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Parallel Sessions

TRACK 1 | Mega-events and mega-projects: trends and demands


Session 1

 Moderation: Eva Kassens-Noor, Stefano Di Vita 

Peak event? the growth and decline of large events | Martin Müller, David Gogishvili, Sven Daniel Wolfe, Christopher Gaffney, Miriam Hug, Annick Leick

Great Event, More Troubles. Difficulties with the Urban Heritage of Athens 2004 as a Turning
Point in the History of the Olympic Games | 
Adam Omorczyk

Olympic Agenda 2020: effects on the Games’ urban concept | Gustavo Lopes Santos, Beatriz Condessa, Fernando Nunes da Silva, Marie Delaplace

Cultural mega-events in heritage-rich cities: Insights from the European Capital of Culture and broader policy perspectives | Zachary M. Jones, Davide Ponzini

Session 2

 Moderation: Andrea Rolando and Stefano Di Vita 

Olympics and urban form: evolution of the scales of representation, planning and construction | Elena Batunova

A critical review of mega interventions as trendsetters of urban development practice  | Naomi C. Hanakata

Olympic Waterfronts: wasted opportunities and lasting legacies  | Pedro Pinto, Gustavo Lopes dos Santos

Ecological Design Strategies for Urban Spaces in European World Expos: From Bioclimatic
Control to Sustainability |
Rafael Ortiz Martínez de Carnero

Session 3

 Moderation: Davide Ponzini and Mark Wilson 

Urban legacies of Sport Mega-events | Eduardo Nobre, Camila D´Ottaviano, Jorge Bassan

Margins of the Olympic Rio: housing management in the revitalization project of the Harbor
Zone of Rio de Janeiro city | 
Ana Clara Chequetti

Protests and Mega-Events: The mobilizations in the city from Rio de Janeiro, Brazil | Aldrey Cristiane

Shared economy as a vector for gentrification | Rodrigo Nunes Limoeiro de Sousa, Daniel Neves da

TRACK 2 | Starchitecture


Session 1

 Moderation: Ana Vaz Milheiro, Nuno Tavares da Costa and Alexandra Areia 

Transnational architecture and urbanism: The roles of Star Architects | Davide Ponzini
Urban projects by an architecturbanistic tándem: Rafael Moneo and Manuel de Solà-Morales | Carmen Díez Medina, Javier Monclús
Designing cities for Arts: from landmark museums to cultural areas | Clara Mosquera Pérez, Eduardo Mosquera Adell

Session 2

 Moderation: Ana Vaz Milheiro, Nuno Tavares da Costa and Alexandra Areia

The Competition for the Bastille Opera, the Portuguese proposals of Raúl Hestnes Ferreira,
Alfredo Matos Ferreira and Manuel Graça Dias |
Alexandra Saraiva
Analysis of the Portuguese star-system architects role in the urban transformation of "Modern
Luanda" in "African Dubai" since the beginning of the 21st century  |
Inês Lima Rodrigues
The Great Egyptian Museum: contemporary architecture as an argument for the repatriation of
collections | 
Bianca Manzon Lupo, Aline de Souza Maia

Disassembling and reassembling “Les Grand Travaux”: forms of visual criticism in Utopie and
L’Ivre de Pierres
Carlos Machado e Moura

TRACK 3 | Terrain Vague Redevelopment


Session 1

 Moderation: Pedro Pinto 

Terrain Vague, Property, Free Space: the ideal of a common space  | Rui Mendes

Grand projects, disturbances & ruins: A walk among the unfinished in Sociópolis | Diana Zerlina, Cynthia Ratih Susilo

From drawing to space. The void of the places imagined by Álvaro Siza for Malagueira | Francisco Brito, Pedro Guilherme, Sofia Salema

Space__Between: Remnants of a City as Catalysts for Change | Juan Carlos Calanchini González

Session 2

 Moderation: Jorge Bonito 

A public space in the post-apartheid city: The Golden Mile Beachfront of Durban (South Africa) | Silvia Bodei, Roanne Oberholzer

The Mauá Pier as a terrain vague: Urban planning, media and architecture in Rio de Janeiro  | Bianca Manzon Lupo

