Nuno Norte Pinto

Opinion Paper – The World Portuguese Network

My latest opinion paper on the Portuguese weekly Expresso about the role of the World Portuguese Network as a reflection group and facilitator for improving governance and institutional capacities in Portugal, published in Expresso on 15 January 2017.

Available at,5753,2514.

Opinion Paper – “Everybody knows the deal is rotten”

My latest opinion paper about the need of a new inclusive appproach in politics to avoid the emergence of extremist and dangerous populism accross the developed countries, published in Expresso on 19 November 2016.

Available at,5667,1879.

Opinion Paper – Emigrants and the discussion of public policy (in pt)

Opinion article published on Expresso on 16 July 2016 about the lack of inclusion of Portuguese emigrants in the discussion of public policy in Portugal. Portugal has around 2.1 millions emigrants and another bit of descendants with a strong link to the country and yet Portuguese politics give little credit and space to tis large community to have a say in the definition of public policies in Portugal. The country desperately needs this input to overcome traditional practices in order to overcome the severe social and economical crisis the country is in.

access here,5466,1713

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Publication – New chapter in Portuguese book on urban form

A new chapter on the use of cellular automata to study urban form came out on a Portuguese book on the topic edited by Oliveira,Marat-Mendes and Pinho, published by the University of Porto Press ( .

Meetings – PNUM 2013 has announced its program

The first draft of the detailed final program was already published at
Final program (with minor changes) will be available on June 24.
We expect more than 120 participants in this year’s edition, with a massive participation of colleagues from Brazil.

Research – COST TU1002, Junior Researchers Network, Summer Training School in Valença-Tui, Portugal-Spain

The Junior Researchers Network of the COST Action TU1002 “Accessibility Instruments for Planning Practice” will have their 2013 Summer Training School (STS) in Valença and Tui, in the Portuguese Spanish boarder along the Minho/Miño River.

Young researchers from Italy, Greece, Israel, UK, The Netherlands, Turkey, Poland, Spain, and Portugal will meet to address new planning challenges focusing on accessibility in the new spatial concept of an Eurocity, considering new regional strategies that emerge for Euroregions.

The case of Valença/Tui, a recently created Eurocity in the Euroregion Galicia/North of Portugal will the the case study for this STS that will occur from Junoe 9 to 14, 2013.

Talk – At the 2nd Civil Engineering Forum, UTAD


Nuno will give a talk on May 9 at the 2nd Civil Engineering Forum of the Tras-os-Montes and Alto Douro University, with the title “Sustainability: Paradigm, Dilemma or Problem of Urban Policies”.