JORGE MANUEL BARBOSA GASPAR
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NAME: Jorge Manuel Barbosa Gaspar
DATE OF BIRTH: 14 May 1942
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1995: Honoris Causa in Geography, University of León, Spain.
1973: Associate Professor of Human Geography, University of Lisbon.
1972: Ph.D in Human Geography, University of Lisbon.
1966/68: Post-graduation course in Regional and Urban Analysis, University of Lund, Sweden, with a scholarship from the Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation.
1965: Degree in Geography, University of Lisbon.
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1994/...: Visiting Professor in-cathedra in the Institute Superior Técnico, Technical University of Lisbon.
1979/...: Professor in-cathedra of Geography, University of Lisbon.
1973/79: Professor ex-cathedra of Geography, University of Lisbon.
1972/73: Assistant Professor, School of Fine Arts, Technical University of Lisbon.
1972/73, 1977/78, 1978/79 and 1982/...: M. A. Visiting Professor of "Regional and Urban Planning", Technical University of Lisbon.
1965/72: Lecturer of Architecture, School of Fine Arts, Technical University of Lisbon.
Visiting Lecturer at several Portuguese and foreign universities (Sweden, Norway, Denmark, United Kingdom, France, Spain, Brazil and USA). Visiting Professor at the Universities of Umeä (Sweden), Paris-Nanterre (France) and East Asia (Macao).
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ACTIVITY IN RESEARCH:
1995/...: Coordinator on the study "Medium Cities: Image, Quotidian and New Urbanities", JNICT/DGOT.
1994/...: Coordinator on the study "EUNIT - European Network on Industry, Innovation and Territory", in co-operation with universities of Newcastle, Frederico II (Naples) and Dortmund, Netherlands Organization for Applied Scientific Research e Ecole Nationale des Ponts et Chaussés.
1994/...: Coordinator on the study "Integration in EU and Economic Development in Portugal/Europe" Nach der Suderweiterung der EG, in co-operation with University of Hannover, Volkswagen Foundation (with Ludwig Schatzl).
1993/...: Coordinator on the study "Industrial Development and Territory", JNICT, no. PCSH/C/GEO/715/93.
1990/94: Coordinator on one of the 4 areas of study of the RURE programme - the productive system and institutional changes.
1989/90: Vice-Chanceller of University of Lisbon.
1988/89: Member of the work group that elaborated the RURE programme (Regional and Urban Restructuring in Europe) within the scope of the European Science Foundation.
1981: Has planned and coordinated the M.A. course in "Human Geography and Regional and Local Planning" since its conception, University of Lisbon.
1976/82: Coordinator on "Geographic Study of the Portuguese Cities", INIC.
1965/...: Has cooperated with the Centre of Geographic Studies of the University of Lisbon, and has been the Director of "Studies for Regional and Urban Planning" since 1975.
Coordinator on an ERASMUS Exchange Programme, involving the Universities of Lisbon, Barcelona, Copenhagen and Geneva.
Has supervised several doctorate and M.A. theses at the Universities of Lisbon, Coimbra, Évora and Oporto.
Has adjudicated several Associate Professor candidatures at the Universities of Lisbon,Coimbra, Oporto, Beira Interior, Barcelona, Santiago de Compostela and Toulouse.
Has adjudicated doctorate and M.A. theses at several universities.
Vast participation in scientific and technical meetings.
Coordinator of the Human and Social Sciences Area of the PRAXIS XXI Programme.
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MAIN AREAS OF RESEARCH:
Future Prospects: Society and Territory
Urban and Regional Studies
Electoral Studies (The Geography and Sociology of Elections)
European Community - Land Integration and Transformation
Telecommunications and Regional Development
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ACTIVITY IN REGIONAL AND URBAN PLANNING:
Director of CEDRU - Centro de Estudos e Desenvolvimento Regional e Urbano, Lda.
