Center for Studies in Architecture and Urbanism


Center for Studies
in Architecture and Urbanism

Ana Manuela Tarrafa Pereira da Silva

Ana Tarrafa Silva holds a first degree in Cultural Heritage by Algarve University, and a master in Urban and Spatial Planning by Instituto Superior Técnico – Lisbon University (Portugal). Presently is a Ph.D. candidate in the Chair of Heritage and Values, Faculty of Architectural Engineering and Technology of Delft University of Technology (The Netherlands). She is an integrated member of Centro de Estudos de Arquitetura e Urbanismo da Faculdade de Arquitetura da Universidade do Porto (CEAU-FAUP) and a Ph.D. scholarship holder from Fundação para Ciência e Tecnologia. Current doctoral research aims to understand how spatial planning policies have been addressing heritage conservation, having the Portuguese planning landscape as the case-study. Past experience range from the collaboration with several international institutions (TU Eindhoven, Inter-American Development Bank) and national, such as the UNESCO Portuguese Commission and the CEAU-FAUP, namely about the implementation of 2011 UNESCO Recommendation on Historic Urban Landscapes. Her published work is growing and entails more than a dozen scientific publications, from book chapters, conference papers, and articles in specialized magazines.


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Tarrafa Silva, Ana
Silva, Ana Tarrafa
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Activity Domains
Humanities - Arts - Architectural design
Research Groups
Architecture, City and Territory Heritage (100%)
Dedication (Research)



Heritage and Values Chair

Doctor of Philosophy

"Historic urban landscape approach and spatial planning. Exploring the integration of heritage issues in local planning in Portugal"

Technische Universiteit Delft, Netherlands


Mestrado em Urbanismo e Ordenamento do Território


"Historic urban landscape approach and spatial planning. Exploring the integration of heritage issues in local planning in Portugal"


Universidade de Lisboa Instituto Superior Técnico, Portugal


Património Cultural


"Sustentabilidade do Património Construído: metodologia para uma avaliação consciente"


Universidade do Algarve Faculdade de Ciências Humanas e Sociais, Portugal

Professional Career


Membro colaborador

Universidade do Porto Centro de Estudos de Arquitectura e Urbanismo

Universidade do Porto Centro de Estudos de Arquitectura e Urbanismo, Portugal

PhD candidate (FCT grant)

Technische Universiteit Delft Faculteit Bouwkunde

Technische Universiteit Delft Faculteit Bouwkunde, Netherlands

Assistente de investigação no âmbito de pesquisa e inquéritos no Centro Histórico do Porto sobre metodologias e práticas de conservação sustentável.

Universidade do Porto Faculdade de Arquitectura

Assistente de investigação no estudo"Património e Território“da Universidade do Algarve para o Gabinete de Estratégia, Planeamento e Avaliação Culturais - Secretário de Estado da Cultura (Governo de P

Universidade do Algarve

Assistente de investigação no projecto “Historic Urban Landscapes: Swahili Coast” desenvolvido na Ilha de Moçambique (Moçambique).

Technische Universiteit Eindhoven Technology Innovation and Society

Consultor especialista responsável pelo estudo sobre a actual condição do ambiente construído, da condição social e económica e da sustentabilidade das intervenções de reabilitação e revitalização do

Inter-American Development Bank

Assistente de investigação (bolseira do programa INOV-ART - 1ª Edição) no projecto “Outstanding Universal Value, World Heritage Cities and Sustainability”, liderado pela Dra. Ana Pereira Roders (TU/e

Technische Universiteit Eindhoven Faculteit Bouwkunde

Technische Universiteit Eindhoven Faculteit Bouwkunde, Netherlands


Book chapter

In press

Perspectives for a Historic Urban Landscape approach in Porto.

Historic Urban Landscape III, Elsevier

Ferreira, Teresa Cunha; Silva, Ana Tarrafa


Recommendation on the Historic Urban Landscape: an international perspective

Porto Forum: Heritage, City, Architecture, Centro de Estudos de Arquitectura e Urbanismo (CEAU-FAUP), 1: 65-70

Tarrafa Silva, Ana


Oporto, Portugal

Development: Experiences in the Preservation of Ten World Heritage Sites. , Inter-American Development Bank: 215-253

Tarrafa Silva, Ana

Conference paper


Bridging Heritage Conservation and Urban Development Planning Policies : Exploring Research Methodologies in the Literature
LDE HERITAGE CONFERENCE on Heritage and the Sustainable Development Goals

Delft , Netherlands

Tarrafa Silva, Ana

In press

Cartas Municipais de Património: do inventário ao instrumento de gestão
PNUM 2018: Urban Morphology in Portuguese Speaking Countries

Porto , Portugal

Silva, Ana Tarrafa; Ferreira, Teresa Cunha


Towards a Historic Urban Landscape approach: community engagement through local population's perception on heritage
Heritage 2018: 6th International Conference on Heritage and Sustainable Development

Granada , Spain

Silva, Ana Tarrafa; Ferreira, Teresa Cunha; Pinto, Liliana

Journal article

Critical Analysis of Policy Integration Degrees between Heritage Conservation and Spatial Planning in Amsterdam and Ballarat

Land, 12, 5: 1040

Tarrafa Silva, Ana; Pereira Roders, Ana; Cunha Ferreira, Teresa; Nevzgodin, Ivan

doi: 10.3390/land12051040

The Historic Urban Landscape Approach and the Governance of World Heritage in Urban Contexts: Reflections from Three European Cities

Land, 12, 5: 1020

Cunha Ferreira, Teresa; Rey-Pérez, Julia; Pereira Roders, Ana; Tarrafa Silva, Ana; Coimbra, Isabel; Breda Vazquez, Isabel

issn: 2073-445X
doi: 10.3390/land12051020


Relating the state of authenticity and integrity and the factors affecting World Heritage properties: the Island of Mozambique as a case study

International Journal of Heritage and Sustainable Development, 3, 1

Tarrafa Silva, Ana

Magazine article

Recomendação sobre as Paisagens Históricas Urbanas: Um modelo para integrar a gestão de recursos urbanos e atingir a eficiência necessária ao século XXI

Revista Património, 5: 20-29

Silva, Ana Tarrafa; Valverde, Isabel; Ana Pereira Roders


Event organisation

Faro Convention International Conference 2014: Transforming through co-creation: participatory heritage practices tackling urban challenges +

Member of the Organising Committee, Conference


Other distinction

Quadro de Mérito da Universidade Lisboa

Universidade de Lisboa, Portugal

Bolseiro INOV-ART