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Department of Land Economy

Environment, Law & Economics


Speaker: Rui Alexandre Castanho. Associate Professor at the University of Dąbrowa Górnicza, Poland. Faculty of Applied Sciences, University of Dąbrowa Górnicza Institute of Research on Territorial Governance and Inter-
Organizational Cooperation, Poland

About the speaker

Rui Alexandre Castanho holds an International Ph.D. on Sustainable Urban
Planning in Transboundary Areas. He collaborates with the Environmental
Resources Analysis Research Group (ARAM) - University of Extremadura
(UEx); VALORIZA - Research Centre for the Enhancement of Endogenous
Resources, Polytechnic Institute of Portalegre (IPP), Portugal; and with the
ICAAM—Institute for Agrarian and Environmental Sciences, Évora, Portugal.
He graduated in Green Spaces Engineering and Agricultural Engineering
and has a Master´s in Planning, Audit, and Control in Urban Green Spaces.
He has publications in the fields of Planning and Sustainable Development.


In the last few decades’ Cross-Border Cooperation (CBC) has gained a greater relevance, mostly in European territories. Furthermore, this new era of
common planning leads to the creation of several CBC projects and strategies.
Considering the dynamism, interactions and relationships revealed through this projects and strategies they influence several different fields.
Nevertheless, to achieve their purpose - a sustainable development and growth – the principles and directions of those projects should be often assessed and (re)-defined if its needed, avoiding negative
impacts that may result from it.

Bearing in mind the multidisciplinary of the process, and considering the current European Panorama, all the involved thematic should be deeply studied, analyzed and assessed promoting to find new and
better solutions for common issues.

Contextually, CBC projects and Strategies, as well as researches carried out on European territories, will be addressed and discussed.


Wednesday, 20 February, 2019 - 16:00 to 17:00
Event location: 
Mill Lane Lecture Theatre Room 4