Ferreira, António

Research Group 2 - Urban Planning and Housing (UPH)
Ferreira, António
G412 (FEUP)



PhD in Urban Planning - University of Liverpool, UK
MA in Urban Planning and Design - University of Porto, Portugal
MSc in Civil Engineering - University of Coimbra, Portugal

  • 2017-12-04 to present: University of Porto: Porto, Portugal. Senior Researcher at CITTA - Research Centre for Territory, Transports and Environment, Faculty of Engineering
  • 2015-01-01 to 2017-12-01: Ferreira Solutions (Self-employed / freelancer): Coimbra, Portugal. Private consultant
  • 2012-03-01 to 2014-11-30: University of Leeds: Leeds, United Kingdom. Research Fellow (Institute for Transport Studies)
  • 2010-09-01 to 2012-03-01: University of Amsterdam: Amsterdam, Netherlands. Post-doctoral Researcher (Department of Human Geography, Planning and International Development Studies
  • 2006-09-01 to 2010-07-31: University of Liverpool: Liverpool, Merseyside, United Kingdom. PhD Researcher and Honorary Research Associate (Department of Civic Design, now Department of Geography and Planning)
  • 2000-09-01 to 2006-07-31: University of Coimbra: Coimbra, Portugal. Teaching Assistant / Higher Education Teacher (Department of Civil Engineering)
Key publications
  • Ferreira, A. (2018) Towards and Integrative Perspective: Bringing Ken Wilber´s Philosophy to Planning Theory and Practice. Planning Theory and Practice. DOI: 10.1080/14649357.2018.1496270
  • Ferreira, A. (2018). (Un)healthy Bodies and the Transport Planning Profession: The (Im)mobile Social Construction of Reality and Its Consequences. In M. Nieuwenhuijsen & H. Khries (Eds.), Integrating Human Health into Urban and Transport Planning: A Framework (pp. 325-344). Cham: Springer International Publishing.

  • Papa, E., & Ferreira, A. (2018). Sustainable Accessibility and the Implementation of Automated Vehicles: Identifying Critical Decisions. Urban Science, 2(1), 5.

  • te Brömmelstroet, M., Nicolaisen, M. S., Büttner, B., & Ferreira, A. (2017). Experiences with transportation models: An international survey of planning practices. Transport Policy, 58, 10-18.

  • Ferreira, A., Bertolini, L., & Næss, P. (2017). Immotility as resilience? A key consideration for transport policy and research. Applied Mobilities, 2(1), 16-31.

  • Khreis, H., Warsow, K. M., Verlinghieri, E., Guzman, A., Pellecuer, L., Ferreira, A., ... & Schepers, P. (2016). The health impacts of traffic-related exposures in urban areas: Understanding real effects, underlying driving forces and co-producing future directions. Journal of Transport & Health, 3(3), 249-267
  • Eyer, A., & Ferreira, A. (2015). Taking the tyke on a bike: mothers' and childless women's space-time geographies in Amsterdam compared. Environment and Planning A, 47(3), 691-708.
  • Marsden, G., Ferreira, A., Bache, I., Flinders, M., & Bartle, I. (2014). Muddling through with climate change targets: a multi-level governance perspective on the transport sector. Climate policy, 14(5), 617-636.
  • Ferreira, A., Marsden, G., & Te Brömmelstroet, M. (2013). What curriculum for mobility and transport studies? A critical exploration. Transport Reviews, 33(5), 501-525.
  • Ferreira, A. (2013). Emotions in planning practice: A critical review and a suggestion for future developments based on mindfulness. Town Planning Review, 84(6), 703-719.
  • Ferreira, A., Batey, P., Brömmelstroet, M. T., & Bertolini, L. (2012). Beyond the dilemma of mobility: exploring new ways of matching intellectual and physical mobility. Environment and Planning A, 44(3), 688-704.
  • Ferreira, A., Beukers, E., & Te Brömmelstroet, M. (2012). Accessibility is gold, mobility is not: A proposal for the improvement of Dutch transport-related cost-benefit analysis. Environment and Planning B: Planning and Design, 39(4), 683-697.
  • Ferreira, A., & Batey, P. (2011). On why planning should not reinforce self-reinforcing trends: a cautionary analysis of the compact-city proposal applied to large cities. Environment and Planning B: Planning and Design, 38(2), 231-247.
  • Ferreira, A., & Batey, P. (2010). University towns and the multi-layer transport model: excavating the connections between academic ethos and transport problems. Planning Theory & Practice, 11(4), 573-592.
  • Ferreira, A., Sykes, O., & Batey, P. (2009). Planning theory or planning theories? The hydra model and its implications for planning education. Journal for Education in the Built Environment, 4(2), 29-54.
  • Ferreira, A., & Batey, P. (2007). Re-thinking accessibility planning: A multi-layer conceptual framework and its policy implications. Town Planning Review, 78(4), 429-458.