Carlos Smaniotto Costa (PhD) is a Landscape Architect and Environmental Planner, graduated at the University of Hanover, Germany. He is professor of Urban Ecology and Landscape Design at the Department of Architecture and Urban Planning of Universidade Lusófona, Lisbon (Portugal), and member and project leader of Lusófona’s R&D Unit CeiED Interdisciplinary Research Centre for Education and Development, where he is coordinating national and international founded research and practice-oriented projects. Smaniotto has a vast experience in planning in Germany, Italy and Brazil, in the fields of design of urban environment, open space planning and urban development projects. His research activities deal with issues of sustainable urban development, strategies for the integration of open spaces and nature conservation in the urban context, research methods and participatory processes along urban and landscape design and urban sociology - the relationship between built and social life in cities. Smaniotto is the coordinator of the H2020 Project C3Places (c3places.eu), and the Cyted Ibero-American Network on (Re)naturalised Urban Rivers; and was the chair of the COST Action TU 1306 Cyberparks (cyberparks-project.eu) - projects dealing with the opportunities offered by digital technologies for creating more sustainable urban places. Smaniotto edited three international books and has several publications in professional journals in Portuguese, English, German and Italian.

Identificação pessoal

Nome completo
Carlos Smaniotto Costa

Nomes de citação

  • Smaniotto Costa, Carlos

Identificadores de autor

Ciência ID


  • (+35121) 7515500 Ext.: 735 (Profissional)


  • Campo Grande, 376, 1749-024, Lisboa, Lisboa, Portugal (Profissional)


  • http://www.ceied.ulusofona.pt/en/researchers/integrated-researchers/carlos-smaniotto-costa/ (Académico)

Domínios de atuação

  • Ciências Sociais - Geografia Económica e Social - Estudos Urbanos


Idioma Conversação Leitura Escrita Compreensão Peer-review
Português (Idioma materno)
Italiano (Idioma materno)
Inglês Utilizador proficiente (C2) Utilizador proficiente (C2) Utilizador proficiente (C2) Utilizador proficiente (C2) Utilizador proficiente (C2)
Alemão Utilizador proficiente (C2) Utilizador proficiente (C2) Utilizador proficiente (C2) Utilizador proficiente (C2) Utilizador proficiente (C2)
Espanhol; Castelhano Utilizador proficiente (C1) Utilizador proficiente (C2) Utilizador independente (B1) Utilizador proficiente (C1) Utilizador independente (B1)
Grau Classificação
1997/01/01 - 2001/11/12
Landscape Architecture and Environmental Planning (Doktor (PhD))
Especialização em Landscape Planning and Urban Design
Leibniz Universität Hannover Fakultät für Architektur und Landschaft, Alemanha
"Smaniotto Costa, C. (2001) At the Edge of the City - Ecologically sound town planning for Brazilian medium sized cities. A planning-methodological approach for managing urban growth based on open spaces and landscape development. University Hanover" (TESE/DISSERTAÇÃO)
cum laude
1986/10/01 - 1993/01/01
Landscape Architecture and Environmental Planning (Magister)
Especialização em Landscape Planning and Urban Design
Leibniz Universität Hannover Fakultät für Architektur und Landschaft, Alemanha
"Strukturkonzept fuer die Stadt Mauá da Serra/Brazilien - Development Plan for the Town Mauá da Serra/Brazil" (TESE/DISSERTAÇÃO)
1,2 (excellent)
Percurso profissional

Docência no Ensino Superior

2008/03/01 - Atual Professor Associado Convidado (Docente Universitário)
Universidade Lusófona de Humanidades e Tecnologias Centro de Estudos Interdisciplinares em Educação e Desenvolvimento, Portugal


Designação Financiadores
2017 - 2021/04 C3PLACES using ICT for co-creation of inclusive public places
H2020/JPI UrbanEurope/ENSUF
2014 - 2018/05 CyberParks - Fostering knowledge about the relationship between Information and Communication Technologies and Public Spaces supported by strategies to improve their use and attractiveness
TU 1306
European Cooperation in Science and Technology


Designação Financiadores
2020 - 2023/12/31 Citizen science and co-creation for regeneration of urban rivers and mitigation of risks - RUN (rios urbanos naturalizados)
Investigador responsável
Universidade Lusófona de Humanidades e Tecnologias Centro de Estudos Interdisciplinares em Educação e Desenvolvimento, Portugal
Ciencia y Tecnología para el Desarrollo


