José Miguel Lameiras
Jose Miguel Lameiras
Assistant Professor, Local partner of the City of Porto, CIBIO, University of Porto
Landscape Architect (PhD), Assistant Professor in Landscape Architecture (Faculty of Sciences, University of Porto). Researcher at the Research Center in Biodiversity and Genetic Resources (CIBIO). His research focuses on urban regeneration and Nature based solutions, with a special interest on the use of digital technologies for landscape design. Coordinator for CIBIO in the H2020 project URBiNAT. Has been involved in several landscape design projects, including the University Campus Parks of Asprela (Porto).
Main Research Focus / Area of Expertise
Urban Regeneration and Nature-based Solutions, Digital Terrain Design and Urban Biodiversity
[Download PDF] 3D Model Thinking
Model thinking is a collaborative design tool to develop urban and architectural projects with experts and citizens, in the frame of participatory processes.
Architects, landscape architects and urban planners don’t lose their role as experts but engage citizens in the design process in order to explore common visions/ideas/ proposals.
The models are co-designed and co-build in workshops by participants with materials and objects that were collected by all of them. These materials can be the traditional ones, has wood or paper, or the improbable ones, has metal or plastic objects taken from everyday life.
The construction of the model can be the first step for creating consensus, by the common effort of representing the existing urban context in a small scale. Around the 3D physical models, participants can easily make strategic proposals and integrate other inputs.