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Programme

Information 2020-21 edition
The 2020-21 edition of the master's degree has already begun. Shortly we will publish updated information about the new edition of this programme.
Edition
27th Edition
Credits
90 ECTS (555 teaching hours)
Delivery
Blended learning
Language of instruction
Spanish
Fee
€9,450
Payment of enrolment fee options

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 to 90 days at the latest after the starting date of the programme.
- In four instalments, splitting the payment by direct debit:
  • 40% of the amount payable, to be paid within the deadline specified in the letter of admission to the programme.
  • The remaining 60% will be divided into 3 direct debit payments, which will be distributed equidistantly between the beginning and end of classes.
  • The student must have and be the holder of a bank account with IBAN ESXX
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Registration open until the beginning of the course or until end of vacancies.
Next course
September 2021
Timetable
Monday: 3:00 pm to 8:00 pm
Tuesday: 3:00 pm to 8:00 pm
Wednesday: 3:00 pm to 8:00 pm
Thursday: 3:00 pm to 8:00 pm
Taught at
ETSAB - Escola Tècnica Superior d'Arquitectura de Barcelona
Av. Diagonal, 649
Barcelona
Why this programme?
Urban planning cannot be indifferent to the fast transformations of our society in the new information era. The increasing complexity of the urban phenomena and their interactions, the impact of the new communication technologies in relationship between the city and the territory, the role of the big metropolises, which is getting more and more relevant to an international scale, make the urban planner develop suitable methods and instruments of intervention in this context.

This new common program faces up to the challenges of contemporary urban planning, attending to the development of new instruments for a critical intervention in different contexts. The workshops constitute the core of each semester.
Aims
The UPC's Masters in Urban Planning Project Design has been designed to train highly qualified architects in the development of urban projects that have to adapt to a dynamic and very complex urban environment. The Master's program emphasizes the physical form of the interventions, in relation to which the rest of aspects in urban planning are considered (economic, social, management, etc.). This is the reason why the workshops based on real urban planning projects in different towns, carried out in close collaboration with the corresponding administrations, are the focal points of the Masters. The rest of subjects, which bring extensive theoretical and methodological knowledge about the processes of urban and territorial transformations, are articulated around the workshops.

The aim of the Master's is that students is to capacitate students to do the following:

  • Address urban projects in a dynamic and highly complex urban environment.
  • Analyse the urban problems of urban and territorial spaces.
  • Design proposals for planning, remodelling and urbanization of these spaces.
  • Integrate in the reflection on the forms of physical intervention, the sociological, economic, technical and management dimensions of urban planning.
  • Incorporate in the projects the different urban scales.
  • Prepare a personal and informed reflection on the main problems of the different fields of action of urban planning.
  • Critically reflect and incorporate the dynamics of urban complexity within a clear conceptual scheme.
  • Carry out research through design, which enhances the capacity of this approach, as well as offering an innovative technique, through the project as a producer of knowledge.
Who is it for?
  • Architects with advanced or associates degrees
  • Urban Developers
  • Managers working for public administrations
  • Geographers
  • Economists
  • Civil Engineers
Exceptionally, other professionals linked to urban planning will be admitted.

Training Content

List of subjects
15 ECTS 120h
Territorial and City Workshop
This workshop focuses on formulating a real, current and representative intervention proposal for one of the issues that territorial organization is currently dealing with. The effect of massive infrastructures, the geography of activities, recognition of the shape of territories as an intervention criteria, among other things, will be some issues that will be articulated in the focus of the project. This project will be initiated using information that has already been generated allowing students to use the materials and create adequately detailed proposals.
3 ECTS 18h
Planner Organisation Theory
This section seeks to offer key urban development and design studies into the origin and evolution of territorial organisation and an evaluation of the current situation of our context and other nearby urban development cultures through the selection and detailed discussion of a meaningful group of plans and studies. This includes definition of objectives, technical development of the main proposals and application instruments.
3 ECTS 18h
Cultural Landscapes
This course aims to provide an overview of developments in the treatment of heritage from the protection of cultural landscapes:

  • Learn the concepts of 'cultural landscape' and 'heritage park'.
  • Specific assessment of the situation in our immediate context and the challenges posed by this new conception of the landscape.
  • Evaluate criteria and instruments in the successive stages in the development of a project in an area full of heritage resources and develop through analysis of representative examples, methodological guidelines for intervention.
3 ECTS 18h
Cities-Networks: Eco-Systemic Urbanism
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.

