My research interests revolve around the intersection of real estate practices, place-making and urban governance.
I hold a PhD from University College London, a MArch from the University of California, Berkeley, a PG Diploma in Sustainable Development from Universidade Católica, Lisbon and a BArch from Lusíada University, Lisbon, Portugal. I have six years of experience working in academia, combining teaching and research (2011-2017) and 10 years of professional experience working as an architect (2001-2011) including running my own practice (2005-2011).For my PhD research I explored the investment and management strategies of real estate companies with a long-term approach and large-scale dominance in ownership with significant property portfolios geographically concentrated in London, what I termed ownership clusters.
research project at dinâmia'cet-Iscte
‘Place-making and the London estates: Land Ownership and the Built Environment’ (2018). Canelas, P. Journal of Urban Design.
‘Challenges and emerging practices in development value capture’ (In Press). Canelas, P. In Planning Practice: Critical Perspectives from the UK, edited by Jessica Ferm and John Tomaney. London: Routledge
‘RICS research: Assessing the Impacts of Extending Permitted Development Rights to Office-to-Residential Change of Use in England’. Clifford, B., Ferm, J., Livingstone, N., Canelas, P. (In Press). Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS)
‘Clusters of ownership in London: Real Estate and Governance’ (2014). Canelas, P. Taking Planning Forward. Ph.D. Publication, BSP, UCL
‘New Investment Landscapes and Contemporary Urban Development: Exploring the Social Relations of the Real Estate Industry’. 2018. Project Coordinator Prof. Mike Raco, BSP, UCL, London
‘Freedom to Reuse Property: Assessing Fiscal and Community Impacts’. 2016-17. Project Coordinator Dr. Ben Clifford, BSP, UCL, London