José Afonso Teixeira, Geographer, Department of Geography and Regional Planning
Iva Miranda Pires, Geographer, Department of Sociology
José Afonso Teixeira and Iva Miranda Pires are geographers and they teach in the New University of Lisbon (Faculty of Social and Human Sciences). Their research activities are developed in different institutions: the e-Geo (José Afonso Teixeira) and the CEG (Iva Pires)
The e-GEO, Centre of Geographical and Regional Planning Studies, Universidade Nova de Lisboa, founded in 1981, integrated 53 researchers, of which 27 Ph.D. and 26 other researchers (non Ph.D.) by the end of 2006. Most of the researchers belong to the teaching staff or are former students of the Department of Geography and Regional Planning of the Faculty of Social and Human Sciences, the Home Institution.
The main objectives of e-GEO are:
In order to attain the above objectives, the following activities are carried out:
José Afonso Teixeira develops his scientific work at e-Geo. Main research interests:
Doctoral thesis in Geography and Regional Planning (Human Geography): O Comércio Alimentar na Área Metropolitana de Lisboa nos Últimos Trinta Anos. Agentes, estratégias empresariais e padrões de consumo, Lisboa, UNL/FCSH, 1997, 428p. (Food Retailing in Lisbon Metropolitan Area: Agents, Firm Strategies and Consumer Patterns, Lisboa, UNL/FCSH, 1997, 428p.)
Master Thesis in Urban and Regional Planning:, Emprego nos Serviços e Polarização Inter-Regional em Portugal. Lisboa: Departamento de Geografia e Planeamento Regional, 1987, 172 p. (Employment in Services and Interregional Polarisation in Portugal Lisboa, UNL/FCSH, 1987, 172p.)
The CEG is the largest unit dedicated to geographical research in Portugal. With more than 90 researchers presently working, the Centre has developed research of excellent quality that is recognized both nationally and internationally. The excellence of the investigation carried out by CEG researchers is recognized not only in the academic milieu but also by civil society institutions and public organisations, with which it has celebrated several protocols aiming at the accomplishment of studies in the area of territorial planning and public policies, of which we can refer as examples the consultancy services provided to the Portuguese Parliament, and to the Ministries of the Environment, Spatial Planning and Regional Development or to the Service of Civil Protection and the National Water Institute.
For further information about CEG on the Internet: http://www.ceg.ul.pt/