Territorial Planning Techniques and Local Sustainability


At the end of this curricular unit students will have acquired the knowledge, skills and competences that allow them to:

- Understand the relationship between the environmental system, the mobility and transport system and the urban system.

- Understand the various types of environmental and urban externalities associated with various modes of transport.

- Know the fundamentals of sustainable urban mobility planning (SUMP''s).

- Know the fundamentals of the planning and management of pedestrian mobility, cycling, the interfaces of public transport, road network, parking and public space.

- Know how to carry out audits on the quality of footpaths as well as the quality of cycling routes.

- Be able to analyze public transport interfaces in accordance with the Transit, Oriented Development methodology.

- To be able to intervene in the regeneration of mobility and transport systems, aiming to improve their impact on the local and global environment and human health.

General characterization





Responsible teacher

João António Muralha Ribeiro Farinha


Weekly - 3

Total - Available soon

Teaching language



Without special restrictions


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Teaching method

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Evaluation method

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Subject matter

4 Program Components

1. Build Foundations and Quality Views. Concepts of mobility, accessibility, etc. Systemic relations. Externalities and internalization. New paradigms and environmental reasons. Oslo and Amsterdam. EU guidelines on PMUS, national guidelines. Traffic calming. Road hierarchy and parking management.

2. Smooth Mobility. Planning and management of three soft mobility subsystems: pedestrian, cycling and TP interfaces. TOD method.

3. Prototypes. Build prototypes to conduct audits on the quality of the three smooth mobility subsystems.

4. Hands-on. Practical application of prototypes in concrete Lisbon cases and propose improvements.


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