João Cabral - Biography
João Cabral, architect (Escola Superior de Belas Artes, Lisbon, 1976), Honours Diploma Urban and Regional Development Planning (Architectural Association, London, 1984), PhD (Urban and Regional Studies, University of Sussex, U.K., 1992) is associate professor at the Faculty of Architecture (FA), University of Lisbon and researcher at CIAUD – Research Centre for Architecture, Urbanism and Design. Currently president of the Department of Arts, Social Sciences and Humanities and director of the Social Sciences and Territory Section at FA. Coordinator of the “Colégio dos Urbanistas” at the “Architects Association” and member of Ad Urbem producing research on urban and planning law. Research interests and teaching activities range from urban planning, policies and methodologies to regional development, territorial governance and spatial planning systems. Has been involved in research projects on governance and policies in urban regions in Europe and in South and North America, comparing and evaluating spatial planning practices and urban regulation systems.