Graduate in Architecture by the Faculdade de Arquitetura of the Universidade Técnica de Lisboa (1985), Master in History of Art by the Faculdade de Ciências Sociais e Humanas of the Universidade Nova de Lisboa (1991), PhD and Aggregate in Architecture by the Universidade de Coimbra (2001 and 2013). He is a researcher at the Centre for Social Studies (CES) (2007) and professor in the Heritages of Portuguese Influence PhD course (III/ CES) (2010) that he coordinates with Miguel Bandeira Jerónimo. Full professor at the Departamento de Arquitetura of the Faculdade de Ciências e Tecnologia of the Universidade de Coimbra, where he held various positions and taught on the areas of design, urbanism and history. He has been a visiting professor in some universities and supervised 76 academic theses, of which 15 are PhDs. He edited, authored and co-authored a large number of publications in Portuguese, English, Spanish and Italian on the theory and history of urbanism and land planning, history of architecture and cultural heritage. His research has been developed in two lines of high reciprocity: one dedicated to Portuguese urbanistics; another on urban planning in contexts of significant relevance. He seeks to establish interactions between his academic activity and development cooperation actions, which he does from the UNESCO Chair in Intercultural Dialogue in Heritage of Portuguese Influence (, which he holds (2019). He co-holds the Cunha Rivara Chair at the Goa University, is Chairman of the Scientific Committee of the Património Histórico Ibero-americano (Ibero-American Historical Heritage) network (2016) and Expert Member of the ICOMOS’s CIVVIH, International Committee on Historic Towns and Villages (2016).

CES – Centre for Social Studies of the University of Coimbra