Portugal with MIT
2021/02/19 e-Planning Book: 'e-Planning & Ubiquity' Book Release, by 14h30, at Sala do Senado , Reitoria da Universidade de Lisboa. Prof. Pedro Ferraz de Abreu, Fac. Arquitectura da U. de Lisboa, is the Coordinator and principal author of this book, which incorporates contributions from more than 30 researchers. The event can be joined at a zoom room. It is open and free, but requires pre-registration. Send name and institution to : email@example.com, firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com. [book release site] [registration]
2021/01/12 e-Planning Events: Michael Batty (Centre for Advanced Spatial Analysis - CASA, University College London), Talk on "Artificial Intelligence and the Computable City" , hosted by Profs. Pedro Ferraz de Abreu and José Beirão, and Fac. Architecture (University of Lisbon) e-Planning courses "Smart Cities and Digital Citizenship", and "Artificial Intelligence in Planning". This was an open and free event, but with mandatory pre-registration to be admitted in the zoom room. The session was videotaped. [Talk page] [Talk pdf] [FA-UL page] [ talk information]
2019/10/02. It was celebrated a protocol between CITIDEP (Research Center on Information Technologies and Participatory Democracy) and the "Centro de Tecnologia de Informação (CTI)-Renato Archer", a research unit of the Ministério da Ciência, Tecnologia, Inovações e Comunicações – MCTIC , Brasil, at the city of Campinas, in the sequence of this Center joining the e-Planning Consortium (UA, UL, UNL) [PICT with Director of CTI].
2020/09/20 Admission of e-Planning doctoral students: For the new year 2020/21, 6 (six) new doctoral students were admitted in the joint doctoral program on e-Planning, in the first two phases: 5 at FA-UL, 1 at FCT-UNL. We welcome the new students. The formal opening session will be on the 7th October 2020, 15h30, at FA-UL, joinable by zoom remote link. Mask use and social distancing is mandatory within FA-UL facilities.
2019/07/17 New e-Planning - Pos-graduation Course: the Science Council of the Faculty of Architecture of the University of Lisbon approved a new course of advanced studies on e-Planning. The course does not have the same requirements of a degree program (no thesis), and aims to respond to training needs and required qualifications both in private and public sector. [ eplanning pos-grad site at FA-UL ].
2019/04/24 New Faculty Joins the Joint e-Planning PhD Program. The Joint Science Committee for the Joint PhD Program on e-Planning (UA, UL, UNL), approved the formal request by the Faculty of Architecture of the University of Lisbon, to join the e-Planning Program and Consortium. We warmly welcome FA-UL. [ eplanning PhD site at FA-UL ].
2019/02/26 e-Planning at the Parliament: The Committee for Culture, Communications, Youth and Sports of Assembleia da República (Portuguese Parliament), received in a Public Hearing, a delegation of the e-Planning Consortium and CITIDEP, concerning the new MIT (USA) initiative, and the strategic opportunities it brings for Portugal. MIT just launched a new "College of Computing and Artificial Intelligence", with a billion dollar budget, as transdisciplinary and not just centered on technology. This connection with Social Sciences and Ethics, coincides with e-Planning approach in Portugal. The delegation was led by Prof. Pedro Ferraz de Abreu, as Coordinator of the informal Consortium, and CITIDEP President. [press release] [video & docs]
2019/01/25 e-Planning & Ubiquity: Took place at FCT-UNL, eLearning lab, the International Workshop 'e-Planning & Ubiquity' , chaired by Prof. Pedro Ferraz de Abreu and pos-doc ePlanning Grantee, Dra Karine Pinheiro, with the participation of researchers from 3 continents (Melbourne, Singapura, Londres, Lisboa, Porto, Campinas, Crateus-Ceara', among others). An important keynote by Prof. Joseph Ferreira Jr., MIT, who presented for the first time in Portugal, the recent MIT College for Computing & AI, and the new degree on Urbanism & Computing, which shows a strong e-Planning trend going on Academia. [Workshop site
2018/07/06 The keynote at the IX Conference on Management, Hospitality & Tourism, Universidade do Algarve (Campus da Penha), was delivered by Prof. Pedro Ferraz de Abreu, as part of a process with the organizers, to join the e-Planning Consortium (informal). The keynote was on "Citizen & Capital Mobility Today: The e-Planning Framework". [site] [poster] [abstract]
2018/07/03 e-Planning pos-doc Grant: Prof. Doutora Karine Pinheiro, e-Planning pos-doc at Universidade de Aveiro, was one of the few 50 Brasilians researchers to receive a CAPES (Brasil) Grant for foreign stays - in this case, in Portugal. Karine Pinheiro leads a transdiciplinary research on Ubíquos Scenarios and the new ways to do Science, under the supervision of Prof. Doutor Pedro Ferraz de Abreu. Our congratulations to the Grantee.