3 ECTS 18h
Urban Structure and Systems
In the first part of this subject it is a question of deepening the knowledge of the operation of the territories and providing devices for the territorial project. The practice and development of strategic guidelines, bases and project actions to manage transformations of the new socio-environmental demands from a perspective of intervention and space management.

In the second part, Urban Structure and Systems, aims to understand a varied repertoire of urban situations in main cities that allows us to delve into the ways of understanding the problems that contemporary cities pose, the dimension of the challenges they raise and the strategies that are applied according to the different socioeconomic contexts. Concepts of the urban structure of cities or metropolitan realities will be reviewed, as well as specific urban systems that in certain cases can play a determining role in conflicts or in the quality of the results that the interventions reach. The development of the subject consists of a program of lessons taught by the teachers accompanied by the completion of a monographic work by each participant, which is explained and delivered at the end of the course. The theme of the works is proposed by the teaching staff and will focus on the investigation of a specific case of relevance in contemporary urban planning. Its realization takes place under the permanent tutoring of the teaching staff.

3 ECTS 18h
GIS, Data Base and Territorial Project
This course aims to show, with practical cases, the potential of Geographic Information Systems (GIS) as a tool in the process of projecting the territory and the city. For this, the management of Big Data is investigated through the use of GIS.

The objective is to learn to work with data from multiple sources and start processing them to obtain knowledge that is useful to us in our project. The information available may be excessive, and our objective is to give it added value, using it as the basis for a positive analysis.

15 ECTS 120h
Urban and Place Workshop
The workshop raises as a central theme the relationships between the new pieces of the contemporary city, which are frequently distinguished by their isolation, mutual indifference and insensitivity to the urban context, events that have generated periurban territories, where disintegration is dominant. The proposed projects focus on the exploration of possible functional and formal links between these units to configure new urban structures, a condition of their complexity, vitality and beauty.
3 ECTS 18h
Urban Planning Theory
This subject proposes the revision of the theory of intervention in the field of urban planning, based on the disciplinary contributions of the main urban planning plans and documents.
A reflection on the evolution of theory and planning methods is also embroidered, considering the representative elements of the recent process.
4 ECTS 24h
Urban Project Theory and Urban Economy
Based on the contents and techniques of action of recent proposals, selected for their paradigmatic value, this subject analyses different aspects of urban intervention on an intermediate scale, of the urban project.
In the second part it is taught to read the processes of growth and transformation of cities from their economic and social keys. Issues such as local labour markets, industrial districts, incidence of new modes of transport and exchange, information flows and information dissemination ... are some changes to which physical planning has to respond.
4 ECTS 20h
Design of Public Space
This course aims to introduce the role of public space and its characteristics as a fundamental element in the urban structure of the city. Review the different elements and techniques used in the construction of the public space. Special attention is paid to the recent conceptual revision in its design and the gradual enrichment of techniques and materials. It is also proposed to define the fundamental elements on which the urban public space project is based, as well as to publicize the public spaces carried out in Barcelona since 1981, which have been the cause of international recognition.
9 ECTS 54h
Urban Planning Seminars
6 ECTS 36h
Research by Design
15 ECTS 55h
Módulo Situaciones y Escenarios: Seminario de Investigación
This fourth module of the Master of Urban Design is the development of a research project, scheduled by a research seminar with a clear methodological orientation.
4 ECTS 20h
Urban Composition and Residential Urban Project
In the first part of this subject, reference is made to the compositional aspects of the urban project, based on the recognition of a double ambiguity: the lack of definition of the distinctive open spaces of the current city and that of the computing instruments, once we renounced the Simple geometry and symmetry that have characterized the historic city. The mechanisms capable of constructing these formal structures are debated, among which the new geometries of nature and the new natural referents stand out.
Next, the discussion of the recent evolution of the urban regulation instruments of architecture, especially those more specific in the field of planning and urban design, will be considered.
Finally, residential management models of recent years are analysed, which affect aspects such as centrality, accessibility, endowments, community spaces, leisure and nature.
Degree
Special master's degree issued by the Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya. Issued pursuant to art. 34.1 of Organic Law 4/2007 of 12 April, amending Organic Law 6/2001 of 21 December, concerning Universities. To obtain it, is necessary to have an official university qualification. Otherwise, the student will receive a certificate of completion of the programme issued by the Fundació Politècnica de Catalunya.
Range of modules
The master's degree programme is organized into the following modules. If you don't wish to take the entire master's degree you can sign on one or several modules.
Master's degree:
relation Postgraduate courses:

