Lisboa, including a year at the Istituto Politecnico di Milano as an ERASMUS student. In that same year he concluded a post-graduate course on Historic Buildings at the Instituto Superior Técnico and in 1996 he obtains a MA in Conservation Studies from the University of York (UK). After some years for professional practice, he develops his PHD in Architecture at the Instituto Superior Técnico, concluding his thesis on the Economics of Conservation in 2009.

His research interests are focused on the conservation of historic buildings and urban centres, the economics of architectural conservation and cultural policies for the heritage sector, maintenance strategies for historic buildings and history of architecture and the city. As a practitioner, he started his professional career working for the national Architectural Inventory System (DGEMN) and worked for six years at Parques de Sintra- Monte da Lua, as conservation architect of the National Palace of Pena and author of the reconstruction of the Chalet of the Countess of Edla, which received the Europa Nostra Award in 2013. In 2015 he founded his own office Conservation Practice and has been responsible for the study and research of over forty historic buildings in Lisboa, Porto, Cascais e Évora.

He is a member of the research project STORM – Safeguarding Cultural Heritage through Technical and Organisational Resources Management (2016-2018), funded by the EU’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme, and a member of the research project “Tourism & dynamics of transformation in historic neighbourhoods: the case of Alfama” (CERIS 2017). He is often invited to participate in scientific and technical events and is a member of the Jury of the ARPA International Architectural Award (Valladolid, Span). Member of Historic Garden’s Association and Portuguese Construction History Society.

Manuel Correia Guedes

MsC, PhD

Manuel Correia Guedes is an Associate Professor at the Higher Technical Institute (Instituto Superior Técnico – IST), of the University of Lisbon. He has a Graduate Degree in Architecture (Faculty of Architecture of the Technical University of Lisbon, 1991), an M.Phil. and a Ph.D. (University of Cambridge, Faculty of Architecture, 1995 and 2000). Former Head of the Architectural Research Centre of the IST (ICIST-G1). Former Director of the Course of Architecture of the IST. Specialised in Sustainable Architecture, he created the disciplines of Environmental Design and Sustainable Architecture at the Master and Ph.D. courses. He participated in 15 International Research projects in the area, being PI in 5 of these, and National Coordinator in 6 (mostly E.U. cooperation projects with Africa and Asia). He authored and edited 12 books, 16 papers in peer-reviewed Journals, over 70 papers in International Conferences, and Environmental Simulation Software. He is a member of over 12 Scientific Commissions of international knowledge networks and programs. Is a Peer Reviewer for 8 International ISI journals, and a member of the Editorial Board of ELSEVIER (Renewable Energy). Is an expert for the EU (evaluation of FP7 and H2020 project candidacies). Member of the Organising Committee of 36 International Conferences, international Coordinator in 8 of these. Developed work with over 46 higher education and research institutions. Supervised 8 PhD students and 43 Masters’ Students.

Margarida Barata Monteiro

MsC, PhD

Margarida Barata Monteiro, MSc in Environmental Engineering (IST-UL) and PhD in Strategic Environmental Assessment (IST-UL), is an integrated researcher of CiTUA, University of Lisbon, Portugal, in the scientific LINE 2: Planning, management and governance of contemporary urban territories in scarcity, different socio- economic and climate change contexts. Margarida is collaborating in teaching the courses of Environmental Impacts and Environmental and Territorial Management in IST. Since 2011 Margarida is researching on strategic and sustainability assessment (SEA), exploring strategic thinking approaches, governance, transitions to sustainability, and SEA capacity, associated with several international and Portuguese research projects. During this time she was also involved, as a consultant, in more than 10 SEA.

Patrícia Lourenço

MsC, PhD

Patricia Lourenço is an architect and invited assistant professor at IST, lecturing Architecture Project in the second year of the integrated master in Architecture. She obtained her degree in architecture in 1996 from Faculdade de Arquitectura da Universidade Técnica de Lisboa. In 2002 she obtained her master degree in Architecture at IST, Universidade de Lisboa, researching on sustainable construction materials, with a thesis on the economic and technical viability of re-using raw earth construction in Portugal. Since then she has been involved in the research and dissemination of practices to promote raw earth heritage conservation as well as its construction techniques mapping and updating, by participating in research groups, books and articles writing and revision, conferences and workshops.

In 2015 she concluded a PhD in Architecture, at IST, researching on enhancing buildings’ sustainability through user oriented strategies and use data monitoring. Case study: School buildings.

