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Sónia Alves is a Marie Sklodowska-Curie Research Fellow at the Cambridge Centre for Housing and Planning Research, Department of Land Economy, University of Cambridge. She is also a Research Associate at Hughes Hall (Cambridge University) and a Visiting Researcher at the Institute of Social Sciences (University of Lisbon) and at the Danish Building Research Institute (Aalborg University, Copenhagen).

Within the framework of her Marie Sklodowska-Curie Individual Fellowship, she is currently developing PLANAFFHO. PLANAFFHO (PLANning for AFFordable HOusing) aims to examine how land-use planning contributes to the provision of affordable housing for low-income people and how it has promoted a mix of housing tenures within new developments in three capital cities - Copenhagen, Lisbon, and London - since 2007.

External positions

Postdoctoral researcher, Institute of Social Sciences Lisbon University

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Projects 2012 2020

High Hopes for Mixed Communities

Alves, S. & Andersen, H. T.


Project: Research

Research Output 2008 2019

Nuancing the international debate on social mix: evidence from Copenhagen.

Alves, S., 2019, (Accepted/In press) In : Housing Studies.

Research output: Contribution to journalJournal articleResearchpeer-review

Planning policies and affordable housing: A cross-comparative analysis of Portugal, England and Denmark

Alves, S., Oct 2018, p. 1-24. 24 p.

Research output: Contribution to conference without publisher/journalPaper without publisher/journalResearchpeer-review

Open Access

Polos opostos? Um estudo comparativo das políticas de habitação em Portugal e na Dinamarca

Alves, S., 2018, In : Confidencial Imobiliário. Prémio André Jordan. 2018, p. 24-33 10 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalJournal articleResearch

Open Access

Urban rehabilitation, governance, and housing affordability: lessons from Portugal

Branco, R. & Alves, S., 3 Sep 2018, In : Urban Research & Practice. 24 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalJournal articleResearchpeer-review

“With or without you: models of urban requalification under neoliberalismo in Portugal”

Alves, S. & Branco, R., Sep 2018, Changing Societies: Legacies and Challenges. Aboim, S., Granjo, P. & Ramos, A. (eds.). Lisbon: Instituto de Ciências Sociais da Universidade de Lisboa, Vol. 1: Ambiguous Inclusions: Inside Out, Inside In. p. 457-479 23 p.

Research output: Contribution to book/anthology/report/conference proceedingBook chapterResearchpeer-review

Open Access

Activities 2014 2015

  • 2 Peer review of manuscripts
  • 1 Conference presentations

Análise Social (Journal)

Sonia Alves (Reviewer)
2014 → …

Activity: Editorial work and peer reviewPeer review of manuscriptsResearch

Cidades - Comunidades e Territorios (Journal)

Sonia Alves (Reviewer)
2014 → …

Activity: Editorial work and peer reviewPeer review of manuscriptsResearch

ENHR 2015: Housing and Cities in a time of change: are we focusing on People?

Sonia Alves (Speaker)
1 Jul 2015

Activity: Talks and presentationsConference presentations