Anabela Ribeiro

Anabela Ribeiro

Anabela Salgueiro Narciso Ribeiro currently holds the office of Assistant Professor in the Department of Civil Engineering, University of Coimbra (Faculty of Science and Technology). Completed her PhD in 2009, in Civil Engineering specializing in Urban Design, Planning and Transport. Between 1999 and 2009 worked as Lecturer (Assistente Convidada) in the same University. Presently developing research related with the development of the PhDs and Masters theses under her supervision and FCT projects, which include ‘Sustainable Transport Mobility and Sustainable Modes’ (Including Electric Mobility, Bicycle sharing, Bicycle mobility); ‘Territorial Analysis and Econometrics’; ‘Modelling of Transport Systems’; ‘Urban Design and Traffic Calming’; and globally, ‘Sustainable Urban Development’ and ‘Sustainable Urban Mobility Planning and Management’. These lines of research have resulted in the publication of scientific articles with peer review and high scientific impact, books, book chapters, and papers in conference proceedings, supervision of doctoral and master theses and participation in various conferences, with a strong involvement in European Projects in the period before finishing the PhD. She is teaching in the Integrated Master of Civil Engineering in the University of Coimbra and in the doctoral programs of ‘Transportation Systems’ and ‘Spatial Development’ and in a new master program in ‘Sustainable Mobility Management’ and developing an online course in the University of Coimbra in the same field. She is a PI in a MIT-FCT project called MOBI-AGE ( and researcher in other FCT projects. She was Chair in a Conference called PLURIS2018, October 2018 ( in the field of Sustainable Planning, in Coimbra, with more than 350 participants.



We are witnessing two demographic phenomena on an international scale: population aging and urbanization. Neither the urban public space nor the transport system are adequate to the mobility needs of the elderly. This study focusses on the adequacy of the urban space and transportation system to create age-friendly