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18th Edition
60 ECTS (450 teaching hours)
Blended learning

Language of instruction
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.
Start date
Classes start: 21/02/2022
Classes end: 11/11/2022
Programme ends : 31/01/2023
Monday: 10:00 am to 2:00 pm | 3:00 pm to 8:00 pm
Tuesday: 10:00 am to 2:00 pm | 3:00 pm to 8:00 pm
Wednesday: 10:00 am to 2:00 pm | 3:00 pm to 8:00 pm
Thursday: 10:00 am to 2:00 pm | 3:00 pm to 8:00 pm
Friday: 10:00 am to 2:00 pm
Taught at
ETSAV - Escola Tècnica Superior d'Arquitectura del Vallès
C/ Pere Serra, 1-15
Sant Cugat del Vallès
Why this master's degree?
The Master's proposal extends the training for professionals dedicated to local development, involved in the management and transformation of cities (mainly in Latin America), emphasizing the exchange of knowledge and experiences, as well as the establishment of networks for cooperation and development.

It is a Master's Degree, promoted by the Department of Urban Planning and Territorial Planning (DUOT) and in collaboration with the Superior Technical School of Architecture of Vallès (ETSAV).

The motivations to raise it are:
  • The gap between the increase in the urban population and the need for technical cadres that adequately address the demands of governments to manage the city and the territory.
  • Growing importance of local governments in the urban and territorial processes of sustainable development, demanding specific training modules for their technicians. This is already one of the formative orientations of the Higher Technical School of Architecture of the Vallès, which aims to support teaching, research and technology transfer with a remarkable relationship with the world of Local Government.
  • Possibility of sharing the vast experience of urban and territorial management developed in Spain, Catalonia and Barcelona during the last 20 years. The cultural proximity to Latin America and the Mediterranean that, in addition to facilitating the exchange of knowledge and experiences during the program, facilitates the consolidation of networks of cities, cooperation and urban research.
  • Social function to be fulfilled by the University, in an increasingly interconnected world, exploring the opportunities of research and joint training to help the transformation of living conditions.

For more information about the master consult the link

  • General aim:
    • Train urban professionals for public action in the field of planning, planning and management of cities, territory and the environment, with emphasis on the exchange of knowledge and experiences with similar professionals in the Catalan context among the same professionals who attend the master's degree, establishing cooperation and development networks.
  • Specific aims:
    • Acquisition of technical knowledge from the understanding of cities, from the specificity of the framework of each cultural and political-administrative context.
    • To know and evaluate new proposals (good practices) of urban and territorial management through the transfer of knowledge
    • Prepare the professional for multidisciplinary work.
Who is it for?
Professionals in the areas of urban planning, planning and management, technicians of a local, regional or state government, non-governmental organizations and service companies, essentially involved with local development.

The master's degree requires a recognized degree: architecture, urban planning, engineering, law, geography, economics, sociology, etc ...

Training Content

List of subjects
3 ECTS 42h
Plan Base Workshop
Coordinator: Josep Mª Llop Torné

Focused on the study of intermediate cities, the UIA-CIMES Program notes the lowest economic and technical resources available to this type of cities for their urban development. However, in the same way as the other cities that have these resources, they need to planning instruments to guide sustainable and strategic development. From this observation arises the initiative of the Base Plan, a document at once simple and flexible, since its realization does not require important means and allows these cities to make a state of the issue of their urban development, lead a reflection and define the proposals on priority actions.
4 ECTS 28h
LOCAL GOVERNMENT: Governance and Relational Management
Coordinator: Josep Centelles

Reflections on the urban fact, the city, its new role in the world and the importance of its good government, understanding the institutions, the urban and government management (formal and informal) as the rules of urban coexistence and its need for sustainable human development.
Approaches to municipal financing models and their consequences in the provision of local public services, based on practical cases, methods and techniques of relational management and networking.
4 ECTS 28h
Urban Planning Management
Coordinator: Ferran Navarro Acebes

Describe the elements of the land policy management model: the form of tenure, ownership of property, management mechanisms, urbanization process, cost management and its impact, formation of urban rents and capital gains, public land assets and other forms of tenure. Bases and notions of urban management, urban economy and its articulation in city management processes, based on Spanish legislation and with reference to other regional regulations, focusing on the knowledge acquired in concrete and applicable formulations in Latin American cities, starting with of the comparative analysis of the capacities of intermediate cities to define urban and land policies.
4 ECTS 28h
Coordinator: Marc Montlleó

