Sustainability and Environmental Impact Assessment

Master's degree in Urban Rehabilitation
5 ECTS; 1º Ano, 2º Semestre, 15,0 T + 30,0 TP + 4,0 OT


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On completion of this unit students should have acquired knowledge in such areas as sustainability, sustainable development and industrial ecology and develop applied solutions.

Part I - Sustainability policies.
National strategy for sustainable development - ENDS 2015.
LiderA - Voluntary system for the sustainability of built environment.
Part II - Environmental Impact Surveys.
Environmental assessment steps.
Portuguese cases.
Environmental indicators used in EIA.

Evaluation Methodology
Theoretical assessment: written test.
Theoretical-practical assessment: literature reviews and resolution of practical environmental impact cases.

- Clini, C. e Gorb, S. e Gullino, M. (2008). Sustainable Development and Environmental Management - Experiences and Case Studies. USA: Springer
- Dos Reis, L. e Fadigas, E. e Carvalho, C. (2005). Energia, Recursos Naturais e a Prática do Desenvolvimento Sustentável. Brasil: Manole
- Glasson, J. e Therivel, R. e Andrew, C. (2005). Introduction to Environmental Impact Assessment. London: Routledge
- Partidário, M. e Jesus, J. (1994). Avaliação de Impacte Ambiental. Lisboa: Centro de Estudos de Planeamento e Gestão do Ambiente

Method of interaction
Lectures supported by case study analysis.

Software used in class