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UPC School

This postgraduate course can be attended as part of the master's degree European Postgraduate Masters in Urbanism.

This module of the Master in Urban Design contains several theoretical subjects, methodological and workshops, with a joint program of 30 credits. It focuses on urban planning and related research.
The subjects of this Graduate are distributed as follows:

Urban Planning Workshop
Structure and Urban Systems
Theory and Methodology of Urban Planning
Regulation and Urban Management
Infrastructure and Urban Development
Urban Economy and Financing of Urban Development
Environment and Urban Development

Responsible: Prof. Dr. Antonio Font Arellano (antonio.font@upc.edu)

Aims

This module deals with the characteristics and problems of European urban system. Studio will be combined with courses on Theory of urban project, Landscape and public space design, Environmental planning and Urban economics. Main issues to be considered will be the relation between environment and city, the arrangement of mobility flows (people and goods) in relation to the spatial distribution of urban activities; the design of new residential and productive tissues in reasonable compact cities; enhancing urban heritage and landscape or the improvement of spatial distribution of centrality values and public and private facilities. Barcelona or other main cities use to become relevant case studies.

Who is it for

The postgraduate course is aimed at architects and civil engineers, and especially to new graduates of these degree courses (including students pending of the final project). Thus, the program is conceived as a continuation of the training in urban planning that the syllabus do not allow to develop sufficiently in the first and second cycle.

Similarly, in courses others than workshop, the master shall be open to other professionals associated with some of the facets of urban transformation, such as geographers, economists, lawyers, etc.

Content

Subjects

Urban Planning Workshop
15 ECTS. 120 teaching hours.
This workshop focuses on the analysis and organisation of urban structures and some of its systems using a medium sized Mediterranean city, whose problems and issues and previous history make it especially suitable for academic discussion and professional specialisation, as an example. The project will start with a physical proposal that demonstrates the relationship between design and construction of a city, taking into account timelines and the organisational necessities of process and form management.
Responsible: Profs. Dr. Antonio Font Arellano and Isabel Castiñeira Palou (Department of Urbanism and Regional Planning).
Assessment: The project developed in the workshop
Estructura y Sistemas Urbanos
4 ECTS. 20 teaching hours.
This course includes discussion about the material, functional and formal characteristics of the contemporary city when it experiences a transition from an industrial economy to a service based economy and from a compact urban configuration towards a more diffuse configuration. Analysis of processes and different forms of traditional growth, new means of locating activities and constructing new residential and commercial zones. Collective space versus public and private space in the contemporary city.
Responsible: Profs. Drs Josep M ª Claret Vilanova and Angel Martin Ramos (Department of Urbanism and Regional Planning).
Teoria del Planeamiento Urbano
4 ECTS. 20 teaching hours.
This course is a review of intervention theory in the urban planning field, dealing with things from the contributions of primary plans to urban documentation within the discipline. Reflection on the evolution of theory and planning methods, as well as reflection on the representative elements of recent process stages.
Responsible: Profs. Dr. Miquel Coromines Ayala and Joaquim Sabaté Bel (Department of Urbanism and Regional Planning).
Regulación Urbanística y Economía Urana
3 ECTS. 15 teaching hours.
The first part of the course deals with urban regulations and management instruments: distribution of land use and building density, quality controls and urban standards, infrastructures and controlling the shape of urban spaces, types of plans, controlling growth and transformation processes and regulation of architecture from the planning stages.
Responsible: Profs. Drs Xavier Carceller (Department of Architectural Construction) and Ferran Navarro Acebes (Department of Urbanism and Regional Planning).

The second part of the course teaches students how to read the growth and transformation processes of cities from key economic and social perspectives. Things like local labour markets, industrial districts, involvement of new modes of transport and exchange, information flows and spreading of information are some of the economic changes that a city undergoes that require a physical solution.
Responsible: Profs. J. Trullén, R. Boix, I.Muñiz (Area de economía aplicada de la Universidad Autonoma de Barcelona)
Infraestructuras, Medio Ambiente y Ciudad
4 ECTS. 20 teaching hours.
The aim of the first part of the course is to offer a focused view of the relationship between two concepts (infrastructure and planning) on an urban scale. This course proposes systematising characteristic problems from each type of infrastructure according to remodelled planning where issues and flows (communication, energy, mobility), logistics, environmental infrastructures, public transportation, together with other relatively traditional layouts of streets and urban services constitute fundamental themes.
Responsible: Profs. Joan Miró and Francesc Magrinyà (Department of Infrastructures, Transport and Regional Planning).

The second part of this course introduces environmental principles on an urban scale, integrating them into the urban landscape. New concepts, parameters and techniques following the environmental paradigm are incorporated into this course with the aim of improving the integration of natural and urban environments.
Responsible: Profs. Albert Cuchí and Xavier Carceller (Department of Urbanism and Regional Planning).

Management & Faculty

Academic management

  • Castiñeira Palou, Isabel
    Doctor in Architecture and Urban Design. Professor of the Department of Urbanism and Regional Planning of the UPC. She has reconciled her teaching at the ETSAV with classes of Master in Urban Design and with her professional exercise in Castiñeira Corominas Sabaté SCP, CCRS architects, where it has developed numerous works of planning to several scales, territorial and urban.

