Francisca Lima is a landscape architect licensed at the "Universidade Técnica de Lisboa" and is currently undertaking a PhD at the University of Edinburgh. She loves cities and landscapes full of character and it is interested in learning more about what makes those places special. Francisca is a very good walker that loves exploring hidden and unknown places, and she loves healthy cooking.
The PhD research undertaken by Francisca Lima explores the role of open spaces in the revival of abandoned urban environments, particularly in the cases of Lisbon and Genoa cities. More specifically, this research intends to compare the importance of key features of shrinking neighborhoods, and to understand which of those features can be vital for the future urban and social stabilization of those spaces. Conjoint will be a central tool/methodology to pursue these aims. She is also currently collaborating with the research group “Landscape, Architecture and Philosophy” based at the Philosophy Research Centre of the University of Lisbon.