CIDADES, Comunidades e Territórios is an academic journal in the scientific area of Urban Studies that was established in 2000 by a team of researchers from the former Centre for Territorial Studies, consolidating a heritage of scientific research and academic work at ISCTE-IUL for over twenty years. Its founder and first director was Professor Vítor Matias Ferreira.
CIDADES, now on e-journal format, pursues the objective of disseminating research and discussions in the scientific area of Urban Studies, seeking to consolidate itself in the academic publishing scene, nationally and internationally, as a reference publication in its field.
The orientation of CIDADES is based on the plurality of theoretical perspectives and disciplinary approaches to the analysis of the city, as enshrined in the array of multidisciplinary scientific area of Urban Studies. CIDADES seeks further knowledge about urban problems and policies in order to intervene and, in general, concerning the processes of transformation of cities, communities and territories.