Flavia Nico Vasconcelos is an Economist (UFES/Brazil), with a Masters Degree in International Relations (PUC‐Rio) and PhD in Social Science (PUC‐SP). She was granted an ALBAN/EU scholarship and studied cityports at Instituto Superior Técnico IST/Lisbon (2008). In November 2014 she is going to Vancouver to study its cityport experience with the supervision of professor Peter Hall at Simon Frasier University. She is a teacher in the International Relations undergraduation course at Universidade Vila Velha UVV‐ES and has been the Head of the International Relations Department for 8 years. She is also a teacher and researcher at the Master in Political Sociology at UVV‐ES and coordinates the Cityport Observatory, a multidisciplinary research group at UVV‐ES.