Our collegue Emanuel-Cristian Adorean, from the Faculty of Geography of the Babeş-Bolyai University, Cluj-Napoca (Romania) has published an article in the journal Territorial Identity and Development, co-authored with Oana-Ramona Ilovan and Viorel Gligor about nightlife and urban consumption in the Bairro Alto (Lisbon) based on a research developed during 2017.
ABSTRACT: The urban nightlife consumption is an important anthropogenic phenomenon that should be taken into consideration within the urban and spatial planning context, especially because its effects influence territorial evolution, as well as the population’s lifestyle and well-being level. The aim of the present investigation was the assessment and the radiography of the nocturnal urban life of Bairro Alto neighbourhood, in Lisbon. For this purpose, we combined a series of research methods, such as the literature review, the semi-structured interview, the participatory observation, the photographic collection, the cartographic method, the analysis, and the synthesis. Findings showed users´ profiles and highlighted their visions and preferences regarding the usage and functionality of Bairro Alto, yet revealing that night-time activities play a crucial role for territorial identity consolidation within the urban space, by fostering the social and economic dynamism of the city.