Lisbon, Portugal

Advanced Analysis for Integrated Urban Development Strategies

when 4 September 2023 - 15 September 2023
language English
duration 2 weeks
credits 6 EC
fee EUR 450

ISTAR, an R&D Unit of ISCTE, organizes a 2-week intensive Summer School on Advanced analysis for Integrated development strategies related to urban planning and cultural heritage management (ADD_In).

Different techniques will be deepened to outline strategic project scenarios at urban and territorial scale, based on the critical understanding of spatial and semantic indicators related to the urban form and its social relations.

ADD_In presents an overview of future trends and research that include AI and computational systems through an inclusive, innovative, and interdisciplinary perspective.

Analysis of principles, research questions, and integrated application of computational analysis methods;
Identification of the configurational and visibility-related features of the built space as well as the experiences lived by its users;
Understanding of how to identify strategic action plan and potential beneficiaries in the context under analysis through place-based experience;
Training of graduates to monitor the evolution of technologies, tools, and techniques in this field in an autonomous, creative, and innovative way.
Participants will work on supervised hands-on projects centered on:
#Cultural heritage planning and management strategies
# Data Science Tools (Python, Introduction to Data Analysis)
# Computational Analysis Methodologies.

Course leader

Stefania Stellacci, Professor and Researcher at Iscte . PhD in Architecture (Iscte), MSc. in Architecture (University of Ferrara, 2006), Built Conservation postgraduate degree (Roma3 Uni., 2007).
Other Professors:
Sara Eloy
Rosália Guerreiro
Sérgio M

Target group

Target Group

Bachelor students, master students, young researchers, professional/ junior Architects​


Mandatory: personal computer with Windows Operating System or MacOs (available for software installation), computer knowledge at the user level.
Optional: It would be helpful to have basic knowledge of AutoCad, Excel, and/or QGIS.

Course aim

This course aims to provide all interested parties with theoretical, practical, and experimental knowledge on spatial syntax analysis and sentiment analysis, in urbanism, urban policies, management of built heritage, adopting a co-creative and user-centered approach.

Credits info

6 EC
ECTS - European Credit Transfer System- provided by Iscte, an European high level University based in Lisbon.

Fee info

EUR 450: International students
EUR 350: Portuguese universities students