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GEOTPU.LAB is a multidisciplinary research group of researchers and specialists, based at the Instituto Superior Técnico of the University of Lisbon.
Planning, Urbanism, Architecture and Environment
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MAY 04, 2022
If climate change is one of this century's most significant concerns and a cross-cutting challenge of the 2030 agenda, energy transition is perhaps the most effective process to mitigate its impacts toward a low-carbon and sustainable society. Nevertheless, fostering such a transition involves profound structural changes in cities, opening new debates around the theoretical and practical implications, especially about the appropriateness of current policy and planning approaches.
Today, the central role of energy in all societies, particularly in supporting advanced economies and social activities, has become a major concern of sustainable urban development. This is for two reasons; first, population growth, economic development, and improved quality of life have caused a constant increase in energy consumption over time; second, fossil fuel-based energy production has resulted in very high costs and acute side effects associated with climate change and the continuous degradation of the environment.
Hence, the urgency of greater efficiency in energy use, especially in urban areas where most people live and work. With such considerations in mind, it is necessary to modify the development models of different societies, reflecting on the knowledge of consumer behaviour and changing the way to plan cities according to more sustainable and innovative energy management. This need for social understanding and urban change is at the heart of sustainable energy transition for cities. The book links theory to practice, offering knowledge and technical contents condensed from literature and experience to disclose the complex relationships between future cities and energy transition to politicians, technicians, researchers, university students and other readers interested in making sustainable future cities.
APRIL 20, 2022
The scope of this Special Issue focuses on the Sustainable Regeneration of urbanized waterfronts in delta river regions, exploring the opportunities of greening adaptative approaches.
MARCH 29, 2022
This Thursday, 31st of March at 7 pm will take place the second Spring 2022 Técnico - Architecture Conference. Coordinated by Professor of Instutito Superior Técnico Ana Tostões, the conference with the title "Rising Currents: Projects for New York´s Waterfront" counts with the presence of Professor of Art History of Columbia University, Barry Bergdoll.
The session can be assisted online throught the ZOOM platform ->