1995/...: Coordinator on the urbanism and economic and social development area in the scope of the "Landscape Management Plan of Coloane", Macao.
1995/...: Consultant on the study "Business Related Services and Local and Regional Development", elaborated by CEDRU (headed by Ernst & Young), for Commission of the European Communities.
1995/...: Coordinator on the "Study on Urbanization and Social Cohesion in Portugal", elaborated by CEDRU, for Office for the European Affairs and External Relations (GAERE).
1995: Coordinator on the "Regional Land Management Plan Updating for the Metropolitan Area of Lisbon", elaborated by CEDRU, for Lisbon and Tagus Valley Region Coordinating Commission.
1995: Consultant on the "Strategic Plan of the City of Pombal", elaborated by CEDRU, for Town Hall of Pombal.
1995: Consultant on the "Feasibility Study of Urbanization of Portela da Vila - Torres Vedras", elaborated by CEDRU, for IMOCONSULT.
1995: Has participated in the Ex-post Evaluation Study of the LEADER of Vale do Lima Programme (1992/94), elaborated by CEDRU, for Society of Integrated Rural Development of Lima.
1994/...: Consultant of the Lisbon Metropolitan Area.
1994/...: Coordinator on the "Land Management Plan of the Coastal Fringe between Sado-Sines", with AM.MA/Hidroquatro/PAL, for INAG/MARN.
1994/95: Consultant on the "Evaluation of Community Initiatives - STRIDE, TELEMATIQUE and PRISMA", promoted by the Commission of the European Community and executed by an international consortium, headed by Ernst & Young.
1994 : Consultant on the study "The emigration from the less-favoured regions: the brain-drain and regional development in the European Union", International Consortium headed by NEI - Netherlands Economic Institute, for European Parliament.
1994: General Coordinator on the "Strategic Plan of Leiria-Marinha Grande Axis and the Urban System of Alta Estremadura", elaborated by CEDRU, for Association of Municipalities of Alta Estremadura.
1994: General Coordinator on the "Ex-post Evaluation of the I CSF: Regional Development Area - Case Studies", elaborated by CEDRU, for Directorate-General of Regional Development.
1993/94: Sectoral Coordinator on the "Economic and Functional Programme for the New Town of Cotai - Macao" (with Asiaconsult), for Macao Government.
1993/94: Consultant on the "Study on the Macro-economic and Territorial Organization of Alto Minho: Scenarios and Perspectives", for North Regional Coordinating Commission.
1993: General Coordinator on the "Ex-ante evaluation of the Portuguese Regional Development Plan (1994/99)", for DG XVI of the Commission of the European Community.
1993: Coordinator on the "Ex-ante evaluation of the Operational Programmes for Environment and Urban Renovation and for the Portuguese Regions", for Directorate-General of Regional Development.
1992/93: Consultant on the "Follow-up of the Localization Study for Expo 98 - Assessment of Costs for the Removal and Relocation of Landowners and Tenants in the Area", for Commission for the Promotion of the Lisbon International Exhibition in 1998 (with HIDROPROJECTO).
1992/93: Coordinator on the project "Handbook of Assessment Methods of Community and Interests Group Environmental Considerations: Design, Testing and Evaluation in Comparative Case Studies of the Baixo Mondego (Portugal) and South West England (UK)", for DG XXII of the Commission of the European Community (in co-operation with the Tourism Research Group, Department of Geography, University of Exeter, UK).
1992/93: General Coordinator on the "Analysis Study and Prospect of Regional Development", for Directorate-General of Regional Development of the Portuguese Ministry of Planning.
1991/...: Member of the Monitory Group of the EC Community Support Framework (CSF) for Portugal, for Portuguese Ministry of Planning.
1991/93: Consultant on the "Programme for the Touristic Development of the Baixo Mondego and Gândaras", for Association of Municipalities of the Baixo Mondego and Gândaras.
1991/93: Consultant on the "Regional Land Management Plan for the Central Coast Area", for Central Region Coordinating Commission.
