Fernando Manuel Brandão Alves
Current job position: Associate Professor, with Habilitation – Faculty of Engineering, University of Porto. Senior Member of CITTA – Research Centre for Territory, Transports and Environment – FEUP – University of Porto. Member of the Civil Engineering Department Council – FEUP – University of Porto; Head of the Spatial Planning and Environment Division – DEC – FEUP; Director of the Master Programme in Planning and Urban Project – FEUP / FAUP – University of Porto. President of the Scientific Committee of the Master Programme in Planning and Urban Project – FEUP / FAUP; Member of the Scientific Board of the Advanced Studies in Rehabilitation of Building Heritage Course – FEUP – University of Porto. Former Member of the Steering Board of the Department of Civil Engineering – FEUP – University of Porto. Former Director of the Laboratory of Planning – SPTA – DEC – FEUP.
Academic Background: Graduated in Architecture, University of Lisbon (1987). Master in Regional and Urban Planning, University of Lisbon (1993). PhD in Regional and Urban Planning, University of Lisbon (1997).
Main focus of research activity – Keywords: Public Space Quality; Bioclimatic Urban Design; Inclusive Urban Design; Age-Friendly Cities; Becoming Local, Generative Urban Fabric; Inclusive Public Space; Resilient Urban Spaces; Zero Carbon Cities; Urban Sustainability; Climate Transition. Urban Architecture; Eco-Design; Spatial Planning.
Main activities performed: Principal Investigator & CoPI of funding research projects and senior member of several other funding research projects. Supervisor of 13 concluded PhD thesis. Author (or co-author) of dozens of publications, including scientific articles, book chapters, and books published in Portugal and abroad. Reviewer of more than 75 scientific papers for international indexed journals. Chair, co-chair / executive president of national and international scientific events.
Other relevant information:
Editorial Board Member of several international indexed journals.
Societies affiliation / Professional skills: Full Member and Past Council Member of the Portuguese Society of Planners (AUP).
Bureau Member & Former Vice-President of the International Society of City and Regional Planners (ISOCARP).
Consultant / expertise in architecture and urban planning fields.
- The Relationship between Intangible Cultural Heritage and Urban Resilience: A Systematic Literature Review
- Summer Thermal Conditions in Outdoor Public Spaces: A Case Study in a Mediterranean Climate
- An Application of the Walkability Index for Elderly Health—WIEH. The Case of the UNESCO Historic Centre of Porto, Portugal
- Walkability Index for Elderly Health: A Proposal
- Retrofitting public spaces for thermal comfort and sustainability