Integrated Researcher (without Phd)

Maria Raquel Sousa

research interests

Multi-field-studies, agriculture and urban agriculture, planning, socioenvironmental problems

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Short Bio

Agriculture Engineer, Master in Geography, taught at Lusófona University. Also works on Consulting, Local Development and Planning. Proactive, founded an enterprise and a cooperative (Biosite). Was vice-president of GEC an Environmental Asociation. The association of research and other professional areas is present and also include a “hands on” side by making workshops and practical courses and production of horticulture products on a agro ecological innovative way. Likes nature, yoga, dance, socializing, walks and trips, art and culture and learning.

research project at dinâmia'cet-Iscte

Main publications

An ecoservice retrofeed back contribution to green economy RESER Conf, Gotenbourgh, Swedem, 19-23 Sept 2018. RESER Award

Morfologia da Agricultura Urbana Caso de Estudo de Chelas, Lisboa. PNUM, UAP, Junho 2018

A problemática dos Baldios na Agricultura Urbana, Dinâmicas Socioeconómicas e Territoriais Contemporâneas, 17 - 18 de Dezembro 2018

Minho´s landscape and the materiality of architecture and agriculture in monastic experience. Arquitectura da Alma, ISCTE, Novembro 2018

Combining top-down and bottom-up gardens in Lisbon as an improved planning strategy", Proceedings of Growing in Cities, Cost Conference on Urban Allotment Gardens, Sept 2016, Basel

Main projects

Urban agriculture at AML and Lisbon. A socioenvironmental aproach.

Master Project; Managing Farmland for habitat at Yolo County, California, USA

How to improve yield and why it is important (ongoing)

Co-housing as a solution for urban sustainability and urban agriculture.

Last update

18 de setembro de 2020