1991/93: Coordinator on the study "Economic Restructuring and Perspectives of Development in Lisbon", INIC/JNICT.
1991/93: Coordinator on "Studies on Policy and Land Management", INIC/JNICT.
1991/93: Coordinator on the study "Integrated Systems of Geographical Information", INIC/JNICT.
1991/93: Consultant on an international consortium for the "MEDORA Project (Typological Mapping of Mediterranean Rural Areas) integrated in the ORA Programme (Telematics Systems for Rural Areas)", for Commission of the European Community.
1991/93: Consultant on the "Study for the frontier regions of Trás-os-Montes - Zamora", promoted by the Commission of the European Community (INTERREG Programme).
1991/93: Responsible for part of the Study on the Environmental Effects of the Odeleite-Beliche Hydraulic System - Integrated Utilization of the Algarve Water Resources, for Directorate-General for Natural Resources.
1990/92: General Coordinator on the "Regional Land Management Plan for the Metropolitan Area of Lisbon" (Consortium of CEDRU/CPU/HIDROPROJECTO), for Lisbon and Tagus Valley Region Coordinating Commission, contract acquired through public tender.
1990/91: Responsible for the Feasibility Studies of the Moita and Vale da Amoreira Industrial Parks, for Town Hall of Moita.
1990/91: Head on the "Assessment Study of the Impact of the EC Structural Support Funds for Portugal", for DG XXII of the Commission of the European Community.
1990/91: Head on a study of the tertiary sector in four municipalities of the border area (Almeida, Sabugal, Penamacor and Idanha-a-Nova); the scope of the study included - Development policies for the border areas of Portugal and Spain - The opening of new border posts: problems and prospects, financed by the Luso-American Foundation and promoted by Centre for the Study of Portuguese Speaking Peoples and Cultures of the Catholic University of Lisbon and the Association for the Study of International Relations.
1990: Responsible for the General Coordination on the "Study for the Central Border Region Integrated Operational Programme", for Central Region Coordinating Commission with the support of the Commission of the European Community.
1989/93: Has participated in studies of geographic and socio-economic insertion of the Final Project of Praia Grande Bay, Macao.
1989/93: General Coordinator on the "Study and Strategic Plan for the Preservation of the Architectoral and Urban Heritage of Lisbon, linked to economic and social development - VALIS", for DG XVI of the Commission of the European Community - 1st phase, 1989/90; 2nd phase, 1991/92; 3rd phase, 1992/93.
1988/93: Coordinator on the study "The Portuguese Regions Facing a New Society of Services", INIC/JNICT.
1988/89: Coordinator on the study, "Tertiary Sector in Portugal", which envisaged the modernization and regional development of the country, for Directorate-General of Regional Development.
1987: Responsible for the "Study for the Integrated Development Operation for the Peninsula of Setúbal", for Lisbon and Tagus Valley Region Coordinating Commission.
1986: Coordinator on the study "Housing in Portugal and in the United Kingdom, through two case-studies: Évora and Exeter", INIC.
1985/87: Has coordinated a team responsible for carrying out the study "Occupation and Organization of the Portuguese Territory at the Beginning of the Next Century (Project for Portugal - The Next 20 years)".
1985/87: Has coordinated a team comprised of experts from the Central Region Coordinating Commission and by Dr.Chris Jesen-Butler and Dr. Sven Erik Jeppensen of the University of Aarhus, which elaborated proposals for the creation of advanced telecommunications services in two regions of the country - Cova da Beira and Leiria-Marinha Grande, financed by the Luso-American Foundation.
1983/84: As a consultant in the Central Planning Department (C.P.D.), has coordinated a team comprised of experts from this Department and from the Regional Coordinating Commissions that were carrying out a study on the definition and the development areas of the urban fabric of Portugal and on the policies to be established for the location of support infraestructures to the economical and social development.
1983/84; 1989/90: Participation on the study "Urban Planning of Praia Grande", Macao.