The current primary areas of research include 1) Evidence Based Sustainable Architecture, 2) Post occupancy evaluation & buildings in use monitoring 3) Users behaviour data for modeling and simulating buildings’ energy performance.

Dissemination of results include journal and conference articles, participating as guest consultant for the European Council of Architects regarding the theme “Responsible Architecture”.

She is currently participating on the following research projects at IST: 1) RMB – re-use of modernist buildings (; 2) ATLAS of School Architecture in Portugal – Education, Heritage and Challenges (PTDC/ATP-AQI/3273/2014).

She is a licenced professional architect since 1999, maintaining a professional practice since then.

Pedro Pinto

MsC, PhD

Pedro Pinto is a post-doc fellow at IST. He obtained a first degree in Territorial Engineering (2003, IST), a Master degree in Urban Studies and Land-Use Management (2007, IST), and a PhD in Landscape Architecture and Environmental Planning (2015, University of CaIifornia, Berkeley).

He has collaborated in research teams studying the relationship of cities and rivers, the evolution of urban waterfronts, and municipal land-use planning. His doctoral research compared land-use patterns and environmental governance structures in the Tagus Estuary (Lisbon) and the San Francisco Bay. His professional experience has also included collaboration in municipal master plans and social facilities planning.

His current research emphasis is focused mainly on aspects of the interface between natural and built environments: 1) how urban riverfronts have evolved and are being redeveloped, and how the social and environmental benefits of these contemporary interventions may be improved; 2) what land-use patterns and evolution have led to the current patterns of land-use around urbanized estuaries; 3) how has the land-use and environmental governance structures operating around the estuaries contributed to an increased or reduced encroachment on wetlands; 4) how have past and current land-use patterns and policies affected the current and future vulnerability to sea-level rise; 5) how can land-use patterns and policies be improved so as to favor the adoption of local adaptation solutions in face of rising seas.

Rute Martins

MsC, PhD

Rute Martins holds a a Ph.D. in Environmental Engineering (IST, University of Lisbon), with specialisation in social-ecological systems exploring the improvement of the sustainability between rural and urban territories.

Since then, she has been actively involved in international and national R&D projects (such as Horizon Europe, Interreg, Erasmus+, FCT R&D) and practice-based research in the fields of sustainability assessment, territorial planning, and resilient communities, and risk reduction.

She has advanced knowledge on award setup including finding funding, budget creation, filling out proposal forms and submitting proposals.

In the past, she collaborated as a teaching assistant in Environment and Territorial Management and Strategic Environmental Assessment.

Susana Lobo

Msc, PhD

Susana Lobo (Lourenço Marques, 1973). Architect, graduated from the Department of Architecture of the University of Coimbra (DArq-FCTUC), where she teaches since 1998 and is currently Assistant Professor. She holds a PhD in Architecture, specializing in Theory and History of Architecture, from the University of Coimbra (2013) with the dissertation “Arquitetura e Turismo: planos e projetos. As cenografias do lazer na costa portuguesa, da 1.ª República à Democracia”, for which she was granted a FCT scholarship and was distinguished with a Honorable Mention in the 2014 Andre Jordan prize. Since 2015, she has been member of the Coimbra Studio PhD program in Architecture at DArq-FCTUC and is responsible for the “Urbanism, Architecture and Tourism” curricular unit she created at this institution, in which she won the Santander-UC prize for Pedagogical Innovation in 2021-2022.

She is the author of Pousadas de Portugal: Reflexos da Arquitetura Portuguesa do Século XX (University of Coimbra Press, 2007), Risco Interior: o desenho de mobiliário na Cidade Universitária de Coimbra (AnoZero/Edições Almedina, 2015) and the monographs José Isaías Cardoso: Um moderno na Figueira da Foz (NARC/OA-SRN, 2016) and Vasco Cunha: O Arquiteto e sua Cidade (NARC/OA-SRN, 2017). She was guest editor of Docomomo Journal 60: “Architectures of the Sun” (2019) and has contributed to several national and international architecture journals and publications.

On the relationships between Architecture, Territory, Landscape and Tourism, her area of expertise, she has participated in various scientific meetings. More recently, at the International Symposium “Paradores, Turismo y Cultura: Rumbo al Centenario” (Universidad de Santiago de Compostela, 2019); at the 1st and at the 2nd International Scientific Conferences “Touriscape – Transversal Tourism and Landscape (Universidad de Malaga, 2018; UPC – Barcelona, 2020), this last in which she also moderated the session “Tourism Architecture (I): Projects”; was member of the Scientific Committee of the VII CInCCi International Conference (Universidade Federal do Ceará – Fortaleza, 2020) and was main lecturer at the IV International Art and Architecture History Conference “Ocio y Negocio: el Hotel de posguerra en las Américas 1945-1990” (Universidad de Cuenca – Equador, 2021).

