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Associate Researcher

Juliana Martins

research interests

Creative Industry Clusters; Digital Economy; Spatiality of Work; Urban Design Research; Urban Design Teaching; Research by Design; Housing

Short Bio

Juliana is a Senior Teaching Fellow in Urban Design at the Bartlett School of Planning, University College London (UCL). She has a Degree in Architecture from the Faculty of Architecture of the Technical University of Lisbon, a Master of Arts in Housing and Urbanism from the Architectural Association School of Architecture, London, and a PhD in Planning Studies from the University College London, Bartlett School of Planning.


research project at dinâmia'cet-Iscte

My research interests span across two main areas:

Urban Creative Clusters

This multidisciplinary strand of work investigates the relationship between economic activities and the spatial configuration of the city, the use and production of space, and associated planning policies. It stems from my PhD which examined these relationships in a cluster of digital production (Shoreditch, London). Drawing on ‘productionist’ literature, the study develops a new approach investigating these relationships through the spatiality of work.

Urban Design

This strand of work focuses on Urban Design, particularly on issues that support teaching practice:

Urban Design Research & Methodologies: reviews theoretical and methodological approaches in Urban Design Research (with Dr. Hooman Araabi, University of the West of England);

Research by Design in Urban Design Education: explores the conceptual basis and teaching practices in this type of research;

Housing: examines form, typologies and policies.

Main publications

Martins, J. (2015). The Extended Workplace in a Creative Cluster: Exploring Space(s) of Digital Work in Silicon Roundabout. Journal of Urban Design, 125-145. doi:10.1080/13574809.2014.972349

Martins, J. (2014). Manufacturing Encounters: Events, Social Interaction, and Neighborhood Space in ‘Tech City’, London. Sociologia Urbana e Rurale (105), 65-83. doi:10.3280/SUR2014-105005

Rydin, Y., Bleahu, A., Davies, M., Davila, J. D., Friel, S., de Grandis, G., . . . Wilson, J. (2012). Shaping cities for health: complexity and the planning of urban environments in the 21st century. The Lancet, 379 (9831), 2079-2108. doi:10.1016/s0140-6736(12)60435-808

Martins, J. (Ed.). (2021). Practice-Led Research in Urban Design. Urban Design (157)

Martins, J. (Forthcoming 2021). Work in and for a Healthy City. Urban Design International

Main projects

Last update

23 de maio de 2023
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