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Sara Santos Cruz

Sara Santos Cruz

Assistant Professor in the Territorial Planning and Environment Division, Faculty of Engineering - University of Oporto

Senior Researcher at CITTA (Unit one)

Territory Planning and Environment Division
Faculty of Engineering of Oporto
Rua Dr. Roberto Frias, s/n

Oporto , Portugal 4200-465 Oporto
Work: (+351) 225081484

Education:

  1. 2004 PhD in Civil Engineering (Urban Planning)
  2. Thesis Title: ‘Utopic fragments in the chaotic city: closed condominiums in Greater Oporto’
  3. Faculty of Engineering in the University of Oporto, Portugal
  4. 1994 MSc in Civil Engineering
  5. Faculty of Engineering in the University of Oporto, Portugal
  6. 1991 Degree in Civil Engineering – Planning
  7. Faculty of Engineering in the University of Oporto, Portugal

Biography:

Research Interests

Urban development / urban production and management of cities, in particular research into: the urban space and processes that shape it, focusing on the implications of urban change for the environment and on impact assessment.

Currently supervising doctoral and master candidates on public space, urban resilience and green areas in urban centres.

Work experience

Academic activity

 

Scientific Research Activity

Research projects

 

Publications

Papers in international scientific journals

Pinho, P; Oliveira, V; Santos Cruz, S; Barbosa, M (2012) "Metabolic Impact Assessment for urban planning", Journal of Environmental Planning and Management 56(2), pp 178-193.
Pinho, P.; S. McCallum & S. Santos Cruz (2010) ´A critical appraisal of EIA screening practice in EU Member States', Impact Assessment and Project Appraisal, 28(2), 91-107.
Santos Cruz, S., Pinho, P. (2009) 'Closed Condominiums as Urban Fragments of the Contemporary City', European Planning Studies, 17(11), 1685-1710.

Books

Santos Cruz, S, Brandão Alves, F, Pinho, P (2013) Planning and Ageing: Think, Act and Share Age-Friendly Cities, Citta 5th Annual Conference on Planning Research, (ISBN: 978-972-752-153-1).

Chapters of Books

Santos Cruz, S; Costa, J.P; Sousa, S; Pinho, P (2012) "Urban Resilience and Spatial Dynamics", Eraydin, A; Taşan-Kok, T, in Resilience Thinking in Urban Planning, Dordrecht, Springer, pp 53-70, ISBN: 978-94-007-5476-8.
Oliveira, V; Martins, A; Santos Cruz, S (2012) "Evaluating urban policies from a resilient perspective: the case of Oporto", Eraydin, A; Tasan-kok, T, in Resilient thinking in urban planning, Dordrecht, Springer, pp 161-78, ISBN: 978-94-007-5476-8.

Papers in conference proceedings

Lopes, M; Santos Cruz, S; Pinho, P (2012) "The Changing Publicness of Urban Spaces", in EURAU 2012 – Public Space and the Contemporary City, 12-15 September, Porto, Portugal, pp 10.
Santos Cruz, S., Pinho, P., Ferreira, M. (2009) The impact of Closed condominiums in the urban and structure of metropolitan areas, CITTA 1st Annual Conference on Planning Research. FEUP edições, pp 159-174.

Technical Reports

Cornaro, A., Correia, M., Dallhammer, E., Hilding-Rydevik, T., Lexer, W, Mayer, S., Pinho, P., Santos Cruz, S. (2005) (IMP)³ Policy Options. D 5.2 Final Report, Project funded by the Sixth Framework Programme of the European Commission.
Mayer, S., Correia, M., Pinho, P., Santos Cruz, S., Hrnčárová, M., Lieskovská, Z., Palúchová, K. (2005) (IMP)³ Projects subject to EIA D 2.4 Report WP 4, Project funded by the Sixth Framework Programme of the European Commission.

Other publications

Pinho, P (coordination) (2002) Atlas da Área Metropolitana do Porto, AMP, Laboratório de Planeamento do Território e Ambiente. Publication in CD-ROM (as a member of the technical team).

Thesis

Santos Cruz, S (2004) "Utopic fragments in the chaotic city: the case of closed condominiums in Greater Oporto", Phd thesis, Faculty of Engineering, University of Oporto.
Santos Cruz, S. (1994) Comportamento Dinâmico de Pontes Ferroviárias em Vias de Alta Velocidade. Master in Structures in Civil Engineering, Faculty of Engineering, University of Oporto.

Oral communications in scientific meetings by invitation

Santos Cruz, S. (2009) 'Estratégias de Planeamento para Reduções de Emissões de CO2', Colóquio O Ambiente e a Cidade, Câmara Municipal de V.N. Gaia, 17 Setembro.
Pinho, P; S. Santos Cruz (2006) ´(IMP)3 - Melhorar a Implementação da Avaliação de Impacte Ambiental no quadro Europeu´, CNAI - 2ª Conferência Nacional de Avaliação de Impactes, Castelo Branco - Portugal.

