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PERIURBAN | Peri-urban areas facing sustainability challenges:scenario development in the Metropolitan Area of Lisbon

 Cidades e Territórios
Palavras-Chave: Áreas peri-urbanas; Área Metropolitana de Lisboa; Políticas urbanas

Coordenador(a): Isabel Loupa Ramos (CESUR)

Equipa DINÂMIA’CET-IUL: Maria de Fátima Ferreiro, Pedro Costa, Sebastião Santos. Consultant: teresa Costa Pinto

Outros Membros:

Parcerias: Instituição proponente - CESUR - Instituto Superior Técnico (IST/UTL), CEABN - Instituto Superior de Agronomia (ISA/UTL)

Entidade Financiadora: FCT - Fundação para a Ciência e a Tecnologia

Data de Início: 03/2012  Data de Finalização: 03/2015

Project goals:The main objective of this project is to assess the potential of these peri-urban areas to meet future challenges for sustainable development in a changing world. It aims to look in-depth into the peri-urban areas of the Metropolitan Area of Lisbon (AML), its environmental, social, economic and institutional characteristics using a prospective approach.Methodology: In order to achieve this goal this project aims at: (1) identifying typologies of peri-urban areas based on its ecological, social, economic and institutional characteristics for the Metropolitan Area of Lisbon; (2) creating visions for peri-urban areas according to their typology by developing scenarios for case studies based on: (a) understanding structural and functional dynamics of each typology, taking into account: ecosystems services provided by each typology, identifying vulnerabilities; economic activities, their innovative potential, and evolving demand patterns; perceived quality of life of resident population and their expectation toward future developments; governance models and spatial planning systems at local scale, assessing its potential for change; and (b) expert and stakeholder participation, identifying the specific challenges that need to be faced by each peri-urban typology, namely in terms of the formulation of sustainability quality objectives; (3) bridging scientific and practice by communicating knowledge acquired in research and into useful and relevant information for planners and decisionmakers, developing strategic planning guidelines and governances models with stakeholders, and envisaging orientations to deal with the challenges faced by peri-urban areas.
Outputs:2- book16- papers

15 - presentations at scientific meetings

1 - Organization of scientific events

2 reports