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University Lusofona (ULHT-DU)
Department of Urbanism - Centre of Research and Studies in Urbanism

 Contact details
Contact personDr Carlos Smaniotto
Head of Research Unit 
StreetAv. Campo Grande 376 
Address 1749-024 - LISBOA (Portugal) 
Phone+351 21 751 55 00 
EmailShow Email
 Organisation details
Employees (in Depart.)11-25 
Organisation TypeResearch Organisation 
 Research Focus

 Fields of activities:
» Geography
» Architecture and design
» Environmental sciences

 Brief description of your activity focus
Research and studies in Urban Planning

 Details about Expertise / Competences / Technologies
ULHT, recognised by the Ministry of Science, Technology and Higher Education in 1998, is the largest
private university in Portugal. The ULHT is part of the Lusófona Group
(http://portal.grupolusofona.pt), which today integrates 10 higher education institutions in Portugal,
Brazil, Cape Verde, Mozambique and Guinea-Bissau.
CIDSU - Centre for Research and Studies in Urbanism has as its overall objectives in a multidisciplinary
perspective to design, implement and disseminate research and other scientific activities mainly in
favour of natural and cultural heritage, territorial identities, urban and rural development in the context
of the globalised economy and culture. CIDSU’s core activities are carried out by three Main Research
Groups which work in a very articulated way, “Sociourbanism and Spatial Planning”, “Geography of
Identities and Development” and “Sociomuseology”. The multidisciplinary character of CIDSU’s
objectives and activities is guaranteed by diverse academic profiles and professional expertise of the
research staff and collaborators, including Urban Planners, Geographers, Cultural Anthropologists,
Sociologists and Museologists, with considerable international experience in fundamental, policy and
applied research and consulting. CIDSU has been involved in national and international research projects
financed by FCT, FP6, Interreg, Marie Curie Action, ENRIConsortium Norway and EEA Grants.
 Research Activities

 EU Framework Programme related activities:
» Regional, territorial and social cohesion
» Demographic changes
» Cultural interactions in an international perspective
» Interactions & interdependences between world regions
» Participation and citizenship in Europe
» How indicators are used in policy
» Developing better indicators for policy
» Focused thematic foresight
» Research systems and research policies in Europe

 Project participation
Project #1
Project TypeFP6
Project TitleImporving the Qualitiy of Life in Large Urban Distressed Areas
Specific ThemeUrban rehabilitation
Project websitewww.luda-project.net
CoordinatorTUD Dresden

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