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Department of Land Economy

Environment, Law & Economics
 

Biography

Professor Silva is a British-Portuguese dual citizen and she has a research track record of 25+ years, both at the public and private sector and specialized in spatial analysis and planning.   Dr. Silva started working in Cambridge, at the Department of Land Economy, as a University Lecturer - Assistant Professor (2006-2012), was Tenured (2009), Senior Lecturer - Associate Professor (2012-2017), Reader-Professor in Spatial Planning (2017-2020), Full Professor (from October 2020).

She lectures and is the course coordinator of: in "Urban and Environmental Planning I" (PGR01), "Planning Policy and Practice" (Paper 14); Spatial Analysis and Modelling (RM03);    She was the 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

Member of the Royal Town Planning Institute (MRTPI)

Data Champion

 

Editorial Board member:

Computers, Environment and Urban Systems (CEUS)

Planning Theory & Practice ; 

Sustainable Development;

Journal of Urban Affairs

 

Research

Prof. Silva 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, Data Science & Big Data, Complexity Theory, Smart/Digital Cities, Geographic Information Systems and Planning Support Systems; Space-time dynamic models, Computation and Dynamic Simulation - soft Artificial Intelligence, AI Models (particularly ABM and CA models). 

Current Research Associates and Ph.D. students: Dr. José Pedro Reis, Dr. Chaowei Xiao,  Mr. Haifeng Niu, Miss Heeseo Rain Kwon, Miss Yiqiao Chen, Mr. Stephen Ajadi, Ms. Ica Fernandez, Ms Ana Paula Seraphim, Mr. Aviral Marwal, Mr. Abid Rehman, Mr. Jingxin Nie

Publications

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

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Professor - Spatial Planning
Director of the M.Phil "Planning Growth and Regeneration"
Director of the Lab of Interdisciplinary Spatial Analysis (LISA Lab)
Data Champion
Professor Elisabete A Silva

Contact Details

Email address: 
(01223) 337141

Affiliations

Person keywords: 
Sustainability
Public Policy
Modelling