Occupy Estelita: reactions to a grand project and the emergence of urban rights movements in Recife, Brazil  | Diego Beja Inglez de Souza

Rethinking creativity at neighborhood level in the post-industrial era. The case studies of two urban
voids redevelopments in France: Ile-de-Nantes and Docks-de-Seine  |
Varvara Toura

Session 3

 Moderation: Jorge Bonito 

Walking in-between: Urban interstices on the Lisbon hillside | Lorenzo Stefano Iannizzotto, Rafael Sousa Santos, Fabio Lucchesi

EXPO’98: An influence for the Portuguese waterfront developments | Elodie Marques

The ocean as a “terrain vague” of the twenty-first century: The Azorean sea case | Inês Vieira Rodrigues

Designing in two expectant areas of Lisbon and Barcelona waterfronts | Pedro Bento, Margarida Louro

Session 4

 Moderation: Pedro Pinto 

Military terrain vague in Italy: expectant urban spaces waiting for their regeneration | Federico Camerin

Petit Projects: Vague deviations as urban strategies | Rita Negrão, Hugo Reis

Railway territories: structuring, disruption and reconnection | Orlando Gonçalves
Faya Junior

Subverting Terrain Vague: viewing Heuristic Change through Skateboarding, Autoconstruction and
Movement |
Tomás Pereira Botelho, Ava Chantal Johnson Szychalski

The unpredictability of space | Nuno Tavares da Costa

The Cable Factory, resilient architecture in Helsinki | Fèlix Breton

TRACK 4 |  Environment Impact Awareness in Urban Developments


Session 1

 Moderation: Caterina Barioglio, Giulia Sonetti 

Assessing Impacts of Urban SUNstainability | Eduardo Medeiros
Seeing, pausing, inhabiting the riparian limits: Urban Projects Bound to the Tagus Estuary
Hydrographic System |
Caterina Anastasia
Weaponized Chagos Archipelago: strategic urbanization and environment fortress as legal ammunition against human rights  | Chen Chui


Session 2

 Moderation: José Luís Saldanha and Manuel Corrêa Guedes

Barra Funda Intermodal Terminal as an urban centrality in São Paulo | Rodrigo Morganti Neres
Integration, Adaptation, Reconversion: Programa Polis - Urban planning of the coastline and riverside facing the rise of sea level applied to Vila Chã and other city´s  | Raquel Coelho de Matos, José Abreu Lage 
Heritage and History as resources for the creation of new, sustainable, city: the Alburrica and Quinta Braamcamp case study | Fátima Silva, Rui Seco

Lomas Ecosystems Landscape: An approach to the Ecosystem-Based Adaptation for the climate change adaptation in the Metropolitan Area of Lima  Sally Torres

TRACK 5 | Methods and technologies on architectural design and urban planning

Session 1

 Moderation: Rui Póvoas e João Paulo Delgado 

 Construction process of a pedestrian bridge in Covilhã, Portugal | João Fonseca, Clemente Pinto

22 years later, what future of the south door of Expo'98, Lisbon (1994-1998) | Egas José Vieira, Alexandra Saraiva, Inês Campos

A new waterfront for Vila do Conde - the Polis Program and its technological aspects | Sara Mafalda Oliveira

CEFA/UP'S design and layout experiences for the University of Aveiro and for the Polytechnic Institute of Viseu: from theory to technology | Caroline Beatriz Picolo, José Abreu Lage, Sergio Moacir Marques

TRACK 6 |  Urban policies


Session 1

 Moderation: Caterina Di Giovanni and Teresa Madeira da Silva. Presentation: Luís Baptista 

The governance of grand urban projects: public power and private actors | Raquel de Barros
Gaidex, José Luis Crespo, Carlos Hardt

The urbanism of exception? Scrutinizing the role of the governmental actors in the realization of the private urban megaprojects in Tbilisi, Georgia | David Gogishvili
Urban regeneration policies and mega-events: the impacts of 1992 Barcelona’s Olympics and 1992 Genoa’s Expo on urban planning and city management | Federico Camerin, Francesco Gastaldi

After all, what are favela museums? | Márcia Lopes

“Uma praça em cada bairro” program: analysis and contribution to the requalification of Lisbon’s public spaces [2014-2020]  | José Narciso, Mafalda Sampayo