The urban reality from a systemic perspective, integrating the environmental, social, economic subsystems and the policies applied from the local institution, through new methodologies and tools to face processes of analysis of local sustainability in an integrated way through indicators and agendas 21 local.
3 ECTS 21h
PLANIFICACIÓN URBANÍSTICA: Urbanismo Comparado Internacional
Coordinator: Sebastià Jornet Forner

Scales, instruments, plans, strategies, methods and techniques of urban planning, based on real experiences developed in Catalonia and the management instruments incorporated in the planning phase, will be the basis of the training of this planning subject urban planning, which will be complemented with the International Comparative Urbanism sessions, as a reading and learning way of other ways of understand the rules of urban planning and management in different territories and countries, aware that urban planning continues to be an instrument of service to social progress, essential for the government and democratic transformation of settlements and territories.
3 ECTS 21h
Local Development Planning (Alvar network)
COORDINATOR: Josep Maria Carrera Alpuente

Management and physical planning of territories, understood as those complex and organized geographic groups in which the communities
settle by exploiting their resources and, therefore, building new physical realities throughout its history on a basic natural environment that in turn is transformed, giving as landscape result that evolve with the societies that populate them.
By territorial resources, we understand both the biophysical matrix or natural environment, and the human construction of that territory. These territorial resources constitute a more or less fixed capital that comes from the past and places us in a certain competitive position with respect to the future.
4 ECTS 28h
Project Evaluation and Practice
COORDINATOR: Albert Ibáñez de Sus

As a necessary complement to the urban management processes, the module proposes to investigate the potential for mobilizing instruments or mechanisms, direct and indirect, public and/or private, that arise from the agreement between the various sectors that facilitate the negotiation and enable financing of urban operations.

2 ECTS 14h
Urban Digital Data Desk
4 ECTS 28h
Urban Morphologies
COORDINATOR: Francesc Peremiquel Lluch

Comprehensive view on the problems of urban structure present in Latin America and how to approach them in design key from the analysis of the fabric as a basic component of the city from different approaches that refer us both to identity and programmatic aspects of management and production of the city, taking as a central element of discussion the morphological components of the same: the street, the plot, form of aggregation, the buildings, etc., both in their individual components and aggregates. Study of urban fabric construction experiences in cities of Latin America and Europe knowing new generating mechanisms, models or key referents, as well as good intervention practices, allowing knowing new methodologies of generalizable character according to the characteristics of the fabric. Comparative graphical analysis of the essential and characteristic components of the residential public housing project and other alternatives in Latin America: its urban structure, road system, land structure, forms of aggregation, construction elements, composition of public space, etc. and its impact on the transformations of Latin American cities.
4 ECTS 28h
Urban Infrastructures
COORDINATOR: Miquel Roa López

Construction of a global vision of mobility processes and the role of infrastructures in functional, landscape, structural aspects of the city and its transforming role. Knowledge of new infrastructure management systems and public services based on successful experiences in Latin America and Europe.
4 ECTS 28h
The Self-Managed City and Human Settlements
COORDINATORS: Núria Colomé Montull and Paula Martí Comas

The module addresses the intervention in the city, placing the habitat as the central axis, understanding the habitat as a set that includes both the home itself and its surroundings and which ideally is a space that allows meeting the needs of its inhabitants.

In the first part, a theoretical approach is made around the right to housing and to the city, which will serve as a starting point for the analysis of real cases and practical mechanisms for improving the habitat.

In the second part, different cases are studied with the participation of people involved in their management and with visits to some projects. The analysis of the practical cases is based on the type of management, paying special attention to processes self-managed by the inhabitants themselves, whether in housing cooperatives or in self-built neighbourhoods, where communities provide themselves with services. In addition, cases of intervention in the consolidated city are studied, with the aim of improving the existing housing and the living conditions of its inhabitants, emphasizing that the improvement of the habitat reaches the houses themselves and does not remain only in the spaces public.

