project exPERts, based at the UTH, organises its final conference on October 29 and 30, in the Auditorium Sedas Nunes of ICS-ULisboa.

On the 29th (starting at 16.45) the research team will present the results of the project.

Day 30th will be opened (at 14.30) by a roundtable on the “state of housing” in Portugal – with “State of housing [O estado da habitação]” being the title of a dossier edited by Marco Allegra and Simone Tulumello and recently published on the journal Cidades: Comunidades e Territórios. With the moderation of Luisa Pinto (Público), confirmed speakers are Helena Roseta (MP for Partido Socialista), Ana Silva Fernandes (University of Porto) and Rita Silva (association Habita).

Following the roundtable (at 17.00) the closing event, an AESOP Lecture:

  • Manuel Aalbers (University of Leuven): The Financialization of the City;
  • Iván Tosics (Metropolitan Research Institute): Planning for efficient and inclusive housing.

exPERts is a research project which investigates the role of experts in public policies: through its research on the Programa Especial de Realojamento (Special Rehousing Program, PER), exPERts wants to understand how policy paradigms, practices and techniques are adopted in (and adapted to) specific contexts and policy sectors, and how policy experts make a strategic use their professional knowledge and status to steer the policy process.

The exPERts research team is led by Marco Allegra (principal investigator, ICS-ULisboa). exPERts is a partnership between ICS-ULisboaIGOT-ULisboa, and CIES-IUL; it is funded by the Portuguese Fundação para a Ciência e a Tecnologia (FCT) with a grant of  €165,000 (ref: PTDC/ATP-EUR/4309/2014) for 36 months. exPERts started in June 2016.