Doctorate Degree (PhD)


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3 Years
30 Jul 2020
Accreditation DGES
Initial registry R/A-Cr 141/2011 de 06-09-2011
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PhD Management

 Building 4, room B1.122

 (+351) 210 464 546

  10h00 - 13h00 / 14h30 - 17h00

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Lectured in Portuguese
Teaching Type In person

Faculty for (2023/2024)

Research Methodologies in Urban Studies
Research Methodologies in Urban Studies | Urban Studies Issues
Urban Studies Issues | Theories of Urban Studies
Research Methodologies in Urban Studies
Theories of Urban Studies
Multidisciplinary Seminar in Urban Studies
Assistant Professor at the Department of Architecture and Urbanism at ISCTE and researcher at CRIA. Degree in Town and Country Planning from the University of Aveiro (1994), Master in Urban Design (2002) and PhD in Architecture and Urbanism (2011) from ISCTE. Has several qualifications in Geographic Information Systems (GIS) and Space Syntax as well as Online Trainer Certification. Professional experience in Urban Design and Town and Country Planning (1992 - 2000). She teaches in the areas of Geography, Digital Cartography  and Urbanism. She has participated in several research projects and is the author of several scientific articles. The main research interests are: Spatial-Digital Humanities, Urban and Landscape Survey, Public Spaces and Placemaking, Environmental Behavior and Perception, Space Syntax and GIS, Pedestrian and Cycling Accessibility.
Urban Studies Issues | Multidisciplinary Seminar in Urban Studies | Theories of Urban Studies
Teresa Madeira da Silva - Associate Professor with Aggregation at the Department of Architecture and Urbanism of Iscte and DINÂMIA'CET-Iscte Integrated Researcher. She is Director of the Department of Architecture and Urbanism at Iscte, President of the Cientific Committee of the Department of Architecture and Urbanism at Iscte  (2022-2025), and Director of the PhD Urban Studies at Iscte (joint PhD between Iscte-IUL and FCSH-UNL) (2019-2024). She integrates the teams of two research projects: UrbanoScenes. Postcolonial imaginaries of urbanization in prospective research. Portugal and Angola, Coord. Simone Tulumello (until 2025-01-14) and CLI-CC.HE - Climate change, cities, communities and health equity. Erasmus + Project, Coord. Rosalba D'Onofrio - Università di Camerino (2022-2024). Published 11 articles in peer-reviewed scientific journals (4 indexed in web science or scopus). Published 3 e-books (2018/2019) and coordinated the edition of another 3 (pedagogical scope 2021/2022), edited by Iscte Repository. Published 15 book chapters and 23 articles in event proceedings. Presented 57 communications in scientific meetings. She coordinated a research project for the Institute of Housing and Urban Rehabilitation (IHRU), which resulted in a service contract between Iscte and IHRU. She was part of the team of a research project The Grand Projects. Architectural and urbanistic operations after the 1998 Lisbon World Exhibition (coord. Paulo Tormenta Pinto). She coordinated the Summer School Sufficiency strategies in urban architecture at the invitation of the Technische Universität Darmstadt (TUD) (2015), the Specialization Seminar: designing in times of scarcity: temporary occupation in vacant spaces (2014) and the Workshop Collectiv Housing in Tamera Solar Village with the TUD (2012). She collaborates in international networks: the portal of the C. Gulbenkian - Património de Influência Portuguesa and the Permanent Secretariat of CIHEL - Congresso Internacional de Habitação no Espaço Lusófono. He has taught around 63 Master's and PhD CUs. He was examiner/vocal in 8 doctoral exams and in 5 master's exams. Participated in 76 exams of the integrated master's degree in architecture (21 as examiner) and in 19 juries of the integrated master's degree of the Faculty of Design and Technology of the TU Darmstadt. Supervised 5 PhD theses (3 finished and 2 in progress), 6 Master's dissertations (3 finished and 3 in progress), 31 MIA Final Architectural Project (PFA) projects, 12 concerning the project work and 19 concerning the theoretical component of the PFA. Supervised 6 internships for the Order of Architects (4 concluded). She was coordinator of ECTS of the Department of Architecture and Urbanism (DAU) (2014-2022), member of the Pedagogical Commission of ISTA (School of Technology and Architecture), (2013-2016) and of the Scientific Commission of DAU (2013-2016). She was Director of Urban Studies Master (2015-2016), coordinator of the 2nd year (2017-2019), 3rd year (2011-2014) and 5th year (2014-2016 and 2020-2021) of the Integrated Master Architecture (MIA) Iscte-IUL. She was a trainee's ombudsman at the Order of Architects between 2014 and 2016. She has several years of professional experience as an architect and received the Valmor and Municipal Architecture Award 1989 in 1991, in co-authorship. She works in the field of architecture and urbanism and her scientific interests lie in topics such as: housing; housing programs; teaching and methodologies of architectural design; architectural design; urban and building rehabilitation; urban studies; urbanism of Portuguese origin.
