Senior researchers

  David S. Vale (coordinator) has a bachelor in Geography and Regional Planning (FCSH-UNL), an MSc in Geographic Information Systems (Tecnico-ULisboa) and a PhD in Architecture, Planning and Landscape (Newcastle University, UK). He is currently an assistant professor in the Lisbon School of Architecture, teaching courses such as Urban Geography, Road Systems and Transportation, and Geographic Information Systems. His research is focused on the integration of land use and transportation, and on the integration of different transport modes, with a special focus on Transit-oriented development and Active Mobility. He also analyses and develops walking, cycling and multimodal accessibility indicators, and evaluates the relationship between the built environment with active travel, physical activity and health.

 Luís Alberto Torres Sanchez Marques de Carvalho has a degree in Architecture from the Faculty of Architecture of the Technical University of Lisbon (January 1991). Master in Regional and Urban Planning of the Technical University of Lisbon (July 2000). PhD in Urbanism by the Faculty of Architecture of the Technical University of Lisbon (April 2013). Luis is Assistant Professor at Urbanism Department of Lisbon School of Architecture – University of Lisbon. He has been the coordinator and scientific leader of several protocols between FA-UL and public and private entities. Liberal professional with permanent activity since 1990, has collaborated or coordinated several projects of architecture, urban design and regional and urban planning.

 João Rafael Santos has a degree in Architecture (Faculty of Architecture, TU Lisbon, 2002), MSc in Urban and Environmental Regeneration (FAUTL, 2005) and PhD in Urbanism (FAUTL, 2012). João is an Assistant Professor at the Urbanism Department of the Lisbon School of Architecture, University of Lisbon, where he lectures architectural and urban design studios on Master Degrees and theoretical/research units on the PhD Programme in Urbanism. Post-doctoral studies (University of Tokyo, 2013/2014) and research interests deal with urban design and spatial planning, with a focus on the relationship of infrastructure with public space and socio-spatial development, especially in the field of metropolitan studies.

PhD students

 Carolina Duarte Gonçalves Ramos is graduated in Architecture and Urban Planning (FAU-UNB), master degree in Transport and Mobility (EUP/Université Paris 12), and PhD student in Urban Planning at Architecture School/University of Lisbon. As an architect and Urban planner since 2009, she worked mainly for the public sector of Brazil, at the Secretary of Urban Development and Environment of Brasília (SEDUMA), the Engineering and Construction Department of Brazilian Army (DEC-EB) and at Brazilian Transport Confederation as well.  Also worked as a university lecturer/professor at University Paulista in Brasília, Brazil (2016–2018) for the Architecture and Urban Planning under graduation course, teaching the subjects: Regional-Urban Planning in Brazil; Theory and History of Urbanism; and Project of Urban Intervention.

 Drielle Vargas Nunes has an Architect and Urbanism degree from Universidade de Cuiabá (Brasil), and an advanced diploma in Urbanism. She is currently doing her PhD at Lisbon School of Architecture with the topic “Urban routes. Environment perception of the space of flows”. The main objective of her PhD is the understanding of the relationship between the built environment and the individuals’ perception of that space, following a measurable perspective on the perception of space.

 Igor Miranda Pinto is currently enrolled in a PhD in Urban Planning at the University of Lisbon, has a Masters degree in Urban Planning at the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro and is graduated in Architecture and Urban Planning at the State of Maranhão University, also studied Architecture and Urbanism at the Università degli Studi di Roma La Sapienza, in Rome, Italy. Currently teaches in the courses of Architecture and Urban Planning and Civil Engineering at the Faculdade Paraíso do Ceará, in Juazeiro do Norte, CE, Brazil, where he teaches the subjects “Introduction to Architecture”, “Urban Design IV” and “Building Design”. Conducts researches related to Urban Mobility and Active Transportation.

 Lua Bittencourt is an Architect and Urbanist graduated in Brasilia (UniCEUB), with an Advanced Study in Sustainable Urban Planning (PUC-Rio) and currently a PhD student in Urban Planning at the Architecture School of University of Lisbon. Her research and work involve urban mobility, urban form, and, more recently, the gender issue. Her PhD research is about the relationship between the territory of public transport station area and women’s mobility, using a parallel between Rio de Janeiro and Lisbon.

 Marina Vasconcellos Carvalho has a bachelor in Arts and Design (PUC-Rio), an MSc in Architecture and Urbanism (PPGAU-UFF) and currently is PhD student in Urbanism at Lisbon University School of Architecture. The research issues are signs and city. Marina has worked as a planner of visual information and the research focus is on wayfinding systems on routes and their impact on sustainable mobility.

 Mauro Pereira research is focused on the relationship between the built environment and active travel. He has a specific focus on multimodal accessibility definition and measurement, as it can be conceived as a mediator of this relationship and as an urban planning tool to promote physical activity and health. Recent research is focused on active accessibility measurement, Transit-oriented Development, planning and design of pedestrian environments, and healthy urban planning.

Master Dissertation Students

 Alexandre Landeiro is a Master student at Lisbon School of Architecture. In Brazil, worked as a Project Manager Assistant and developed Urban Studies Analysis for real estate investments. His recent research focuses on built environment perceptual qualities related to human behaviour and its positive effects such as economics, ecological, and, most of all, social.

 Alexandre Silva is a Master student at the Lisbon School of Architecture, University of Lisbon. His research is focused on the role that the bicycle can have in extending the accessibility of train stations of suburban areas. His case study is the municipality of Vila Franca de Xira, in Lisbon Metropolitan Area.

 Henrique Moreira is a Master’s student at the Lisbon School of Architecture, University of Lisbon. The foundation of this master dissertation is the relationship between public transport and the influence that has on land use. This resource shows the impact that a new public transport has on the region, and what it will bring in terms of time saved, economic growth and social integration. The study also includes Transit Oriented Development, measuring accessibility, planning and designing sustainable urban environments for pedestrians.

 Inês Barros is a Master’s student at the Lisbon School of Architecture, University of Lisbon. As a lover of the City and its discovery by foot, her dissertation’s goal is to understand the relationship between Walkability and Urban Form. The city of Lisbon was chosen as the object of study and using the dimensions of Connectivity, Density and Diversity, it evaluates the Walkability, measuring it in the pedestrian network and afterwards gives clues to enhance it.  The work’s conclusion is the appreciation of the pedestrian in Urban Morphology, in the way it walks and lives the City.

External collaborators

 António Pedro Figueiredo is an architect and urban designer with postgraduate studies in management and marketing. Over the years he has accumulated experience as project leader in public space projects and active mobility (walking and cycling) planning. Since 2013 has regularly collaborated with research teams in the field of physical activity and built environment. Has a strong focus on sustainable mobility and placemaking. He is also a GIS enthusiast.

 Cláudia M. Viana, Master of Geographic Information System (GIS), is a PhD student working jointly at the Institute of Geography and Territorial Planning, University of Lisbon. Her research – funded by FCT – deals with the land use land cover changes (LULCC). Key research interests include cellular automata models, Markov chains model, land use land cover changes, remote sensing, Transit-oriented Development and the link between transport and land-use.

 Gonçalo de Aguiar Magalhães is an architect and urban planner based in Cantanhede, Coimbra. He has a master’s degree in architecture and urban planning from the Faculty of Architecture, University of Lisbon. His will and interest in the development of strong and social oriented urban planning policies and the pursuit for a good and sustainable urban environment lead him to be elected as one of the city councillors of Cantanhede in October 2017.