Sousa, Sílvia

Research Group 1 - Planning and Environmental Assessment (PEA)
Sousa, Sílvia
G411 (FEUP)

Urban and Regional Planner
FCT Post Doctoral Fellow
Integrated Member at CITTA (Unit one)

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Sílvia Sousa is a Post-Doctoral Researcher from the Portuguese Foundation for Science and Technology (FCT) and an integrated member of the Research Centre for Territory, Transports and Environment (CITTA), Faculty of Engineering, University of Oporto (FEUP). Graduate in Urban and Regional Planning (University of Aveiro), specialized in European Spatial Planning (Royal Institute of Technology, Stockholm), an MSc in Environment, Planning and Urban Project and PhD in Civil Engineering – Planning and Environment (University of Oporto). She has professional experience as a team member, project manager, and co-author of several urban development plans, detailed local plans, urban regeneration projects, sector studies, urban design projects and urban architecture projects. She has been involved in national and international research projects and her scientific activity has included research in fields such as historic centers management, low carbon urban environments, shrinking cities, urban resilience, and more recently evidence-based planning, urban form, and accessibility. She is a member of the Spatial Planners Portuguese Association (APPLA), Shrinking Cities International Research Network (SCiRN™), COST Action TU0803 Cities Regrowing Smaller (CIRES) – Fostering Knowledge on Regeneration Strategies in Shrinking Cities across Europe, and Portuguese Network of Urban Morphology (PNUM). - See more at:

  • PhD in Civil Engineering – Planning and Environment, University of Oporto
  • MSc in Environment, Planning and Urban Project, Faculties of Engineering and Architecture of the University of Oporto
  • Specialization in European Spatial Planning, Royal Institute of Technology, Stockholm
  • Degree in Urban and Regional Planning, University of Aveiro
  • Certified Trainer, IEFP