Research Group 1 - Spatial Planning and Environment (SPE)

Scope & Objectives
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The Spatial Planning and Environment (SPE) group brings together researchers with a wide breadth of expertise to explore how advances in planning theory and research can improve our knowledge and action on cities, communities, and natural environment.

Planning Theory and Practice: Decision-making processes, systems planning, planning evaluation, urban analytics and simulation are at the core of the SPE approach to the planning field.

Communities, Urban Culture and Built Environment: Addressing fundamental socio-economic dynamics, heritage values, inequalities, segregation types, well-being, justice and inclusivity, exploring the key influence of urban form and structure (street, plots and building systems) and technological advances (digital transition), as well as mobility and accessibility patterns, relating infrastructures, land uses and movement.

Natural Environment and the City: Focusing on the interaction between the natural and built environment includes research on climate change and environmental planning, urban metabolism and energy transitions, environmentally conscious design and sustainability assessment.

Research Team
  • Integrated Researchers with PhD - Fernando Brandão Alves (Coordinator), Anabela Ribeiro, Anastássios Perdicoúlis, António Ferreira, Catarina Cadima, Cecília Silva, Miguel Lopes, Paulo Pinho, Rúben Fernandes, Sara Santos Cruz, Sofia Valente, Vinicius Netto, Vítor Oliveira
  • PhD Students - Ana Dias, Ana Proença, Ana Sousa, Carla Gonçalves, Cauê Rios, Daniel Maia, Eduardo Palheta, Hasan Mansour, Hazrat Salamagy, João Corgo, João Monteiro, Joaquim Txifunga, Lais Bertolino, Lara Bomfim, Mariana Diniz, Mehrnaz Zargarzadeh, Mónica Cruz, Nuno Gomes, Olivia Lewis, Paulo Silvestre
  • Collaborating Researchers - Ana Cláudia Monteiro, Brais Eiroa, Franklin Gaspar, Kim Von Schönfeld, Miguel Serra, Paulo Seixas

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Main Contributions

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Current Research Projects
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