The second Annual Meeting of eMOTIONAL Cities project

The second Annual Meeting of eMOTIONAL Cities project will be held on July 29th in Tartu, Estonia, embedded in the IUPE Conference (July 29th – August 1st, 2022).

a pre-organized session will take place on July 31st, under the scope of the eMOTIONAL Cities project (10:30am – 12:30 am):

  • Urban built environment and mental health: A scoping review | Zeenat Kotval and Zenia Kotval (Michigan State University)
  • Urban science and brain research. A systematic review of the literature | Leonardo Ancora, Inês Alves, Diego Mora, Ana Bonifácio, Paulo Morgado, Bruno Miranda (University of Lisbon)
  • Spatial analysis of urban health. An eMOTIONAL Cities project protocol | Ana Paula Seraphim, Haifeng Niu, Elisabete A Silva (University of Cambridge)
  • A wearable platform integrating environmental and health sensors in virtual and augmented reality: novel approaches for urban planning and design | Gonçalo Lopes, André Almeida, Filipe Carvalho, Ata Chokhachian, Daniele Santucci, Bruno Miranda (University of Lisbon)
  • Estimating and mapping human-level particulate matter concentrations through satellite-based data | Rajchandar Padmanaban and Paulo Morgado (University of Lisbon)

Please check here the Conference Program.

Bruno Miranda

Bruno Miranda, co-coordinator of eMOTIONAL Cities, represented the project on May 20th, as part of the Integrated Master in Architecture of the Center for Innovation in Territory, Urbanism and Architecture (CiTUA).

DTU has hosted an internal webinar

Our partner, Danmarks Tekniske Universitet – DTU has hosted an internal webinar (only for eMOTIONALCities’ partners) in February, 25th 10h-12h CET where, beyond presenting their plan for mobility and health data collection in Copenhagen, an external speaker, Zhaoxi Zhang, a Ph.D. student from the University of Aarhus (Denmark), is going to share her experience with health data collection in Copenhagen.

Building Capacities to Integrate the Gender dimension in research projects

eMOTIONAL Cities project participated in the training session “Building Capacities to Integrate the Gender dimension in research projects“, promoted by the Gearing-Roles project that took place at IGOT.ULisboa (Portugal) on February 10thand was evaluated as an exemplary project in line with what the European Commission already requires in all projects that seek funding in the Horizon Europe. More info here

Many countries around the world are facing basic resources (as water and energy) crises, and migration is bringing demographic and cultural changes and challenges. Furthermore, the rapid increase in tourism, speculative real estate investments, and gentrification are adding increasing pressures to manage and foster urban sustainable development, measured by the delivery of inclusive and quality environments with housing, economic growth opportunities and infrastructure and urban facilities for residents and visitors. New planning and research methods such as simulation modelling and improved mapping bring new opportunities to understand and project innovative responses to changing contexts.

This conference will be an opportunity to discuss the way different countries, with diverse cultural and political heritages, are approaching the change in five domains:

  1. Climate Change, Energy and Resiliency
  2. Public Health, Mobility and Food Access
  3. Sustainable Development, Social Cohesion and Environmental Protection
  4. Smart Growth, Technology (e-Governance) and Automation
  5. Innovation in Planning Methods, Tools and Techniques

This conference will also be an opportunity to share experiences and learn from international professionals and noteworthy practices on how we can plan and manage ongoing and constant changes affecting our urban environments.

For more information on the preliminary list of workshops click here. Registration for mobile workshops begins in May 2022!


A form was launched among the partners of the project in order to collect information about the technical project team, namely to analyse the gender issues.