Urban Environment And Sustainability

Postgraduate course. Face-to-face.


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.


  • 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.

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(100 teaching hours)

Start date:
Classes start:02/02/2017 Classes end:19/05/2017Programme ends: 09/06/2017
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

Registration fee:
2.700 €

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Registration open until the beginning of the course or until end of vacancies.

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