Urban rehabilitation areas in Oporto, Portugal. A brief overview

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Abstract

This paper establishes some preliminary outcomes of the research period carried in 2019 at CITTA – Universityof Porto as a visiting student. Oporto is the second largest Portuguese city and the engine of the metropolitansystem of the northern region of the country. For more than 30 years local urban policies have been articulatedwith the EU urban policies to deal with severe urban problems and boost regeneration processes. Whilst thePhD research project is entitled – Understanding the EU’s urban agenda at the margins of Europe: lessons andperspectives – studying the case of Oporto is an opportunity to reflect on the influence and impact of the EU’sregional policy over the trajectories of urban development. The contact with local experts and the possibility toexperience personally the dynamics that have been describing the city, resulted in the gathering of interestinginformation for the research project that are presented in part in this paper.
Original languageEnglish
Number of pages9
JournalIN FOLIO
Publication statusPublished - 2020

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