Methodology for Geography and Territorial Planning


a) To think, know and master the different approaches and research methods in Geography.
b) To know, understand and read the different planning and land management’ techniques and methods.
c) To master concepts and enforce planning and transport management’ methods and techniques.
d) To understand the role and master the absolute and relative effectiveness of representation and production geographical technologies.
e) To understand the Geographical Information Systems and Remote Sensing as evolution scenarios’ simulation means to teach political decision in land planning.
f) To reflect, master and enforce the tools resulting from the “space” variable modelling, the territorial entrepreneurship and local strategic planning.

General characterization





Responsible teacher

Maria Regina Faia Martins Salvador


Weekly - 2

Total - 280

Teaching language





Clifford, N., French, S., Valentine, G. (2010). Key Methods in Geography (2nd ed.). London: Sage Publishing.
Gomez, B. & Jones III, J.P. (2010). Research Methods in Geography. Critical Introduction. London: Wiley-Blackwell
Guermond, Y. (dir) (2005). Modélisations en Géographie: déterminismes et complexités. Paris: Hermes/Lavoisier
Healey, P. (2007). Urban Complexity and Spatial Strategies. London: Routledge.
Nath, B., Hens, L., Compton, P., Devuyst, D. (1999). Environmental Management in Practice, Vol. I, II, III. London: Routledge, London.
Reggiani, A.& Nijkamp, P. (2006). Spatial Dynamics, Networks and Modelling. Cheltenham:Edward Elgar.
Wheeler,D., Shaw, G., Bar, S. (2004). Statistical Analysis in Geographical Analysis (2nd ed.). London: Routledge.

Teaching method

Expositive and participative classes

Evaluation method

Evaluation method - A scientific paper, resulting from autonomous work(80%), Oral presentation about a topic related with the program(20%), Reading of thematic texts(0%)

Subject matter

1) Cartography.
2) Field work.
3) Conducting questionnaires and surveys.
4) Semi-structured interviews and focus groups.
5) Participatory research methods (Delphi, World cafe).
6) Geo-statistics.
7) Statistical Analysis using SPSS.
8) Using GIS.
9) Using Remotely Sensed Image.
10) Writing essays, reports and dissertations.