To cover cities
with Green!

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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.


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.


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: Manso, M., Sousa, V., Silva, C. M., Cruz, C. O. The role of green roofs in post COVID-19 confinement: An analysis of willingness to pay. Journal of Building Engineering. 2021, 44, 103388.


- Published: Rafael, S., Correia, L.P., Ascenso, A., Augusto, B., Lopes, D., Miranda, A. I. Are green roofs the path to clean air and the low carbon cities?. Science of the Total Environment. 2021, 798,149313.


- Published: A. P. Almeida, T. Liberalesso, C. M. Silva, V. Sousa, “Dynamic modelling of rainwater harvesting with green roofs in university buildings”, Journal of Cleaner production. 2021, 312, 127655.

- Published: I. Teotónio, C. M. Silva, C. O. Cruz, “Economics of Green Infrastructures: A Literature Review”, Sustainable Cities and Society,  69,  102781, 2021.

Next / Recent Events


24th September 2021 

European Researchers Night

A more sustainable city: designing Lisbon with the SDG colors

The GENESIS project is part of the 2021 European Researchers´ Night in Lisbon.

We invite people of all ages to envision aspects of a more sustainable Lisbon, drawing colorful proposals on our wall with the drawing of views of the city of Lisbon!

Location: Museu Nacional de História Natural e da Ciência - 1st Floor

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Técnico moves towards greener campus

The GENESIS project is involved in the  Pensar Verde” initiative which aims to enhance the outdoor spaces of the Alameda campus, Instituto Superior Técnico, University of Lisbon.

It includes the "Green roofs" initiative coordinated by Prof. Cristina Matos Silva, 

and the "Green Wall for Greywater Recycling" initiative coordinated by Prof. Ana Galvão.


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