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Urban Environment And Sustainability

Postgraduate course. Face-to-face.

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7th EDITION
UPC School

This postgraduate course can be attended as part of the master's degree Urban Planning and Sustainability.

This course seeks to offer viable proposals for sustainable growth that do not stop the growth of the city. It provides tools for professionals who are already working in the field of territorial planning in general, and specifically, for all of those people who are specialised in making territorial planning compatible with the environment. The way an urban project is designed, how it is integrated into the territory and how it affects the environmental quality in the area are concepts that help make up an important part of sustainable architecture. Land use regulation plays a fundamental role on the road to a more sustainable future, which has been established by a series of public political research projects and strategies that have been carried out both here in Spain and in the European framework.

The time has passed when metropolises experienced out of control, disorganised and chaotic growth, a time in which the limited capacity of these areas to absorb new habitants and offer them the necessary resources for their daily life was not heeded. Nowadays, public administrations are working to guarantee the supply of these resources (water, electricity, gas, rubbish collection service) and have designed projects aimed at building sustainable cities. Among the instruments used to do this are the local agenda 21s. These projects include transversal politics that take into account everything from mobility, the landscape, and waste to urban structure.

Aims

  • To study the different ways of balancing the consumption of materials in urban systems and the ways those systems interact with their environment.
  • To define urban and territorial ecology and illustrate their role in the development of the urbanism field.
  • To learn about environmental law and legislation and international agreements in the subject matter related to the environment.
  • To discuss the importance of local agenda 21s and their parameters.

Who is it for

  • Urban Developers and Engineers with advanced or associates degrees.
  • Engineers from different areas of specialisation.
  • Professionals working in territorial planning.
  • Economists.
  • Graduates in Environmental Science.
  • Graduates in Law.

Content

Modules

The postgraduate course programme is organized into the following modules. If you don't wish to take the entire postgraduate course you can sign on one or several modules.

Urbanismo Sostenible

Lifelong learning course face-to-face. Start date: 02/02/2017. Barcelona

Clima Urbano y Cambio Climático

Lifelong learning course face-to-face. Start date: 16/03/2017. Barcelona

Planning Environmental Assessment

Lifelong learning course face-to-face. Start date: 07/04/2017. Barcelona

Subjects

Urban Climate and climate change
5 ECTS. 30 teaching hours.
Sustainable Urbanism
10 ECTS. 60 teaching hours.
The course programme is an introduction to the concepts of territorial and urban sustainability; its origins and evolution, references and strategies, and its applications when planning territorial systems. The course also covers subjects such as urban models and sustainability, the historical evolution of land occupation models: Compact City vs. Dispersed City and the principles of ecological town planning and the entropy of urban systems, organizations, etc. As well as concepts such as climate change, new perspectives and urban resilience. Another concept is that of sustainable cities; materials, energy, balanced use of materials in urban planning systems and their interaction with the environment, air, acoustic and other types of pollution, mobility, green systems and energy; use and transformation of materials, polluting emissions, inter-city and environmental energy flows.
Evaluación Ambiental del Planeamiento
5 ECTS. 30 teaching hours.
Environmental control instruments. Environmental impact evaluations and applying them to plans and projects. Integrated environmental authorisations. Instruments for protection and management of natural heritage. Networks of protected natural spaces, planning and management. Biological corridors. Protection of geological heritage. Management of unique habitats. Organisation and management instruments for working with renewable natural resources. Environmental infrastructures.

Management & Faculty

Academic management

  • Roca Cladera, Josep
    Doctor in Architecture, UPC Professor. Director of the UPC Centre for Land Valuation Policy. The director of the Doctorate in Urban and Architectural Management and Valuation, which is unique in its kind in Spain as it combines the economic, legal, social and environmental processes involved in town and regional planning. He has written numerous articles related to the real estate economy, the analysis of territorial structures and the city. His most outstanding books focus on the theoretical analysis of the formation of land value and the practical application of valuation methods. Professor Roca is a leading figure in the Spanish and international sphere in the field of valuations, and especially those related to urban management processes. He has been a pioneer in Spain in teaching valuations at graduate level since from the appearance of master's degree courses in the early 1980s.
  • Arellano Ramos, Blanca Esmaragda
    Architect. Holder of a master's degree in Urban Management and Valuation from the Polytechnic University of Catalonia. An associate lecturer at the Department of Architectural Constructions I of the ETSAB, a researcher at the Centre for Land Valuation of the Policy Polytechnic University of Catalonia and a member of the Urban Quality of Life and Sustainability research group. She has undertaken and directed research in the areas of urban planning, land and housing policy, and analysis of urban growth processes: Sprawl vs. Compact City, sustainable urban planning, sustainable mobility, public space, urban regeneration, civic culture, benefits and models of city management. She has held various public sector positions in the areas of housing, land, urban development and ecology, as well as regional and urban planning.

