Sustainable Cities


The Sustainable Cities course aims to introduce the smart city concept and its scientific study.

Methodologies, concepts and case studies related to the implementation and development of a smart city, based on the latest technological advances, will be deepened. It has as its starting point solutions that improve the quality of life of the population, altogehter with sustaninable development and social cohesion, while promoting a more efficient use of resources and responding to the challenges of climate change.

It will also deepen the concept of open data and its influence on the development and implementation of a smart city.

General characterization





Responsible teacher

Miguel de Castro Simões Ferreira Neto


Weekly - Available soon

Total - Available soon

Teaching language

Portuguese. If there are Erasmus students, classes will be taught in English




Bibliogrofia distribuída ao longo do semestre em linha com o conteúdo dos tópicos cobertos / Bibliography distributed throughout the semester in line with the content of the topics covered

Teaching method

The course will include lectures, seminars by guest speakers and study visits.

Throughout the semester students will develop projects that will be presented and discussed in the classroom.

Evaluation method


  1. Sustainable Cities Work
  2. Final exam

The evaluation shall take into account the following percentages:

  1. 50%
  2. 50%

In order to complete the course successfully the student must have a minimum grade of 9.5 in the final exam.

Subject matter

1.1 Introduction
1.2 Definition of smart city
1.3 Open data and its implementation
1.4 Digital transformation
1.5 City planning related with sustainability issues:
   1.5.1 Governance
   1.5.2 Energy, Environment and Buildings
   1.5.3 Society and Quality of Life
   1.5.4 Economy and Innovation
   1.5.5 Mobility