This special issue of U.Porto Journal of Engineering aims to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the creation of the specialization in Territorial Planning (1972-2022), in the Civil Engineering Department of the Faculty of Engineering - University of Porto. To disseminate this celebration, some original research articles were prepared, visioning not only the historical activity of Spatial Planning Education but also the current challenges facing the articulation between student training and research. The articles are a sample of representative research of themes currently developed in the field of Spatial Planning at FEUP.
The special issue has been structured in two sections. The first section concerns (i) The history of Planning Education in FEUP; (ii) Planning thoughts: The evolution of themes and methodologies in FEUP’s dissertations; (iii) and the development of Spatial Planning at FEUP: from education to research. The second section is mainly aimed at reflecting on (i) Spatial Planning and Climate Transition; (ii) Transformative and Inclusive Urban Policies; (iii) Mobility, Accessibility and Transport Planning; (iv) and Digital Technology in Spatial Planning.
Fernando Brandão Alves
Isabel Breda Vázquez