Alice Tavares is an architect and researcher, with a doctorate in Civil Engineering, working at CICECO – Aveiro Institute of Materials / Department of Materials and Ceramic Engineering, University of Aveiro, Portugal.  Her specialty is the conservation of built heritage, earthen architecture, old materials and Portuguese / Brazilian Architecture architecture from the 18th-20th centuries. She is the president of the Portuguese Association for Urban Rehabilitation and Protection of Built Heritage – APRUPP ( https://aprupp.org/) . She develops projects for the empowerment of communities through valorization and conservation of their built heritage and traditions of use of the territory (to support implementation of touristic/cultural routes), including the recovery of ancient communal practices of construction, as the case study of Seixo-Mira (PT) or the Coordination of International Forum of Built Heritage (FIPA – Portugal, Brazil).  She is also an MC Member of  Cost Action 18110 – Underground Built Heritage as catalyser for Community Valorisation.