Teaching staff

  • Arellano Ramos, Blanca Esmaragda
    Architect. Holder of a master's degree in Urban Management and Valuation from the Polytechnic University of Catalonia. An associate lecturer at the Department of Architectural Constructions I of the ETSAB, a researcher at the Centre for Land Valuation of the Policy Polytechnic University of Catalonia and a member of the Urban Quality of Life and Sustainability research group. She has undertaken and directed research in the areas of urban planning, land and housing policy, and analysis of urban growth processes: Sprawl vs. Compact City, sustainable urban planning, sustainable mobility, public space, urban regeneration, civic culture, benefits and models of city management. She has held various public sector positions in the areas of housing, land, urban development and ecology, as well as regional and urban planning.
  • Cabrera Tosas, Francisco José
  • Carceller Roqué, Xavier
    Doctor in Architecture (UPC). Coordinator and/or director of several masters courses (Urban Ecology, Sustainable City and territory, environmental assessment or integration of urban planning, legislation, environmental management and diagnosis). He develops the professional activity in the administration of the Generalitat of Catalonia where, among other charges, has been head of the Planning Natural Environment (Department of Environment) and he is currently Head of Service Plans and Programs, in the General Division Environmental Assessment (Department of Planning and Sustainability).
  • Ferran Mèlich, Antoni
  • Ferrer Pont, Esther
  • Mayor Farguell, Xavier
    Ecologist, Biologist
  • Pagès Ramon, Anna
    Architect PhD. Department of Architectural Technology I (UPC)
  • Roca Cladera, Josep
    Doctor in Architecture, UPC Professor. Director of the UPC Centre for Land Valuation Policy. The director of the Doctorate in Urban and Architectural Management and Valuation, which is unique in its kind in Spain as it combines the economic, legal, social and environmental processes involved in town and regional planning. He has written numerous articles related to the real estate economy, the analysis of territorial structures and the city. His most outstanding books focus on the theoretical analysis of the formation of land value and the practical application of valuation methods. Professor Roca is a leading figure in the Spanish and international sphere in the field of valuations, and especially those related to urban management processes. He has been a pioneer in Spain in teaching valuations at graduate level since from the appearance of master's degree courses in the early 1980s.
  • Sumpsi Riera, Carles
  • Torrents Abad, Josep Maria

General information

Credits
20 ECTS (100 teaching hours)
Start date
Classes start:02/02/2017Classes end:19/05/2017Programme ends: 09/06/2017
Timetable
Monday  16:00 to 21:00Thursday  16:00 to 21:00Friday  16:00 to 21:00
Taught at
ETSAB - Escola Tècnica Superior d'Arquitectura de Barcelona
Av. Diagonal, 649. Edifici A
Barcelona
Contact
Telephone: (34) 93 112 08 83
Degree
Postgraduate diplomas issued by the Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya. To obtain this degree it is necessary to have an official or recognized university degree equivalent to a bachelor's degree or diploma. Otherwise, the Fundació Politècnica de Catalunya will only award them a a certificate of completion.

In the case of having a foreign degree check here.
Virtual Campus
The students on this Postgraduate course will have access to the My_Tech_Space virtual campus, an effective work and communication platform for students, lecturers and course directors and coordinators. My_Tech_Space allows students to find background material for their classes, to work in teams, ask their lecturers questions, consult their marks, etc.
Employment service
Students can access job offers in their field of specialisation on the My_Tech_Space virtual campus. Applications made from this site will be treated confidentially. Hundreds of offers appear annually of the UPC School of Professional & Executive Development Employment service .The offers range from formal contracts to work placement agreements.
Registration fee
2.700 €
The registration fee must be paid before the beginning of this Postgraduate course.
See the section Discounts, loans and financial aid for possibilities of advantageous financing conditions.

Applicants are given the option of making a voluntary €5 contribution when formalising their enrolment. As part of the UPC's 0.7% Campaign, this donation will go towards meeting charitable needs in developing countries.

0.7%

Language of instruction
Spanish
Payment of enrolment fee
The enrolment fee can be paid:
- In a single payment to be paid within the deadline specified in the letter of admission to the programme
- In two instalments:
  • 60% of the amount payable, to be paid within the deadline specified in the letter of admission to the programme
  • Remaining 40% to be paid up 10 days before the starting date of the programme

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