Francisco Manuel Camarinhas Serdoura

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CIAUD researcher since 2006

Assistant Professor, in the Department of Architecture, Urbanism and Design, at the Faculty of Architecture, University of Lisbon, where teaches in undergraduate and postgraduate courses.

He graduated in Architecture from the Faculty of Architecture of the Technical University of Lisbon in 1986. In January 1988, he joined the Laboratório Nacional de Engenharia Civil (LNEC), in the Grupo de Urbanismo e Planeamento Municipal (GURPAM), where scientific research began to be his main activity, in an institution of great national and international prestige, having collaborated in several works in the area of municipal planning. In 1990, he was awarded a Master's degree, from the Junta Nacional de Investigação Científica e Tecnológica (JNICT), to attend the Master's Degree in Planeamento Regional e Urbano (MPRU), Technical University of Lisbon (UTL). During that period he also obtained an ERASMUS scholarship to attend a semester of the Master's program at the Department of Civic Design at the University of Liverpool in the United Kingdom.

In 2006, defended at IST-UTL the PhD thesis 'Espaço Público, Vida Pública. O Caso do Parque das Nações'. The thesis presents a methodology of analysis and evaluation of the use of the public space by the people taking into account the physical, functional, and environmental characteristics present in the space and the human activities developed in it. The methodology was illustrated with the case of the public space of the Parque das Nações, in Lisbon.

In July 2006, he joined the group of Urbanism at the Center for Research in Architecture, Urbanism and Design (CIAUD).

The research that has been developing in CIAUD since then has been extended with the collaboration with other professors and researchers from other universities, such as: Facoltà di Architetture, Università degli Studi di Ferrara; Facoltà di Architetture, Università degli Studi di Sassari, Alghero; Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya, Barcelona Tech; the Center for the Study of Architecture in the Arab Region, Jordan; Universidade de São Paulo, Brasil; Mimar Sinan Universitesi, Istambul; University of Manchester; Space Syntax Laboratory, da University College of London; Laboratoire d’Études Méthodologiques Architecturales (LEMA), Université de Liège; Instituto de Geografia e Ordenamento do Território, da Universidade de Lisboa (IGOT-UL); Centro de Sistemas Urbanos e Regionais (CESUR), IST-UTL; Centro de Estudos Geográficos (CEG), Universidade de Lisboa; Departamento de Engenharia Civil, Universidade do Minho, Núcleo de Arquitectura e Urbanismo (NAU), LNEC; Universidade de Évora.


Research Projetc: 
Toward Empathic Spaces: How Geometry and Light Affects Human Behaviour
Patterns of movement and use of public space. Topological relationships between the configuration of space and the location of economic activities
(Re)Thinking Public Space How cycling is changing the physical form and liveability of the public realm in Lisbon.
The use of the city space: a critical reading of public space


ORCID: 0000-0002-9840-6177 

 Curriculum Vitae


Update 2018 january 10th