Curricular Unit:Code:
Sustainable Cities145CSUS
4MasterArchitecture and Urbanism4 ects
Learning Period:Language of Instruction:Total Hours:
Spring SemesterPortuguese/English52
Learning Outcomes of the Curricular Unit:
This UC aims to provide knowledge for the promotion of sustainable urban development with a special focus on the environment.
The additional transversal skills that will be worked on will be:
• Autonomous and team work;
• Capacity of Organization and Planning;
• Ability to make decisions;
• Self-learning ability;
• Ability to apply knowledge;
• Ability to adapt to new situations;
• Oral and written communication skills.
At the end of this course, students should:
• Know how to apply the knowledge acquired, namely to develop sustainable development indicators;
• Know how to assess the level of sustainability of a city;
• Know how to propose projects to improve the levels of sustainability of cities.
Chapter 1 Introductory Concepts
1.1 Environment and human development
1.2 Sustainability Indicators
1.3 Smart Cities
Chapter 2 Key indicators for smart cities
2.1 People
2.1.1 Health
2.1.2 Safety Access to (other) services
2.1.3 Education
2.1.4 Quality of housing and the built environment
2.2 Planet
2.2.1 Energy
2.2.2 Materials, water and soil
2.2.3 Climate resilience
2.2.4 Pollution and Waste
2.2.5 Ecosystems
2.3 Prosperity
2.3.1 Employment
2.3.2 Equity
2.3.3 Green economy
2.3.4 Economic performance
2.3.5 Innovation
2.3.6 Attractiveness & competitiveness
2.4 Governance
2.4.1 Organization
2.4.2 Community involvement
2.4.3 Multi-level governance
Chapter 3 Existing platforms for smart cities
3.1 CKAN
3.2 Socrata
3.3 SCIS
3.5 CitySDK¶
Demonstration of the Syllabus Coherence with the Curricular Unit's Objectives:
The syllabus covers the objectives formulated for the course including the methodological processes for the development of sustainability performance indicators (Key Performance Indicators - KPIs).
Teaching Methodologies (Including Evaluation):
The teaching-learning methodology is expositive, interrogative and demonstrative during the theoretical-practical classes and in the orientation sessions of the study. Case-oriented study is used in order to correctly interpret and apply the acquired theoretical knowledge to real situations. Guided research is proposed on the topics addressed.
The evaluation of this curricular unit is carried out continuously during the theoretical-practical classes, through the realization and final presentation of the proposed practical work.
Demonstration of the Coherence between the Teaching Methodologies and the Learning Outcomes:
The teaching-learning methodologies of this curricular unit were programmed in order to promote a global vision of the issues associated with the construction / reconversion of sustainable cities. The teaching methodologies are in line with the objectives of the curricular unit given that the expository methodology associated with the analysis of concrete situations and the development of works on partial aspects allow for an understanding of the challenges facing future professionals.
1.CityKeys Project.
2.DGT (2018). Cidades sustentáveis 2020.
3.OECD (2015). The Metropolitan Century; Understanding Urbanisation and its Consequences.
4.Peter Bosch, Sophie Jongeneel, Vera Rovers (TNO), Hans-Martin Neumann (AIT), Miimu Airaksinen and Aapo Huovila (VTT) (2017). CITYkeys indicators for smart city projects and smart cities. CityKeys Project - Co-funded by the European Commission within the H2020 Programme.Grant Agreement no: 646440.
5. Vilares, E., Rosa, F., Magalhães, M., Esteves, N. e tavares, M. (2015). Cidades sustentáveis 2020. MAOTE, Lisboa, Portugal.