Books

Year of publication:

2015

 

Idiom:

IEnglish

 

Contact:

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ISBN: 978-9898745-58-3

 

Sustainability in the 21st Century - The Power of Dialogue

Summary

One of the main challenges for sustainability is the active participation and co-responsibility of citizens. MARGov Project winner in 2008, of Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation / Ocenarium of Lisbon Award for the "Sustainable Governance of the Oceans", promoted the mobilization, involvement and empowerment of the different stakeholders of Luiz Saldanha Marine Park over three years.

 

This book aims to report and discuss this experience, as well as other case studies. How to involve, mobilize and share the stakeholders, so that they become part of the management process? How to ensure the continuity of your involvement? How to enhance the contributions of the group as a whole? National and international experts’ debate and share experiences and practices about how to effectively build this indispensable social capital.

Authors

Antonio García Allut, António Guterres, Catarina Grilo, Cristina Pita, Eliane Noya, Fernando Dias, Graça Gonçalves, Flávia Silva, Flávio Fernández, Iva Pires, João Ferrão, João Nildo de Souza Vianna, José Carlos Ferreira, Karl Bruckmeier, Laura Maria Goulart Duarte, Lia Vasconcelos (coordenação), Marco Painho, Maria João Ramos Pereira, Márilisa Coelho, Miguel Carneiro, Miguel Neves Santos, Óscar Vidal Calbet, Rita Sá, Rogélia Martins, Sérgio Oliveira, Stella Maris Vallejo, Stephen B. Olsen, Tiago Humberto Oliveira, Úrsula Caser, Viriato Soromenho-Marques e Yorgos Stratoudakis

Lia Vasconcelos (coord. & ed), Flávia Silva (ed), (2015) Sustainability in the 21st century – The Power of Dialogue pp. 285, Cafilesa.  

Marine Litter: Stories from Children to Children

Summary

Authors

Students of Faculty of Beaux-Arts of the University of Lisbon

Illustrators

This book brings together the six best stories of the National Contest for the MARLISCO Children's Tale, developed as part of the European project MARLISCO - Marine Litter in European Seas: Social Awareness and Co-Responsibility. The context aimed to encourage and provide an opportunity for children to familiarize themselves with the marine litter problem. A serious global problem, in what all of us - kids and adults - must be involved in solving it.

Year of publication: 

2015

 

Idiom:

Portuguese

 

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www.platanoeditora.pt

ISNB: 978-989-760-032-6

Children of the  3rd to 6th of elementary school.

Year of publication: 

2013

 

Idiom:

Bilingue (PT | EN)

 

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www.sitiodolivro.pt 

ISNB: 978-989-98246-0-7

 

A Sea of ​​People - Citizens Scientists and Scientists Citizens

Summary

Reports the process of mobilization and involvement of an enlarged group of key actors/stakeholders for the construction of a model of collaborative governance. More than a project, MARGov - Collaborative Governance of Marine Protected Areas - consisted in the development of a collaborative dialogue involving the key actors – managers & users -  of Professor Luiz Saldanha Marine Park, in Arrábida.

 

This project bet on the building up of a model of collaborative governance, in which each partner has become a change agent for sustainable management of the area. For that, it was essential to mobilize all stakeholders and actively involve them in the development of a responsible co-management model. There are three fundamental components on the project: I) Construction and Facilitation of the Eco Social Dialogue; II) Dynamic Spatial Support; III) Education and Environmental Awareness. They structured this publication, describing the three years (2008-2011) of activities and their results.

Authors

Governance and Citizenship: Lia Vasconcelos (coordination), Flávia Silva, Márilisa Coelho, Rita Sá, Ursula Caser, Graça Gonçalves, José Carlos Ferreira, Maria João Ramos Pereira

PPGIS: Marco Painho, Fernando Dias, Óscar Vidal Calbet, Paula Curvelo, Tiago Humberto Oliveira

 

Sustainability Indicators: Maria Helena Costa, Tomás Ramos, Sandra Caeiro, Ana Sofia Marques, Mário Diniz

 

Dynamic Modeling and GIS: Nuno Videira, Pedro Cabral, Marta Bastos

Reference

 

Lia Vasconcelos (coord), Flávia Silva, Márilisa Coelho, Rita Sá, Úrsula Caser, Graça Gonçalves, José Carlos Ferreira, Maria João Ramos Pereira, Marco Painho, Fernando Dias, Óscar Vidal Calbet, Paula Curvelo, Tiago Humberto Oliveira, Maria Helena Costa, Tomás Ramos, Sandra Caeiro, Ana Sofia Marques, Mário Diniz, Nuno Videira, Pedro Cabral, Marta Bastos (2013). An Ocean of People : Citizen scientists and Scientist citizens (pp. 51) / Um Mar de Gente : Cidadãos cientistas e Cientistas cidadãos (pp. 53) Virgula (ISBN 978-989-98246-0-7).