She was the General Commissioner of the “Habitar Portugal 2012-2017” initiative from the Portuguese Architects Association, under the title “Espaço Público: uma casa para todos”, and curator of the respective exhibition at Centro Cultural de Belém, in Lisbon, held in October 2021.

Susana Pereira

MsC, PhD

Susana Pereira has a degree in architecture (1997) from the Faculty of Architecture from the Oporto University (FAUP), has a master degree in Heritage Conservation (2009) from the University of Évora (UÉvora) and is currently a PhD student at Instituto Superior Técnico (IST) from Lisbon University.

Since 1997 she has worked as an architect, interior designer and urban planner in different Portuguese architectural offices as well as abroad. As part of multidisciplinary teams she has participated in different types of projects in all its phases being also responsible for the coordination of teams of professionals.

She is currently developing her PhD research entitled, “Built Environment – Physical Activity: An Equation for Health. Interdisciplinary Perspective on the Construction of a Healthy City” project that has the financing by FCT (Fundação para a Ciência e a Tecnologia) through a PhD grant. As part of that she has integrated various congresses on urban health.

Silvia Jorge

MsC, PhD

Sílvia Jorge is an architect with a master’s degree in Architecture and Rehabilitation of Urban Centres, and with a PhD in Urbanism, from the Lisbon School of Architecture of the University of Lisbon. Her research assumes an interdisciplinary approach, dialoguing between Architecture, Urbanism and Social Sciences, and has focused on the urban margins of different contexts (Portugal, Brazil, Mozambique). Her work and contribution in various collective research projects have been developing among four thematic axes: 1. (self)production of space and its urban inequalities; 2. urban/housing policies and urbanistic tools; 3. urban typologies and intervention paradigms; 4. right to housing, right to the city and spatial justice.

Currently, she coordinates the research project “Housing as a ‘FIRST RIGHT’” (2021-2027), financed by the Portuguese Foundation for Technology, in the framework of the Stimulus of Scientific Employment program – 3rd Edition. From a critical and reflexive lecture of the processes and projects carried out in the scope of the ‘First Right’ program conducted in Portugal, this research project aims to inform more inclusive and sustainable policies and practices committed to the universal access to an adequate housing, at the European and national levels.

She has (co)author various articles in (inter)national journals and chapter books, as well as participated and organised several scientific meetings on her research themes.


Ana Fernandes

Msc, PhD Candidate

PhD title: Arquitetura e Território do Chá

Supervisor: Alexandra Alegre

Co-supervisor: Maria Helena de Almeida

Ana Rita Valadas Gonçalves

Msc, PhD Candidate

PhD Title: “A Casa Nobre Pré-Joanina em Lisboa”

Supervisor: João Vieira Caldas



Anas Shrefahe

Msc, PhD Candidate

PhD Title: “City Archive: A tool for raising a city from the ashes. The case of Aleppo, Syria”

Supervisor: Ana Tostões

Co-Supervisor: Jorge Gonçalves

Arsalan Nezhadfard

Msc, PhD Candidate

PhD title: Balance between modern and traditional poles in two 20th century cities: Istanbul and Lisbon

Supervisor: Ana Tostões

Co-supervisor: Francisco Teixeira Bastos

Carlos Veloso

Msc, PhD Candidate

Carolina Marques Chaves Galvão

Msc, PhD Candidate

PhD title: Desafios da Preservação do Património Moderno: Edifício Vertical na América Latina

Supervisor: Ana Tostões

Cássio de Lucena Carvalho

MsC, PhD Candidate

PhD Title: ARQUITETURA ESCOLAR DEMOCRÁTICA _ Estratégias de planeamento e princípios de concepção em escolas públicas em Portugal 

Supervisor:  Pedro Jorge Dias Pimenta Rodrigues

Co-Supervisor: Alexandra Alegre

Fernando Campos

MsC, PhD Candidate

Fernando de Medeiros Galvão

MsC, PhD Candidate

PhD title: Projeto Paramétrico: Um Paradigma Computacional na Arquitetura Contemporânea

