Technology transfer and urban issues

state of the art of the last ten years




technology transfer, urban planning, literature review


This study reviews the last ten years of literature relating technology and knowledge transfer with issues that permeate urban planning. In order to compose the bibliographic portfolio of articles, the methodology Methodi Ordinatio was employed in order to qualify and rank the papers according to their scientific relevance. Papers from the last ten years are used as the study framework. Results indicate that the subject, applied to the context of cities, it is little explored and existing studies are predominantly theoretical. This article also contributes by bringing important information on the topics, serving as a guide for future publications.


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Biografia do Autor

Giovanni Luigi Ferreira Schiavon, Universidade Tecnológica Federal do Paraná / Curitiba, Paraná - Brasil

Engenheiro Civil - Universidade Estadual de Ponta Grossa ( UEPG). Mestre em Engenharia de Produção - Universidade Tecnológica Federal do Paraná (UTFPR). Stage académique intensif - Université de Technologie de Compiègne (UTC). Pós-Graduando em Planejamento, Gestão e Controle de Obras Civis - Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro (UFRJ).

Angelica Duarte Lima, Universidade Tecnológica Federal do Paraná

Doutoranda em Engenharia de Produção (UTFPR). Possuo graduação em Engenharia de Produção pela Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Sul (2017) e mestrado em Engenharia na área de Ciência e Tecnologia de Materiais na linha de Energia Solar Fotovoltaica.

Lou Grimmal, Universidade de Tecnologia de Troyes / Troyes, França

Doutoranda em Engenharia  (Universidade de tecnologia de Troyes). Possui Mestrado em gestão do desenvolvimento sustentável.

Serge Rohmer, Universidade de Tecnologia de Troyes / Troyes, França

Professor pesquisador da Universidade de tecnologia de Troyes. Doutor em produção automatizada (Universidade Henri Poincaré)

Regina Negri Pagani, Universidade Tecnológica Federal do Paraná / Curitiba, Paraná - Brasil

Professora Adjunta do Magistério Superior na Universidade Tecnológica Federal do Paraná (UTFPR) no Departamento Acadêmico de Engenharia de Produção (DAENP). Docente permanente no Programa de Pós-Graduação em Engenharia de Produção (Mestrado e Doutorado). É doutora em Engenharia de Produção (UTFPR) com período sanduíche na Université de Technologie de Compiègne - Sorbonne Universités.


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13.10.2022 — Atualizado em 11.06.2024

Como Citar

Ferreira Schiavon, G. L., Duarte Lima, A., Grimmal, L., Rohmer, S., & Negri Pagani, R. (2024). Technology transfer and urban issues: state of the art of the last ten years. Exacta, 22(2), 646–667.