People make places

Lisbon Giant Street Art. Picture by Kevin Poh. Retrieved from under Creative Commons license.

“People make places”. With this sentence the journalist of Click, a Portuguese radio program from the national radio Antena 1, introduced and tried to summarize SUSPLACE and what we are doing regarding sustainable place-shaping practices, initiatives, values and local resources. During less than five minutes, Elisabete Figueiredo explained what SUSPLACE is about and highlighted the role of the University of Aveiro in the project. Besides the main aims of the project, she emphasised the projects directly related with the Work Package  Resilient Places, coordinated by the University of Aveiro, as well as the ones in which this University is directly involved in terms of co-supervision, also emphasising the Portuguese areas under analysis. Therefore, the ongoing research projects of Marta Nieto Romero, Alessandro Vasta, Diogo Soares da Silva and Siri Pisters were mentioned. Each project and area was briefly presented highlighting each researcher’s main aims and some of the specificities of the study cases.

SUSPLACE Autumn School – ‘Shaping Places, Crossing Disciplinary Boundaries’ – to be held at the University of Aveiro, between 2 and 6 October 2017, was mentioned as an opportunity to learn and to involve external PhD students. Interested PhDs or ESRs can still apply for the Autumn School untill April 30.

The SUSPLACE participation on Click, may be listened (in Portuguese only) here (from minute 7:33).