Authors

Gonçalo Carvalho, Henrique Souto, Isabel Victor, Joana Gaspar de Freitas, João Augusto Aldeia, Lia Vasconcelos, Luís Martins (coordenação), Margarida Castro, Marina Mendes, Rita Sá, Sara Martins

"This book (...) evolves from three facts: structures fishermen strike, that begun in November of 1896, and lasted for several months, the report “The Fishing Industry in Sesimbra” (March 1897) by Baldaque da Silva, a hydrographer engineer and naval officer, member of the Central Fisheries Commission, which was then the advisory body for fisheries management in Portugal, and the old desire of the population of Sesimbra, not only fishermen but also notable local and foreign, with the particularity of some of them linked to the culture and the academic world, which between the 1960s and 1970s took the first steps towards the establishment of measures to protect fish species in the seas of the Arrábida Coast, Which would culminate in the implementation of the Luís Saldanha Marine Park in the early 1980s. " - Martins et al., 2013

 

"In addition, there is a basic idea that accompanies our reading of the work: the uncertainty, the uncertainty, that are part of the life cycle of the waterfront communities, whether of the professionals of the fishery, or of scientists and managers, who live the Day by day, often with their feet based on assumptions, on working hypotheses, on conjectures, though based on long empiricism. We often tend to give the possibility of a certainty, of a theory, because this is the mode To stay where we are. " - Martins et al., 2013

Summary

Year of publication: 

2013

 

Idiom:

Portuguese

 

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ISBN: 9809727804016

Seas of Sesimbra - History, Memory and Management of a Maritime Front

Year of publication:

2010

 

Idiom:

Portuguese

 

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ISBN: 9789896800109

 

Environment, Science and Citizens

Summary

This publication explores the presence of environmental issues in the media in science and technology contexts, to understand their expression in the public sphere and its evolution. We frame these issues considering the trends at the political-institutional level of the environment and the national environmental regulatory framework.

Through the confrontation between normative and institutional framework and environment media coverage, conclusions are drawn about what has been the environment in national public sphere and lessons are explored about the future in the area of ​​responsibility of communicating the environment.

The publication is organized in five parts: (1) Communicating the environment in science and technology; (2) The legal and institutional course of the environment: a retrospective; (3) The environment as science in the pages of Portuguese newspapers between 1976 and 2005: from the "popular" press to the "quality" press; (4) The place of environment in science and technology studies in the press; (5) The evolution of environment in public sphere.

Authors

Rui Brito Fonseca, Lia Vasconcelos, José Manuel Alho e Maria Adília Lopes

Year of publication: 

2009

 

Idiom:

Portuguese

 

Contact:

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Governance and participation in territorial management

Summary

Developed by FCT-UNL for the General Directorate of Territorial Planning and Urban Development (DGOTDU), it has a frame of reference for guidance documents preparation under policy instrument "Innovative Solutions for Urban Development" Cities POLI XXI and the theme "Urban Governance with increased participation of citizens and economic and social actors".

This publication is intended for technicians and specialists in the area of ​​urban planning and development, at the scale of Municipal Plans of Territorial Planning (PMOT), in two different territorial spheres: intra-urban and city / region. It includes a conceptual framework of the situation and an analysis of the corresponding evolution, according to innovative concepts about participatory planning processes. It identifies key aspects to ensure good practices. It also proposes methodologies of participatory processes and identifies some cases of success with lessons of national and international relevance.

Authors

Lia Vasconcelos (coord.), Rosário Oliveira e Ursula Caser

Year of publication: 

2009

 

Idiom:

Portuguese

 

Contact:

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ISBN: 9789898025722

 

Biology and Biologists in Portugal. Teaching, Employment and Society

Summary

In recent decades, in Portugal and other countries, the field of biology has seen a proliferation of teaching programs and specializations. There is an ever widening range of opportunities for using knowledge in this field at the service of public governance and private enterprise, civil society organizations and movements in areas such as the environment and the sea, health, agriculture or food.

