Integrated Researcher (without Phd)

Sara Silva Lopes

research interests

Architecture; Urbanism; Spatial planning; Urban studies; Urban Morphology

Short Bio

Sara Silva Lopes is a Portuguese architect, who graduated at University of Lisbon – ISCTE-IUL (2015). She worked at architectural studios from 2016 to 2019 with experience that fluctuates between the fields of urbanism, architecture and art. She is currently working on her PhD thesis in Urban Studies (ISCTE and FCSH-UNL) from October of 2020, with the project "Dinâmicas Territoriais e Morfologias da Habitação”.

research project at dinâmia'cet-Iscte

Her research focuses on urban production processes, and their impact on the urban territories and urban/architectural design, with interest in the themes of urban morphology studies, spatial planning instruments, public policies, and the rights to the city and housing.

Main publications

Marat-Mendes, Teresa & Cunha Borges, Joao & Lopes, Sara & Pereira, Mafalda. (2020). Where the fields have no name: Urban-rural transitions in the Lisbon Region planning history. CIDADES, Comunidades e Territórios.

Cunha Borges, Joao & Marat-Mendes, Teresa & Lopes, Sara. (2020). Chelas Zone J revisited: urban morphology and change in a recovering neighbourhood.

Marat-Mendes, Teresa & Lopes, Sara & Cunha Borges, Joao. (2020). Designing for Productive Urban Landscapes: Applying the CPUL City concept in Lisbon Metropolitan Area.

Main projects

The Grand Projects. Architectural and Urbanistic Operations after the 1998 Lisbon World Exposition (PTDC/ARTDAQ/32561/2017).

SPLACH. Spatial Planning for Change (POCI01145FEDER16431).

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