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Department of Land Economy

Environment, Law & Economics

Studying at Cambridge

 

Dr Elisabete A Silva

Dr Elisabete A Silva

Reader - Spatial Planning (since Oct. 2017)

Fellow and Director of Studies, Robinson College

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

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

School Equality Champion


Office Phone: (01223) 337141

Biography:

Dr Elisabete A. Silva is a University Reader in Spatial Planning in the Department of Land Economy, and a Fellow of Robinson College, University of Cambridge.

Dr. Silva started working in Cambridge as a University Lecturer - Assistant Professor (2006-2012), was Tenured (2009), Senior Lecturer - Associate Professor (2012-2017),  is now a Reader in Spatial Planning (since Oct. 2017).

She lectures and is the course coordinator of: in "Urban and Environmental Planning I" (PGR01), "Planning Policy and Practice" (Paper 14); Mixed-Research Methods (GIS)(RM01);     

Director of the PhD Programme (2008-2015);  she  is now  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

School Equality Champion

Editorial Board : Planning Theory & Practice ; Editorial Board: Sustainable Development
Member of the Royal Town Planning Institute (MRTPI)

Subject groups/Research projects

Lab of Interdisciplinary Spatial Analysis:

Research Interests

Dr. Silva has a research track record of 25+ 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. Subject areas include:  Land Use, Transportation, Spatial Analysis, Geographic Information Systems and Planning Support Systems; Space-time dynamic models, 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).

Key Publications

  EDITED BOOKS

  • 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

  • 2017 An agent-based model of global carbon mitigation through bilateral negotiation under economic constraints: the key role of stakeholders’ feedback and facilitated focus groups and meetings in the development of behavioural models of decision making. Douglas Crawford-Brown(1), Helin Liu(2), Elisabete A. Silva(3) . Comprehensive Geographic Information Systems: ISBN is 978-0-12-804660-9.

  • 2017  A Scalable Agent Based Multi-modal Modeling Framework Using Real-Time Big-Data Sources for Cities G Casey, K Soga, E Silva, P Guthrie, K Kumar  - Transportation Research Board 96th Annual MeetingTransportation Research Board – issue: 17-05941: 18 pags

  • 2016 GIS-based approach to analyse the spatial opportunities for knowledge-intensive businesses Mei Lin Yeo, Saad Saleem Bhatti, Elisabete A Silva Comprehensive Geographic Information Systems: ISBN is 978-0-12-804660-9.

  • 2016  Spatial metrics - The static and dynamic perspectives Saad Saleem Bhatti, José Pedro Reis and Elisabete A. Silva. . Comprehensive Geographic Information Systems: ISBN is 978-0-12-804660-9.

  • 2016 Simulating the degradation and maintenance effects on an integrated urban transport infrastructure system. In: Proceedings of the International Conference on Smart Infrastrctuture and Construction (Ed. RJ Mair, K soga, Y. jin, AK Parlikad and JM Schooling) pp.609-614. ICE Publishing, London.  ISBN 978-0-7277-6127-9.

  • 2016 Understanding traveller decision making - a crowd sourcd big data analysis of the London Travel Demand Survey (G. Casey, K. Soga, E. Silva nd P. Guthrie). In: Proceedings of the International Conference on Smart Infrastrctuture and Construction. (Ed. RJ Mair, K soga, Y. jin, AK Parlikad and JM Schooling) pp. 741-746. ICE Publishing, London.  ISBN 978-0-7277-6127-9.

  • 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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