Artigo em conferência
  1. Smaniotto Costa, Carlos. "Teenagers Living Lab in Alvalade neighbourhood, Lisbon. A network for co-creating knowledge on spatial needs.". 2019.
Artigo em revista
  1. Menezes, Marluci; Smaniotto Costa, Carlos. "Benefícios e desafios na cocriação de espaço público aberto com apoio das ferramentas digitais. As experiências dos projetos CyberParks e C3Places.". Geotema 62 (2020): 27-36. https://www.ageiweb.it/geotema/62_menezes_smaniotto-costa/.
  2. Smaniotto Costa, Carlos; Batista, Joana Solipa; Almeida, Inês; Menezes, Marluci. "Exploring teenagers' spatial practices and needs in light of new communication technologies". Cities 98 (2020): 102574. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.cities.2019.102574.
    Publicado • 10.1016/j.cities.2019.102574
  3. Artopoulos, Georgios; Costa, Carlos Smaniotto. "Data-Driven Processes in Participatory Urbanism: The “Smartness” of Historical Cities". Architecture and Culture (2019): 1-19. http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/20507828.2019.1631061.
    Publicado • 10.1080/20507828.2019.1631061
  4. Costa, Carlos. "Envolver adolescentes no pensar a cidade: reflexão sobre oficinas temáticas de urbanismo no Bairro de Alvalade, Lisboa.". Revista de Geografia e Ordenamento do Território (GOT) (2018):
  5. Costa, Carlos. "A model for evaluating a greenbelt planning in the city of Qazvin (Iran) using MICMAC method.". Modeling Earth Systems and Environment. (2017):
  6. Costa, Carlos. "A AGREGAÇÃO DAS TECNOLOGIAS DE INFORMAÇÃO E COMUNICAÇÃO AO ESPAÇO PÚBLICO URBANO: REFLEXÕES EM TORNO DO PROJETO CYBERPARKS – COST TU 1306". ¿ urbe. Revista Brasileira de Gestão Urbana (Brazilian Journal of Urban Management), (2016): http://www2.pucpr.br/reol/pb/index.php/urbe?dd1=16226&dd99=view&dd98=pb.
  7. Costa, Carlos. "Is the mediated public open space a smart place? Relationships between urban landscapes and ICT.". SCIRES-IT-SCIentific RESearch and Information Technology (2016):
  8. Costa, Carlos. "¿The appropriation and transformation of the landscape: the urbanization process resulting from the cultivation of the erva mate in Paraná (Brazil).". International Planing Studies (2016):
  9. Costa, Carlos. "A Framework for Guiding the Management of Low-impact Mobility towards Making Room for Sustainable Urban Green Infrastructure". Journal of Traffic and Logistics Engineering (2016): http://pubs.sciepub.com/education/3/12A/1.
  10. Costa, Carlos. "CyberParks as a new context for Smart Education: theoretical background, assumptions, and pre-service teachers’ rating". American Journal of Educational Research (2015):
Artigo em revista (magazine)
  1. Costa, Carlos; Smaniotto Costa, Carlos. "As tecnologias da informação-comunicação contribuem para conhecer as práticas e necessidades sociais em parques urbanos?", O projeto COST-Action CyberParks-TU 1306., 2015
Capítulo de livro
  1. Costa, Carlos. "Towards a Framework for Understanding the Synergies Between Public Spaces, People And Technologies.". Reino Unido, 2019.
  2. Kåre Synnes; Georgios Artopoulos; Carlos Smaniotto Costa; Marluci Menezes; Gaia Redaelli. "CyberParks Songs and Stories - Enriching Public Spaces with Localized Culture Heritage Material such as Digitized Songs and Stories". 224-237. Springer International Publishing, 2019.
  3. Marluci Menezes; Paschalis Arvanitidis; Carlos Smaniotto Costa; Zvi Weinstein. "Teenagers’ Perception of Public Spaces and Their Practices in ICTs Uses". 109-119. Springer International Publishing, 2019.
  4. Konstantinos Ioannidis; Carlos Smaniotto Costa. "Digital Hybrids - Between Tool and Methods: An Introduction and Overview". 241-250. Springer International Publishing, 2019.
  5. Smaniotto Costa, Carlos; Šuklje Erjavec, Ina; Costa, Carlos. "The Rationale of CyberParks and the Potential of Mediated Public Open Spaces". In CyberParks – The Interface Between People, Places and Technology, 3-13. Chur, Suiça: Springer International Publishing, 2019.
    Publicado • 10.1007/978-3-030-13417-4_1
  6. Costa, Carlos. "Building a theory on co-creating a Cyberpark: lessons learnt from CyberParks and the Flussbad Projects". Portugal, 2017.
  7. Costa, Carlos. "Insights on the use of public spaces: leisure behaviours of young professionals and the role of digital technologies". Portugal, 2017.
  8. Costa, Carlos. "People, public space, digital technology and social practice: an ethnographic approach.". 2017.
  9. Costa, Carlos. "Digital Tools for Capturing User’s Needs on Urban Open Spaces: Drawing Lessons from Studies in Barcelona, Lisbon, and Ljubljana. In Data-rich Cities. In Certomà, C & Dyer, M (Eds.) Citizen Empowerment and Innovation in the Data-Rich City. Springer International Publishing, pp. 177-194.". Reino Unido, 2017.
  10. Costa, Carlos. "How Can Information and Communication Technologies be Used to Better Understand the Way People Use Public Spaces". Portugal, 2015.
  11. Costa, Carlos. "The Amalgamation of Information and Communication Technologies into Open Public Spaces.". Macedónia, 2015.
  12. Costa, Carlos. "Water as an Element of Urban Design: Drawing Lessons from Four European Case Studies". Suiça, 2015.
Edição de livro
  1. Smaniotto Costa, Carlos. CyberParks – The Interface Between People, Places and Technology. Chur, Suiça: Springer International Publishing. 2019.
    Publicado • 10.1007/978-3-030-13417-4
  1. Costa, Carlos. Neighbourhood & City - Between digital and analogue perspectives. Portugal. 2019.
  2. Costa, Carlos. The making of the mediated public space - Essays on emerging urban phenomena. Portugal. 2017.
  1. Costa, Carlos. 2014. How Would Tourists Use Green Spaces? Case Studies in Lisbon. Project CyberParks – Cost TU 1306. http://www.ceied.ulusofona.pt/pt/investigacao/publicacoes/entretextos/197-publicacoes/entretextos-2014.