3 ECTS 21h
3 ECTS 21h
Urban Planning
COORDINATOR: Sebastià Jornet Forner

The "culture of the plan" as a form of project, intervention and management in the local development of the municipalities, structuring a project vision of the urban, territorial problems and the way of approaching them in the key of proposal through the urban planning. Studies of structures, methods and techniques of urban planning based on real experiences developed in Catalonia and the management instruments incorporated in the phase of formulating the plans.
4 ECTS 28h
COORDINATORS: María Herrero Canela and Berta Cendrós i Ollé

The objective of this module is to confront in real time a complex situation in the city, with the obligation to "leave the plans" to discuss with the inhabitants and in particular with those affected by urban planning, preparing and strengthening the skills of the city professional to communicate ideas, project and at the same time attend and intervene in cases of impact, involving the affected person in the construction of new ideas and projects; seeking to identify new processes of specific urban social creativity, linking experiences and innovating in common proposals that favour and meet the demands of the various social actors in the city.
3 ECTS 42h
In the process of drafting the Urban Master Plan of the Barcelona Metropolitan Area (PDU AMB), the workshop proposes to address three issues:

  1. To know the object, objectives, methodology, instruments and products elaborated by the PDU AMB;
  2. Explore (analysis and diagnosis of problems and potential for change) in three relevant topics of the Plan that will be recommended by the Barcelona metropolitan area;
  3. Make comprehensive proposals for the solution of the issues raised at the plan scale but also testing project proposals specific.

The Workshop will pay special attention to how to represent, describe and communicate the proposals with new choreographic devices that innovate the visualization utilities of metropolitan projects.
2 ECTS 14h
Urban and Territorial Cartodiagafic Visualizators
Spatial analysis, mapping and visualization of the urban and territorial environment from the information-based characterization, oriented to the revelation of patterns and vocations, and the formulation of planning and project tools, combining concepts and case studies.
6 ECTS 30h
Blended learning
Final Project
The TFM intends that the student develop an individual work oriented to guarantee their acquisition of competences, their capacity to formulate
Strategies and actions for the management of urban and / or territorial transformations, and the deepening of technical instruments. It is proposed, therefore, a work that is already developed along the master's degree with a good systematization of the contents of the different modules, seminars and workshops. In addition, the TFM is considered as an intensification of some themes from the work of the Base Plan Workshop that takes place in the course of the master's degree, understood as the development of specific topics arising during the presentation of the master, and that deserve to be deepened with greater specificity, in order to acquire more competence in the generation of adequate instruments to solve the similar problems.
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 course completion certificate of the programme issued by the Fundació Politècnica de Catalunya. (Ver datos que constan en el certificado).
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:
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Learning methodology

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

The course is divided into three stages:

The first, online, between March and June 2022. In this stage, the first part of the program content is taught through virtual streaming sessions, to facilitate the implementation of the program for professionals with work commitments.

The second, face to face in Barcelona, between September and November 2022. In this second stage, the most practical content will be taught, which cannot be done online, and is condensed in three months to minimize the costs of accommodation and the completion time.

Finally, the Master Thesis will be carried out, designed for the application of previously acquired knowledge, in the proposed research topic. The Final Master's Project is prepared with the support of a tutor and in connection via the internet from the student's home town. Allowing to propose your own alternatives that respond to a concrete reality.

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.
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.
Success stories
Outstanding business knowledge and experiences with high added value acquired during an outstanding professional career are presented and shared.
These visits are to specialist centres, companies in the sector or outstanding and important locations in the sector, in order to obtain knowledge in situ of development, production and demonstration environments within the programme.
Students are given technical support in the preparation of the final project, according to their specialisation and the subject matter of the project.
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
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
  • 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.
Teaching staff
  • Arteaga Arredondo, Isabel Cristina

    Architect PhD in Urban Planning and Territorial Planning from the UPC. Master in Urbanism from the National University of Colombia. Associate Professor and researcher at the Faculty of Architecture and Design and the Interdisciplinary Centre for Development Studies at the University of Los Andes (Colombia). As a researcher and consultant, she is interested in urban and territorial analysis and planning, concentrating on collective facilities, public space and mobility as determinants of quality of urban life. She is currently the academic coordinator of the Master of Architecture (U.Andes).
  • Boada Pla, Màrius
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    Degree in Geography from Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona (UAB). Master's degree in Regional Urban and Metropolitan Studies, Postgraduate in GIS from Universitat de Girona (UdG). Master's degree in Intelligence Analyst from Universitat de Barcelona (UB). Currently, director (CDO) of the Municipal Data Office of Barcelona City Council.
  • Campos Cacheda, José Magín
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    PhD Civil Engineer from the University of Cantabria. Postgraduate Degree in Mobility Planning and Management, Master's Degree in e-Logistics & Supply Chain Management, Master's Degree in Law and Shipping Maritime Business and Port Management and a Master Degree in Mobility Planning and Management. Professor at Polytechnic University of Catalonia from 1999. Project Director at Center for Innovation in Transport (CENIT) from 2008 to 2012.
  • Carrera Alpuente, Josep Maria