Teaching staff

  • Castiñeira Palou, Isabel
    Doctor in Architecture and Urban Design. Professor of the Department of Urbanism and Regional Planning of the UPC. She has reconciled her teaching at the ETSAV with classes of Master in Urban Design and with her professional exercise in Castiñeira Corominas Sabaté SCP, CCRS architects, where it has developed numerous works of planning to several scales, territorial and urban.
  • Corominas Ayala, Miquel
    Dr. Architect, Professor of Urbanism at ETSAB. Special doctoral award of UPC for the thesis: "Sòl, tècnica i iniciativa en els origens de l'Eixample de Barcelona". He has participated in several exhibitions about the Eixample and has published several articles, chapters and books about Cerdà and about the Eixample and others about urban planning. He has been invited lecturer in various universities of Europe and America. Architect responsible of Eixample in Barcelona City Council from 1983 to 1987. Combines teaching with professional practice of urbanism in the study CCRS, architects and partners. Plan Director de Valle de Hebrón y del barrio de St.Ildefons y Plan especial Diagonal/Poblenou; Planes municipales de Vidreres, St. Pere Pescador, Vilafranca del Penedés, Mollet, Rubí, Vic, La Orotava (Tenerife), Lepe y Almonaster la Real (Huelva); Plan Insular de Tenerife; Remodelación Puerto de Brindisi (Italia) y reordenación viaria cuenca del Beberibe en Recife (Brasil).
  • Estapé i Esparza, Antoni
  • Font Arellano, Antonio
    Doctor in Architecture, Professor Emeritus at the UPC. National Planning Award 1983. Works along the lines of analysis and project planning, which has developed in european national and regional research projects, being the author of numerous books and articles in this matter and in urban planning. Professional practice of urban and territorial project, such as technical assistance to the Administrations and Public Organisms. Member of several Scientific Committees and International Academics related to the area of study.
  • Font Ferrer, Antonio
  • Franquesa Sanchez, Jordi
    Architect and PhD in Urban Planning by ETSAB. Professor of the Department of Urbanism and Regional Planning (UPC) since 1996. Master in Urban Design. He has realized courses on Theory of Architecture at the University of Chicago. He has taught at the University of Venice, in Goiânia (Brazil), Mexico City and in the city of Lisbon. Lately he has focused his career on the study of techniques to improve teaching in architecture, as founder of GILDA (Group for Logistics Innovation and Teaching in Architecture), within the RIMA program (Research and Innovation in Learning Methodologies ) of the UPC.
  • Gómez de Zamora Martínez, Daniel
  • Jornet Forner, Sebastià
  • Magrinyà Torner, Francesc
  • Maristany Jackson, Lorena
  • Martin Ramos, Angel
    Doctor in Architecture and Urban Design and Professor of the Department of Urbanism and Regional Planning of the UPC. He has developed an extensive professional practice in the field of the urban and territorial planning and is the author of several published studies on urban, historical and current issues, as well as of the Spanish edition of relevant works of the modern urbanism.
  • Martín Vide, Juan Pedro
  • Mas Ibañez, Sara
  • Matilla Ayala, Xavier
  • Montaña Josa, Pere
  • Morán Núñez, Francisca Josefa
  • Navarro Acebes, Ferran
    Architect. He has worked as Head of Planning in several municipalities (L'Hospitalet de Llobregat, Santa Coloma de Gramenet, L'Arboç, La Bisbal del Penedes ...) Professor of the Department of Urbanism and Regional Planning of the UPC since 1982. Own office since 1976, draft of general and derivative planning (especially historical centers) and of documents for the urban development management. He has written several books and articles about the urban development management, especially on the execution of the urbanism and the transformation of the built city.
  • Pié Ninot, Ricard
  • Sabaté Bel, Joaquim
    Doctor in Architecture and Economist. Professor of the Department of Urbanism and Regional Planning (UPC). Coordinator of the PhD in Urban Planning and of the Official Research Masters in Urban Planning. Conferences, seminars, master's courses and doctorates in more than fifty universities of Europe, Asia, North and Latin America. Research activity on the tools, methods and theories of urban development project, and the relationship between patrimonial resources and local development. All this has been translated in more than a hundred of books or book chapters, and in projects recognized four times in the National Awards of Planning.
  • Zahonero Xifré, Anna Maria
    Biologist with a degree from the Universitat de Barcelona and a Master's in Landscape Architecture from the Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya. Has been linked to the UPC since 1992 as a founding member and principal researcher of the Centre de Recerca i Projectes de Paisatge. Has developed curricular content for the Master¿s program in Landscape Architecture (1993-2003), for the Graduat Superior program in Landscape Architecture (1998-2004), and for the Màster Universitari in Landscape Architecture (2006-2009). She has been an associate professor in the Departament d¿Urbanisme i Ordenació del Territori since 2001, where her teachings have primarily been in the field of landscape. Having begun her professional activity in 1993, she founded the company (az) Estudis i Projectes de Medi Ambient i de Paisatge S.L.P in 2006, which primarily works on developing projects on landscape insertion, environmental and landscape reports for urban a

General information

Credits
30 ECTS (195 teaching hours)
Start date
Classes start:06/02/2017Classes end:30/05/2017Programme ends: 15/06/2017
Timetable
Monday  16:00 to 20:00Tuesday  16:00 to 20:00Wednesday  16:00 to 20:00Thursday  16:00 to 20:00
Taught at
ETSAB - Escola Tècnica Superior d'Arquitectura de Barcelona
Av. Diagonal, 649. Edifici A
Barcelona
Contact
Telephone: (34) 93 112 08 70
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.Postgraduate diplomas issued by the Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya. In order to obtain these qualifications, the students must be holders of a state-regulated university qualification or a university-specific qualification. Otherwise, the Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya (UPC) will only award them 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
3.000 €
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.

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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