1982/84: Has coordinated a project on the development and management of the infraestructures of the Lisbon Metropolitan Area, financed by the National Board of Scientific and Technological Research.
1980/81: As a consultant on OECD, has coordinated a study on the urban growth of the Mediterranean countries in this organization.
1976/...: Consultant on the study "Problems of Economic Planning and Land Management", Central Region Coordinating Commission.
1976/...: Head on a Research Office on Regional and Urban Planning Studies.
1975/76: Consultant on the Ministry of Internal Administration. Member of the Working Group that elaborated the Regional Administration Project (1976).
1971/75: Consultant on the Sines Area Office, responsible for the creation of the Geographic Data Base and member of the team for the Overall Plan.
1968/...: Has participated in various urbanization plans and land management studies in Portugal, Macao and Angola.
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PROFESSIONAL AND SCIENTIFIC AFFILIATIONS:
Member of the Academia Europaea.
Member of the Lisbon Academy of Sciences.
Member of the Centre of European Studies, Durham, United Kingdom.
Chairman of the General Assembly of the Portuguese Association of Geographers.
Member of the Portuguese Society of Urban Planners.
Chairman of the National Committee of Geography.
Member of the Committee of Science and Future Prospects of the National Board of Scientific and Technological Research.
Chairman of the Centre of Geographic Studies, University of Lisbon.
Member of the Board of Directors of the University of Lisbon´s Foundation.
Member of the Portuguese Committee for the Regional Development.
Co-director of Finisterra (journal edited by Centre of Geographic Studies, University of Lisbon).
Member of the Editorial Advisory Committee of several magazines.
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Has Published fifteen books and some 110 articles and research reports, besides participating in encyclopedia and newspapers.
"New Forms of Transport and Communication: New Patterns of Disadvantage", in Hadjamichalis, C.; Sadler, D., (Ed. Lit.), On and around the margins of a New Europe, Averbury, London, 1994.
As Regiões Portuguesas, Direcção-Geral do Desenvolvimento Regional, Lisboa, 1993.
The Portuguese Regions, Direcção-Geral do Desenvolvimento Regional, Lisboa, 1993.
"Le Centre Littoral du Portugal - Système Urbain et Stratégie Territoriale", in Coloque sur le Developpement de L'Arc Jurassien, Neuchatel, 1993.
"Geografia e Ordenamento do Território - dos Paradigmas aos Novos Mapas", in Colóquio/Ciências, nº. 13, Fundação Calouste Gulbenkian, Lisboa, 1993.
Southern Portugal in the 1990s. A European Investment Region (with Allan Williams), Economist Intelligence Unit, London, 1992.
"Social, Economic and Cultural Transformations in the Portuguese Urban System" (with C. Jensen-Butler), in International Journal of Urban and Regional Research, 16, pp. 442-461, 1992.
"Societal Response to Changes in the Production System", in Urban Studies, Vol. 29, Nº 6, pp. 827-837, 1992.
North and Central Portugal in the 1990s. A European Investment Region (with Allan Williams), Economist Intelligence Unit, London, 1991.
Social, Economic and Cultural Transformations in the Portuguese Urban System (with C. Jensen-Butler), Institut for Statskundskab, University of Aarhus, 1991.
"The New Map of Portugal", in Michael Hebbert and J.Christian Hansen ed., Unfamiliar Territory. The Reshaping of European Geography, pp. 101-116, London, Gower, 1990.
"Portugal Between Centre and Periphery", in Arie Shachar and Sture Oberg ed., The World Economy and the Spatial Organization of Power, pp. 219-232, London, Gower, 1990.
Geografia eleitorial II (with Isabel André and Fernando Honório), EPRU, nº 34, Lisboa, 1990.
Geografia eleitorial I (with Isabel André), EPRU, nº 33, Lisboa, 1990.