Learning methodology

The teaching methodology of the programme facilitates the student's learning and the achievement of the necessary competences.

The teaching methodology of the program facilitates student learning and achieving the necessary skills.

Due to the unique circumstances we are going through, this next academic year 2020-2021 will start online. Far from seeing it as an inconvenience, we consider it as a magnificent opportunity to renew pedagogical practices; to reflect on new content; to delve into research and project techniques; to intensify interaction and adjust to different rhythms and needs, without giving up, neither for the workshop work, nor for the visits to the field.

The master is structured in two stages:

The first will be carried out online, between September and December 2020, in which the theoretical subjects corresponding to the Postgraduate Project of the territory-city will be developed. If the health circumstances allow it, in January-February 2021, the workshop corresponding to said Postgraduate will be carried out in person and intensively in Barcelona.

In the second stage, between February and July 2021, depending also on the health circumstances, the Postgraduate Project City-Place will be developed in person.

Finally, between July and December 2021, the Final Master's Project will be carried out, which is aimed at applying the knowledge acquired in both Postgraduate degrees. The Final Master's Project will be developed with the support of a tutor and online, face-to-face or virtual, depending on the student's place of residence.



Learning tools
Participatory lectures
A presentation of the conceptual foundations of the content to be taught, promoting interaction with the students to guide them in their learning of the different contents and the development of the established competences.
Practical classroom sessions
Knowledge is applied to a real or hypothetical environment, where specific aspects are identified and worked on to facilitate understanding, with the support from teaching staff.
Case studies
Real or hypothetical situations are presented in which the students, in a completely participatory and practical way, examine the situation, consider the various hypotheses and share their own conclusions.
Tutorship
Students are given technical support in the preparation of the final project, according to their specialisation and the subject matter of the project.
Workshops
Students are supported when undertaking group work, including theoretical sessions which provide the tools and knowledge needed to achieve a result. Ideas and results are exchanged between all the participating groups.
Advanced asynchronous communication
Systems that enable smooth and clear communication in any situation (video chats, forums, recorded lectures, etc.).
Streaming sessions
Synchronous online interactive open sessions will be planned. Professors attend these sessions and students pose questions and address their concerns. Synchronous sessions will be scheduled in calendar.
Assessment criteria
Attendance
At least 80% attendance of teaching hours is required.
Work out projects
Studies on a specific topic, by individuals or groups, in which the quality and depth of the work is assessed, among other factors.
Completion and presentation of the final project
Individual or group projects in which the contents taught in the programme are applied. The project can be based on real cases and include the identification of a problem, the design of the solution, its implementation or a business plan. The project will be presented and defended in public.
Work placements & 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 of the UPC School of Professional & Executive Development employment service appear annually. The offers range from formal contracts to work placement agreements.
Virtual campus
The students on this master's degree will have access to the My_ Tech_Space virtual campus - an effective platform for work and communication between the course's students, lecturers, directors and coordinators. My_Tech_Space provides the documentation for each training session before it starts, and enables students to work as a team, consult lecturers, check notes, etc.