    Architect from the Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya (UPC). Coordinator of the Metropolitan Territorial Plan of Barcelona. He currently works in the Barcelona Metropolitan Area, as head of the coordination section for presidential plans and programs and is president of the League for the Defense of Natural Heritage (DEPANA).
  • Carrillo Messa, Diego
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    Architect by Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya (UPC - 2003). International Studies in Vernacular Architecture at Oxford Brookes University, 2002. Academic coordinator of the Master's in Urban and Territorial Development at the UPC School, 2005. AJAC VI Young Architects Award (2008) for the essay "Basic Materials for the Comprehensive Habitat Project. Proposal for El Salvador, CA "published by the FPC, 2007. Between 2003 and 2010, he worked in the coordination and management of habitat and urban improvement projects in North African countries with the Habitàfrica Foundation and in Central America with the CCD-UPC. Founding partner of SostreCívic SCCL, Celobert SCCL and Perviure SCCL, entities that, from different perspectives, are dedicated to promoting the collective self-promotion of housing, architecture for the energy transition and the right to housing. Since 2011 he has developed his professional activity mainly in Celobert SCCL, as an architect specialized in ecological housing and co-housing projects.
  • Centelles i Portella, Josep

    Industrial Engineer from Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya (UPC-1974), Diploma in Environmental Engineering (UPC-1982) M.Sc. in Regional and Urban Planning from the London School of Economics & Political Science, (LSE, 1987). Deputy Director of the International Institute of Governance of Catalonia (2002-06). Consultant in urban strategies in Catalonia and Latin America. Perito principal of the project "Dialogos Setoriais União Europeia - Brasil" (Brasilia, 2011-15). Publications: "The Good Government of the City" (2006); "CAP at 100% RENEWABLE" (2016) on energy transition in Catalonia and its governance.
  • Chamat Núñez, Oscar Mauricio
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    Civil engineer by Universidad Nacional de Colombia, senior consultant in urban innovation. Currently, he advises Barcelona City Council on active mobility issues and is a professor at the Externado Universidad de Externado (Colombia) in the postgraduate course of Smart Cities. Co-founder of CiudadHub, the first podcast in Spanish on innovation and urban planning. He has been director of the Chamber of Commerce Colombo-Catalana, representative in Latin America the Smart City Expo World Congress and has worked on different European projects related to territorial transformation.
  • de Manuel Jerez, Esteban

    Dr. Architect Prof. Titular of the E.T.S.Arquitectura de Sevilla. He has directed the master's degree in Social Management of Habitat (2008-2011), directs the scientific journal Hábitat y Sociedad. Founder and coordinator of the NGO Architecture (1993) and Social Commitment (1993) -1996) Responsible for the ADICI HUM810 research group specialized in participatory action research for the Social Production of Habitat. UN HABITAT 2018 Award for best practices in national public policies for the project "We are already Medina: Learning from Jnane Aztout (Larache).
  • Esteban Noguera, Juli

    Architect, Doctor Honoris Causa by the UPC (2011) for his long career in urban planning. He participated in the drafting of the General Metropolitan Plan of Barcelona and was the director of the Urban Planning Services of the metropolitan institutions of Barcelona (1983-1992). He directed the City Planning Office of Barcelona (1992-2004) and the Territorial Planning Program of the Generalitat de Catalunya (2004-2010). He is the author of Elements of Urban Planning, The Urban Planning, and Urbanism. A quick dive.
  • Estela Barnet, Oriol
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    Economist by Universitat de Barcelona (UB) and Geographer by Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona (UAB), specialized in strategic planning and local economic development. He has worked as a private consultant in local development projects in several regions of Spain (1995-2005). Later, he joined the Department of Local Economic Development of the Diputació de Barcelona, ​​where from 2012 he directed the Technical Office of Strategies for Economic Development. Since 2016 he is the General Coordinator of the Strategic Metropolitan Plan of Barcelona.
  • Garola Crespo, Àlvar
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    Economist by University of Barcelona (UB). PhD in Transport Engineering and Infrastructures from the Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya (UPC). Diploma of Advanced Studies of the program of Management of the Territory and Infrastructures of Transport of the UPC. He has been a researcher at Stanford University in the design and analysis of economic forecasting models. He worked in the Cabinet of Economic Studies S. A. between 1984 and 1999, as a project manager leading studies on issues of transport economics, infrastructure provision, construction sector and urban and territorial economy. Since 1991 he has been a professor in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at the Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya. He teaches in the degree in Road Engineering and in the Masters in Logistics, Transport and Mobility, Environmental Engineering, Sustainability and Infrastructure Management. He is a deputy director of the Master's in Science and Technology of Sustainability (MCTS) at the UPC.
  • Golda-Pongratz, Kathrin