2017/06/01: Took place in the CPLP's headquarters in Lisbon, the Audience with the Executive Secretary of CPLP, Dra Maria do Carmo Trovoada Silveira, and CITIDEP President, Prof. Pedro Ferraz de Abreu, as the e-Planning Consortium Coordinator and Team Director for the Green Paper "Information and Communication Technologies for Inclusion and Cohesion at the Service of Sustainable Development in the space of Portuguese Language". Was also present Dr. José Moreira, from the project coordination - pelouro "Lusofonia and Atlantic Ocean".[encontro] [cplp]
2017/05/12 An e-Planning Mission in Brasil took place in May 2017. The mission, led by Prof. Pedro Ferraz de Abreu (Catedrático convidado at U. Aveiro), representing the University President, Prof. Manuel Assunção, was funded by IBICT (Min. Science of Brasil), Centro de Tecnologia da Informação (Min. Science, Brasil / Campinas), Fac. of Applied Sciences of UNICAMP; with other events hosted by the Camara de Deputados (Brasil Parliament) and Legislative Assembly of Ceara'. [e-Planning]
2017/04/21 Admission Period is open for 2017/18 e-Planning Doctoral Program candidates. Interested students can apply on-line for any of the institutes, and all students can take courses in any of them. At FCT-UNL , and for UA at paco.ua.pt/Candidaturas
2017/04/02 Another e-Planning PhD Grant: Doctoral e-Planning student Vicente Dauce, Mo¸ãmbique, with Prof. Pedro Ferraz de Abreu (UA) as supervisor, signed a 3-year PhD Grant, won through a competitive application. Congratulations are due to the grantee.
2015/10/15 e-Planning School Year Opening The e-Planning Doctoral Program began its 2015/2016 school year, with registered new students and normal functioning of course classes.
2015/07/03 Took place at FC-UL the PhD Thesis Defense of e-Planning doctoral student Tania Fonseca, "e-Literacy, schools and municipalities towards a common goal: e-citizenship". A demanding Jury, with faculty from education sciences, statistics, e-planning, computer eng. urban planning and political sociology, questioned thoroughly this truly multidisciplinary thesis research. Tania Fonseca was up to the difficult challenge and was awarded the Joint Degree of PhD in e-Planning, by the University of Lisbon, the New University of Lisbon and the University of Aveiro. The thesis advisor and co-advisor were, respectively, Professors Pedro Ferraz de Abreu and John Potter. Our congratulations to Tania. [Tania with Juri] [Tania with Advisor and co-Advisor ]
2015/05/27 The Oficial agency A3Es certifies the new edition of the Joint PhD Program on e-Planning for the maximum term stipulated in regulation : 6 years
2014/05/03 Oficial agency A3Es certifies the new edition of the Joint PhD Program on e-Planning for the school year 2014/2015
2012/07/31 Circular from the Science Committee of the Joint PhD Program on e-Planning concerning the school year 2012/2013 (pt)
2012/05/04 e-Planning project award: The project presented at the "International e-Planning Workshop 2012" by Manon Richerme, "Urban sustainable street furniture integrating campus's information", was awarded as one of the 3 best sustainable proposals of the national Challenge GreenTic campus (out of 26 proposals from French students).
Manon graduated from the Institut Français d'Urbanisme (U. Paris, France), is a member of JINU - Junior conseil pour l'Innovation Urbaine, and collaborates with CITIDEP-France.