 

At the same time, the dilemmas of biologists, confronted with new ethical challenges and social responsibilities, on a planet where expectations have been raised, are growing, as are fears about scientific and technological progress in areas such as genetics and biotechnology.

The study has, precisely, the biology as purpose, as a scientific discipline and professional activity, and its practitioners, the biologists. This study aimed to investigate, analyze and interpret several aspects of multiple and complex relationships between biology and society in Portugal. In an integrated perspective, we considered, in particular: the formation of Biology as a science and as an activity with a growing economic and social impact; the organization of education and training in this area; the employment, performance and professional organization of biologists; the interface between biology, biologists and the society in which they are integrated, including their activism and protagonism in non-governmental organizations and the images of biology and biologist in public opinion.

Authors

Anabela Serrão, Filipe Oliveira, João Freire (coordenação), Lia Vasconcelos, Maria Eduarda Gonçalves (coordenação), Maria do Mar Gago, Pedro Lourenço, Ricardo Nogueira Mendes, Rui Brito Fonseca.

Citizens for the Environment: Nature Conservation and Biodiversity in Portugal

Summary

Over the past few years, in Portugal, the Environmental Nongovernmental Organizations (ONGA) have actively influenced public decisions. However their work remains often unknown. This "invisible" work, which in some cases acquires great controversy and media exposure, has few or no records.

This book intends precisely to fill this gap and reveals how much has been done by the ONGA during about 60 years of struggle for nature conservation and biodiversity. Reported in the first person by 24 authors who participated in them, these experiences, which are symbols of generosity, commitment, perseverance and citizenship, honor volunteers who had the courage to contribute to a better world.

Authors

Eugénio Sequeira, Rita Alcazar, Paulo Rocha Monteiro, Raimundo Quintal, José Paulo Martins, Francisco Petrucci-Fonseca, Domingos Leitão, Nuno Oliveira, Carla Gomes, Miguel Ramalho, Francisco Ferreira, José Domingos, José Alho, Fernando Pessoa, Nuno Pedrosos, Domingos Patacho, Paulo Magalhães, Lurdes Soares, Carlos Costa, João Joanaz de Melo, Maria João  Pereira, Jorge Palmeirim, Samuel Infante, José Teixeira. 

Coordenation: Lia Vasconcelos, José Manuel Alho, José Paulo Martins

 

Associations testimonies: Association of the Friends of the Ecologic Park of Funchal, GEOTA – Group of Studies of Terrritorial Land Use and Environment, Goup Wolf, LPN – League for Nature Protection, Biological Park of Gaia, Quercus – National Association for Nature Conservation, , Plataform Free Sabor, SPEA – Portuguese Society for the Studies of Birds

Year of publication: 

2009

 

Idiom:

Portuguese

 

Contact:

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ISBN: 978-989-8025-78-4

 

Year of publication: 

2010

 

Idiom:

English

 

Contact:

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ISBN: 978-972-49-2200-3

 

(In)compatabilities of the socio-urbanistic process. Methodological challenges

Summary

The need to establish an interactive relation between the needs, problems and the social, physical and urban potentialities of the territories requires being transversal, when developing a plan, a project, an intervention and urban management aiming sustainability. Theoretically, interactive approaches to the territory already acquired its own status and support, reflection guide and action. However, the creation of mechanisms for implementation, supporting and developing this interactive and multidimensional principle in/with the territory is still far from easy.


This paper draws from the experiences of two Portuguese cases while exploring new innovative ways to develop sustainable public urban policies of socio-territorial intervention in vulnerable contexts. The aim is to reflect on the methodological aspects considered fundamental in the context of the preparation and consolidation of socio-territorial intervention dynamics. The authors recur to two case discussing namely the following aspects: (1) interactive objectives confronted with a rigid functional responsibilities strongly centred in technical expertise; (2) assurance of the process continuity towards the implementation of the plan of action collaboratively developed; (3) who should be involved in the identification of needs, problems and urban socio-physical potentialities. The two case studies will be used to illustrate the issues brought up by this reflection. Finally, through the lessons learned from these two experiences, the authors discuss the relevance of the component of technical and methodological support in the context of the construction and consolidation of the participatory process and urban governance.

