Duncan is an Irish architect (2005) doing an action research based PhD in “Architecture of Contemporary Metropolitan Territories” in ISCTE on “Community-led Ecocities”. He worked on Horizon2020 project UrbanA (Urban Arenas for sustainable and just cities) with the "Centre for Ecology, Evolution and Environmental Changes" (CE3C) at Lisbon University Faculty of Sciences (FCUL) until the projects end and now leads the “Community of Practice” extension. He also supported the ERASMUS+ funded "Ecovillage Transition in Action" (ETiA) project with the Global Ecovillage Network (GEN). He is the co-president of the "European Network for Community-Led Initiatives on Climate Change and Sustainability" (ECOLISE) and was part of their delegation to COP25 in Madrid 2019. While living in Curitiba, Brazil (2014-18), he attained his masters in Environment and Development (2018) at PPGMADE in UFPR, doing the urban line of a multidisciplinary course. Living in Barcelona (2006-13) he co-founded the local Transition group, gained his Permaculture Design Certificate (2010) at Mas Franch and was active in the Barcelona Indignado square occupation of 2011. He worked with Eco Intelligent Growth (EIG) on LEED and Cradle to Cradle certification, collaborated with William McDonough and developed a White Paper for CADS, the Sustainable Urban Development of Barcelona for the Catalan Government. An Ecocity activist since Banja Luka, Bosnia (2003), he set up the Curitiba Ecocity Festival during the 2017 Ecocity World Summit, supported Ecocity Builders online conference in 2020 and participated in the 2022 Ecocity World Summit. He was part of the Climate Social & Climate Justice Caravan, with indigenous groups, during COP15 in Copenhagen 2009 and co-created the 1st Curitiba Indigenous Week in 2016. He initiated an urban initiative in Ayacucho, in the Peruvian Andes, in 2018. His work to create community gardens and develop an urban bicycle greenway in Dublin was mentioned at the Venice Art Biennale (2005). He was active in Irish and UK Climate Camps 2007-09. He loves standing in rivers and Asterix books. In his curriculum Ciência Vitae the most frequent terms in the context of scientific, technological and artistic-cultural output are: Sustainable Cities; Ecocities; Citizen Participation; Degrowth; Climate Breakdown;

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Nome completo
Duncan Crowley

Nomes de citação

  • Crowley, Duncan

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  • https://www.dinamiacet.iscte-iul.pt/research-team/Duncan-Crowley (Pessoal)
  • https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Duncan_Crowley (Académico)
  • https://ce3c.ciencias.ulisboa.pt/member/duncancrowley (Académico)
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Domínios de atuação

  • Humanidades - Artes - Arquitetura e Design
  • Ciências Naturais - Ciências da Terra e do Ambiente
  • Ciências Sociais - Geografia Económica e Social - Estudos Urbanos


Idioma Conversação Leitura Escrita Compreensão Peer-review
Inglês (Idioma materno)
Português Utilizador proficiente (C2) Utilizador proficiente (C2) Utilizador proficiente (C2) Utilizador proficiente (C2)
Espanhol; Castelhano Utilizador proficiente (C2) Utilizador proficiente (C2) Utilizador proficiente (C2) Utilizador proficiente (C2)
Grau Classificação
2018/10 - 2022/10
Em curso
Architecture of Contemporary Metropolitan Territories (Doctor of Philosophy)
ISCTE-Instituto Universitário de Lisboa Escola de Tecnologias e Arquitectura, Portugal
"Community-led Ecocity Transformation. Lisbon contributions to an Urban Systems Community of Practice ecosystem." (TESE/DISSERTAÇÃO)
2016/03 - 2018/05
Environment & Development (PPGMADE / UFPR) (Postgraduate Certificate)
Universidade Federal do Paraná, Brasil
"Constructing a Sustainable Curitiba through Citizen Participation" (TESE/DISSERTAÇÃO)
Architecture Degree (B.Arch) (Bachelor)
Technological University Dublin, Irlanda
"Catalyst @ Botanic Spine" (TESE/DISSERTAÇÃO)
Percurso profissional