Arbitragem científica em revista

Nome da revista (ISSN) Editora
2018/03 - Atual International Journal of Sustainable Land Use and Urban Planning (1927-8845) "Science Target, Inc."
2017/01/01 - Atual Geotema (1126-7798) Associazione dei Geografi Italiani
2016/01 - Atual Landscape and Urban Planning (0169-2046) Elsevier
2015/01/01 - Atual urbe Revista Brasileira de Gestão Urbana (2175-3369) SciELO
2009/01/01 - Atual Arquitextos (1809-6298) Vitruvius
2001/01/01 - Atual Stadt+Gruen (0948-9770) Platzer Verlage

Comissão de avaliação

Descrição da atividade
Tipo de assessoria
Instituição / Organização Entidade financiadora
2019/05/02 - Atual Review and assessment of PhD-project proposals
Fonds Wetenschappelijk Onderzoek Vlaanderen, Bélgica
2018/05/01 - Atual Assessment of Research Projects Proposals
Agencija za raziskovalno dejavnost Republike Slovenije, Eslovénia
2015/01/01 - Atual Assessment of research projects, PhD project proposals and early career research in different programmes of the Rumanian research agency, since 2015
Unitatea Executiva pentru Finantarea Invatamantului Superior a Cercetarii Dezvoltarii si Inovarii, Roménia
2002/09/01 - Atual Assessment of actions proposals as reviewer in a three reviewers process. In some cases selected as rapporteur to analyse and organise the consensus report of the three reviewers, participation in the jury for decision taking.
European Cooperation in Science and Technology, Bélgica

Membro de comissão

Descrição da atividade
Tipo de participação
Instituição / Organização
2018/10/02 - Atual Member of Digital Research Infrastructure for the Arts and Humanities (DARIAH) and co-coordinator of the working group Digital Practices for the Study of Urban Heritage - https://www.dariah.eu/activities/working-groups/digital-practices-for-the-study-of-urban-heritage/
Digital Research Infrastructure for the Arts and Humanities, França