Institute for Area and Global Studies

Research and teaching activities taking root in local realities across diverse contexts


Landscape, Urban Design, Architecture, Public Space, Mobility Space and Infrastructures, Embodied Space

CEAT Urban and Regional Planning Community

Urbanism, Urban Planning, Urban Management, Public Space, Slums, Global South

EcOS Ecological Systems Laboratory

Spatial/temporal dynamics of natural ecosystems, ecosystem processes, ecological resilience and restoration

HERUS Laboratory for Human-Environment Relations in Urban Systems

Human-Environment Relations, Urban Metabolism, Social-Network/Agent Analysis, Machine Learning

IMAC Applied Computing and Mechanics Laboratory

Sensing, Model Updating, Asset Management, Resilience, Design Strategies

LAB-U – Laboratory of Urbanism

Urbanism, Landscape Urbanism, Urban Design

LASIG Laboratory of Geographic Information Systems

GIS, Spatial Decision Support, Digital Urban Models

LAST Laboratory of Architecture and Sustainable Technologies

Urban Design, Architectural Design, Urban Regeneration, Sustainable Neighbourhood and Architecture

LASUR Urban Sociology Laboratory

Sociology, Anthropology / Urbanism, Public Places, Global South Cities

LCC Conservation and Construction Laboratory

Housing, Modern Architecture, Scandinavian Architecture

LIPID Laboratory of Integrated Performance in Design

Daylighting strategies, Building Performance Simulation, Comfort and health in buildings, Visual perception, Sustainability and energy-efficiency, Design support

MCS Structural Maintenance and Safety Laboratory

Novel engineering methods/technologies in structural engineering

SBER Stream Biofilm and Ecosystem Research Laboratory

Ecology, Ecosystem Science, Eco-Hydraulics, Microbial Ecology, Biogeochemistry

TSAM Techniques et Sauvegarde De l’Architecture Moderne

Conservation, restauration, réhabilitation, restructuration, réaffectation, extension, sauvegarde de l´architecture

DHLAB Digital Humanities Laboratory

Data Visualisation, Computational approaches

DLAB Data Science Laboratory

Machine learning, computational social science, data mining