Portugal nos próximos 20 anos, 2º. vol.: A Ocupação e a Organização do Espaço (with D. Abreu, J. Ferrão and C. J. Butler), Fundação Calouste Gulbenkian, Lisboa, 1989.
"Telecommunications and the Location of Portugal in Global Information Space" (with C. Jensen-Butler), in NOTAT, 69, Geografisk Institut, Aarhus Universitet, 1988.
Portugal nos próximos 20 anos, 1º. vol.: A Ocupação e a Organização do Território - - análise retrospectiva e tendências evolutivas, Fundação Calouste Gulbenkian, Lisboa, 1987.
"Telecomunicações e Desenvolvimento Regional em Portugal: um projecto para a Região Centro", in Finisterra XXI (41), pp. 5-56, Lisboa, 1986.
"Telecommunications and Regional Development in Portugal" (with C. Jensen-Butler and S. Erik Jeppesen), in Arbejdsrapport (16), Aarhus Universitet, 1986.
A Dinâmica Funcional do Centro de Lisboa, Livros Horizonte, Lisboa, 1986.
"Le Elezione nel Portogallo Democratico (1975-1983)", in Quaderni dell'Osservatorio Elettorale, nº 14, pp. 89-127, 1985.
As Eleições para a Assembleia da República 1979-83: Estudo de Geografia Eleitoral (with Isabel André and Fernando Honório), Instituto de Pesquisa Social Damião de Góis, Lisboa, 1984.
"Urbanization: Growth, Problems and Policies", in Allan Williams ed., Southern Europe Transformed, Herper & Row, pp. 208-235, London, 1984.
"Le Portugal: Évolution Démographique Récente", in Méditerranée, nº 4, 1983.
Estrutura Agrária e Inovação da Cova da Beira (director), CCRC, Coimbra, 1983.
"Portuguese Human Geography: from origins to recent development", in Progress in Human Geography, vol. 9, nº 3, pp. 315-330, 1983.
As Eleições para as Câmaras Municipais: Estudo de Geografia Eleitoral (with Isabel André and Fernando Honório), Instituto de Pesquisa Social Damião de Góis, Lisboa, 1982.
"Regionalização: uma perspectiva socio-geográfica", in separata de Problemas de Regionalização, Sociedade de Geografia, pp. 97-112, Lisboa, 1982.
The Cova da Beira: An Applied Structural Analysis of Agriculture and Comunication (with Peter Gould), Lund Studies in Geography - Ser. B. Human Geography (48), pp. 183-214, 1981.
Sistema de Funções e Lugares Centrais na Região Autónoma da Madeira (polycopyed), D.R.A.C., Funchal, 1980.
Portugal em Mapas e Números, Livros Horizonte, Lisboa, 1979; 2ª. ed., 1980.
"Zentrum und Peripherie im Ballungsraum Lissabon", in Urbs et Regio, nº 12, Kassel, 1979.
A Bacia Hidrográfica do Rio Almonda. Equipamento Social e Mobilidade da População (with C. A. Medeiros and C. Cavaco), polycopyed, E.P.R.U./C.E.G., Lisboa, 1978.
As Eleições do 25 de Abril - Geografia e Imagens dos Partidos (with N. Vitorino), Livros Horizonte, Lisboa, 1976.
"Estudo Geográfico dos Aglomerados Urbanos em Portugal Continental", in Finisterra, nº 19, pp. 107-152, Lisboa, 1975.
A Área de Influência de Évora, Centro de Estudos Geográficos, Lisboa, 1972; 2ª. ed. 1981.
"Os Portos Fluviais do Tejo", in Finisterra, nº 10, pp.153-204, Lisboa, 1970, .
As Feiras de Gado na Beira Litoral, Centro de Estudos Geográficos, Lisboa, 1970; Livros Horizonte, 2ª. ed., 1986.
"O momento actual da Geografia Humana na Suécia" (with T. Hagerstrand), in Finisterra (separata), Lisboa, 1969.