Lisbon is the capital of Portugal and lies on the north bank of the Tagus Estuary, on the European Atlantic coast. It is the westernmost city in continental Europe. Greater Lisbon has an area of approximately 1,000 square kilometers. The city lies more or less in the center of the country, approximately 300 km from the Algarve in the south and 400 km from the northern border with Spain. About 3 million people live in the Lisbon municipal area, representing around 30% of the country’s population. Lisbon is recognized as a global city with significant presence of finance, arts, entertainment, education and international trade. The port is one of the busiest in Europe.
In 2014 Lisbon City Council, in cooperation with the major Universities of the city and FLAD + Fulbright Commission launched a website which aims to be a web platform that brings together information, actors and initiatives with the central objective of attracting and retaining talent and positioning the city of Lisbon as a global hub in the fields of knowledge and innovation.
Other documents related to the collaboration between Lisbon and Leading Cities:
Leading Cities’ Team Coordinator: Paulo Carvalho, City of Lisbon
Paulo Soeiro de Carvalho is the Director for Economy and Innovation for the Lisbon City Council. He is a researcher and an expert in foresight and scenario planning, strategy and innovation, with more than 14 years of experience in consulting, teaching, and training projects in those fields. He has been coordinating and facilitating change and innovation projects in different types of industrial and service companies.
In the last few years, he has been very active in several academic and training activities in the fields of foresight and scenario planning, strategy, and competitiveness.