Roberto Falanga

Roberto Falanga
University of Lisbon | UL · Institute of Social Sciences

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Co-production is now the gold standard in policymaking, characterised by national and international actors with different types of knowledge working together to contribute to a collaborative decision-making process. The benefits of co-production in policymaking can include improved knowledge generation that merges practice-centred, political and te...
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Scholarly debate on the role of place attachment in urban regeneration has been surprisingly limited. Despite the spread of regeneration policy schemes worldwide, little is known about the interplay of place memory, changes, and community action – three main components of place attachment – through the regeneration of deprived urban areas. To fill...
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In the last few decades, the diffusion of culture-led urban regeneration schemes has intercepted the growth of participatory approaches across a wide range of policy domains. Partnerships between private and public agencies have sought, accordingly, the engagement of citizens and stakeholders to push forward context-specific interventions. From the...
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*** Poster submission for Ecocity World Summit - https://ecocity-summit.com/ ** ABSTRACT: Shifting from sustainable to regenerative practice combats climate breakdown, while increasing social wellbeing for all humanity. This work explores the role of urban transitions in catalysing a regenerative world, where community-led ecocities are the goal of...
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There is rising scholarly and political interest in participatory budgets and their potential to advance urban sustainability. This article aims to contribute to this field of study through the specific lens of the city of Lisbon’s experience as an internationally acknowledged leader in participatory budgeting. To this end, the article critically e...
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This article suggests that to adequately tackle climate breakdown, urban planning needs to move beyond sustainability to incorporate regenerative development frameworks. Key to this is activating and increasing citizen participation in a fractal-like, multi scaled, community-led, bottom up planning process, where active citizens design, construct a...
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This article takes steps from the birth and consolidation of “homeland” as the central discursive engine of the US national security enterprise; and takes issue with the dominant scholarly interpretation of the geographical and spatial implications of its emergence in terms of the dissolution of space and spatialization in security policy ( Bialasi...
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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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Worldwide, active aging policy calls for greater participation of senior citizens in the social, economic, and political realms. Despite emerging evidence of initiatives engaging senior citizens in social activities, little is known about the use of participatory approaches in the design and/or implementation of policies that matter to older citize...
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The COVID-19 pandemic has thrown into disarray almost all spheres of human activity. Research is no exception. When labs and research centres closed, scientists were told to stay at home, scientific events were cancelled or postponed to an uncertain date and most scientific projects had to be put on hold or modified substantially. This chapter con...
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A partire dal 2008 si è notevolmente intensificato il flusso di italiani che decidono di trasferirsi all’estero. Molte discipline – tra queste non figura la psicologia – si interrogano e fanno ricerca su questo fenomeno, accompagnato anche da un intenso dibattito politico e mediatico. Abbiamo pensato alla mobilità degli italiani come indizio del ri...
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This article is a comparative analysis of two internationally awarded cases of Participatory Budgets in Canoas (Brazil) and Cascais (Portugal). Our main argument is that the success of these PBs relies on political/administrative, societal, and geographic drivers. This conceptual model has been adopted to analyse and discuss the success of the two...
Technical Report
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Policy brief focusing on the perception of citizens about science communication in Portugal - based on the H2020 project CONCISE.
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Citizen participation in policymaking has become a worldwide key reference for the design and implementation of urban regeneration. Despite the growing rate of participatory processes, little evidence or scientific debate has been fostered on their measurement and, broadly speaking, evaluation. While challenges in providing robust evaluations are r...
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Worldwide, participatory processes have expanded by covering a wide range of policy areas, including urban regeneration. Acknowledging the formulation of success as the first methodological step for the evaluation of participatory processes, the article discusses insights and perplexities emerging from the BipZip Programme in Lisbon. The proposal o...
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The Caravana pelo Direito à Habitação travelled across Portugal together with local groups and associations to collect information on and give visibility to housing needs, while aiming to create new networks and influence the national political agenda. This conversation brings together seven scholar-activists that participated in the Caravana, who...
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The dissemination of citizen participation in policymaking has increased considerably worldwide, as in the case of participatory budgeting, considered as the best-known democratic innovation in this field of study and practice. In order to share empirical knowledge about participatory budgets, the article provides a comparative analysis of patterns...
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The Caravana pelo Direito à Habitação travelled across Portugal together with local groups and associations to collect information on and give visibility to housing needs, while aiming to create new networks and influence the national political agenda. This conversation brings together seven scholar-activists that participated in the Caravana, who...
Technical Report
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Resultados provisórios do projeto exPERts - Organizando o conhecimento do planeamento: Política de habitação e o papel dos peritos no Programa Especial de Realojamento (PER) decorre entre 2016 e 2019 em colaboração entre o ICS-ULisboa (instituição de acolhimento), o IGOT-ULisboa e o CIES-IUL. O projeto, coordenado por Marco Allegra e financiado pel...
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Worldwide participatory policymaking with civil society has become a case in point for new patterns of governance at different levels. The enhancement of public services’ quality compels intertwined challenges to participants, be they citizens, politicians, or civil servants. Given the limited attention that scientific literature has paid to unders...
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Budgeting has for too long been considered a technical arena for highly skilled elites. Participatory Budgeting (PB) opens up the field and creates a space for local communities to discuss the equitable distribution of resources. However, gender has not been at the forefront of the PB debate. On the other hand, gender responsive budgeting has had i...
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Non-adherence to health recommendations (e.g. medical prescriptions) presents potential costs for healthcare, which could be prevented or mitigated. This is often attributed to a person’s rational choice, to not adhere. However, this may also be determined by individual and contextual factors implied in the recommendations communication process. In...
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Este capítulo analisa o percurso da participação no contexto do aprimoramento dos instrumentos políticos de governação, de onde se destacam mais recentemente os chamados “orçamentos participativos”, cruzando depois com a trajectória da participação no campo dos museus e do património. O texto mostra não só a transversalidade que a participação dos...
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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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Ao longo das ultimas decadas, o sistema social, economico e politico tem dado grande enfase ao âmbito de reflexao cientifica referido ao paradigma da “escolha racional”. Esse paradigma postula a capacidade do individuo formular escolhas e decisoes a partir da analise racional das alternativas a disposicao. E no alvo do debate sobre os fenomenos dec...
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The article explores systematically, albeit preliminarily, the way the concepts of security and safety are employed in scholarly urban studies literature about crime (and the prevention of it). It employs network analysis on author keywords, complemented with text analysis of abstracts, over sets of bibliographic information retrieved from Web of S...
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Resumo The last few decades have provided evidence on how governments at different scales are called upon to effectively respond to rapidly changing social, political and economic scenarios. Scientific community seems to have paid scarce attention to the analysis and understanding of bureaucratic changes linked to the enactment of new forms of int...

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