Dissertations - Public Space


Patrícia Gonçalves Cabaço

Cemeteries in Lisbon: Articulation strategies between Thanatos e Polis

December 2009

This work refers to the study of the funerary space architecture. The selected case study are the cemeteries of Lisbon, which form an ensemble of seven cemeteries, six of which relate to the nineteenth century and was the last built in the twentieth century. The aim is to explore the relationships they establish with the urbanity, seeking to understand how they can contribute in increasing the equipment and dignity of the urban environment.



Maria Madalena Charters Oliveira Reis de Mariz

The use and appropriation of squares in urban centers to support cultural events - for a space-use methodology. A case study: Largo S. Carlos (Lisbon)

September 2009

This work refers to the spatial properties that enable the performance of cultural events in urban public space. The importance of the sector of cultural tourism in the revitalization of cities and in particular the strategies used to attract new audiences through cultural events justifies the research. The S. Carlos’ square in Lisbon was used as a case study. The analysis was focus on the square daily use as well as on different situations covering cultural events.



Ana Filipa Guterres Marçal

Marketing stategies in city revitalization

July 2009

This works refers to the role of physical space in activities associated to temporary events resulting from marketing strategies/urban promotion, which take place in historical locations, as well as the use and forms of ap propriation of the public space. The subject of this study is the International Chocolate Festival held in the historical town of Óbidos. (dissertation)




Inês Rodrigues Rita

Impedement for walking activities in urban context - For an analytical frame - A case study: urban route un Sete Rios (Lisbon)

November 2008

This work refers to the identification and characterization of the urban space morphology, which create impediments or limitations for walking activities. In this study it was created an analytical frame based in Kohlsdorf's environmental perception analysis, in Thiel's anotations for a participatory , in Hilier and Hanson's Space Syntax theory and Murp's The Hierarchy of Walking Needs theory. This analysis was applied in the case study of Sete Rios, in Lisbon, which space is characterized by the coexistence of distinct urban grids. Confronting urban morphology with walked space perception of Sete Rios. (dissertation)



Bárbara Freitas

The urban (public) dimension of the contemporary physical exercise practices. Functional concepts and spatial conditions.

October 2008

This works refers to the spaces used for contemporary physical and body exercise, namely academies, gymnasiums and health clubs. The main objective is to explore the functional demands and conditions of this type of spaces. The secondary goals of the dissertation are to identify the different types of spaces and of activities practised in academies, gymnasiums and health clubs; to evaluate the functional performance of these spaces and the degree of satisfaction of its users and to define guidance lines and project criteria to be applied in the conception of new spaces. (dissertation)




Ana Catarina Moreira da Costa Freire Correia

Practicability of the public realm as support/extension of commercial activities (retail and food business)

September 2008

This works refers to the practicability of the public realm as support/extension of commercial activities within the retail and food business, also called "terrace". The term practicability means the basic conditions of use. Public realm is defined as the immediate space between the inside of the building mass and the outer space, i.e. the functional extensions of inner spaces, usually part of the urban public spaces domain.(dissertation)