Institute of Geography and Spatial Planning - University of Lisbon


After the recent reorganization of the University of Lisbon, the recently created Institute of Geography and Spatial Planning (IGOT) has incorporated the Centre for Geographical Studies (CEG).

The CEG, founded in 1943, is the largest R&D unit for geographical research in Portugal, comprising almost 160 researchers. Through their high quality scientific investigation and participation in national and international scientific cooperation networks, these scholars have given an essential contribution to elevate the CEG-UL into a research unit of excellence in the domains of theoretical and applied Geography.

The recognition of the R&D activity is also perceptible by the numerous consultancy contracts in Portugal and abroad, as well as international projects, networks of excellence and partnerships with public entities. Without any disregard for integrated or interdisciplinary research, which is of crucial importance for spatial / land use planning, the scientific activity of the CEG is carried out by the following research groups:


a) Environmental Hazard and Risk Assessment and Management

b) Climate and Environmental Changes

c) Antarctic Environments and Climate Change

d) History and Teaching of Geography and Cartography

e) Migration, Spaces and Societies

f) Modelling, Urban and Regional Planning

g) Territorial Strategies and Policies Research Cluster

h) Urban Studies

i) Coastal and Fluvial Systems: Dynamics, Environmental Changes and Management

j) Tourism, Culture and Space


IGOT - Edif. Faculdade de Letras - Alameda da Universidade

1600-214 Lisboa - Portugal



Institut des Systèmes Complexes - Paris Île-de-France (ISC-PIF)

The ISC-PIF (Institut des Systèmes Complexes, Paris Île-de-France – Paris Île-de-France Complex Systems Institute) is a multidisciplinary research and training center which promotes the development of French, European and international strategic projects on complex adaptive systems, understood as large networks of elements interacting locally and creating macroscopic collective behavior.


a) Territorial intelligence and sustainable development

b) Geosciences and the environment

c) Innovation, learning and co-evolution

d) Individuals, structures, societies

e) From individual cognition to social cognition

f) Ecosystemic complexity

g) Ubiquitous computing


Institut des Systèmes Complexes Paris Île-de-France, 57-59 rue Lhomond

 75005 Paris - France



Intermunicipal Community of Lezíria do Tejo (CIMLT)

The Intermunicipal Community of Lezíria do Tejo (CIMLT) is an association of municipalities born in 2008 of the extinct Urban Community of Lezíria do Tejo (CULT) and of the Association of Municipalities of Lezíria Tagus (AMLT). It assembles 11 municipalities occupying 4267 km2 and composing 240.842 inhabitants (according to the Census 2001). The CIMLT as the following public purposes:


a) Promotion of planning and management of the economic, social and environmental strategy

b) Articulation of municipal investments of inter-municipal interest

c) Participation in the management of programs to support regional development


It is also CIMLT to ensure the coordination of actions between the municipalities and government departments in the following areas:


a) public supply networks, infrastructure, public health, wastewater treatment and municipal waste

b) network of health facilities

c) Network educational and vocational training

d) Land use, nature conservation and natural resources

e) Security and civil protection

f) mobility and transport

g) networks of public facilities

h) promoting economic, social and cultural development

i) network of cultural and sports facilities and leisure activities


Quinta das Cegonhas

2000-471 Santarém - Portugal