Urban Studies Issues
Otávio Raposo is an integrated researcher at the Centre for Research and Studies in Sociology (CIES-IUL), University Institute of Lisbon (ISCTE-IUL), and an Invited Lecturer at the same University. He carries out research in the fields of urban studies, youth, segregation, art and migrations in Portugal and Brazil. He is currently addressing artistic practices and the civic engagement of young people from the outskirts of Lisbon, as well as the public politics addressed to them. He has made many several ethnographic films, including “Nu Bai. Lisbon’s Black Rap” (2007) and “At the Quinta with Kally” (2019).
Urban Studies Issues
Research Methodologies in Urban Studies | Urban Studies Issues
Rita Cachado, PhD in Urban Anthropology (International PhD Program ISCTE Lisbon/URV Tarragon, 2008) with a Thesis about a Hindu population in Great Lisbon and their housing conditions in an informal settlement which was living a rehousing process. She developed a long duration ethnographic field work with Hindu families in Lisbon, and other urban settings, allowing the acquisition of a diversity of methodologic skills. Presently, she is integrated researcher at CIES-IUL where she develops her research about Urban Ethnography in Portugal; she is an invited teacher in Field Research and Urban Ethnography courses (coordinated by Professor Graça Cordeiro); and is a member of the Board of the Portuguese Association of Anthropology (APA). 
Urban Studies Issues
Sandra Marques Pereira holds a PhD in Sociology from ISCTE (2010). Integrated researcher at DINÂMIA'CET-ISCTE'IUL/ research group Cities and Territories and invited professor at ISCTE's: Integrated Master's of Architecture and Doctoral Program of Architecture of Contemporary Metropolitan Territories.Between 2013 and 2019 was invited panelist of the Master in Collective Housing -Universidad Politecnica de Madrid - Escuela Tecnica Superior de Arquitectura. Her research areas are: ways of inhabiting, ideologies of urban housing models, residential trajectories, public housing policies, housing market, urban changes. Co-coordinator of WG Southern European Housing of the European Network for Housing Research/ENHR. She was a guest researcher at the Institut National d'études Démographiques/ INED - Paris and member of several FCT projects on housing. She is the author of several national and international conference presentations and publications and winner of two prizes for best PhD thesis (IHRU 2011 and André Jordan 2012). Coordinator and member of the organization of national and international scientific events. Her work has emphasized interdisciplinarity, especially with architecture, and more recently has focused on the analysis of Lisbon's changes.
Theories of Urban Studies
Teresa is an Associated Professor with Habilytation/Aggregation in Architecture  (with tenure) at the ISCTE-IUL, the Department of Architecture and Urbanism. She is a Senior Researcher at DINÂMIA'CET-IUL where she coordinated the research teams for Project MEMO - Evolution of the Lisbon Metropolitan Area Metabolism. Lessons towards a Sustainable Urban Future (financed by the Portuguese Science Foundation - PTDC/EMS-ENE/2197/2012); and Project SPLACH Spatial Planning for Change (financed by the Program PACl 2020 with the University of Porto and University of Aveiro). She was the Vice Director for the Department of Architecture and Urbanism at ISCTE-IUL (2013-2016) and the ERASMUS Coordinator for the Department of Architecture and Urbanism (2002-2016). She was a member of the General Council of ISCTE-IUL and of ISCTE Scientific Council. She was a co-founder of the Portuguese-language Network on Urban Morphology (PNUM), and its president between 2015 and 2018. PNUM is a regional Network of ISUF (International Seminar on Urban Form). She was a visiting Professor at the Queensland University of Technology, Brisbane, Australia (July 2013), at the Universitat Politecnica de Catalunya TECH (UPC), Barcelona, Spain (2011), University of Florence and University of Athens. Her current research interests are related to the study of Urban Form, Urban and Social Metabolism, Ecological Urbanism, Sustainability, Food Systems and Urban Planning. Teresa was awarded Women in Science 2019, for the field of Architecture, by Ciência Viva ( Her latest book 'Atlas of the Food System. Challenges for a Sustainable transition of the Lisbon Region' was published by Springer.
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