Categoria Profissional
Instituição de acolhimento
2019/11 - 2021/12 Investigador Contratado (Investigação) FCiênciasID Associação para a Investigação e Desenvolvimento de Ciências, Portugal
Centro de Ecologia Evolução e Alterações Ambientais, Portugal


Categoria Profissional
Instituição de acolhimento
2019/11 - Atual DINÂMIA'CET / Cities and Territories - Integrated Researcher (without Phd) ISCTE-Instituto Universitário de Lisboa DINÂMIA'CET Centro de Estudos sobre a Mudança Socioeconómica e o Território, Portugal
2016 - 2018 Grant researcher at PPGMADE, Masters in "Environment and Development", urban line. Coordenação de Aperfeiçoamento de Pessoal de Nível Superior, Brasil
Universidade Federal do Paraná, Brasil
2007 - 2009 Chief architect. White Paper for CADS (Catalan government sustainable advice). LEED Certification. Collaboration with Spanish & international archictural firms including William McDonough. Eco Intelligent Growth, Espanha
2006 - 2006 Ireland’s largest urban design practice. Architect on range of various scaled schemes. Reddy Architecture + Urbanism, Irlanda
2001 - 2004 Architect in Dublin, Ireland. TOT Architects, Irlanda


Designação Financiadores
2019 - 2021/12 UrbanA (Urban Arenas for Sustainable and Just Cities)
Bolseiro de Integração na Investigação
Centro de Ecologia Evolução e Alterações Ambientais, Portugal
FCiênciasID Associação para a Investigação e Desenvolvimento de Ciências
Em curso


Designação Financiadores
2020 - Atual Ecovillage transition in action (ETiA)
Bolseiro de Doutoramento
University of St Andrews, Reino Unido
Erasmus Plus
Em curso


Artigo em conferência
  1. Crowley, Duncan; Gislene S Melo. "Fixing the City: Transforming Curitiba into an Ecocity through Citizen Participation". Trabalho apresentado em SEPAS 1° Seminário da Paisagem Urbana e Sustentabilidade, Goiânia, 2017.
Artigo em revista
  1. Crowley, D.; Marat-Mendes, T.; Falanga, R.; Henfrey, T.; Penha-Lopes, G.. "Towards a necessary regenerative urban planning. Insights from community-led initiatives for ecocity transformation". Cidades (2021): 83-104. http://www.scopus.com/inward/record.url?eid=2-s2.0-85105245476&partnerID=MN8TOARS.
Capítulo de livro
  1. Crowley, Duncan. "Transformational Politics. New Networks of Governance". In The Transformational Wave: Beyond Covid-19, editado por Paulo Castro Seixas & Nadine Lobner, 149-168. Lisbon, Portugal: Independently published, 2021.
  2. Crowley, Duncan; Constança Belchior; Marilyn Hamilton. "Creating a Sustainable & Just Lisbon". In Urban Hub 20 : Accelerating City Change in a VUCA World: Thriveable Cities, editado por Paul van Schaik, 184-192. Paul van Schaik, 2020.
  3. Crowley, Duncan. "Greening the City, Connecting Communities, C2C City". In Self-sufficinet city, 388-389. Barcelona, Espanha: IAAC - Institute for Advanced Architecture of Catalonia, 2010.
  4. Crowley, Duncan. "Art spaces as weapons of war.". In Permaculture : visual arts at Project Arts Centre, Dublin 2001-2006, editado por Sarah Pierce; Grant Watson, 68-69. Irlanda: The Metropolitan Complex and Project Presss: a division of Project Arts Centre, 2008.
Poster em conferência
  1. Crowley, Duncan. "From Curitiba: A Municipalist based Ecocity Network response to Today’s Global Crises". Trabalho apresentado em TICYUrb (Third International Conference of Young Urban Researchers), 2018.
  2. Crowley, Duncan. "Ecocity Festival 2017 Curitiba". 2017.
  3. Crowley, Duncan. "Women and the Right to the City.". 2017.
Recurso online
  1. Crowley, Duncan. Community responses to covid-19. 2020. http://wiki.ecolise.eu/index.php?title=Community_responses_to_covid-19.
Resumo em conferência
  1. Crowley, Duncan. "Examining and Enabling Community-Led Responses to Climate Breakdown as base for a Global Ecocity Network". Trabalho apresentado em Social Solidarity Economy and the Commons: Contributions to the Deepening of Democracy (SSEC 2019), Lisbon, 2020.
Tese / Dissertação
  1. Crowley, Duncan. "Constructing a Sustainable City through Citizen Participation". Mestrado, Universidade Federal do Paraná, 2018. https://hdl.handle.net/1884/56966.
  2. Crowley, Duncan. "CATALYST @ Botanic Spine". Licenciatura, Technological University Dublin, 2005. https://tinyurl.com/kwn6xyyk.

