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Urban Sport 4all Congress

Cities with Public Spaces that invite to the practice of Physical Activity and Sport

July 8, 2022

9:30 - 12:30 e 14:00 - 18:00

Location:  Fórum Lisboa

Free access



Urban sports are new forms of sports that are progressively gaining preponderance in today's society, changing the understanding of how the city should be urbanistically planned. The growing number of residents choosing to use public space for their regular sports practice, potentiates changes in the urban culture of cities, redefining urban centers to be inviting and safe.



This Congress intends to analyze and discuss the characteristics that make a given urban space a potentiator for the practice of physical activity and sport, and the benefits of this urban restructuring for the general population.



Students and technicians in sports areas and physical activity, urban planning/urban requalification, architecture and mobility.


He was born in Pontevedra in 1961. He has a degree in Law. Advanced Course in Occupational Risk Prevention. University expert in Data Protection (UNED). Diploma course on European Communities (USC). Socio-labor expert (Ministry of Labor and Social Affairs). Intellectual Property Course. Lawyer in practice. He was a councilor in Pontevedra in different terms. Linked to local sports, he was a director of the Sociedad Deportiva Teucro.

In the municipal government it has competences on: Management of municipal competences in education at all compulsory and post-compulsory levels Management of programs and activities in schools Encouragement, promotion, management and development of physical activity, sports practice and sports facilities and new facilities Sports events.

Ana Louro is geographer, with PhD in Geography, specialized in Regional and Urban Planning, done in 2019 in the Institute of Geography and Spatial Planning, University of Lisbon. She is researcher in the Centre of Geographical Studies since 2010, where she participated in several national and international research projects. Her main interests are about sustainable communities, healthy cities, sustainable urban mobility, practice of physical activities, among others. Recently, she participated in the CES4Kids - Children and youth empowerment through Decidim digital platform, and is studying the use of active mobility among the youngest and the promotion of their participation in decision-making and solutions proposals processes.

Daniel is a senior urbanist with a broad experience based on urban planning practices and academic activities. Currently, he works on various different urban design projects and planning studies; at his office Urban Dynamics in Porto/Amsterdam, at the MDT/CEAU/FAUP as a researcher, and as invited assistant professor at the Oporto Global University. As lead researcher he was involved in the project Sport in the City. This led to various projects, in The Netherlands, Portugal and France, that are based on the dialogue between public space and play, sport and physical activities. Daniel initiated and leads also the knowledge platform ´the Future Design of Streets´ that explores how streets can transform into more social and sustainable spaces.

Filipe Moura is an Associate Professor of Transportation Systems in the Department of Civil Engineering and Architecture at the Instituto Superior Técnico, University of Lisbon. He is a member of the Research Group of “Transport Systems” of CERIS. His research expertise relates to Urban Mobility, in particular, travel behavior analysis, transport demand modelling, sustainable mobility, technology diffusion, and road traffic management. Currently, his research interests focus on active modes of transportation and their interaction with the built environment; and, on autonomy in urban mobility, both from the perspectives of behavior (i.e., learning to be autonomous in my mobility, particularly for children and youth) and of technology (i.e., new business models for autonomous vehicles). Filipe is a Fulbright Scholar.

James F. Sallis, Ph.D is Research Professor at Australian Catholic University, Melbourne and Distinguished Professor Emeritus in the Herbert Wertheim School of Public Health at University of California San Diego. His research career is devoted to promoting physical activity and understanding policy and environmental influences on physical activity, nutrition, and obesity. He has led or co-led studies of built environments and physical activity across the lifespan and in many countries and helped build an interdisciplinary field of research. He is committed to communicating research to those who can use the evidence to improve practice and policy in multiple sectors. He has authored over 800 scientific publications that have been cited more than 200,000 times. Dr. Sallis has won numerous awards, is Past-President of Society of Behavioral Medicine, and is a member of the US National Academy of Medicine.

Degree in Physical Education and Sport from the Faculty of Human Kinetics. Teacher of Physical Education for Basic and Secondary Education (1988 to 2000 and 20010 to 2015). National Coordinator of the National School Sports Office (2000 to 2002). Head of Sports Division of the Municipality of Loures (2002/2007). Head of the Sports Division of the Lisbon City Council (2007 to 2010 and 2015 to 2018). Director of the Department of Physical Activity and Sport of the Lisbon City Council (2018 to 2022).

2013 - PhD in Territorial Engineering, Instituto Superior Técnico (IST);

2011- Post-Graduation Mediation and Alternative Means of Management and Conflict Resolution, Mediarcom and Universidade Nova de Lisboa;

2004 - Master's - Regional and Urban Planning, Technical University of Lisbon;

1997 - Degree - Territory Engineering, Instituto Superior Técnico (IST).

