How I Met Your City

General description

Hey you!

Do you know how your city is actually developing?

How a city uses its resources to evolve and change?

Now you have the chance to learn how your city is changing right before your eyes!

Come learn how your city’s metabolism works, as you investigate the biophysical interaction between a society and its environment. By accounting for resource use (energy, materials, land and water) and outputs to the environment, and linking these with social, economic and technical parameters, learn the metabolism of a city and how it works!

In this 12-day experience, you will also be able to enjoy the amazing city of Porto, make new friends from all around Europe and taste our delicious Francesinha and Porto Wine!


Academic information

Fields of activity:
Architectural Engineering , Architecture , Civil Engineering , Conservation-Restoration , Environmental Engineering , Logistics , Rural and Surveying Engineering , Territory Engineering , Transport Engineering
Content and topics:
This course aims to promote the active exchange of knowledge on Urban Planning, namely Planning and Environmental Quality. In order to achieve this goal, several activities such as lectures, thematic workshops and field trips will be arranged according with the students needs. It's intended to create opportunities for discussion, sharing, exchange of ideas and experiences on this subject.
Learning goals and objectives:
The students will get multidisciplinar knowledge about Urban Planning, namely Planning and Environmental Quality. At the end of the course, the students will be able to analyze the impact of land use, identify transportation patterns and recognize food, water and energy supply demands.
Examination type:
Oral presentation
ECTS credits issued:
Not known yet

Information for applicants

Selection criteria:
Motivation letter (interest in topic, city, and willingness to have fun and meet new people) and answer to questions.

Practical arrangements

All of the following are covered by the event fee:

All the participants will be hosted on Hostel or University Residence.
3 meals per day, at least one of them hot.
Public transportation or by foot.