Jordi Nofre

PhD in Human Geography

Accepting PhD Students

PhD projects

a) Nightlife, tourism and urban change
b) Creative culture in the nocturnal city
b) Governance and planning of the nocturnal city
c) Exclusion, segregation, and marginalization in the nighttime leiure economy
d) Community livability and sustainibility of the nocturnal city

Calculated based on number of publications stored in Pure and citations from Scopus

Research activity per year

Personal profile

Personal information

I hold a PhD in Human Geography from the University of Barcelona (2009). Since 2019 I am FCT Associate Research Professor [Investigador Principal FCT] in Urban Geography at the Interdisciplinary Centre of Social Sciences at NOVA University of Lisbon, supported by the Scientific Employment Stimulus Program of the Portuguese Foundation for Science & Technology. My research includes 3 main topics: (i) Nightlife, tourism and urban change in south European cities; (ii) Social geographies of youth in Euro-Mediterranean countries; and (iii) Environment, global change and society. With a total of 1,285 citations (Scholar Google, 15/08/2022; h index=20; i10 index=31), I have published a total of 92 publications, including Cities (2022, 2017), Annals of Leisure Research (2021), Town Planning Review (2021), Urban Geography (2020), Urban Studies (2020), City (2018), Urban Research & Practice (2018), Tourism Geographies (2018), City & Community (2017), Leisure Studies (2016), Social & Cultural Geography (2016) and Area (2015), among many others. My publications track also includes edited books and chapters in prestigious publishers such as Palgrave Macmillan (2021, 2019), Routledge (2018), Cambridge Scholars (2018), Brill (2016), Peter Lang (2016), Emerald Press (2012), and Sage (2012). Also, I am Editor of Exploring Nightlife: Space, Society and Governance (Rowman & Littlefield, 2018), and co-editor of Exploring Ibero-American Youth Street Cultures in the 21st Century – Creativity, Resistance and Transgression in the City (Springer, 2022). I am founder and coordinator of LXNIGHTS Research Group, an international team of scholars working on the geographies of the nocturnal city (, and co-founder of the International Night Studies Network ( I’ve participated as National Consortium Leader or team member in 11 research grants supported by both national and international agencies, and have been Scientific Advisor of the project ‘Geographies of Nightlife in Lisbon, Madrid and Barcelona (2018-2020)’, funded by Reina Sofia Centre on Youth & Adolescent Studies (Spain), and also of “SAFE!N Project: Safe Night Out Certification in Lisbon’, a community-focused project funded by the Lisbon City Council (BIPZIP-Ref.0095/2015). I am also Scientific Advisor of Comissió Nocturna de Barcelona (

Education/Academic qualification

Geography, Doctorate, The hidden cultural agenda: A deconstruction of nightlife in Barcelona and its suburbs, Universitat de Barcelona

Award Date: 11 Feb 2009

Geography, Bachelor, Universitat de Barcelona

Award Date: 16 Feb 2004

External positions

Doctoral fellow, Universitat de Barcelona

1 Jan 200531 Dec 2008


  • GV Recreation Leisure
  • Nightlife industry
  • Clubbing
  • Nighttime leisure
  • Leiure Tourism
  • G Geography (General)
  • Urban Studies
  • Gentrification
  • Touristification
  • Urban Tourism


Dive into the research topics where Jordi Nofre is active. These topic labels come from the works of this person. Together they form a unique fingerprint.
  • 1 Similar Profiles

Collaborations and top research areas from the last five years

Recent external collaboration on country/territory level. Dive into details by clicking on the dots or