Teaching team

Academic management
  • Sabaté Bel, Joaquim
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    Doctor architect from Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya and economist. Coordinator of the Doctorate and Master of Research in Urbanism (1990-2018) and of the European postgraduate Masters in Urbanism (EMU 2005-2013) in UPC. Director of the Department of Urbanism and Spatial Planning (1992-1999). He has given lectures and courses at some 70 European, Asian and American universities.
    Founder of the International Laboratory of Cultural Landscapes and director of the magazine Identidades. He investigates on instruments, methods and theories of the urban and territorial project, and on the relationship between heritage resources and development. More than a hundred books or book chapters, as many articles and direction of fifty doctoral theses. Author of numerous urban projects and studies in Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Spain and Uruguay. Recognized for this on three occasions in the National Urbanism Awards (Spain), with the Urbanism Award of Catalonia (2007) and the Special Award for Heritage of Catalonia (2011).
Teaching staff
  • Castiñeira Palou, Isabel
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    PhD in architecture from the Polytechnic University of Catalonia (UPC). Associate professor at the Department of Urbanism and Spatial Planning (DUOT-UPC), where she teaches classes in undergraduate courses and in the qualifying Master's degree at ETSAV, coordinates Master's Final Works and postgraduate courses at UPC-ETSAB. Professor of the Master's Degree in Urban Planning (MPU) - European postgraduate Masters in Urbanism (EMU), in which she has been responsible for the postgraduate program Projecting the City until 2018. The course and research topics have been directed to the urban and residential project, as well as planning topics in electives. Founding partner of CCRS arquitectes (1979-2018), where she has directed numerous planning works on a local, urban and territorial scale.
  • Cho, Mee-Hwa
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    Architect by Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya (ETSAB-UPC). Collaborating professor in the MBArch and Master in Urban Planning (MPU) - European postgraduate Masters in Urbanism (EMU) since 2018, participating in the subject of Cultural Landscapes and as a support teacher in different workshops of the MArqEtsab Final Career Project. University Master's Degree in Advanced Studies in Architecture (MBArch) in the speciality of urban planning (ETSAB-UPC). PhD student in urban planning, with a research project on urban morphology in Busan. Invited as a speaker at seminars and conferences in South Korea, Peru, Colombia and Barcelona. She has published in national and international scientific journals. She has worked in various architecture and urban planning studios in Singapore, Seoul and Valencia.
  • Corominas Ayala, Miquel
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    PhD in architect from Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya (UPC). Professor of Urbanism in the Department of Urbanism and Spatial Planning (DUOT-UPC) since 1986. Co-founder and professor in the Master in Urban Planning (MPU) - European postgraduate Masters in Urbanism (EMU). Visiting professor in A Coruña, Montevideo, Córdoba (Argentina), Montpelier, Nancy, Belleville and Sorbonne (Paris), Rice (Houston, USA) and Massachusetts Institute of Technology. He has been director of the DUOT and deputy director of the ETSAB. Extraordinary doctorate award from the UPC. He has participated in several exhibitions on the Barcelona expansion and published various articles, chapters and books on Ildefonso Cerdá, the Barcelona expansion and others on urban planning and projects. He was the architect responsible for the expansion in the Barcelona City Council between 1983 and 1987. Founding partner of CCRS arquitectos (1979-2018), where he has directed numerous planning works on a local, urban and territorial scale.
  • Cortellaro, Stefano
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    Doctor architect. Associate professor at the Department of Urbanism and Spatial Planning (DUOT-UPC) and at the Barcelona School of Architecture (ETSAB-UPC). Professor of the Master in Urban Planning (MPU) - European postgraduate Masters in Urbanism (EMU) and guest at the Politecnico di Milano (Milan), Universitá Federico II (Naples), PennDesign (Philadelphia) and the University of the Balearic Islands.
    Author of different publications, among others, of the book Morna, Atzaró: the construction of the territory of Ibiza (COAIB, 2007), finalist for the 2008 FAD Awards, in the Thought and Criticism category. Curator of various exhibitions on Erwin Broner and his projects and studies have been exhibited at the College of Architects of Barcelona, ​​Tarragona, Palma, Ibiza, Formentera, and schools of architecture of Barcelona and Reus. He has been invited as a speaker at national and international seminars and conferences. Author of several landscape, urbanism and architecture projects, with awards and mentions in various competitions (FAD, European Landscape Biennial, Baricentrale International Competition, COAC and COAIB).
  • Español Llorens, Joaquim
