Research work co-authored by a SES PhD Student (MIT Portugal) distinguished at the 2011 Cultural Week of the University of Coimbra

Publication date: 14-03-2011 22:31


The research work of two PhD students from the University of Coimbra - João Pedro Ferreira (Sustainable Energy Systems, MIT Portugal) and Filipe Silva (Economics, FEUC) - titled “Park and Ride at Coimbra Hospitals”, was awarded the first prize in the category of “Environment, Quality of Life and Sustainable Development”, in an initiative of the 2011 Cultural Week of the University of Coimbra (promoted by the students union in partnership with Caixa Geral de Depósitos).

The distinguished research work (whose initial contributes were developed at the “Environmental Economics” and “Transportation and Energy” courses), analyzes a set of integrated solutions for parking and public transportation in the area of the new Pediatrician and the University Hospitals of Coimbra. This analysis is policy-oriented regarding the reduction of current parking and transport alternatives constraints, while contributing to the improvement of patients, workers and residents quality of life.