Getting the feel of a city involves a mixture of observation and experience that only come when we allow ourselves to be drawn into its daily life and discover its smells, sounds, voices, lanes and hidden corners...
In Lisboa, the RIver Tagus is never far away as we explore the history-laden streets of a city that constantly confronts us with its past, as the decorative cobble pavements lead us up from the Praça do Comércio through the 18th century Lower Town to St. George's Castle.
From the Castle, we can enjoy unparalleled views of the south bank, Rossio, the Carmo Convent, the Bairro Alto, the Avenida da Liberdade and Parque Eduardo VII, Nossa Senhora do Monte and the Mount of Graça. It could be for all the world a picture postcard of Lisboa under a perpetually blue sky, reflecting the varied colours of the roofs, streets, old houses, window frames and green spaces, offset by the glittering stream of the Tagus!
DINÂMIA'CET–IUL, Centre for Socioeconomic and Territorial Studies, is a Research Unit (RU) of the School of Social Sciences at ISCTE – Instituto Universitário de Lisboa (ISCTE- IUL). It was inaugurated in 1989 as a multidisciplinary and interdisciplinary research Centre in the field of social sciences and humanities, and associated to the then ISCTE – Instituto Superior de Ciências do Trabalho e da Empresa. In 2009, DINÂMIA'CET-IUL merged with CET – Centre for Territorial Studies, which was also attached to ISCTE; between 2009 and 2012, 14 researchers from ISCTE’s Architecture Department joined the team as part of an on-going process to enhance the Centre and boost its pluridisciplinary focus. Today, DINÂMIA’CET includes researchers from a wide range of academic backgrounds, namely: sociology, economics, architecture, law, geography, demography, quantitative methods and computer sciences. The work of this RU is supported by a management team comprising an Assistant to the Board, a R&D project manager – administrative area, a R&D project manager – financial area, a communications technician, as well as a research fellow in science and technology management.