Supervisor: Francisco Teixeira Bastos

Co-supervisor: António Correia Leitão

Freddy Paiva Nogueira

MsC, PhD Candidate

PhD title: Micromobility Supported by Tactical Interventions in Contexts of Rupture

Supervisor: Filipe Vilaça e Moura

Co-supervisor: Ana Morais de Sá

Gabriel Costa Valença

MsC, PhD Candidate

PhD title: Allocating road space dynamically over time: From static to dynamic urban designs

Supervisor: Filipe Moura
Co-Supervisor: Ana Morais de Sá

Guilherme Saad

MsC, PhD Candidate

PhD Title: Transformative approaches in social-forestry systems to promote multifunctional, biodiverse and fire resilient forests

Supervisor: Maria do Rosário Partidário

Gustavo Alexandre Ferreira Lopes dos Santos

MsC, PhD Candidate

PhD title: Sustainable Urban Development and Mega-Events: The Impacts of the Olympic Agenda 2020 in Future Olympic Legacies

Supervisor: Beatriz Condessa

Co-supervisor: Fernando Nunes da Silva

Inês Maria Melo Gato de Pinho

MsC, PhD Candidate

PhD title: Modo Nostro. A Especificidade da Arquitetura da Companhia de Jesus e as Últimas Fundações da Província Portuguesa nos Séculos XVII e XVIII

Supervisor: João Vieira Caldas

Co-supervisor: Rui Pedro Mexia Lobo / Maria João Pereira Coutinho

Jaime David de Jesus Silva

MsC, PhD Candidate

PhD title: A genealogia tipológica da megaestrutura habitacional europeia: O nascimento e morte de um sonho do Movimento Moderno

Supervisor: Ana Tostões


João Manuel Duarte Branco

MsC, PhD Candidate

PhD Title: Construir intemporal: protótipos termodinâmicos da arquitetura regional em Portugal

Supervisor: Paulo Providência

Co-Supervisor: Ana Tostões

Jorge Afonso Correia Pinto Pereira Freitas

MsC, PhD Candidate

Julianno Amorim

MsC, PhD Candidate

PhD title: Equity in access to public transportation: a metropolitan view on accessibility

Supervisor: João de Abreu e Silva

Co-supervisor: Jorge Gonçalves

Lina Maria Hoyos Rojas

MsC, PhD Candidate

PhD title: Network of Cultural Ecosystem Services: Improving Transformative Change in the Policymaking of the Metropolitan Area of Lisbon.

Supervisor: João de Abreu e Silva

Mateus Laranjeira

MsC, PhD Candidate

PhD title: As Igrejas de Três Naves nos Açores

Supervisor: João Vieira Caldas

Co-supervisor: José Eduardo Capa Horta Correia

Niccolò Arnaldo Galliano

MsC, PhD Candidate

PhD title: Modern Housing in the Pearl River Delta

Supervisor: Daniela Arnaut

Co-supervisor: Ana Tostões


Nuno David

MsC, PhD candidate

PhD title: A Paisagem na Monitorização de Planos: Contributos para um Sistema de Monitorização Inclusivo

Supervisor: Isabel Loupa Ramos

Co-supervisor: Jorge Baptista e Silva

Paula Vale de Paula

MsC, PhD candidate

PhD title: Parcerias Público-Privadas em Projetos de Reabilitação Urbana: Boas Práticas e Modelos Inovadores de Contratação

Supervisor: Rui Cunha Marques

Co-supervisor: Jorge Gonçalves

Rita Abecasis da Gama Castel Branco

MsC, PhD candidate

PhD title: Wishful City: shaping a better framework for improved urban living

Supervisor: António Ricardo da Costa

Co-supervisor: Karl Kropf

Rui Ferreira

MsC, PhD candidate

Tiago Cristóvão

MsC, PhD candidate

PhD Title: Representar e comunicar arquitetura: do conceito à obra

Supervisor: João Vieira Caldas

Co-Supervisor: Jorge dos Reis

Valentina Pierri

MsC, PhD Candidate

PhD title: Musealização e adaptação de património industrial. A experiência das cidades de Lisboa, Roma e São Paulo

Supervisor: Ana Tostões

Co-supervisor: Helena Barranha Gomes

Zara Ferreira

MsC, PhD Candidate

PhD title: Habitações para o maior número em Lisboa: Olivais e Telheiras
Transformação do espaço doméstico e dos modos de habitar (1960s-2020s)

Supervisor: Ana Tostões

Co-supervisor: Franz Graf