To investigate current models and factors influencing space transformation and urban development within Portugal and abroad;To analyse the efficiency and sustainability of current responses for urban transformation and the conditions in which cities can adopt different strategies (more creative, inclusive, efficient and sustainable) for shaping places and for planning better urban futures.
Relevant fields:Transition vs transformation; Smart cities and technology vs NBS; Urban landscapes; place-making and urban design; the role of Arts and Culture; engaged research; temporary urbanism; community-led development
Members: Olivia Bina, Mafalda Nunes, Lavinia Pereira, Luís Balula, Jieling Liu, João Mourato
- INTREPID – Interdisciplinary research and collaboration (COST) (ongoing)
- [Participation] Mistra Urban Futures
- FLAGSHIP – Forward Looking Analysis of Grand Societal cHallenges and Innovative Policies (FP7) (2013-2015)
- URBACHINA – Sustainable Urbanisation in China: Historical and Comparative Perspectives, mega-Trends towards 2050 (FP7) (2011-2014)