Organização de evento

Nome do evento
Tipo de evento (Tipo de participação)
Instituição / Organização
2022/03/01 - 2022/04/03 "We Are Nature" was a month long artistic, cultural, social adventure happening in the Ourico art space in Parede neighbourhood in Lisbon, during March 2022. https://www.instagram.com/wearenature_2030/ (2022/03/01 - 2022/04/03)
Exposição (Coorganizador)
Ouriço, Portugal
2016/10/12 - 2016/10/14 1st AMERICA INDIGENOUS WEEK CURITIBA. 1st Curitiba Forum marking 12 October. Aldeia Tupã Nhe'é Kretã (Guarani + Kaingang communites) + Setorial da Cultura dos Povos Originários de Curitiba, Casa Latino-Americana (CASLA) (2016/10/12 - 2016/10/14)
Conferência (Coorganizador)
CASLA (Casa Latino-Americana), Brasil
2014/04 - 2014/04 ADVENTURES IN ARCHITECTURE (First Live Streamed Talk) (2014/04)
Conferência (Coorganizador)
Bicicletaria Cultural, Brasil

Participação em evento

Descrição da atividade
Tipo de evento
Nome do evento
Instituição / Organização
2022/03 - 2022/04 Introducing conflict transformation with a systemic perspective and deepening our personal enquiry into a live conflict situation. Conflict Transformation: A Systemic Approach
The Whole Partnership, Reino Unido
2020/10 - 2021/03 The Regenerative Practitioner (TRP). Directors: Pamela Mang & Ben Haggard. Regenerative practice is based on the premise that we cannot make the outer transformations required to create a truly sustainable world without making inner transformations in how we think, how we work, and who we are. The Regenerative Practitioner
Regenesis Institute, Estados Unidos
2019/04/04 - 2019/04/05 Adapt or Die. Kicking our Oil Addiction to create Post-Capitalist Community led Ecocities
4th annual NEST Conference 2019 (Network for Early Career Researchers in Sustainability Transitions). Theme: “Transitions to where? Shared values and visions for sustainability transitions.
Universidade Nova de Lisboa Centro de Investigação em Ambiente e Sustentabilidade, Portugal
2015/12 - 2015/12 "From the edge of the World to the New World, an Irishman's journey"
GLOBAL TALKS. (Immigrants Life Stories)
Paiol Theatre, Brasil
2010/03 - 2010/03 LEAVING THE OIL AGE BEHIND.
Climate Justice Talk
EXCHANGE Gallery, Irlanda
2003/03 - 2003/03 ECOCITY BANJA LUKA EXHIBITION. (2 week art exhibition at State Art Gallery with EASA, European Architects Student Assembly)
Museum of Contemporary Art of Republic of Srpska, Bósnia-Herzegovina

Outro júri / avaliação

Descrição da atividade Instituição / Organização
2021 - 2022 Transformative Cities "Atlas of Utopias" jury member. The Atlas of Utopias showcases collective transformations that ensure access to basic rights: water, energy, housing and food. ECOLISE, Bélgica

Outra distinção

2021 Co-President of ECOLISE, European Network for Community-Led Initiatives on Climate Change and Sustainability
ECOLISE, Bélgica
2019 Part of ECOLISE delegation at COP 25 in Madrid
2017 Rethink the City Exhibition TU Delft (1 of 12 selected from 9,000+ MOOC)
Technische Universiteit Delft, Países Baixos
2017 NASA Hackathon: Stardust Peoples choice award Curitiba
NASA, Estados Unidos
2010 Self Sufficient City Finalist
Institut d'Arquitectura Avançada de Catalunya, Espanha