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Start   >  Master's & postgraduate courses  >  Education  >  Postgraduate course in Urban Environment And Sustainability
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28-05-2019

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This postgraduate course is also part of the training track for the master's degree in Urban Planning and Sustainability.

Program

Edition
10th Edition
Credits
20 ECTS (120 teaching hours)
Modality
Face-to-face
Language of instruction
Spanish
Fee
2.750 €
Notes payment of enrolment fee and 0.7% campaign
Registration open until the beginning of the course or until end of vacancies.
Start date
Classes start: 27/01/2020
Classes end: 15/05/2020
Programme ends : 05/06/2020
Timetable
Monday: 16:00 to 21:00
Thursday: 16:00 to 21:00
Friday: 16:00 to 21:00
Taught at
ETSAB - Escola Tècnica Superior d'Arquitectura de Barcelona
Av. Diagonal, 649
Barcelona
Why this programme?
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.
Aims
  • 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.

Training Content

List of subjects
5 ECTS 30h
Urban Climate and Climate Change
  • Basic scientific knowledge on climate change and urban climatology.
  • Analysis techniques of the urban climate, in order to know the possible adaptation measures in the small scale and the implementation within the processes of urban planning, that is, in the large scale.
  • Workshops where proposals for measures of adaptation to climate change in small and large scale work groups will be developed, as well as a role play.
  • Outputs of field work with the taking of climatic measures and practical exercises, such as the preparation of Climatopes and adaptation and recommendation measures in urban planning.

10 ECTS 60h
Sustainable Urbanism
  • The course programme is an introduction to the concepts of territorial and urban sustainability; its origins and evolution, references and strategies, and its applications when planning territorial systems.
  • The course also covers subjects such as urban models and sustainability, the historical evolution of land occupation models: Compact City vs. Dispersed City and the principles of ecological town planning and the entropy of urban systems, organizations, etc. As well as concepts such as climate change, new perspectives and urban resilience. Another concept is that of sustainable cities; materials, energy, balanced use of materials in urban planning systems and their interaction with the environment, air, acoustic and other types of pollution, mobility, green systems and energy; use and transformation of materials, polluting emissions, inter-city and environmental energy flows.
5 ECTS 30h
Evaluación Ambiental del Planeamiento
  • Environmental control instruments.
  • Environmental impact evaluations and applying them to plans and projects. Integrated environmental authorisations.
  • Instruments for protection and management of natural heritage.
  • Networks of protected natural spaces, planning and management.
  • Biological corridors.
  • Protection of geological heritage. Management of unique habitats.
  • Organisation and management instruments for working with renewable natural resources. Environmental infrastructures.
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 Planning and Sustainability .
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:
 Postgraduate courses:
 Lifelong learning 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 appear annually of the UPC School of Professional & Executive Development employment service .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 work and communication platform for students, lecturers and course directors and coordinators. My_Tech_Space allows students to find background material for their classes, to work in teams, ask their lecturers questions, consult their marks, etc.

