Integrated Phd Researcher

Sandra Marques Pereira

research interests

Urban Sociology, Housing and Cities

Short Bio

Sandra Marques Pereira was born in 1969. Graduated (1993) and PhD in Sociology at ISCTE (2010). Besides being post-doctoral researcher, she is invited professor in ISCTE. Coordinator of the WG Southern European Housing from European Network for Housing Research. Executive coordinator of FCT Research Projects (New Housing Segments and Residential Trajectories and Metropolization). Author of Casa e Mudança Social – Uma leitura das transformações da Sociedade Portuguesa através da casa (2012) e Visite o andar modelo – 30 anos de publicidade de imobiliário (2014), both from Caleidoscópio. Prize IHRU 2011 and Prize André Jordan 2012 to best PhD Thesis.

research project

Distinct from other cities, the regeneration of Lisbon's historical center - understood as reinvestment in a place after a period of disinvestment (Porter and Shaw, 2009) - occurred very late in the second decade of the 20th century. XXI, coinciding with an advanced phase of globalization. It is intended to understand the specificities of the Lisbon revival in the international context, perceiving: on the one hand, its causes and processes of concretization, illustrative of the 'new institutional connections' between local institutions, real estate and the global economy' (Gotham, 2004) ; and their particular manifestations - visible in the social, functional and housing transformations of the territories most affected by the current regeneration, and the side effects in the adjacent areas.


The city, in particular the patrimonializable city, is now one of the most relevant 'consumer products' and therefore one of the most attractive business areas for financial / real estate investment globally. The 'resurgence' of Lisbon, which includes several aspects, among which the profound change in the modus operandi and the system of real estate actors (internationalization and financialisation), with strong impacts on the new value geography of the city, is possibly the phenomenon which truly 'integrates the country' within the framework of contemporary globalization. Understanding the current Lisbon transformations and their 'status' (functional and symbolic) in the global urban system is essential to understand the country's own relation to globalization, understood as the background scenario that determines / frames the transformations of the present world.

Pereira, S. M. (2016), ‘Mass Housing in Lisbon: sometimes it works’ Journal of Housing and the Built Environment, pp. 1-20.

Main publications

Pereira, S.M., Ferreira, A. C. (2016) ‘The pathways of Lisbon Metropolization: Focusing on Residential Trajectories, Portuguese Journal of Social Science, Vol. 15, 1, pp. 7-24.

Pereira, S. M. (2012), Casa e Mudança Social. Uma leitura das transformações da sociedade portuguesa a partir da casa, Casal de Cambra, Caleidoscópio/ 2º Edição (2016)

Pereira, S. M. (2011), “Cenários do quotidiano doméstico: modos de habitar”, in José Mattoso (dir.), Ana Nunes de Almeida (coord. vol.), História da Vida Privada em Portugal, Os Nossos Dias, Lisboa, Círculo de Leitores, Temas e Debates, pp. 16-47

Main projects

2013-2015: Membro da equipa do projeto “Habitações para o maior número: Lisboa, Luanda, Macau” (PTDC/ATP- AQI/3707/2012)

2010-2013: Coordenação executiva do projeto Trajetórias Residenciais e Metropolização: continuidades e mudanças na AML (PTDC/CS-SOC/102032/2008)

2007-2010: Coordenação executiva do projecto (FCT), desenvolvido no Centro de Estudos Territoriais, “Novos Segmentos no Mercado de Habitação: o caso de Lisboa”, (PTDC/SDE/68559/2006)

2007-2008: Membro da Equipa do Plano Estratégico de Habitação

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