João Ferrão

João Ferrão
University of Lisbon | UL

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Over the last decade, soft planning has become an increasingly visible concept in planning literature. Since the term soft spaces was firstly coined, soft planning has been used to describe a growing number of practices that occur at the margins of statutory planning systems. However, as soft planning-related literature proliferates, so does the di...
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While citizen participation in policymaking is on the rise worldwide, the scholarly debate centring around its evaluation has not developed to the same extent. The article discusses the methodology and findings of the evaluation of the project “Portugal Participa: Caminhos para a Inovação Societal” which started at the end of 2014, and was implemen...
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The emergence and affirmation of Geography in Portugal was influenced by Latin-rooted cultures and languages, with a particular emphasis on the French tradition, with secondary school education assuming a central role in the recognition of the discipline. After a relevant transition in the 1970s, Human Geography became much more influenced by Anglo...
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Na última década, o planeamento suave (soft planning) tornou-se um conceito cada vez mais visível na literatura. Desde que Haughton e Allmendinger (2007) utilizaram o termo espaços suaves (soft spaces) para enquadrar a experiência de ordenamento do Thames Gateway, a qual cruzou as fronteiras administrativas tradicionais e introduziu novos processos...
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Doling (2006, A European Housing Policy? European Journal of Housing Policy, 6(3), 335–349. doi:10.1080/14616710600973169) characterized the intervention of the EU in the field of housing as a ‘stealth policy’, arguing that while the EU has no formal competence in this policy area, it has de facto conditioned national housing policies. This suggest...
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This qualitative study explores solutions proposed by primary health care users and professionals to address the consequences of the economic recession and austerity measures on populations' mental health and delivery of care in Portugal. Qualitative data were collected in three primary health care centres in the Lisbon Metropolitan Area. Five focu...
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Background: The 2008 economic recession has been shown to affect populations’ mental health due to deterioration of socioeconomic and living conditions. Concurrently, mental health problems may have constituted a vulnerability to wider social inequalities during this period. Aims: To explore perceptions and experiences of primary health care users...
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This chapter examines the conceptualization of adaptation to cc research and practices found in the literature, and from a social sciences perspective, revisits the imprint of ClimAdaPT.Local, emphasizing its conceptual and transformational strengths and shortcomings. It is structured in three sections. Section 1, engages in an analysis of the conc...
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Mediterranean destinations that rely on sun and beach tourism—like the Algarve region, south of Portugal—are in a fragile situation. Challenges related to an aging population and climate change (e.g. extreme temperatures and sea level rise) will have consequences on the development of Mediterranean regions. In this context, sea level rise and beach...
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Baixa Pombalina is the historical downtown area of Lisbon city, close to theTagus estuary, accommodating many economic activities namely tourism. This paper assess and maps the vulnerability of the area, at the neighbourhood scale, to flood episodes and sea level rise. The methodology outlines how the different components of vulnerability are tackl...
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This chapter examines the conceptualization of adaptation to cc research and practices found in the literature, and from a social sciences perspective, revisits the imprint of ClimAdaPT.Local, emphasizing its conceptual and transformational strengths and shortcomings. It is structured in three sections. Section 1, engages in an analysis of the conc...
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Inclusionary zoning policies, a concept that refers to municipal ambitions to promote the inclusion of affordable housing in market-rate projects through planning regulations or/and economic incentives, have been an object of debate in many urban contexts with increasing shortages of affordable housing and processes of socio-spatial segregation. Th...
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Introduction Economic recession periods can pose accentuated risks to population’s mental health and well-being as well as additional threats to health systems. Users and health professionals are key stakeholders in care delivery; however, little attention has been given to their experiences of the crisis. This paper presents a qualitative study pr...
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Introduction Portugal is among the European countries with higher prevalence of mental disorders, associated with substantial unmet needs for treatment. Literature on the impact of the economic recession shows that an increased risk of mental health problems is likely to occur. Despite possible growing needs, the budget cuts at the health system le...
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O Antropoceno tem vindo a ser defendido, desde o início deste século, como uma nova época geológica caracterizada pela capacidade dos seres humanos alterarem o funcionamento e a própria evolução do sistema terrestre. Este debate ultrapassou entretanto o domínio das geociências, envolvendo hoje autores das mais diversas áreas disciplinares. Tendo co...
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Samora-Arvela, A., Ferrão, J., Ferreira, J., Panagopoulos, T., Vaz, E. (2017). Green Infrastructure, Climate change and Spatial Planning: Learning lessons across borders. Journal of Spatial and Organizational Dynamics. Vol. V, Issue 3, pp. 176-188. ISSN: 2183-1912. Disponível em: http://www.cieo.pt/journal/2017/JSD_3_2017.pdf
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Em 20 de outubro de 2016, representantes de quase todos os países do mundo aprovaram a Declaração de Quito Cidades Sustentáveis e Assentamentos Humanos para Todos no âmbito da HABITAT III, a Conferência das Nações Unidas para a Habitação e o Desenvolvimento Urbano Sustentável. Essa declaração foi precedida por um exercício internacional, participad...