    Doctor of Architecture and Urbanism at the University of Karlsruhe (2006) Since 2007 she teaches in the Masters Program Urban Agglomerations, University of Applied Sciences Frankfurt am Main, Germany. She is a member of the Deutscher Werkbund Hessen, Society work German research on Latin America (Adlaf) member of Group scientific research planning and construction in countries development (Trialog).
  • Herrero Canela, Maria

    Graduated in Geography from Universitat de Barcelona (UB). She is a graduate in Regional Development and Territorial Planning for the UB. Currently, she is a technical adviser to the Management of Equipment Services, Urban Infrastructure and Architectural Heritage. She accumulates a long experience at the Center d'Estudis Territorials and at the Office of Equality and Civil Drets of Diputació de Barcelona. Experience in research programs on urban and territorial development policies of the ESPON program (EU 2008-2012).
  • Hildenbrand Scheid, Andreas

    Doctor from the University of Seville and Graduate in Geography and Political Science from the University of Heidelberg. Official of the Junta de Andalucía and Associate Professor in the Department of Urban Planning and Planning of the ETS of Architecture of the University of Seville. In the Junta de Andalucía he has been Head of the Regional Planning and Landscape Service and Tourist Planning Coordinator. He is currently an Advisor in the Ministry of Economy. He has numerous publications on the policies of spatial planning, landscape, regional development, political decentralization and metropolitan governance in Spain and Germany. Advice on these matters for public institutions in Chile, Mexico and Ecuador. Coordinator of the transnational cooperation project Pays.Med.Urban, dedicated to the urban landscape in the Mediterranean regions and co-financed by the European Union.
  • Jordà Pempelonne, Alain Xavier
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    Senior Telecommunications Engineer from the UPC and Diploma of the General Management Program of EADA, he was Deputy Mayor of the City of Manresa for 10 years in which he promoted the first Local Innovation Plan of Spain (2004) and presided over the network of medium-sized cities Eurotowns (2008-2011). Currently, as an expert in Local Development, he accompanies intermediate cities and territories in the definition of their development strategies. He is an expert of the URBACT-CE Program in innovation, knowledge economy, promotion of entrepreneurship and local governance. He has published the Ciudadinnova blog since 2005.
  • Jornet Forner, Sebastià
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    Urban Architect by Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya (UPC). 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.
  • Llop Torné, Josep Maria
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    Urban Architect by Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya (UPC). Director of Urban Planning and Environment of Lleida (1979-1988 and 1991-2003). Urban Planning Director of the Barcelona City Council (1987-1991). Professor at the University of Lleida and the Polytechnic University of Catalonia. First Prize of Planning of Catalonia for the General Plan of Lleida 1995-2015. Project Coordinator "Management and control of urbanization" of the Urb-AL Network on the "Instruments of redistribution of urban income". Director UNESCO Chair on "Intermediate Cities, Urbanization and Development" (2008 to 2023).
  • López Mena, Germán

    PhD in Architecture from the University of Seville. Since 1992 has an own studio where he has carried out urban interventions, urban planning and neighborhood improvements, both in the local area of ​​Andalusia and in Latin America. His professional work is directly linked to the research activity carried out by the University of Seville, of which he has been a teaching and research staff since 2004, a visiting professor at Universities of Malaga, Madrid, Venice, Padua or Athens.
  • Lorenzo Gálligo, Pedro

    PhD in Architecture. Department of Projects University of Catalonia (UPC).
  • Martí i Costa, Marc

    Sociologist and Doctor in Public Policies. He is currently head of the area of governance and public policies at the Institute of Regional and Metropolitan Studies of Barcelona (IERMB). He has worked on citizen participation, urban governance and evaluation of public policies, both in Europe and in Latin America.
  • Mas Ibañez, Sara

