Murbs, the Research Group on Metropolitan Studies and Forms of Urbanisation focus on topics related explicitly to metropolitan and urban space issues, including their morphologies, genesis and transformation processes, urban planning and spatial design.

The team brings together professors and researchers with previous experience in these fields, especially regarding Lisbon`s Metropolitan Area and comparative studies with the extensive urbanisation of several cities.

The group format allows the continuity of its members`; research activities and promotes the development of new contributions to these areas of knowledge, by taking advantage of the complementarities of their backgrounds.

Recent developments include active participation in research and professional networks, international organisations and the development of practice in teaching supported by official documents and municipal teams.