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Urban Agglomeration

Luis Loures

Polytechnic Institute of Portalegre

Dr. Loures has worked on pioneering research on circular planning applied to post-industrial landscape redevelopment. Since he graduated he has published several peer-reviewed papers at the national and international levels and he has been a guest researcher and lecturer both at Michigan State University (USA) and at the University of Toronto (Canada) where he has developed part of his Ph.D. research with the Financial support from the Portuguese Foundation for Science and Technology (Ph.D. grant).


Urban Processes Urban Patterns Redevelopment Strategies Landscape Land Transformation Urban Models Urban Evolution Urban Organisation Legislation Sustainable Development Green Infrastructure Regional Planning

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Cities are central locations in which change happens generally at a faster pace than anywhere else. For this reason, they have long drawn the attention of researchers from a wide variety of scientific domains. In this regard, development, spatial evolution, spatial organisation, strategic management and sustainable development of urban forms are major research themes in both urban studies, landscape redevelopment and human geography communities. This scenario contributed to increasing the number of studies on urban agglomeration over the past three decades.

This book, while addressing past, present and future conceptions of urban agglomeration, intends to study cities as integrated entities, living organisms in which spatial organisation and internal dynamics are inherently dependent on existing relations between urbanised landscapes and their surrounding countryside, inviting and challenging practitioners, architects, planners, geographers, landscape architects and governments to analyse and study their respective structures, scale of development, competitiveness, interactions level, form and spatial distribution.

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Date completed: February 23rd 2021

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Luis Loures

Polytechnic Institute of Portalegre

Luís Loures is a Landscape Architect and Agronomic Engineer, Vice-President of the Polytechnic Institute of Portalegre, who holds a Ph.D. in Planning and a Post-Doc in Agronomy. Since he graduated, he has published several peer reviewed papers at the national and international levels and he has been a guest researcher and lecturer both at Michigan State University (USA), and at University of Toronto (Canada) where he has developed part of his Ph.D. research with the Financial support from the Portuguese Foundation for Science and Technology (Ph.D. grant). During his academic career he had taught in several courses in different Universities around the world, mainly regarding the fields of landscape architecture, urban and environmental planning and sustainability. Currently, he is a researcher both at VALORIZA - Research Centre for Endogenous Resource Valorization – Polytechnic Institute of Portalegre, and the CinTurs - Research Centre for Tourism, Sustainability and Well-being, University of Algarve where he is a researcher on several financed research projects focusing several different investigation domains such as urban planning, landscape reclamation and urban redevelopment, and the use of urban planning as a tool for achieving sustainable development.

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