Position: Integrated researcher without doctoral degree

Academic background: MSc in Urban Studies (University of Lisbon, 2008), Degree in Geography (University of Lisbon, 2003)

Research Group: ZOE

Email: luis.mendes@campus.ul.pt

Research interests: Gentrification, Urban Regeneration, Housing, Urban Studies, Geography Didactics

ORCID: 0000-0001-5281-4207

Ciência Vitae: 511B-6F70-B4A3

Other Links:
Academia.edu: https://lisboa.academia.edu/Lu%C3%ADsMendes
ResearchGate: http://www.researchgate.net/profile/Luis_Mendes8
Google Scholar: https://scholar.google.com/citations?user=x_KHlkgAAAAJ


Geographer. Guest Lecturer at the School of Architecture of the Technical University of Lisbon (2005/2006), at the Lisbon School of Education (2009 / …) and the Institute of Geography and Spatial Planning of the University of Lisbon (IGOT-UL) (2012 / 2021). Member of the Portuguese Association of Geographers, the Portuguese Association of Political Economy, the Geography Teachers Association and the Lisbon Tenants Association, integrating since 2012 and 2018, respectively, the board of the latter two. Since 2003, carries Permanent Researcher functions in the Centre for Geographical Studies of the University of Lisbon (CEG/UL) of IGOT-UL, in which has developed research in the fields of Urban Studies (notably gentrification and urban regeneration), Geographical Education and Teaching of Geography. He is a technical and scientific consultant in the Deputy Chamber of the City Council of Lisbon, and occasionally in the National Parliament. Commissioner at the Technical Housing Commission of the Association of Architects, body that has a seat on the government’s National Housing Council. Member of the Lisbon Municipal Housing Council. He is part of the working group of experts from the International Union of Tenants (IUT) as a stakeholder in the European initiative EU Partnership on Housing – Action Plan, in order to influence the European Urban Agenda for housing issues. Author of more than two and half hundred titles: numerous papers, presentations, book chapters, books, technical opinions and reports, in addition to other publications in the area of research topics mentioned above. His work has been recognized and cited in the national and international media where he has a frequent presence. It was also awarded with the Amilcar Patrício Award 2005 by the Portuguese Association of Geographers, and more recently received the Diploma of Merit, recognition award for activities with relevance to the community, for the three-year period 2016/2017/2018 awarded by the Polytechnic Institute of Lisbon. He has also worked in the last five years as an activist in the social movement Morar em Lisboa.