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Sonia Alves
Investigadora colaboradora, Cambridge University e ICS-ULisboa


Sónia Alves is a Marie Sklodowska-Curie Research Fellow at the Cambridge Centre for Housing and Planning Research, Department of Land Economy, University of Cambridge, and a Visiting Researcher at the Danish Building Research Institute (Aalborg University, Copenhagen) and at the Institute of Social Sciences (University of Lisbon)

She is a geographer with a masters degree in urban planning and a PhD in Sociology. Her recent research papers include an evaluation of the impact of area-based initiatives in deprived neighborhoods (Journal of Urban Affairs, 2017), of the impact of housing policy on aspects of governance, and housing affordability in Portugal (Urban Research & Practice, 2018), or a Comparative Study of Housing Policies and Outcomes in Portugal and Denmark (Housing, Theory and Society, 2017). Within the framework of her Marie Sklodowska-Curie Individual Fellowship, and the project PLANning for AFFordable Housing (PLANAFFHO) she is now examining how land-use planning contributes to the provision of affordable housing for lowincome people and how it has promoted a mix of housing tenures within new developments in three capital cities - Copenhagen, Lisbon, and London.

Principais Publicações

Sónia Alves (2019): Nuancing the international debate on social mix: evidence from Copenhagen, Housing Studies, DOI: 10.1080/02673037.2018.1556785 Branco, R. & Alves, S. (2018): Urban rehabilitation, governance, and housing affordability: lessons from Portugal, Urban Research & Practice, DOI: 10.1080/17535069.2018.1510540. Alves, S., R. Branco (2018) “With or without you: models of urban requalification under neoliberalismo in Portugal”. In Changing Societies: Legacies and Challenges. Vol. i. Ambiguous Inclusions: Inside Out, Inside In, eds. S. Aboim, P. Granjo, A. Ramos. Lisbon: Imprensa de Ciências Sociais, 457-479. Alves, S. (2017) Assessing the impact of area-based initiatives in deprived neighborhoods: The example of S. João de Deus in Porto, Portugal Journal of Urban Affairs, 39(3), pp. 381–399.