WHO WE ARE
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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NOVEMBER 12, 2022
World Sustainability Conference
Life and Development in the 21st Century: Developing Feasible Roadmaps for Sustainable Communities
NOVEMBER 12, 2022
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AUGUST 22, 2022
The project entitled 'Green-health-safety Nexus for new Urban Spaces' (GreeNexUS) was funded by the Horizon Europe Framework Programme under the MARIE SKŁODOWSKA-CURIE ACTIONS Doctoral Networks 2021 grant agreement No.101073437.
The GreeNexUS project proposes a novel and multidisciplinary approach to promote urban greening, territorial regeneration and safety/accessibility/walkability of urban infrastructures, as key strategies to face those challenges, while addressing climate change and preventing pandemics from exacerbating inequalities in disadvantaged/vulnerable groups. The GreeNexUS participants (20 institutions from 9 European countries) are joining forces to offer a collaborative Training-through-Research programme involving universities, research centres, companies, NGOs, and local authorities that share this new vision of fostering greener, healthier and safer urban realms of Europe’s cities and towns. This will drive the GreeNexUS process to train specialists, whose cutting-edge and intersectoral expertise will be developed and managed through a challenging general programme of training that combines and integrates the various fields of innovative knowledge of the GreeNexUS’ participants, and also includes career planning, entrepreneurship and soft skills training. In terms of research, 10 specific and multidisciplinary topics will be addressed by 10 Doctoral Candidates, who are envisaged to spread the GreeNexUS approach beyond the project’s scope and duration, under the guidance of a supervisory group of academic and non-academic experts.
Overall, the project will attract more than 2,6M€ and will generate repercussions, as well as for all other doctoral students and those of other doctorates, also for teachers and researchers, thanks to the collaboration and higher education opportunities that will derive from it.
The project led by the University of Bologna will involve the Instituto Técnico Superior under the Research Coordination of Prof Miguel Amado and Teixeira Duarte Engenharia e Construções SA as an industrial Portuguese research partner.
The other partners are: Wageningen University of Nederlands; Vrije Universiteit Brussel of Belgium; Geoponiko panespistimion Athinion of Grece; Rise Research Institutes of Sweden; Norges Teknisk-Naturvitenskapelige Universitet- NTU of Norway.
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.