    Architecture from the Polytechnic University of Catalonia (UPC), postgraduate degree in Urban and Regional Planning and Urban Management master UPC. Co-founder of Mas Valiente Arquitectos SLP. He currently combines his activity in the professional office with external urban consultancy, in a transversal practice that combines the experiences acquired in the fields of the institution, the academy and the profession for more than fifteen years. He is a member of the boards of directors of the Agrupació d'Arquitectes Urbanistes de Catalunya and the Unión de Agrupaciones de Arquitectos Urbanistas.
  • Mercadé Aloy, Josep

    Architect and Civil Engineer from the Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya (UPC), doctor with international mention (UPC-ETH Zurich). Associate Professor of Urbanism at the UPC and has been an academic guest at ETH Zurich. His research has focused on the development of spatial analysis tools for the characterization of the built environment. In the professional field, he has worked at the Foster+Partners studio and has been working as a freelancer since 2003, carrying out projects, planning and urban and territorial studies.
  • 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 i Rosell, Ramon

    Economist. former honorary professor of the University of Lleida (UdL) in Urban Planning. He was head of the Territorial Planning Service of the Generalitat de Catalunya in Lleida and Director of the Agency for Management and Collection of Local Taxes of the Delegation of Lleida.
  • Navarro Acebes, Ferran

    Urban Architect from the Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya (UPC). Associate Professor of the ETSAV-UPC (Department of Urbanism Vallès Section). Specialist in Urban Management. Adviser to the Federation of Barcelona Residents' Associations on urban planning issues. Experience in municipal planning in various municipalities, both as a technical and external professional. Author of several specific publications on urban management.
  • Ortiz Lopera, John Octavio
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    Architect from the National University of Colombia, Medellín Headquarters, with studies from Harvard University in its executive training program in Climate Resilient Architecture: New Approaches to Design with Materials and The Walkable City, Graduate School of Design, GSD. Founder and Director of Design and Planning of the Taller ARQUIURBANO Firm based in Medellín. Professional with high experience in urban processes of Integral transformation and city renewal with 16 years of work in the public sector performed in different Colombian cities.
  • Otaola Ubieta, Pablo

    Civil Engineer from Universidad Politécnica de Madrid. General Coordinator of Infrastructures and Projects of the Malaga City Council. Manager of the Management Committee of Zorrotzaurre (2004-2018), Deputy Director of the Valencian Institute of Modern Art (2001-2003) and General Director of Bilbao Ría 2000 S.A. (1993-2000).
  • Peremiquel Lluch, Francesc
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    Doctor of Architecture by Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya (UPC). Professor of the Department of Urbanism and Regional Planning at Barcelona School of Architecture (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.
  • Soldevilla Garcia, Irma

    Graduated in industrial engineering and chemical engineering at Institut Químic de Sarrià (Universitat Ramon Llull) and postgraduate in Energy Efficiency and energy networks at Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya. She is the project manager at the Barcelona Local Energy Agency. Outstanding projects: coordination and direction of the Barcelona Energy, Climate Change and Air Quality Plan 2011-2020 and participation in the driving force behind the Climate Plan and the Barcelona Climate Emergency Declaration and participation in the creation of the first public marketer of the State.
  • Sorolla Edo, Antoni
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    Urban architect from Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya (UPC). Deputy Mayor for Town Planning and Housing at Sabadell City Council between (1995-1999), Director of Urban Action (2000-2004) and Manager of the Municipal Housing Board (2004-2007) at Barcelona City Council. Since 2015 he has been director of Institutional Relations at SOGEVISO, a private company for social rent.
  • Torras i Sagristà, Laia

    Degree in Information Sciences and Political Sciences from Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona (UAB). Currently, she is Director of Strategic Projects, Communication and Participation in the public company Foment de la Ciutat, of the Barcelona City Council. He has been Head of Participation in the Urban Ecology area of the Barcelona City Council. She was coordinator of projects and the Democracy area in Jaume Bofill Foundation. She has also been an associate professor at UAB.
  • Ventayol Ceferino, Irma
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    Biologist from Universitat de Barcelona and Master in Engineering and Environmental Management from Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya (UPC). With more than twenty years of experience in the field of sustainability, he currently coordinates the Office of Sustainability of the Barcelona City Council and the city's climate strategy. Previously, she worked as Project Manager at the Ramon Folch Study, coordinating projects for environmental management and strategic planning, sustainable building, energy and climate change, and previously (2001-2007) she worked as an environmental consultant and manager at PricewaterhouseCoopers, also in sustainability and corporate social responsibility.

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  • Project manager in the area of territorial and urban planning in public institutions, consortia and private companies.
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