Other oral communications in scientific meetings

Lopes, M; Santos Cruz, S; Pinho, P (2012) "Using Publicness as a Public Space Transdisciplinary Analysis Tool", in Ambivalent Landscapes, 6-7 December, Lisbon, Portugal.
Pinho, P., Oliveira, V., Santos Cruz, S., Barbosa, M. (2010) 'Bringing urban form and urban metabolism into planning - the SUME project', 24th AESOP Annual Conference, 7-10 July, Finland.
Pinho, P., Santos Cruz, S., Oliveira, V., Martins, A. (2010) 'Evaluating urban policies from a resilient perspective', 3rd CITTA Annual Conference, Faculty of Engineering, 14th May.
Pinho, P., Santos Cruz, S., Oliveira, V., Barbosa, M. (2010) 'Bringing urban form and urban metabolism into planning - the SUME project', 3rd CITTA Annual Conference, 14th May, Faculty of Engineering, Oporto.
Santos Cruz, S., Brandão Alves, F. (2010) 'Fragmentation in dispersed settlements in the metropolitan area of Oporto: two comparative case studies', PLIC (Public Life In-Between Cities) Conference, June, Haifa - Israel.
Santos Cruz, S., Pinho, P., Oliveira, V., Martins, A. (2010) 'A Resilient Perspective in the Evaluation of Land-Use Policies', 24th AESOP Annual Conference, 7-10 July, Finland.
Santos Cruz, S., Pinho, P. (2009) The impact of closed condominiums in the urban form and structure of metropolitan areas, CITTA 1st Annual Conference on Planning Research. FEUP edition, 159-174.
Santos Cruz, S., Pinho, P. (2008) Privately governed neighbourhoods, presentation at the AESOP Annual Conference of the Association of European Schools of Planning, Chicago, 7-13 July.
Santos Cruz, S., Pinho, P. (2008) The impact of closed condominiums in the urban form and structure of metropolitan areas, 44th ISOCARP Congress, 19–23 September, Dalian - China.
Pinho, P., Santos Cruz, S., Ferreira, M. (2007) ´The impact of closed condominiums in the form and structure of metropolitan areas´, Conference Private Urban Governance & Gated Communities, 5-8 June, Université de Paris.
Santos Cruz, S (2007) Responsive Planning Policies for Closed Condominiums, AESOP 2007, July, Naples, Italy.
Oliveira, V., Santos Cruz, S., Corte-Real, B., Sousa, F., Pinho, P. (2006) ´The impact of closed condominiums in the urban form - a methodological approach´, ISUF - International Seminar of Urban Form, 2-5 September, Stockholm.
Pinho,P., Santos Cruz, S., Correia, R., Mayer, S. (2006) A Critical Appraisal of EIA screening in EU Member States, IAIA - 2006 Stavanger, Norway, 23 - 27 May.
Santos Cruz, S., Pinho, P (2006) Glocal Urban Products: glimpses of our postmodern urbanism, paper presented at Planning Research Conference Global Places, Local Spaces, 5-7 April, London
Santos Cruz, S., Pinho, P (2005) Closed condominiums or the new urban fragments, paper presented at the AESOP Annual Conference of the Association of European Schools of Planning, 13-17 July, Vienna

Posters in scientific meetings

Sousa, F., Santos Cruz, S., Pinho, P. (2009) 'Uma aplicação da Análise de Dados Multivariados ao estudo do impacto dos condomínios fechados na forma urbana', XVII Congresso Anual da Sociedade Portuguesa de Estatística, 30 Setembro - 3 Outubro, Sesimbra.

Organization of Conferences

As General Secretary of the Local Organizing Commitee of the 45th Internacional Congress of ISOCARP (International Society of City and Regional Planners), - 'Low Carbon Cities' in FEUP - Porto, 18 - 22 October, 2009. 
1st and 2nd Ciclos de Cinema e Urbanismo da Secção de Planeamento do Território e Ambiente. FEUP, Maio/Junho 2008 (organization – Frederico Moura e Sá, Ricardo Cardoso, Sara Santos Cruz, Vitor Oliveira / Comissariado Cultural FEUP).
3rd Ciclo de Cinema e Urbanismo da Secção de Planeamento do Território e Ambiente. FEUP, Maio/Junho 2008 (organization – Ruben Fernandes, Sara Santos Cruz, Sílvia Sousa, Vitor Oliveira / Comissariado Cultural FEUP).
Conferência: "O Desafio da Expansão do Metro do Porto", Faculdade de Engenharia da Universidade do Porto, Dezembro de 2007 (organização: Paulo Pinho, Sara Santos Cruz)

 

 

 

 

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Department of Civil Engineering:
Assistant Professor
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