Authors

Marluci Menezes, Lia Vasconcelos

Year of publication: 

2010

 

Idiom:

Portuguese

 

Contact:

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ISBN: 978-972-49-2195-2

 

The intervention in social and urban context of risk: the processes of participation to the technical and methodological support to the decision

Summary

The main purpose of this paper is to emphasize the methodological aspects considered fundamental in the preparation and consolidation of social and urban intervention dynamics. By having as background two interventions experiences were developed with the support and consultancy to the Institute of Housing and Urban Rehabilitation (IHRU) in Portugal: 1) the technical and methodological support that the National Laboratory of Civil Engineering, through the Nucleus of Social Ecology, developed in the context of the Project “Old Guettos, New Centralities” (funded by the EFTA European Funds) as developed in the Alagoas Neighbourhood / Peso da Régua and in Rabo de Peixe / São Miguel (Azores); 2) the construction and development of a participated proposal of socio-territorial intervention in the Cova da Moura neighborhoods / Amadora (Malheiros e Vasconcelos, 2006), promoted in the Initiative Critical Neghbourhoods as launched by the Portuguese Government. Through  the independent equip, this paper defends the importance the technician and methodological support must be articulated the two levels: 1) as direct support to the intervention technique equip, aiming at the application of a methodology integrated and consistent of project for the effectuation; 2) as support to the facilitation of the interaction between key-social actors of the intervention process, contributing for the joint entre the socio-territorial components of intervention and the process of decision.

Authors

Marluci Menezes, Lia Vasconcelos

Year of publication: 

2010

 

Idiom:

Portuguese

 

Contact:

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ISBN: 978-972-49-2192-1

 

Exploring Visual Methodologies for Understanding the Use and Appropriation of Public Space

Summary

An exploratory study – developed in the Republic Square of Ericeira, a village located in the metropolitan area of Lisbon – aimed to identify various characteristics of urban public space’ use and appropriation by Brazilian immigrants, emphasizes the potential use of visual methodologies knowledge of social practices.

 

It discusses the advantages of the use of visual methodologies regarding five aspects: 1) the process of collecting and recording information, 2) the multiple possibilities of interaction between visual observation techniques and analysis techniques and interpretation of collected information; 3) the potential for the use of inter / multidisciplinary methodologies in this field of knowledge, 4) improving the capacity of understanding diversity urban social complexity, 5) to enhance the mapping of immigrants’ social practices.

 

This presentation discusses, by using a case study, how these five aspects can contribute to a better understanding of the space use and appropriation by specific groups and to the outline of socio-urban initiatives aiming at social integration

Authors

Marluci Menezes, Judith Allen, Lia Vasconcelos

Year of publication: 

2002

 

Idiom:

English

 

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ISBN: 972-8654-01-4

 

Environmental Activism in Society

Summary

The Luso-American Foundation has pursued a multi-faceted program in environment affairs, central to which has been a program to strengthen the capacities of non-governmental organizations (NGO) to meet growing responsibilities. The roles of NGOs are many and may vary among countries depending the cultural setting. NGOs have important roles as leaders of dialogue with private citizens, bridges between public sector institutions, or political level, and the man in the street. In so doing, NGOs may represent citizens in challenging abuses of public power or by calling attention of public authority to protect citizen interest against abuses by private interests. The Foundation believes that comparing Portugal’s environmental NGO’s and their attitudes, strategies, and structures with NGOs in the United States can reveal strengths or weaknesses, and provide guidance for positive changes.

 

Over several years, and on broad front of research, Professor Lia Vasconcelos has been a leader and partner with this Foundation, helping to organize conferences, advising on working with NGOs and now, with Idalina Baptista, brings to the public this valuable book on lessons learned from research on environmental activism with the support of Prof. Judith Innes at the University of California-Berkeley. This book emerges from a conference at the Foundation organized by Lia Vasconcelos with NGO experts in Portugal and the U.S., and comes to us at a time when governmental organizations face declining abilities to control increasingly complex public issues concerned with human dimensions, where greater reliance on NGO leadership will be required. The Foundation is pleased to support this new publication.

Authors

Marluci Menezes, Lia Vasconcelos