Juliana E. Goncalves

Juliana E. Goncalves

Assistant Professor

Delft University of Technology

I am an Assitant Professor at the Faculty of Architecture. I am also part of Centre for Urban Science and Policy and the TPM AI Lab. My current research seeks to understand the spatial dimension of the urban environment in order to inform policy on the challenges of equitable distribution of resources in cities. I also have extensive experience in the field of energy & buildings.

I do what I most like: I collaborate with people across different disciplines and sectors to develop solutions for a sustainable society. In order to solve the challenges we face today, I am betting on unconventional and diverse collaborations. Why? Because finding solutions that leave no one behind requires the integration of complex systems. Housing, energy, food, waste, transportation, water. When it comes to climate change (justice!), understanding the whole system becomes an even greater challenge. I believe that diversity and transdisciplinary collaboration are key to tackle this challenge.

My research interests include spatial & climate justice, public participation and community engagement, energy transition, housing & buildings, urban resilience, energy communities, circular economy, and related policy implications. My personal interests are wide-ranging. On my bookshelf, you can find economics, politics, fiction, poetry, bestsellers, classics. You can find books in Portuguese, English, French, Spanish, and a few in German and Dutch. I like a good discussion with good arguments, and I definitely enjoy brainstorming.

  • Spatial Justice
  • Urban Science
  • Public Participation and Community Engagement
  • Social Impact Assessment
  • Energy Transition
  • Housing & Buildings
  • PhD in Civil Engineering, 2017-2021

    KU Leuven (Belgium)

  • MSc in Mechanical Engineering (major Thermal Sciences and Engineering), 2014-2016

    Federal University of Santa Catarina (Brazil)

  • MSc in Energy and Environment, 2012

    University Pierre et Marie Curie (France)

  • Diploma in Mechanical Engineering, 2008-2014

    Federal University of Santa Catarina (Brazil)