Law of the Land Use and Urban

Academic year
Subject Area
Political Legal
Language of Instruction
Mode of Delivery
ECTS Credits
2nd Cycle Studies - Mestrado

Recommended Prerequisites

Acquaintance with constitutional law and administrative law (administrative justice included) is assumed as a requirement for students to get the best out of the course. In order to come into contact with legal scholarship output in Spanish, Italian, French or German, proficiency in foreign languages is recommended.

Teaching Methods

Brief presentation by the instructor on the core topics of the law of urbanism; each student shall present in class a topic indicated by the instructor, followed by discussion; elaboration, in-class presentation and discussion of a paper on a topic selected by each student.

Learning Outcomes

Provide the principles and framework of Portuguese Law of Land-Use Planning and Urbanism and raise students' awareness concerning the importance of this special part of today's administrative law, so as to enable them at the end of the programme be able to study and widen their knowledge by themselves, as legal practitioners in the area of urbanism, or with a view to pursue doctoral research.

Work Placement(s)



The course syllabus encompasses some of the core topics in the Law of Land-Use Planning and Urbanism as spelled out in the instructor's Manual de Direito do Urbanismo do professor, Vol. I, 4.ª ed., Coimbra, Almedina, 2008; Vol. II, Coimbra, Almedina, 2010; e Vol III, Coimbra, Almedina, 2010.

Head Lecturer(s)

Fernanda Paula Marques Oliveira

Assessment Methods

Other: 30.0%
Research work: 70.0%


Fernando Alves Correia, Manual de Direito do Urbanismo, vol. I, 4.ª ed., Coimbra, Almedina, 2008;

 Fernando Alves Correia, Manual de Direito do Urbanismo, vol II, Coimbra, Almedina, 2010;

 Fernando Alves Correia, Manual de Direito do Urbanismo, vol III, Coimbra, Almedina, 2010.


 Nota: Será indicada bibliografia complementar a propósito dos vários temas abordados. / Additional sources on the topics discussed will be supplied.

 Legislação básica / Basic legislation: Fernando Alves Correia, Direito do Ordenamento do Território e do Urbanismo, Legislação    Básica, 10.ª edição, Coimbra, Almedina, 2016.