Cities and Territories

This Group focuses its research on the territorial dimensions of contemporary socioeconomic, environmental and cultural change, analysing its complex restructuring mechanisms at the light of their spatiality, their territorial embeddedness and their spatial-morphological dimensions, and framing them in the scope of the promotion of multidimensional sustainable development processes.

The strategy for deepening the knowledge about the dynamics of change in spatial and territorial terms is based on the acknowledgment of the diversity of logics, processes and actors that produce and appropriate these processes. This is always done from a triple perspective, involving (i) the analysis of the "dynamics" themselves; (ii) the understanding of the regulation/planning issues and the aspects related to urban/territorial action and “policy-making"; and (iii), a "reflexive" consciousness of the ways these spaces are worked and studied.


Pedro Costa

Teresa Costa Pinto

Thematic Lines:

2.1. Creativity, Culture and Territory;

2.2. Representations and discourse on architecture and territory;

2.3. Ways of Living, Society and Architectural Culture;

2.4. Recompositions, Metropolitan Change, and Housing;

2.5. Territorial Governance, Spatial Planning and Socio-spatial Intervention;

2.6. Urban Morphology and Sustainability

cities and territories



Recent publications

Common action: Can grassroots initiatives propel territorial governance in Montenegro?
As organizações internacionais e a política cultural das cidades: O papel dos programas da UNESCO e da UE no município de Guimarães
Cities, Health and Wellbeing: Global Governance and Intersectoral Policies
Longos anos tem uma década. Aproximação à política para as Artes do Espectáculo em Portugal (2006 – 2015)
The social shaping of innovation: networks and expectations as connecting dynamics in regional innovation systems
Smart and sustainable cities in the Mediterranean region: The contribution of short supply chains of food
Frente Ribeirinha de Lisboa: Edifícios e espaços públicos contemporâneos 1991-2021

latest events



Colóquio | Arquitetura dos Territórios Metropolitanos Contemporâneos


Apresentação de Libro

Apresentação de Livro | “CREATOUR: Catalisando o turismo criativo em cidades de pequena dimensão e em áreas rurais”


Ciclo de Seminários

Inundações e desenho de espaço público