Currently - Councilor for Urbanism and Transparency and Corruption Prevention Since 2013 - Assistant Professor at IST, University of Lisbon;

2004-13 - IST Assistant, University of Lisbon;

2001-04 - IST Trainee Assistant, University of Lisbon;

2000-01 - Analysis of Detailed Plans and Subdivision Operations CCDRLVT - Coordination Commission for the Development of the Lisbon and Tagus Valley Region;

1997-2000 - Land Use Plans - OA Company - Architecture Workshop.

Participation in Projects:

2021 - Model for socio-urban monitoring at the parish scale;

2021 - Model for analysis and management of real estate development and promotion projects;

2018-21 - METROGOV – Governance in the Lisbon Metropolitan Area in a context of conflict, competition and cooperation;

2018-19 - TuriBEAT – Platform for monitoring tourism in Historic Neighborhoods;

2018 - LxLab – Tourism Monitoring for a Sustainable Development of Historic Centers;

2017-18 - Tur&Bairros – Tourism and dynamics of transformation of historic neighborhoods Some publications Territorial Planning and Urban Management: “Analysing the concerns of public and private interests in the Portuguese spatial planning: The relevance of conflict management" "The instruments of territorial management and technical standards for urbanization and building" "Land Readjustment in Portugal" "Improving land readjustment practice. Application of management models to Portugal". Tourism and conflict mediation: "Urban Identity and tourism: different looks, one single place" "Collaborative approach for tourism conflict management: a Portuguese case study” “A framework for conflict analysis in spatial planning for tourism” “Leadership in conflict management. The case of tourism versus territory conflict” “Tourism impacts on the urban rehabilitation process: the case of Baixa historic neighbourhood, Lisbon”.

Economist and independent consultant in the area of Management of Cities and Territories. Specialist in Sports Policies and Promotion of Physical Activity. He has directed numerous projects related to sport and the management of healthy and sustainable cities. Of note are the Strategic Sports Plans for Bilbao, Mondragón, Ermua, Jaca, Elorrio, Lasarte, the island of Tenerife, Baix Llobregat (Barcelona) and currently Maia (Portugal).

LB Andersen has been working with physical activity and health for more than 40 years. He has conducted several large scale population studies and published >500 scientific articles, and among these around 50 articles related to active transport and health. A special focus has been on commuter cycling in both children and adults, and studies include associations between cycling and health such as mortality, cardiovascular disease and cancers, and randomized trials where subjects cycled to work or school. Andersen has participated in the WHO developed tool ‘Health Economic Assessment Tool for cycling (HEAT)’ where policy makers and scientists can estimate economic gains of increased cycling.

Rita Cordovil is an Assistant Professor with aggregation at the Faculdade de Motricidade Humana, Universidade de Lisboa (FMH-UL). She teaches Development, Motor Control and Learning and is a member of the Motor Behavior Laboratory and of CIPER (BioLad group) in FMH. She holds a PhD in Human Kinetics (2010), a Master in Sport Psychology (2005), and a degree in Sport Science (1996) (all from FMH). She was the vice-coordinator of the Master in Child Motor Development. In the past, she was a physical education teacher in different primary and secondary schools in the area of Lisbon. Research interests: Motor Development, Motor Competence, Motor Learning, Perception and Action, Child Safety, Risky Play, Play Environments, Independent Mobility, Cycling.

Frederico Lopes holds a PhD (2017) in Human Movement Studies from the Faculty of Human Kinetics-University of Lisbon (FMH-ULisboa), a MEd in Educational Sciences (2009) and a Degree in Psychology (2002). He is researcher and an assistant professor of "Motor Development" at FMH-ULisboa, working in community intervention projects and research activities related with children’s mobility and use of public spaces, child-friendly cities, children’s outdoor play, participation and the design of play spaces. In ISPA, Frederico Lopes is an invited assistant professor, lecturing "Ludicity and Culture in Education" at the Masters of Preschool Education. He is also a Playworker, Play advocate and co-founder of a non-profit organization called “Associação 1,2,3 Macaquinho do Xinês” that implements community projects in Lisbon to create space and time for children to play freely. Frederico Lopes is the Portuguese council member and national representative at the International Play Association (IPA) and the coordinator of the IPA Portugal network. He is also directly involved in local initiatives on active travel to school (Comboios de Bicicletas) and community bike repairing (Cicloficina) located in the Belém parish of Lisbon city.

Medical Doctor PhD in Biomedical Engineering and Biophysics, MSc in Applied Mathematics. My research interests focus on the application of decision support techniques (based on artificial intelligence methodologies) in Health, and Quality of Life, in particular through the evaluation of the Autonomic Nervous System. Researcher at ciTechCare (Center for Innovative Care and Heath Technology) from Polytechnic of Leiria, and collaborating researcher at the Instituto de Telecomunicações.