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This paper analyses the relationship between territorial issues and the Constitution of the Portuguese Republic (CRP) from three standpoints: (i) how is territory considered in the original 1976 version of the CRP?; (ii) what lasting changes did the 2005 revision make?; and (iii) to what extent is the current CRP affecting the design and implementa...
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As estratégias de segurança internacionais e nacionais têm adotado o conceito de segurança total, que inclui ameaças não militares como as alterações climáticas. Simultaneamente, a ocorrência de catástrofes graves exigiu a intervenção das forças armadas em domínios antes atribuídos a entidades civis. Estas duas tendências suscitam uma aproximação e...
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International and national security strategies have adopted the concept of total security, which includes non-military threats such as climate change. Concurrently, the occurrence of severe disasters required the intervention of the armed forces in domains previously assigned to civil organizations. These two trends raise a rapprochement between tr...
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Samora-Arvela, A., Ferrão, J. Ferreira, J., Oliveira, R., Panagopoulos, T., Vaz, E. (2016). Infraestrutura verde e alterações climáticas: um contributo para a mitigação e adaptação do território às alterações climáticas. In García Marín, R.; Alonso Sarría, F.; Belmonte Serrato, F.; Moreno Muñoz, D. (Eds.) XV Coloquio Ibérico de Geografía. Retos y t...
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Recent extreme weather events have brought devastating impacts on people's lives and infrastructure in many parts of the world. The scale of the impact of Typhoon Haiyan in the Philippines revealed a high degree of vulnerability and exposure of coastal communities to extreme events in a region that is regularly hit by tropical cyclones. This paper...
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Este livro ilustra o modo como o Grupo de Investigação Ambiente, Território e Sociedade do Instituto de Ciências Sociais da Universidade de Lisboa contribui para novas agendas de investigação sobre dinâmicas de mudança sustentáveis em domínios como a alimentação, a energia, a água, as alterações climáticas, o ordenamento do território, os processos...
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This study compares the existing statistical association between suicide mortality and the characteristics of places of residence (municipalities), before and during the current economic crisis, in Portugal. We found that (1) the traditional culture-based North/South pattern of suicidal behaviour has faded away, while the socioeconomic urban/rural...
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Estudos comparados de sistemas nacionais de ordenamento do território: o que já aprendemos com eles? As políticas de ordenamento do território, embora com variações nacionais que podem ser relevantes, têm três objetivos principais: regular o uso, ocupação e transformação do solo, tanto em áreas urbanas como rurais; coordenar políticas sectoriais co...
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Background Suicidal behaviour can be influenced by the characteristics of places of residence, considered as specific socio-environmental contexts, which tend to deteriorate in periods of economic crisis. Traditionally Portugal presents low rates of suicide. Nevertheless, since 2008 the country has been facing severe economic constraints and auster...
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Os estudos sobre tipologias de sistemas nacionais de ordenamento do território existentes na Europa têm atribuído classificações distintas a Portugal. A que se deve esta dispersão de resultados? Obedecerá o sistema de ordenamento do território português a diferentes tradições ou terão recorrido os autores desses estudos a critérios distintos de cat...
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O atual contexto de crise financeira e económica, que conheceu o seu início em 2007, veio estimular a elaboração de documentos estratégicos e prospetivos por parte de múltiplas entidades internacionais e nacionais. Não obstante a sua diversidade, todos eles salientam a necessidade de uma transição para novos modelos de desenvolvimento socioeconómic...
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O Noroeste português constitui, a par da região metropolitana de Lisboa, um dos dois grandes motores regionais de desenvolvimento do país. O seu futuro é importante não apenas para a população e as entidades aí existentes e regiões envolventes nomeadamente o Norte interior), mas também para o conjunto do país. O Noroeste não corresponde, no entanto...
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1. ´Functional Regions`: from concepts to intervention proposals 2. Urban-based and sub-regional level territorial development interventions based on ‘functional regions’ 3. Functional Regions | Key Concepts and Indicators 4. Functional regions and the relation between urban and rural areas in the context of the preparation of the 2014-2020 Communi...
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O tempo é a matéria-prima da cidade em movimento" refere o geógrafo Álvaro Domingues. As academias universitárias trabalham com tempos de reflexão que privilegiam a segurança dos conceitos e o amadure-cimento das ideias. As empresas, dando respostas às solicitações que lhes são colocadas num tempo e sob ritmos intensos, não suportam períodos de ref...
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PhD in geography by the Universidade de Lisboa and Senior Researcher at the Instituto de Ciências Sociais of the Universidade de Lisboa. Coordinator of several projects and research networks and consultant in the fields of economic and social geography, territorial planning, and local and regional development. He coordinates several studies on eval...
