To cover cities with Green!

WHO WE ARE

GENESIS is a research project promoted by Instituto Superior Técnico, Instituto Superior de Agronomia and University of Aveiro.

The project is funded by FCT - Portuguese Foundation for Science and Technology, project PTDC/GESURB/29444/2017.

WHO WE ARE

WHO WE ARE

GENESIS is a research project promoted by Instituto Superior Técnico, Instituto Superior de Agronomia and University of Aveiro.

The project is funded by FCT - Portuguese Foundation for Science and Technology, project PTDC/GESURB/29444/2017.

GENESIS is a research project promoted by Instituto Superior Técnico, Instituto Superior de Agronomia and University of Aveiro.

The project is funded by FCT - Portuguese Foundation for Science and Technology, project PTDC/GESURB/29444/2017.

OBJECTIVES

To support decision makers to make robust and informed decisions regarding the real economic value of green roofs/walls solutions.

Additionally, to help design effective incentive mechanisms able to significantly leverage the large-scale develpment of such systems.

STRATEGY

To enhance cost-benefit analysis of green roofs and green walls and develop a comprehensive and systematic model for balancing environmental, economic and social benefits of green roofs and walls with the underlying extra costs, in a life cycle perspective.

Recent Publications

- Published: Teotónio, I., Cabral, M., Cruz, C.O., Silva, C.M. Decision support system for green roofs investments in residential buildings. Journal of Cleaner Production. 2019, 249.

- Published: Melo, C., Teotónio, I., Silva, C.M., Cruz, C.O. What’s the economic value of greening transport infrastructures? The case of the underground passages in Lisbon. Journal of Urban Planning and Development. Sustainable Cities and Society. 2020.

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GENESIS in 90 segundos de Ciência

6 April, 2020

The GENESIS team was invited for an interview in 

90 segundos de Ciência. This radio program of Antena 1 allows Portuguese researchers to present their ongoing work.

GENESIS in Diário de Aveiro

2 February, 2020

It was with great pleasure that the GENESIS team shared their knowledge on green roofs and green walls in an article of the Portuguese newspaper Diário de Aveiro within the heading “Is it worth to green the roof and/or walls of my future house?”.

Initiatives of this kind are important to raise awareness among the population!

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