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This postgraduate course is also part of the training track for the master's degree in Urban Design and the master's degree in European Postgraduate Masters in Urbanism.

Programme

Edition
20th Edition
Credits
30 ECTS (200 teaching hours)
Delivery
Blended learning
Language of instruction
Spanish
Fee
€3,000
Notes payment of enrolment fee and 0,7% campaign
Registration open until the beginning of the course or until end of vacancies.
Start date
Start date: September 2020
End date: December 2020
Timetable
Monday: 3:00 pm to 7:00 pm
Tuesday: 3:00 pm to 7:00 pm
Wednesday: 3:00 pm to 7:00 pm
Thursday: 3:00 pm to 7:00 pm
Taught at
ETSAB - Escola Tècnica Superior d'Arquitectura de Barcelona
Av. Diagonal, 649
Barcelona
Why this programme?
This module of the Master in Urban Design contains several theoretical subjects, methodological and workshops, with a joint program of 30 ECTS. It focuses on urban planning and related research. The subjects of this Graduate are distributed as follows: Urban Design Workshop Analysis and development of projects Urban Reform Compositional criteria in the Urban Space Project New Residential Projects Design and Management of Public Space Responsible: Prof. Dr. Miquel Corominas Ayala (micoro@coac.net)
Aims
To establish the relationship between the new parts of a contemporary city, often characterized by their isolation, a fact that has generated peripheral urban areas where the disintegration is dominant, to study the compositional aspects of the urban project, classify intervention methods used in recent urban remodeling operations according to common patterns and analyze new residential projects based on aspects such centrality, accessibility, services, community spaces, leisure and nature.
Who is it for?
Architects with advanced or associates degrees. Urban Planners. Managers working for public administrations in urbanism departments. Geographers. Economists. Engineers with advanced or associates degrees.

Training Content

List of subjects
3 ECTS 18h
Urban Planning Theory
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).
15 ECTS 120h
Urban and Place Workshop
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.
4 ECTS 24h
Urban Project Theory and Urban Economy
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.

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.

4 ECTS 20h
Urban Composition and Residential Urban Project
Recent urban improvement plans and operations, as much for the sector itself as for the variety of situations where they are proposed, for the diversity of objectives and the intervention methods, represent one of the most important chapters in the history of urban development of our cities. This course seeks to classify these things according to common themes, allowing us to do comparative study to establish suitable criteria, objectives and intervention methods for use with different urban improvement situations.
4 ECTS 20h
Design of Public Space
This course focuses on the discussion about public space projects: streets, boulevards, promenades, squares and parks, through its most characteristic features explained by their authors. This instrumental course, will review the different elements and common techniques used in the construction and maintenance of public space. This seminar will focus in the recent review of public space design and in the gradual enrichment of techniques and materials.
The UPC School reserves the right to modify the contents of the programme, which may vary in order to better accommodate the course objectives.
Degree
Postgraduate diplomas 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 this degree it is necessary to have an official. Otherwise, the Fundació Politècnica de Catalunya will only award them a a certificate of completion.
Range of modules
This postgraduate course is part of the training track for the master's degree in Urban Design .
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:
This postgraduate course is also part of the training track for the master's degree in European Postgraduate Masters in Urbanism .
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.

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 postgraduate course 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
  • Corominas Ayala, Miquel
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    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.
Academic coordination
  • Corominas Ayala, Miquel
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    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.
Teaching staff
  • Albareda Fernández, Elena
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    Architect Associate professor since 2015 to the Department of Urban Planning and Planning (UPC). Gets the DIOSA (2009) in the PhD in Energy and Environment Architecture through an FI-Agaur scholarship, from which the current thesis is derived. She is a founding partner of the cooperative of architecture Cíclica [space, community & ecology] combining, since 2012, professional projects with teaching in her field of research. She is the author of publications related to ecological urbanism projects, urban metabolism, landscape ecology and sustainable transformation of the territory.
  • Castiñeira Palou, Isabel
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    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
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    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.
  • Fayos Molet, Ricard

    Architect (UPC, 1974). Professor at the School of Architecture of Barcelona (UPC) and professor of various Master¿s programs and international seminars. Since 1984 is linked in several important charges in the town hall of Barcelona and since 1992 is the Technical Director of Planning and Infrastructure of the town hall of Barcelona.
  • Franquesa Sanchez, Jordi
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    Architect and PhD in Urban Planning by UPC (ETSAB), teacher of ETSAB since 1996. He has taught at different universities: Venice. Lisbon, Holland, Mexico and Brazil, and has been a speaker at a congress on innovation at Harvard. His doctoral thesis on the garden city won the Extraordinary Doctorate Award. He is the director and founder of the research group GILDA, Group for Innovation and Educational Logistics in Architecture, where 6 Jidai congresses have been held so far, Conference for Teaching Innovation in Architecture. He has written numerous articles on teaching innovation.
  • Galindo Gonzalez, Julian
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    Doctor in Architecture and Professor of the Department of Urbanism and Regional Planning (UPC), where also develops his activity as a researcher. He has taught in several courses and international workshops, such as the Biennial of Spanish Architecture and Urbanism in Santander. He has coordinated, with the Historisch Amsterdam Museum, the exhibition "The construction of the open city. Amsterdam 1934-1995", presented in Spanish and European universities, and was invited by the universities of Palermo and Venice at the seminars that accompanied the exhibition in Italy. His works and articles have been recognized in publications, magazines and on national and international awards.
  • 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.
  • Sabaté Bel, Joaquim
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    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.

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