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Presents the results of a shift-share analysis of changes in regional employment in manufacturing industry in Portugal, in the period 1971-79. Comparisons are made with an earlier analysis for the period 1960-70. New patterns of regional development are found to emerge and the reasons for this are discussed.-English summary
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As part of a wider Research Co-financed by the European Community through the Interreg III ESPON Programme - ESPON project 2.3.1 Application and effects of the ESDP in the Member States(https://www.espon.eu/sites/default/files/attachments/fr-2.3.1-full_rev_Jan2007.pdf) a series of national reports were produced. This is the Portuguese Report.
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Territorial planning does not integrate European Commission formal competences. But this has supported multiple favorable initiatives to the emergency of transnational development strategies of Communitarian space. This apparent contradiction is analyzed from the reconstitution of the process that has permitted the European Commission to hold today...
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Territorial planning does not integrate European Commission formal competences. But this has supported multiple favorable initiatives to the emergency of transnational development strategies of Communitarian space. This apparent contradiction is analyzed from the reconstitution of the process that has permitted the European Commission to hold today...
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Improving entrepreneurship is a decisive factor in the development of rural areas. This statement is particularly important for those who recognize the limitations of both the productivist and the consumerist-heritage approaches to achieve sustainable development in rural areas. This article looks at entrepreneurial capability on 2 complementary le...
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Este artigo reconhece o papel crescente que a inovação desempenha como motor de desenvolvimentodas sociedades contemporâneas, defendendo que, neste contexto, é particularmente útil recorrer a uma visãosistémica e territorial dos processos de inovação. Ao contrário da visão convencional, que valoriza excessivamenteo papel das actividades de I&D, a v...
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Este texto tem como finalidade identificar linhas de intervenção que favoreçam o estabelecimento de relações de maior complementaridade e simbiose entre os mundos rural e urbano. Com este objetivo presente, efectua-se, num primeiro ponto, uma reconstituição sintética das relações rural-urbano que historicamente dominaram nos países europeus, de for...
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This document searches for a definition of strategic guidelines that transform the Portuguese urban system into an efficient instrument for territorial equity, national cohesion and sustainable development. The text is made up of four parts. In the first part, the "return of the City" is acknowledged as an essential factor for the construction of t...
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This chapter explores the qualitative and quantitative significance of the appearance of a new segment in the automobile market — the multi-purpose vehicle or people carrier — and relates it to current global restructuring in the auto industry. Within this context, the FordWW Project in Setúbal, Portugal (named AutoEuropa, with each company holding...
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Portugal: The territorial foundations of a vulnerable tertiarization - This paper aims at identifying the reasons for the recent growth of producer services in Portugal, having in mind the existence of different territorial models of development.In the introduction, both the dynamism and the vulnerability of the recent growth of producer services a...
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A study examined the provision of vocational training (VT) and its relationship to economic development in the region of Portugal encompassing the municipalities of Alcobaca and Caldas da Rainha. Data were obtained from a number of sources: regionally based statistical information, published documents and studies/reports about the region, interview...
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Presents an analysis of Spanish direct investment in Portugal as an example of the type of relationship of which can be identified between foreign investment and regional development. After a brief reference to the recent development of Portuguese-Spanish relations, analysed through the evolution of trade and direct bilateral investments, analysis...
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E apresentada uma tipologia das areas industriais em Portugal. Nela se articulant os aspectos produtivos (modelos de especializacao sectorial, estrutura tecnologica e de organizacao, mercados, etc.), sociais (tipos de investidores, mercados de trabalho) e territoriais (acessibilidade, povoamento, etc.). Simultaneamente sao postas em evidencia as co...
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A critique of the use of the centre-periphery model in explanation of intranational regional development based upon Marxist and neo-Marxist economic theory is presented. Seemingly different approaches use the same basic explanatory structure. The history and structure of the model arc discussed, followed by a theoretical and epistemological critiqu...
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A critique of the use of the centre-periphery model in explanation of intranational regional development based upon Marxist and neo-Marxist economic theory is presented. The history and structure of the model are discussed, followed by a theoretical and epistemological critique of the explanatory content. Portugal exhibits an apparent centre-periph...
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A história da humanidade coincide, em boa medida, com a história das cidades. É, por isso, particularmente relevante verificar que, segundo estimativas disponíveis, 2001 constitui o primeiro ano em que mais de metade dos habitantes do nosso planeta residem em cidades. A uma outra escala, não deixa de ser igualmente significativo constatar que em 20...

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The goal of this project is to assess the effect of environmental and territorial health determinants on the mental health and on the use of mental health services in times of social and economic crises. This goal integrates specific objectives: 1 To study the associations between the evolution of contextual characteristics of a number of Portuguese municipalities in the last 10 years, and psychiatric morbidity and use of mental health services in these municipalities during the same period; 2 To understand how the mental health of individuals is affected by socioeconomic crises, depending on community support, social capital and urban planning; 3 To propose changes in the physical and social environment that may contribute, in periods of crisis, to promote mental health and reduce psychiatric morbidity of the populations. The current study final recommendations will be aimed at orienting action, programs and policies with a possible impact on the negative effects on mental health and longevity of the more vulnerable groups to financial crises like the one we are currently experiencing in Portugal and in Europe.