Nuno’s teaching focuses on the development and use of quantitative approaches and methodologies to address urban issues and spatial and policy analysis.
This includes multiple approaches using data, geographical information systems (GIS) and decision-support methods applied to a multitude of problems in urban studies, urban planning, transport, development and environmental issues.
Nuno's core teaching is the UoM course unit PLAN60962 Digital Planning Decision Support Systems, being taught to several MSc programmes in planning and data sciences.
The course unit focus on the use of decision support methods and techniques in multiple areas of spatial planning, urban design and transport planning.
This course unit is key to the development of the topical data-driven approach to urban planning, in line with the current policy agenda on future cities, big data and artificial intelligence, as well as in the UN New Urban Agenda in its multiple layers of good decision-making procedures for sustainable development. In the United Kingdom, examples of this new drive for digital planning are highlighted in key policies in planning education and research, represented by the RTPI Digital Manifesto and the proposals of the Digital Task Force for Planning. The theoretical and methodological content of the course provides training to future professionals in working in decision making in the current data-driven environment, both in the context of developed countries and also in developing countries of the Global South.
See the introduction video to the UoM PLAN60962 Digital Planning Decision Support Systems (2022/2023 edition)
Current Teaching at the University of Manchester
PLAN60761/40761 Digital Planning - Spatial and Policy Analysis: MPLAN, MPRE, MSc Planning, MSc Urban Regeneration and Development, MSc Data Science (Applied Urban Analytics Pathway)
PLAN60962/44032 Digital Planning - Decision Support Systems: MPLAN, MPRE, MSc Planning, MSc Urban Regeneration and Development, MSc Data Science (Applied Urban Analytics Pathway), Msc Global Urban Development and Planning
DATA70202 Applying Data Science: MSc Data Science (all pathways)
DATA71011 Understanding Data and their Environment: MSc Data Science (all pathways)
DATA70002 Understanding Data and its Environment: CDT Data Analytics and Society
Other Teaching Around the World
Short Course on Multicriteria Decision Analysis and Agent-Based Modelling, Funded by the University of Brasília, University of Brasília, Brazil, Spain, 2023
Short Course on Multicriteria Decision Analysis and Agent-Based Modelling, Funded by an Erasmus+ Teaching Mission Grant, Centre for Land Policy and Valuation, Technical University of Barcelona, Spain, 2023
Short Course on Urban Analysis, Moscow School of Social and Economic Sciences, 2018-2020
Short Summer Course on Cellular Automata and Agent-Based Models in Urban and Transport Planning, Escola de Engenharia Julio Garavito, Colombia, 2018, 2019
Short Winter Course on Cellular Automata and Agent-Based Models in Urban and Transport Planning, Escola de Engenharia De São Carlos, University of São Paulo, Brazil, 2019
Module on CA and on Modelling and Planning in the Erasmus+ Intensive Master in Geographical Modelling, University of Luxembourg, Luxembourg, February 2016
Short Course on “Urban Design and CA”, Erasmus Short term Educational Mission at the Faculty of Architecture, Technical University of Delft, The Netherlands, 2012
Module on Modeling on the GIS course in the Master in Urban Management and Valuation, Centre for Land Policy and Valuation, Technical University of Barcelona, Spain, 2009-2012