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    Doctor in Architecture and professor at the School of Architecture of Barcelona (UPC). He has been professor of the "Accademia di Architettura" in Mendrisio (USI-Switzerland), and invited professor in various universities of Europe and America. Author of various books such as "The fragile order of architecture"; "Form and consistency"; "Girona, anatomy of the historic city"; "Arquitectes en el paisatge"; "Invitation to architecture"; "Between technique and enigma, transversal views on the arts". He was director of Urban Plans and Projects at the Barcelona City Council (2000-2004) and has been recognized with the National Architecture Award (Spain 1974), Special Doctorate Award (1996), Architesis Award (2000), FAD Exterior Spaces Award (1999) and special mention of the European Prize for Urban Public Space (2000).
  • Franquesa Sanchez, Jordi
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    Doctor architect from Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya (UPC). Full professor at the Department of Urbanism and Spatial Planning (DUOT-UPC) for more than 20 years and professor at the Master in Urban Planning (MPU) - European postgraduate Masters in Urbanism (EMU). He has taught at different universities such as Venice, Lisbon, Holland, Mexico and Brazil, and has been a speaker at a conference on teaching innovation and learning at Harvard.
    His doctoral thesis obtained the Extraordinary Doctorate Prize. Director and founder of the Group for Innovation and Teaching Logistics in Architecture (GILDA), from where different lines of work on learning are developed, and from where seven JIDA congresses have been held so far (Conference for Educational Innovation in Architecture) . He has written numerous articles on teaching innovation and has participated as a speaker at different national and international conferences on this subject.
  • Jornet Forner, Sebastià
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    Urban Architect (UPC, 1987). Associate Professor of the Department of Urban Planning and Territorial Planning of the UPC. President of the Agrupación de Arquitectos Urbanistas de Cataluña (AAUC). Professor in various training courses in the field of urban planning and management at the UPC, Bar Association of Barcelona and the Sert School of the College of Architects of Catalonia. European Prize of Urbanism 2010 and National Prize of Urbanism of Spain 2006 by the Plan in the district of the Mine in Sant Adrià de Besòs with the office of Jornet Llop Pastor arquitectos.
  • Llop Torné, Carles
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    PhD Urban Architect by the Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya (UPC). Cum Laude Extraordinary Doctorate Award, 1998. Director of the Urbanism and Urban Planner at UPC from 2008 to 2015D. Director of the Master in Urban and Territorial Development, Management and Transformation of Cities and the Master in Creative Management of the Metropolis of the Fundació Politècnica de Catalunya, of the UPC. Member of the Scientific Committee of the Institute pour La Ville en Mouvement. Creative partner of the firm JORNET-LLOP-PASTOR architects, which has received the prizes: Catalonia of Urbanism 2013, 2016, European Urbanism 2010, National Urbanism Spain 2006, the Urbanism Award of the XI Spanish Biennial of Architecture and Urbanism 2011.
  • Magrinyà Torner, Francesc
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    Civil Engineer by UPC (1988) and Doctor in Urbanism from the ENPC and Paris-Sorbonne (2002). Town Planning and Transport Consultant (1988-1996). Head of mobility at the Barcelona Urban Ecology Agency (2000-2006), Director of the Strategic Planning Area of the Barcelona Metropolitan Area (2015-2019). He has been a councillor in the Eixample District of Barcelona since 2015. Professor of Urbanism in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering (UPC). Coordinator of the EXIT-UPC Research Group (Engineering, Networks, Infrastructures and Transport). Outstanding publications: The evolution of engineering in urban planning (2002); The urban space of mobility (2007); Cerdà, one hundred and fifty years of modernity (2010).
  • Maristany Jackson, Lorena
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    PhD in architecture from the Polytechnic University of Catalonia (UPC). Associate professor and collaborator since 2008 in the Department of Urbanism and Spatial Planning (DUOT-UPC). Since 2014 she has been a professor at the Master in Urban Planning (MPU) - European postgraduate Masters in Urbanism (EMU).
    Between 2000 and 2006 she was a member of the research team of the ETSAV Department of Urbanism (UPC) directed by Professor Antonio Font, where she has developed territorial and urban planning projects. Since 2004 he has been a member of the masmaristany architecture studio together with the architect Sílvia Mas, where they carry out research work focused on the urban and territorial transformations of the Metropolitan Region of Barcelona (RMB), as well as on architectural projects and urban and territorial planning, Among which is the Special Plan for the Management of the Logistics Activities Zone of the Port of Tarragona, candidate for the 2019 National Urban Planning Award.
  • Montlleó Balsebre, Marc

