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Department of Land Economy

Environment, Law & Economics

Studying at Cambridge

 

Dr Elisabete A Silva

Dr Elisabete A Silva

Senior Lecturer (Associate Professor) in Spatial Planning

Fellow and Director of Studies, Robinson College

Director of the M.Phil "Planning Growth and Regeneration"

Director of the Ph.D. Programme (2008-2015)

Director of the Lab of Interdisciplinary Spatial Analysis (LISA Lab)


Office Phone: 37141

Biography:

Dr Elisabete A. Silva is a University Senior Lecturer (Associate Professor) in Planning in the Department of Land Economy, and Fellow of Robinson College, University of Cambridge;    

Lecturer (course co-ordinator) in "Urban and Environmental Planning I" (PGR01), "Planning Policy and Practice" (Paper 14); Mix-Research Methods (GIS)(RM03);     

Director of the PhD Programme (2008-2015);     Director of the M.Phil  "Planning Growth and Regeneration"

Director of Lab of Interdisciplinary Spatial Analysis  (LISA Lab): http://www.landecon.cam.ac.uk/research/lisa

Co-I of CSIC-Cambridge Centre for Smart Infrastructure and Construction

Subject groups/Research projects

Lab of Interdisciplinary Spatial Analysis:

Research Interests

Dr. Silva has a research track record of more than 20 years, both at the public and private sector. Her research interests are centred on the application of new technologies to spatial planning in particular city and metropolitan dynamic modelling through time. In particular:  Land Use, Transportation and Metropolitan Planning; Regional Planning, Integrated Planning (Urban/Transportation/Environmental Planning; Geographic Information Systems and Planning Support Systems; Computation and Dynamic Simulation - AI Models (particularly ABM and CA models).

For new PhD applicants: Dr Silva only considers applications that include GIS, CA/ABM or new technology in a planning context (when required, all applicants need to submit English exam results with application).

Other Professional Activities

Editor - Journal of Urban Design and Planning ; Editorial Board : Planning Theory & Practice ; Editorial Board: Sustainable Development

Fellow of the Royal institution of Charter Surveyors (FRICS)
Member of the Royal Town Planning Institute (MRTPI)

Key Publications

UDP journal CALL FOR PAPERS:  Linking people and place in a new
wave of computer models 
Elisabete A. Silva and Felix SK Agyemang

Timeline: 20th June for abstracts and 20th September for manuscripts

 

EDITED BOOKS

  • Forthcoming 2016 - "Comprehensive Geographic Information Systems", Elsevier. Main Editor Bo Huang, Volume 3 Editors: Kai Cao and Elisabete A. Silva.
  • 2014 The Routledge Handbook of Planning Research Methods (with Patsy Healey, Neil Harris and Pieter van den Broeck), Routledge. 658 pages *Best seller 2015 Routledge/Taylor and Francis planning book
  • 2010 A Planner’s Encounter with Complexity, (with G. de Roo) Ashgate Publishers Ltd, Aldershot (UK). 337 pages. ISBN: 978-1-4094-0265-7.  http://www.ashgate.com/isbn/9781409402657 
  • 2003 1st Conference of the Land Management Engineering: Plan-Change-Manage (With J. Ferreira, JB e Silva, E.A. Silva and  J. M. Esteves) (in Portuguese) . Instituto Superior Técnico (IST) & Núcleo de Estudos dos alunos de Território (NET), Lisboa. 43 pages ISBN: 972-8152-76-0

AUTHORED BOOKS:

FULL PAPERS PUBLISHED IN PEER REVIEW JOURNALS

BOOK CHAPTERS

  • 2014 Measuring space: a review of spatial metrics for urban growth and shrinkage (with J. Reis). In: The Routledge Handbook of Planning Research Methods. (Eds. Elisabete A. Silva, Patsy Healey, Neil Harris and Pieter van den Broeck), Routlege
  • 2014 Quantitative methods in Planning. In:The Routledge Handbook of Planning Research Methods. (Eds. Patsy Healey, Neil Harris and Pieter Van den Broeck), Routlege
  • 2014 Research Inquiry in the spatial planning field (with Patsy Healey, Heil Harris, Pieter Van den Broeck). In: The Routledge Handbook of Planning Research Methods. (Eds. Elisabete A. Silva, Patsy Healey, Neil Harris and Pieter van den Broeck), Routledge
  • 2014 The life-changing transitions of a research/academic career. In: The Routledge Handbook of Planning Research Methods. (Eds.Elisabete A. Silva, Patsy Healey, Neil Harris and Pieter Van den Broeck), Routledge
  • 2014 DG-ABC: An Integrated multi-agent and cellular automata urban growth model (with N. Wu). Technologies in Urban and Spatial Planning: Virtual Cities and Territories?  (Eds. Nuno Norte Pinto, José António Tenedório, António Pais Antunes and Josep Roca ), IGI-Global, pp.57-92
  • 2013 Simulating the dynamics between the development of creative industries and urban spatial structure: an agent-based model (with H. Liu). S. Geertman et al. (eds.), Planning Support Systems for Sustainable Urban Development, Lecture Notes in Geoinformation and Cartography, DOI: 10.1007/978-3-642-37533-0_4, _ Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg,  pp. 51-72
  • 2011 Cellular Automata Models and Agent Base Models for urban studies: from pixels, to cells, to Hexa-Dpi’s. In: Urban Remote Sensing: Monitoring, Synthesis and Modeling in the Urban Environment. Edited by: Dr. XiaojunYang. Wiley-Blackwell. pp. 323-345. ISBN: 978-0-470-74958-6
  • 2010 Waves of complexity. Theory, models, and practice. In: Roo, Gert de, and Elisabete A. Silva (2010), A Planner’s Encounter with Complexity, Ashgate Publishers Ltd, Aldershot (UK).  pp. 309-331.. ISBN: 978-1-4094-0265-7
  • 2010 Complexity and CA, and application to metropolitan areas.  In: Roo, Gert de, and Elisabete A. Silva (2010), A Planner’s Encounter with Complexity, Ashgate Publishers Ltd, Aldershot (UK).  pp..187-207. ISBN: 978-1-4094-0265-7
  • 2003 The CVCA Model: A Cellular Automaton Model of Landscape Ecological Strategies. European Simulation and Modelling Society - ESM 2003 (with J. Wileden and J. Ahern ),.  pp. 206-209. ISBN: 90-77381-04-X
  • 2001 The Geographic Factor in the Development of small internet applications of biodiversity (in Portuguese). VII Conferência Nacional sobre a Qualidade do Ambiente, Universidade de Aveiro. Universidade de Aveiro-DAO, Aveiro, pp. 496-511. ISBN: 972-789-026-1
  • 1997 Municipal Master Plans for the Lisbon Metropolitan Area (AML) A Regional Approach (with J. Machado), In: Environmental Challenges in an Expanding Urban World and the Role of Emerging Information Technologies, João Reis Machado & Jack Ahern (Editors), National Centre for Geographic Information, Lisbon, pp. 291-302. ISBN: 972-97406-0-7
  • 1997 Greenways Network for the Metropolitan Area of Lisbon (with J. Machado), In: Environmental Challenges in an Expanding Urban World and the Role of Emerging Information Technologies, João Reis Machado & Jack Ahern (Editors), National Centre for Geographic Information, Lisbon, pp. 281-29. ISBN: 972-97406-0-7
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