UMSC Web Mapping Applications

UMSC Web Mapping Applications

Through the UMSC website you may access to Web Mapping Applications that contain georeferenced information summarizing some results of projects developed by the UMSC Research Program for the Lisbon Metropolitan Area. Namely the domestic material consumption (from 2003 to 2009), the water flow accounting (in 2009) and the Land Use and Water Infrastructure in the end […]

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Samuel Niza (UMSC Coordinator) Keynote speaker at the 3rd Annual redeAGRO Conference

Samuel Niza has been Keynote speaker at the “3rd Annual redeAGRO Conference”, in the “Climate Change and Intelligent Agriculture” Panel. His presentation was about “Vegetable production in closed environments in the city of the future” focusing the opportunities hydroponic production on rooftops represents as a strategy for urban sustainability. This conference was part of the […]

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The third SouthZEB Project newsletter has just been released

The third newsletter from the Project SouthZEB – Towards nearly Zero Energy Buildings Training in Southern European Countries has just been released: http://eepurl.com/bLhPVv The SouthZEB project is funded by the Intelligent Energy Europe Programme of the EU, and members from the UMSC research team are involved in the Portuguese Coordination of the Project, namely Samuel […]

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André Pina (UMSC Researcher) is Visiting Research Scholar at Carnegie Mellon Tepper School of Business

The UMSC Researcher André Pina has been selected in 2016 to the Visiting Research Scholar Program at Carnegie Mellon Tepper School of Business

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Paulo Ferrão (UMSC Co-Scientific Coordinator) is the new President of FCT

Since February 2016 the new Board of Directors of Fundação para a Ciência e Tecnologia (FCT) took office for a three-year mandate (2016 to 2018). The Board is composed of four members: Paulo Ferrão (President), Miguel Castanho (Vice-president), Isabel Ribeiro (Member of the Board) and Ana Sanchez (Member of the Board). FCT is the Portuguese […]

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Samuel Niza (UMSC Coordinator) talks about Industrial Ecology in TV program

In 2013 Samuel Niza has participated in “Sociedade Civil” RTP2 TV program about Industrial Ecology. Watch the full program video here (In Portuguese)

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UMSC Researchers at ALTEC 2013 Conference

UMSC team at ALTEC 2013 conference, October 27 – 30.   Paulo Ferrão has been plenary speaker of the “Plenary 4: Smart Cities : Trends for Sustainable Urban Development” and co-chaired the “Industrial Innovation and Sustainability” conference session. He has also participated in the UTEN Annual Conference | 2013 in the “PANEL III: New technology venture […]

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UMSC researchers at the 10th Biennial of European Towns and Town Planners

UMSC team at 10th Biennial of European Towns and Town Planners, September 19 – 21. Alexandre Amado and Henrique Pombeiro presented two papers in the “Mobility, Energy and Ladscape” session: Amado, A., Ferreira, D., Fumega, J., Niza, S., Relations between Land use and Urban Metabolism in the Lisbon Metropolitan Area” and “Pombeiro, H., Amado, A., Silva, […]

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Book release: Sustainable Urban Metabolism By Paulo Ferrão and John E. Fernández

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Overview Urbanization and globalization have shaped the last hundred years. These two dominant trends are mutually reinforcing: globalization links countries through the networked communications of urban hubs. The urban population now generates more than eighty percent of global GDP. Cities account for enormous flows of energy and materials—inflows of goods and services and outflows of […]

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