    Degree in Biology from the University of Barcelona (UB). Associate professor of the BIArch in the Productive Land Program workshop and the Master in Management of the Open University of Catalonia (UOC) since 2008. Coordinator of the module Social Metabolism, sustainability of the Master in Urban and Territorial Development and professor of the Master in Urban Planning ( MPU) -European postgraduate Masters in Urbanism (EMU) at the Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya (UPC) and Master in Environmental Engineering (ICT-UPC). Main work in the insertion of environmental aspects in planning, spatial planning and projects that are carried out in the metropolitan area of Barcelona. Since 1999 he has been working in Barcelona Regional where he has participated in numerous urban and territorial planning projects. Since 2014 he is Director of Environmental Projects of Barcelona Regional.
  • Morell Deltell, Miquel

    Economist from the University of Barcelona (1998), Master in Business Administration from ESADE (2002) and Executive Education in Corporate Finance from ESADE (2009). Partner of PROMO Assessors Consultors, S.A., a company specializing in investment projects related to urban transformation actions and projects, in terms of land use, planning, urban management and housing. As an expert in investment analysis, he is a consultant for public and private companies, local and regional administrations, and international institutions, such as UN-Habitat and the European Investment Bank. As an expert in land use planning, urban planning and housing, he is a member of several Territorial Commissions for Urban Planning of Catalonia, representing the College of Economists of Catalonia.
  • Moreno Sanz, Joan
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    PhD in Urban studies at Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya, Extraordinary Doctoral Award UPC 2016, with the doctoral thesis "Territorial corners. Mobility and territorial planning. A model of integration: the Randstad-Holland" (2014). Master of Research in Urbanism from DUOT-UPC (2010). Master's degree in urban planning at DUOT and architect at ETSAB.  His fields of research are urban mobility and university pedagogical innovation. He currently teaches as a lecturer at ETSAV-UPC and collaborates with public administrations in the drafting of technical reports.
  • Núñez Malavé, Sandra
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    Architect by Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya (UPC). Professor in the Master in Urban Planning (MPU) - European Postgraduate Masters in Urbanism (EMU) since 2016 in the subject of Geographic Information Systems, databases and territorial project. Postgraduate studies in Projecting the Territory, Projecting the City and Projecting the Place by (UPC), postgraduate studies in GIS applied to the Planning of the Territory, Urbanism and Landscape, and in Urban and territorial analysis through GIS by the Polytechnic University of Valencia (UPV). Training as a GIS specialist through certified courses such as GIS Cloud, programming in QGIS with Python and GIS applied to hydrology, in addition to studying the degree in Applied Data Science at the Open University of Catalonia. She is a member of Colectivo CCRS where she has worked on the implementation and use of Geographic Information Systems technology as a project tool in the development of planning work at the municipal and territorial levels.
  • Peremiquel Lluch, Francesc
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    Doctor of Architecture (UPC). Professor of the Department of Urbanism and Regional Planning at the ETSAB (UPC). Professor of several graduate programs. Author and director of researching works in the field of Urban Transformation and Urban Residential Project. Member of the Urban planning Research Group. Municipal Architect of Badalona (1985-2007) where was head of urban planning.