2012/04/23 Internacional e-Planning Workshop 2012, 10h30 - 19h30, at Faculdade de Ciencias, Universidade de Lisboa, Campo Grande, Lisboa), with the participation of U. Paris - Institut Français d'Urbanisme, Unicamp (Brasil), MIT - Dept. Urban Studies and Planning (USA), U. Madrid, and several portuguese Universities (UA, UNL, UL, UTL), hosted by the Deans of ISCSP-UTL e FC-UL. [Program].
2011/12/14 e-Planning Forum 2011, 14h00 - 19h30, at FLAD (Luso-American Foundation for Development), R. Sacramento a Lapa, Lisboa, with the presence of Vice-Presidents and Department Heads from the 4 Universities (UA, UNL, UL, UTL) [Program].
2011/09/18 Grants for ePlanning PhD students, To this date, the following ePlanning PhD students obtained competitive full Grants from FCT-MCES : Francesca Savoldi, Italy (ISCSP-UTL); Paulo Baptista, Portugal (UA); Lanka Horstink, Holland (ISCSP-UTL); Tania Fonseca, Portugal-Açores (ISCSP-UTL). Our congratulations to the grantees.
2011/07/12 ePlanning Joint Reviews MIT-Portugal, Took place by 18h30 at LabTec ePlanning / ISCSP-UTL, the PhD student presentations of their projects for the "core" course (mandatory) ePlanning Living Lab , for the first time as a "Joint Review" with MIT-DUSP, with Profs. Michael Flaxman (MIT) and Pedro Ferraz de Abreu (UTL), with the process followed by the Associate Head of the Dept. Urban Studies and Plannng at MIT.
2010/11/17 e-Planning Forum 2010, 14h00 - 19h30, at FLAD (Luso-American Foundation for Development), R. Sacramento a Lapa, Lisboa, with the presence of Vice-Presidents and Department Heads from the 4 Universities (UA, UNL, UL, UTL) [Program].
2009/10/01It was presented the Joint Phd on e-Planning (18h00, FCSH-UNL, Av. Berna, Lisboa), with the presence of Vice-Presidents, Deans and Department Heads from the 4 Universities (UA, UNL, UL, UTL), and the intervention of the Associated Head of the Dept. Urban Studies and Planning of MIT . Many PhD students and faculty attended the event.
2009/03/16 DGES (Ministry of Science and Higher Education, Portugal) accepted the registration of the new e-Planning joint PhD Program offered by 4 Universities (UL, UNL, UTL, UA). Interested students may now apply for next school year 2009/2010.
2009/01/16 It was submitted for registration at the DGES (Ministry of Science and Higher Education, Portugal) the form with the new e-Planning joint PhD Program (UL, UNL, UTL, UA), signed by the Science Council Chairs of all proponent Institutes within the 4 Universities.
2008/12/18 The proposal for the Joint PhD Program on e-Planning (UL, UNL, UTL, UA) was already approved in all Departments, Institutes, Colleges, Senates and Presidencies of all the proponent Universitites.
2008/03/27 Took place the International Colloquium on e-Planning
2008/03/18 Approved by the Ministry the e-Planning PhD at ISCSP-UTL [Despacho de Adequação a Bolonha ]
2008/02/23 Article on "Expresso" about e-Planning for MIT-Portugal initiative
2007/12/17 PhD on e-Planning approved at ISCSP-UTL
2007/05/15 Presented by FC-UL the first draft (PAA) of a proposal towards a joint PhD on e-Planning
2007/05/01 Created the CITIDEP LabTec Team for the Network of Laboratories of Technology for Social Sciences
2006/10/01 Article on "Expresso" about e-Planning for MIT-Portugal initiative
2006/08/01 MIT Assessment Report (sel. on e-Planning)
2006/06/15 Release 2 of the Proposal "Towards e-Planning for MIT-Portugal"
2006/05/20 Release 1 of the Proposal "Towards e-Planning for MIT-Portugal"
2006/05/17 MIT-DUSP statements in support of e-Planning for MIT-Portugal
2006/04/01 First memorandum (PFA) proposing e-Planning for MIT-Portugal
2003/09/01 First e-Planning Seminar (PFA) at MIT-DUSP