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

Post-Coronavirus regional innovation policies: from mega to giga and beyond through sustainable spatial planning of global tourism
Border Cities and Territorial Development
Urban Planning Policies to the Renewal of Riverfront Areas: The Lisbon Metropolis Case
Critical dictionary on borders, cross-border cooperation and European integration
Will reducing border barriers via the EU’s b-solutions lead towards greater European territorial integration?
The Global Development Formula
Um Requiem pelas músicas que perdemos: percursos com paragens pelos impactos da pandemia na produção musical independente em Portugal
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