Patrícia Canelas is an architect with the Licenciatura degree by Universidade Lusíada, Lisbon, Portugal 2001. She is a fully licensed architect. She did a Post-Graduation program in Sustainable Architecture and Planning by the Engineering Department of Universidade Católica in 2006, where she collaborated teaching in its subsequent editions. She is a Master of Architecture by the University of California, Berkeley, USA 2008, and currently a Mphil/PhD candidate at the Bartlett School of Planning at UCL, UK. She worked with several architecture practices and in her own practice from 2001 to 2010, having concluded several buildings particularly housing projects.
My research intends to explore how architecture, urban planning and property markets affect and are affected by social, environmental and economic development. I´m also interested in the way architecture, urban planning and property markets express - social, environmental and economic - changing values.
I have looked at processes of development and spread of narratives with property-value changing potential, namely sustainability assessment tools. I´m now looking at other dimensions of changing values - specifically production and consumption practices – and the emergence of new property-markets.
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