The Future is Already Here! - Future Cities Conference 2015
Date: September 25, 2015
Venue: Mosteiro São Bento da Vitória, Porto, Portugal
The Future Cities Project is a FP7
funded project intended to reverse the deterioration of the cities' public
facilities and the citizens' quality of life, likely to happen due to population
growth and concentration in urban centers.
It aims at unlocking the full potential of interdisciplinary research in
urban technologies, as well as strengthening knowledge transfer
activities in close cooperation with local and global industrial partners.
A key goal was to turn the city of Porto (Portugal) into an urban-scale living
lab, where researchers, companies and startups can develop and
test technologies, products and services, exploring such subjects as sustainable mobility, urban-scale sensing, safety and privacy,
as well as quality
of life for citizens and their families.
Being a project of the Universidade do Porto, and because of its
multidisciplinary nature, the Future Cities involves research groups from
several schools of the UP such as Engineering (FEUP), Psychology (FPCEUP) and Sciences
(FCUP). In the Future Cities team, several members are closely related to the
Carnegie Mellon Portugal Program, such as Faculty Exchange Program
participants, Scientific Directors, Ph.D. student advisors and other project
(ERI, EBP, Lead projects) members.