Assistant Professor Ricardo Cardoso teaches and researches in the fields of urban studies and development planning. He earned his PhD in City and Regional Planning with a designated emphasis in Global Metropolitan Studies at the University of California, Berkeley and he holds an MSc in Urban Development Planning from University College London as well as a BSc in Civil Engineering from the University of Porto. Prior to joining Yale-NUS College, Asst Prof Cardoso held post-doctoral positions at the University of Cape Town, New York University, and the University of Porto.
Asst Prof Cardoso’s research focuses on transnational urbanism, the urban effects of oil economies, and the politics of development and change in African cities. He has conducted an extensive study on the critical intersections between petroleum extraction and urbanisation in Luanda, Angola and he is currently focused on examining the ways in which these junctures have shaped its recent history of transcontinental city-making, particularly the processes by which Brazilian forms of urbanism have been traveling across the Southern Atlantic. Asst Prof Cardoso also sustains an interest in issues of development and planning in Portugal.
Ricardo Cardoso, “Desenraizar o Ordenamento: Território, Planeamento e Urbanismo na Pós-Colonialidade Portuguesa.” Território, Planeamento e Urbanismo – Teoria e Prática 1. 2018.
Ricardo Cardoso, “The Circuitries of Spectral Urbanism: Looking Underneath Fantasies in Luanda’s New Centralities.” Urbanisation 1(2). 2016.
Paulo Moreira and Ricardo Cardoso, “Another Day of Life: Spatial Practices and Arbitrary Detentions in Luanda, Angola.” Architecture and Culture 2 (1). 2014.
Ricardo Cardoso and Isabel Breda-Vázquez, “The Institutionalization of Just Decision-Making: Analyzing Planning Practice in Portugal.” Environment & Planning C 27 (3). 2009.
Ricardo Cardoso, “A Justiça Social como Princípio Fundamental do Planeamento do Território.” Sociedade e Território 41. 2008.
Ricardo Cardoso and Isabel Breda-Vázquez, “Social Justice as a Guide to Planning Theory and Practice: Analyzing the Portuguese Planning System.” International Journal of Urban and Regional Research 31 (2). 2008