Aveiro.1957.Historian by the Faculty of Arts of the UP (1980). Researcher - active member of CEAU-FAUP/FCT (Center for Architecture and Urban Studies), group PACT (Heritage Architecture, City and Territory) and group AMH (Architecture and modes of inhabiting). Assistant Professor of Architect Fernando Távora to the discipline of Theory and History of Architecture of ESBAP (School of Architecture of Porto), in the academic year 1980-81, always assistant of Professor Fernando Tavora in her teaching, particularly in the discipline of General Theory of Organization of Space (TGOE). Lecturer in the areas of History of Architecture and Town, Regent of the courses of HAAM (History of Ancient and Medieval Architecture, 1st Cycle, 2nd Year of MIARQ) and Theories Rehabilitation of the City (the CEAPA - Course of Advanced Studies in Architectural Heritage - 3rd cycle) in the academic year 2011-12. Doctorate with Distinction by the Faculty of Arts of the UP in 2013 with the dissertation " Recentrocidade. Memory and Urban Refoundation. Territory. Town. Architecture ". Regent of the courses of HAAM (1st Cycle, 1s Year, of MIARQ) and HCP (History of the City of Porto - 2nd Cycle, 5th Year, of MIARQ) in the current academic year (2013-2014). He joined the Organizing Committee of the IV SLBCH ( Luso - Brazilian Symposium of Historical Cartography (Porto , 2011) .
He joined the Scientific Committee of " I Philanthropy Conference and Architecture - Period 1880-1920 ." CITAD - Lusiada University ( Lisbon 2012) .
Published since 1982 with 35 titles between articles , communications to national and international conferences and chapters in books , especially: "Oporto " in ' Atlas Historico de las European Ciudades ' (1994 ), "Oporto . History and Urban Development " in ' The Dictionary of Arts , The Grove Dictionary on Line' (1996 ) http://www.groveart.com ; " Urban Recentering - Memory and Urban Refoundation . The Central Area of Oporto Replanning by Barry Parker ( 1916 ) . " In ' Planning Models and the Culture of Cities. Y Models urban culture lasciudades ' Book Conference , 11th Conference of the InternationalPlanning History Society ( IPHS ) , Barcelona , School Technically Superior d'Arquitectura del Vallès ( Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya ) , ( 2004), . "Oporto Urban Evolution " as partipação WikiSym in guiding the WikiWalk in Porto (2008 ) .
Member of IPHS ( International Planning History Society - London) and Member of the Standing Committee of CIHEL ( Lisbon ) .