The Municipality of Lousada is an institution of local public administration. The council of Lousada belongs to the district of Porto and covers an area of 95 km². The town is located in the center of the region known as Vale do Sousa. It has approximately 50.000 inhabitants in the 25 parishes of Lousada.
Vision: The Municipality of Lousada aims at achieving sustainable development through the improvement of economic, social, environmental and cultural aspects. It wants to optimize the use of available resources whilst striving for a public administration capable of responding to the objectives of the council and the needs of its citizens.
Mission: The mission defines the guiding strategies and implements the resulting policies towards sustainable development of the municipality. This contributes to its increased competitiveness at local, regional and national levels through measures and programmes, promoting the quality of life of its citizens and ensuring high standards of services.
The Municipality of Lousada recently implemented an integrated environmental strategy build upon nature conservation, education, science communication, and civic action, where the participation of all interested parties is welcome.