TRACK 7 | Urban competitiveness and social challenge

Session 1 | Urban spaces and challenges in the pandemic context

 Moderation: Sandra Marques Pereira 

Seizing the opportunities of the post-pandemic to save a cultural district: the Bairro Alto  | Pedro Costa

The Pandemic Challenge on Temporary Public Space in Indonesia: The Cases of Car-Free Day (CFD) in Two Cities | Diana Zerlina, Cynthia Ratih Susilo

White Elephants in Southern Europe: From Grand Projects to “Grand Challenges”: Urban Development and Social Change in the context of the 2008 financial crisis and the pandemic | Dimitris Poulios

Session 2 | Contemporary city and its changing actors, practices and identities

 Moderation: Madalena Corte-Real 

Lisbon Boom(erang): Urban commodification through the COVID lens | Nuno Castro Caldas

Touristification Of Spaces and Urban Lifestyles: São Paulo Square | Ana Cravinho, Teresa Madeira da Silva

Still selective after all these years? revisiting the megaproject of Parque das Nações in 2020 | Maria Assunção Gato

The Spatial Change Between Migrations and Religions in the Capital City of Taipei | Chih-Wen lan

Session 3 | Redefining the image of the city through urban design and mega events

 Moderation: Sandra Marques Pereira 

Potsdamer Platz Urban Project: The Economic and Cultural Transformations | Guilherme Henrique
Fatorelli Del'Arco

The re-thinking competitive aspirations: Contextual Empathy in the Architectural Contests of Finland's Periphery  | Heini-Emilia Saari

The reproduction of the beautiful city by the 2014 World Cup: Tourism advertising campaign and the
intensification of social and racial spatial segregations | 
Henrique Cunha Junior

Representations and Landscapes of Lisboa94 and Expo98: Re-inventing 90’s Lisbon through its
screened image |
Luísa Sol

Porto Maravilha Project 10#years: Megaevents, urban entrepreneurship and social challenges | Simone Amorim

TRACK 8 |  The role of artists and urban art


Session 1

 Moderation: Jorge Bassani, Pedro Costa 

The ‘Expo’ and the post-‘Expo’: The role of public art in urban regeneration’s processes at the end
of 20th century | 
Rita Ochoa
Horticultural parks in Lisbon: the “beautiful” and the “good” in expectant areas? | Ana Elísia da Costa
Gentrification and public policies: Art and culture in urban transformation within the European context | Laura Pomesano

The Estelita Case and the influence of grands projects on the formation and production of young
professionals collectives | 
Bruno de Albuquerque Ferreira, Lima Fernando Diniz Moreira

Malagueira. Events in the landscape: what things say | Nicolás Martín Domínguez, Pedro Guilherme

TRACK 9 | The Syndrome of Grand Projects: contamination processes between North-South, West-East, Global-Local

Session 1

 Moderation: Nuno Grande. Presentation: Álvaro Domingues. Papers comments: Ana Fernandes, Marta Sequeira 

Luanda’s Venice. The Paradoxes of Postcolonial Coastal Masterplans  | Paulo Moreira

São Paulo from the 1990s to 2020s: from the financialized “global city” to the systemic plan on the
edges of the city | 
Guilherme Wisnik

Progressions and new deals between urban rivers and dwellers: The Metropolitan Water Park, Expo 2008, Zaragoza | Erica Sogbe, Ricardo Devesa

Jungle fever: Manaus and 2014 World Cup | Guilherme Rene Maia

Urban Voids and the Contemporary Spatial Production: an analysis of the neoliberal urbanism in Belo Horizonte | Nuno Neves

“Meta-cidades XXI”: a proposal for a collage of generic morphological elements of contemporary Brazil | André Portugal Godinho

TRACK 10 |  Urban analytics and city design


Session 1

 Moderation: Rosália Guerreiro, Sara Biscaya 

King’s Cross: A Critical View on Urban Policies | Nadia Somekh, Guilherme Henrique Fatorelli Del’Arco, Fernanda de Abreu Moreira Munique Neves
Utilizing GIS for a Critical Mapping of Urban Activism in İstanbul in the 1960s | Mesut Dinler

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