GENESIS in 90 segundos de Ciência
6 April, 2020
The GENESIS team was invited for an interview in 90 segundos de Ciência. 90 segundos de Ciência is a radio program of Antena 1, together with ITQB and FCSH of Universidade Nova de Lisboa, that allows Portuguese researchers to disseminate their work. The PhD researcher Ana Ascenso had the opportunity to present the ongoing research of project GENESIS, in particular the impact of green infrastructure in air quality and temperature in two case studies: Avenida da República in Aveiro and Porto Municipality.
Read and listen to a brief summary of the interview here.
GENESIS team in Diário de Aveiro
2 February, 2020
The GENESIS team highlighted in an article within the heading “Is it worth to green the roof and/or walls of my future house?” of the Portuguese newspaper Diário de Aveiro, the fundamental role of green roofs and walls in today’s society but also the obstacles to the application of these solutions, particularly with regard to costs. The article presented the aim of project GENESIS, stating the need for accurate cost-benefit analysis to green roofs and green walls based on a case-by-case evaluation.
Initiatives of this kind are important to raise awareness among the population.
Urban Green Infrastructure International Conference - For a Greener Future
2 - 3 April, 2020
Instituto Superior Técnico, Alameda Campus, Lisbon, PT
Nature-based solutions/green infrastructures will play an important role in tackling urban challenges in a multifunctional way. In this sense, green roofs/walls are one of the most promising alternatives as they can green the grey infrastructures and value it.
Lisbon will be the European Green Capital in 2020.
This conference will focus on the most recent research work regarding green roofs and green walls, namely on the evaluation of urban scale and local benefits and life-cycle cost analysis of these systems.
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4 - 5 September, 2019, Rome, Italy
It was with great pleasure that the GENESIS team presented their work at the 7th International Conference on Sustainable Development in Rome!
This event focused on the critical challenge of human, environmental, and economic sustainability concerning the present and future generations in a global-scale context.
Professor Cristina Matos Silva presented Project GENESIS: An all-inclusive model to perform cost-benefit analysis of green roofs and walls.
Inês Teotónio presented a literature review on "What do we know about the economic value of Nature-Based Solutions".
A scientific paper will be published after this event.
May 2, 2019
Project GENESIS meeting. Update of on-going work.
February 6, 2019
Project GENESIS was presented in LiderA 19' Congress, hosted in Instituto Superior Técnico - IST, during workshop "Valuing the Quest for Sustainability on Construction"
January 10, 2019
Project GENESIS was discussed during workshop "Wastes and Green Systems for Sustainable Buildings" in Universidade da Beira Interior - C-MADE/UBI.
October 9, 2018
The Kick-off meeting of GENESIS took place on the 9th Oct 2018 at IST to discuss the role of each team member and to plan activities.