João Igreja is a researcher in urban planning at the Department of Architecture, University of Palermo, Italy

Since 2023, João is part of the University team involved in the Italian Sustainable Mobility Centre (Centro Nazionale per la Mobilità Sostenibile MOST) project that aims to make the Italian mobility system 'greener' as a whole and more 'digital' in its management

Since Feb. 2022, João is an assistant teacher in the MSc. Course Architecture for the Sustainable Design of the Built Environment at the Department of Architecture of the University of Palermo

In Nov. 2021, João became responsible for managing the secretariat and communication of the European Urban Research Association (EURA), an international network of urban scholars that since 1997 aims to bridge the gap between research and practice in urban related issues

In Sep. 2021, João was awarded for his Ph.D in Urban Planning at the University of Palermo. His doctoral project address the European Urban Agenda at the margins of Europe

During his Ph.D, João focused on the case of the city of Porto (Portugal), where he spent a period as visiting Ph.D student at the Research Centre for Territory, Transports and Environment (CITTA), Faculty of Engineering, University of Porto

João holds a MSc. in Civil Engineering (Urbanism and Transport) from the NOVA School of Science and Technology, Lisbon (Portugal)

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