Dias, Ana

Research Group 1 - Spatial Planning and Environment (SPE)
Dias, Ana

Currently is a PhD student in FEUP, studying the relationship between Theory and Practice in Urban Planning, and how Urban Morphology can contribute to it. Collaborated in the research projects SPLACH (DINÂMIA'CET-IUL, Lisbon, 2018) and BooST (CITTA, Porto, 2019-2021). Collaborated as a consultant for municipal urban planning in Portugal. Interested in the sustainability-driven transformations currently taking place in the urban fabric and in supporting urban planning practitioners through applied research. Research areas include urban morphology, the urban food system, and sustainable mobility.


Silva, C., Lopes, M., Mélice Dias, A. (2022) Revealing the strength of gross potential for cycling as a planning support for starter cycling cities. Case Studies on Transport Policy, 10(1), 539-548. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.cstp.2022.01.014.


Lopes, M., Mélice Dias, A. (2022) Changing perspectives in times of crisis. The impact of COVID-19 on territorial accessibility. Transportation Research Part A: Policy and Practice, 158, 285-301. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.tra.2022.03.006.


Mélice Dias, A., Lopes, M., & Silva, C. (2022). More than Cycling Infrastructure: Supporting the Development of Policy Packages for Starter Cycling Cities. Transportation Research Record, 2676(1), 785-797. https://doi.org/10.1177/03611981211034732


Silva, C., Marques, J., Lopes, M., Mélice Dias, A. (2021) The Gross Potential for Cycling: planning for human scale urban mobility. Transport in human scale cities, 157-168. https://doi.org/10.4337/9781800370517.00024.


Lopes, M., Mélice Dias, A., Silva, C. (2021) The impact of urban features in cycling potential – A tale of Portuguese cities. Journal of Transport Geography, 95 (103149). https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jtrangeo.2021.103149.


Marat-Mendes, T., Borges, J. C., Mélice Dias, A., Lopes, R. (2021) Planning for a sustainable food system: The potential role of urban agriculture in Lisbon Metropolitan Area. Journal of Urbanism: International Research on Placemaking and Urban Sustainability, 14(3), 356-386. https://doi.org/10.1080/17549175.2021.1880960.


Mélice Dias, A. (2018) The Shape of Food: An analysis of urban agricultural shapes in Lisbon’s Greater Area. Socializing with Food: Paredes’ Pedagogical Horta. Master Thesis. Lisboa: ISCTE-IUL. https://doi.org/10.13140/RG.2.2.29247.94883.


Mélice Dias, A., Marat-Medes, T. (2018) Formas urbanas contemporâneas: o caso das hortas urbanas nos municípios de Cascais e Lisboa. 7ª Conferência da Rede Lusófona de Morfologia Urbana: A produção do território: formas, processos, desígnios. July, Porto.