Planetizen - Urban Planning News, Jobs, and Education

International Urban Design Workshop in Lisbon, Summer 2019

School of Architecture and Urbanism at Universidade Lusofona
Jun 24, 2019
Lisbon, PT


The school of architecture and urbanism at the Universidade Lusofona in Lisbon, Portugal will host the II International Summer Urban Design Workshop from June 24 through July 5. Open for planning, architecture, and landscape architecture students and young professionals, the workshop is coordinated and taught by professors Vicente del Rio (Cal Poly San Luis Obispo) and Diogo Mateus (head of urbanism, Universidade Lusofona) with the participation of Pedro Ressano Garcia (director, school of architecture and urbanism, Universidade Lusofona) and guest professionals.

With its elegant historic architecture, picturesque urban morphology, lively public spaces, and walkable streets, Lisbon is the perfect city to study urban design. Titled Walk-Experience-Design, the workshop will focus on walking as a fundamental method to understand urbanism, and a goal for livable and sustainable places. During the initial days, participants will be guided by faculty through famous Lisbon areas such as the Alfama, Baixa, Rossio, Bairro Alto, Oriente, and Alvalade --each representing different historical periods and planning/design paradigms. They will walk, observe, and analyze the urban qualities they experience. The rest of the agenda will be divided into studying a specific neighborhood, meeting with local planners and community members, and developing an urban design vision and specific ideas for it. Students will work in small interdisciplinary, international teams and will be encouraged to came up with imaginative and feasible short/long terms proposals that could inspire local governmental/community efforts.

Tuition is €350 until March 30, and €400 thereafter. The workshop will be limited to 20 participants.

For registration go to .

For further information please contact Professor Diogo Mateus at [email protected]

Published on:
February 5, 2019 - 2:52pm
Share Tweet LinkedIn Email