Nuno Norte Pinto

Conference – CAMUSS 2016 was announced


The second edition of CAMUSS will be held at the University of Laval in 21-23 September 2016, in Québec City, Québec, Canada.


CAMUSS 2016 is organized by the Centre for Research in Geomatics and the Convergence Network, Université Laval, Canada, with the support of the Centre for Urban Policy Studies of the University of Manchester.

The first edition of CAMUSS took place in Oporto, Portugal in 2012, being successful in gathering a small but committed community of researchers in CA after more than three decades of intensive research on the development of these models for the simulation of urban and spatial systems to support informed decision making for different applications.

CAMUSS 2016 aims to consolidate the network that was initiated in 2012 as a privileged forum of discussion about CA and its integration with GIS Sciences, Geography and Urban Studies through the presentation of the advances in the state-of-the-art on CA and related topics.

We look forward to welcoming you in Québec.

Kind regards

Mir Abolfazl Mostafavi, Chair of CAMUSS 2016 Organizing Committee, Centre for Research in Geomatics, Université Laval, Québec, CANADA

Nuno Pinto, Coordinator, University of Manchester, UK

Research Project – Eco-urbanisation: promoting sustainable development in metropolitan regions of China

CUPS researchers had teamed up with colleagues from the Chinese Academy of Sciences and have been awarded a major ESRC grant under the ESRC China Urban Transformation call.  The project, led by Prof Cecilia Wong in Manchester and Prof Xiangzheng Deng at CAS, aims to deepen our understanding of the interactive processes between urban development, resource consumption, and environmental impacts, and to identify innovative practices and effective strategies to manage and plan for sustainable urbanisation in China.

The Beijing-Tianjin-Hebei Metropolitan Region, the biggest urbanised region in Northern China, will be used as the case study area to examine the key research issues.

Nuno will be working on the development of models to simulate these integrated processes.

Talk – At SEED, University of Manchester, 28 of November, 2013

I will do a talk in the Planning and Environmental Management Seminar series on the 28 of November, at 4.00 pm, presenting my research on urban simulation with cellular automata and also other research interests.

The talk will take place at Seminar room 1.69/1.70 at Humanities Bridgeford Street (number 35 on the campus map).

The poster for the entire series of P&EM seminars is available at SeminarSeries2013.