  • Pesoa Marcilla, Melisa
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    Architect from the Universitat Politècnic de Catalunya (UPC). Associate professor and researcher at the Department of Urbanism and Spatial Planning (DUOT-UPC) and at the Master in Urban Planning (MPU) - European postgraduate Masters in Urbanism (EMU). Member of the Grup de Recerca en Urbanisme (GRU). In the 2015-2016 academic year, she received the extraordinary doctorate award from the UPC. Postdoctoral researcher at the National Council for Scientific and Technical Research (CONICET, Argentina) and at the Institute of History, Theory and Praxis of Architecture and the City (HiTePAC). He has published articles in national and international scientific journals specialized in urban history and morphology, territorial project and cultural landscapes. She has participated in various international congresses and seminars on these topics. Invited as a professor at the universities of Florence, Padua, Bogotá, Paris and Buenos Aires, among others. Editor of the magazines Quaderns de Recerca en Urbanisme e Identitats and organizer of the International Seminar on Research in Urbanism.
  • Rueda Palenzuela, Salvador

    Graduated in Biology and Psychology from the University of Barcelona (UB) and graduated in Environmental Engineering (Ministry of Industry and Universities) and in Energy Management (UPC). He has given seminars at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, British Columbia University, Escuela Galega del Paisaxe, Harvard University, and more than 800 lectures and master classes at different institutions. He has published in national and international magazines. Founder and President of the Urban and Territorial Ecology Foundation; director of the Urban Ecology Agency of Barcelona; of Urban Environment in the Ministry of the Environment (1995-2000); of Information and planning of the Catalan Waste Agency (1993-1995) and the Sanitation Board of the Generalitat of Catalonia (1992-1993). Coordinator of the Revitalization Programs of the Historic Center of Barcelona (1990-1992), technical director of the Environmental Services of the Barcelona City Councils (1986-1990) and Sant Adrià del Besós (1980-1986).
  • Sabaté Bel, Joaquim
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    Doctor architect from Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya and economist. Coordinator of the Doctorate and Master of Research in Urbanism (1990-2018) and of the European postgraduate Masters in Urbanism (EMU 2005-2013) in UPC. Director of the Department of Urbanism and Spatial Planning (1992-1999). He has given lectures and courses at some 70 European, Asian and American universities.
    Founder of the International Laboratory of Cultural Landscapes and director of the magazine Identidades. He investigates on instruments, methods and theories of the urban and territorial project, and on the relationship between heritage resources and development. More than a hundred books or book chapters, as many articles and direction of fifty doctoral theses. Author of numerous urban projects and studies in Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Spain and Uruguay. Recognized for this on three occasions in the National Urbanism Awards (Spain), with the Urbanism Award of Catalonia (2007) and the Special Award for Heritage of Catalonia (2011).

Career opportunities

  • Technical manager in urban planning departments.
  • Consultant in Urban Planning and Territorial Planning.
  • Urban planner specialist in urban project, urban planning and regional design.
  • Project manager in the area of ​​urban planning.
  • Freelance urbanist.

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