Centre for Studies in Heritage, Landscape and Construction - CEPAC

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Science and Technology Faculty (FCT)/Faculty of Human and Social Sciences (FCHS)/Institute of Engineering (ISE)
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The center promotes scientific, cultural and technological research in the areas of Heritage and History, Architecture, Landscape Architecture, Civil Engineering, Construction, Territory and Land Use Planning, with a special focus on the Mediterranean/Algarve region.

It aims to be recognized by civil society and business for its superior ability to generate and share knowledge in these areas.

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Carla Rolo Antunes
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Carla Rolo Antunes, Degree in Biophysical Engineering (1993), Master in Hydraulics and Water Resources (1996) and PhD in Hydrology (2010), is Assistant Professor at Faculty of Sciences and Technology of Algarve University. Since 2012 is the Director of the Master in Sustainable Management of Rural Areas. She integrates the Mediterranean Institute for Agriculture, Environment and Development (MED). Her research field is in the area of Water Resources, Land Use Planning and Nature Based Solutions. Her research work has resulted in some scientific publications (peer-reviewed SCI-indexed journals, international conference papers, proceedings of international conferences). She supervised several master's dissertations and some works concluding a bachelor's / bachelor's course.

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Carla Rolo Antunes
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Short description of research profile

In the CEPAC we develop research on Heritage, Landscape and Construction, namely on water resources, land use planning, urbanism, urban rehabilitation. history, environmental assessment and engineering for sustainability framed in the CEPAC's interdisciplinary.


Representative publications

Maria Partidário, Guilherme Saad, Margarida B. Monteiro, Joana Dias, Rute Martins, Isabel Loupa Ramos, Henrique Ribeiro, Miguel Teixeira, Maria de Belém Costa Freitas and Carla Antunes (2022). “Using Participatory Mapping to Foster Community-Based Disaster Risk Reduction in Forest Fire-Prone Areas: The Case of Monchique in Portugal”. Fire 2022, 5(5), 146; https://doi.org/10.3390/fire5050146
Freitas, M.B; Xavier, A.; Fragoso, R. and Antunes, C.” (2022). “A composite indicator to measure sustainable water use in Portugal: A compromise programming approach”. Journal of Environmental Management, Vol. 311, 114791. DOI: 10.1016/j.jenvman.2022.114791
Batista, Desidério; Costa, Miguel Reimão. "Landscape and Water Heritage in Mountainous Areas: From the Atlantic to the Mediterranean, from Northern Portugal to Southern Morocco". In The History of Water Management in the Iberian Peninsula, 201-225. Springer International Publishing, 2020.
Bienvenido‐Huertas, David, Farinha, Fátima, Oliveira, J. Miguel, Silva, M. Elisa, Lança, Rui, (2020), Challenge for Planning by Using Cluster Methodology: The Case Study of the Algarve Region, Sustainability 2020, 12, 1536; doi:10.3390/su12041536; Q2