Teaching team

Academic management
  • Arellano Ramos, Blanca Esmaragda
    Architect. Holds a Master's degree in Urban Management and Valuation from the Polytechnic University of Catalonia. Associate lecturer at the Department of Architectural Technology of the ETSAB, researcher at the Land Policy and Valuations Centre at the Polytechnic University of Catalonia, and a member of the Quality of Urban Life and Sustainability research group. She has conducted and directed research in the areas of urban planning, land and housing policy, analysis of urban growth processes: Sprawl vs. Compact City, sustainable urbanism, sustainable mobility, public space, urban regeneration, citizen culture, capital gains and city management models. She has held various positions in the public sector in the areas of housing, land, urban development and ecology, as well as territorial and urban planning.
  • Roca Cladera, Josep
    A Doctor in Architecture, and Professor at the UPC. Director of the Land Policy and Valuations Centre at the UPC. He is director of the Doctorate Course in Urban and Architectural Management and Valuation, a unique programme in Spain as it combines the economic, legal, social and environmental processes that underlie the planning of the city and the territory. He is the author of numerous articles related to the real estate economy, the analysis of territorial structures and the city. His most well-known books focus on the theoretical analysis of the formation of land value and on the practical application of valuation methods. Dr Roca is a national and international benchmark in the valuations field, and especially those related to urban management processes. He has been a Spanish pioneer in teaching valuations at the postgraduate level since the appearance of master's degree courses in the early 1980s.
Teaching staff
  • Arellano Ramos, Blanca Esmaragda
    Architect. Holds a Master's degree in Urban Management and Valuation from the Polytechnic University of Catalonia. Associate lecturer at the Department of Architectural Technology of the ETSAB, researcher at the Land Policy and Valuations Centre at the Polytechnic University of Catalonia, and a member of the Quality of Urban Life and Sustainability research group. She has conducted and directed research in the areas of urban planning, land and housing policy, analysis of urban growth processes: Sprawl vs. Compact City, sustainable urbanism, sustainable mobility, public space, urban regeneration, citizen culture, capital gains and city management models. She has held various positions in the public sector in the areas of housing, land, urban development and ecology, as well as territorial and urban planning.
  • Batlle Durany, Enric
    Architect, PhD in architecture in 2002 with the thesis recently published by GG entitled 'The Garden of the Metropolis' and Professor in the Department of Urbanism and Regional Planning of ETSAV. He's specialized in landscaping and has given numerous lectures worldwide. In 1981, together with Joan Roig, creates BATLLE Y ROIG ARQUITECTES, an architectural firm that develops building projects, planning and landscape. His work has won awards both state and international level.
  • Cabrera Tosas, Francisco José
    Degree in biology from the University of Barcelona. Master in Engineering and Environmental Management from the Polytechnic University of Catalonia. Master in Engineering and management of renewable energies from the University of Barcelona-IL3. Master's Degree in Energy Efficiency Management from the University of Barcelona-IL3. With an experience of more than 20 years in works related to the development of studies of environmental impact.
  • Carceller Roqué, Xavier
    Doctor in Architecture (UPC). Professor of courses in Urban Ecology, Sustainable City and Territory, Environmental Assessment or Integration of Urban Planning, Legislation, Environmental Management and Diagnosis. He develops the professional activity in the administration of the Generalitat of Catalonia where, among other charges, has been head of the Planning Natural Environment (Department of Environment) and he is currently Head of Service Plans and Programs, in the General Division Environmental Assessment (Department of Planning and Sustainability).
  • Ferrer Pont, Maria Esther
    Graduate in Biological Sciences and Master in Botany from the UAB. Postgraduate in Gardening and Landscaping by the UPC. With more than 25 years of experience in Environmental Consulting. Expert in environmental evaluation of plans, programs and projects, as well as in the design and execution of projects of environmental restoration, conservation of biodiversity and sustainable public use. He develops his professional activity as a freelance, under the brand La segla
  • Mayor Farguell, Xavier
    Ecologist, Biologist.
  • Navazo Lafuente, Marius
    He is a geographer and his professional activity has been developed around the planning of the territory and the urban planning, always from the perspective of the mobility and the transport infrastructures. He has worked both from the private sector as well as from the administration of the Generalitat de Catalunya, where he participated in different sectoral plans (Plan for Infrastructures for Transport in Catalonia), territorial plans and mobility plans. As a consultant he has developed different plans and preliminary projects, as well as has advised in the drafting of normative texts.
  • Roca Cladera, Josep
    A Doctor in Architecture, and Professor at the UPC. Director of the Land Policy and Valuations Centre at the UPC. He is director of the Doctorate Course in Urban and Architectural Management and Valuation, a unique programme in Spain as it combines the economic, legal, social and environmental processes that underlie the planning of the city and the territory. He is the author of numerous articles related to the real estate economy, the analysis of territorial structures and the city. His most well-known books focus on the theoretical analysis of the formation of land value and on the practical application of valuation methods. Dr Roca is a national and international benchmark in the valuations field, and especially those related to urban management processes. He has been a Spanish pioneer in teaching valuations at the postgraduate level since the appearance of master's degree courses in the early 1980s.
  • Torrents Abad, Josep Maria
    Architect Master's Degree in Urban Environment and Sustainability and Official Master's Degree in Urban Management and Valuation by the UPC. He is Head of the Service of Plans and Programs of the General Sub-Directorate for Environmental Assessment, in the Department of Territory and Sustainability of the Generalitat of Catalonia.

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El CPSV, coorganizador del máster en Planificación Urbana y Sostenibilidad, evalúa los efectos de la isla de calor urbana en la Región Metropolitana de Barcelona
El CPSV, coorganizador del máster en Planificación Urbana y Sostenibilidad, evalúa los efectos de la isla de calor urbana en la Región Metropolitana de Barcelona
24-07-2017
Un equipo multidisciplinar coordinado por el Centro de Política de Suelo y Valoraciones (CPSV) y encabezado por Josep Roca Cladera, director del máster en Planificación Urbana y Sostenibilidad y del posgrado en Smart Cities: Urbanismo, Tecnología y Sostenibilidad de la UPC School, ha estudiado y determinado cuáles son los principales elementos que contribuyen a constituir la isla de calor en las ciudades a través de un estudio realizado en la Región Metropolitana de Barcelona, un área que cubre 164 municipios, 3.200 km2 y 4,7 millones de habitantes. El estudio también propone una serie de buenas prácticas en planeamiento urbano para paliar los efectos del cambio climático en las ciudades. El fenómeno de la isla de calor consiste en el incremento de la temperatura en el centro de las áreas urbanas, en contraste con la periferia o los espacios rurales circundantes , especialmente en horas nocturnas. Este hecho tiene un impacto en la salud y el bienestar de los ciudadanos especialmente preocupante cuando se producen episodios extremos como las olas de calor, cada vez más frecuentes. Las principales causas de la isla de calor son la falta de vegetación, la impermeabilización del suelo y el uso de materiales como el asfalto y el hormigón, que por la noche desprenden el calor acumulado durante el día, al igual que los vehículos y los sistemas de alumbrado y de climatización. El estudio revela que Sant Andreu, Nou Barris y la zona del Raval de Barcelona son los barrios de mayor vulnerabilidad al cambio climático y se estima que un incremento de 20 a 25°C de temperatura media en los meses de verano representa un incremento de 3.000 muertes adicionales. Las zonas más calientes de día son las industriales, así como el recinto ferial de Montjuïc y de centros comerciales; y de noche, las calles y las zonas más edificadas (Eixample y Ciutat Vella a la cabeza). En el estudio se han analizado el régimen de temperaturas de la superficie terrestre (LST), del aire (LSAT) y de transferencia de calor en la atmósfera, con los datos obtenidos a través de sensores térmicos instalados en satélites como MODIS y LANDSAT, así como de la base de datos Corine, además de la información disponible en las estaciones meteorológicas de la Generalitat y del Estado. Todo ello ha permitido configurar un sistema de información climática integrado, a partir del cual ha simulado los factores climáticos, geográficos, territoriales y urbanos que determinan la isla de calor del sistema metropolitano de Barcelona. Ante esta situación, el CPSV propone diferentes buenas prácticas en la planificación urbana y territorial, con el objetivo de hacer bajar 2° C la temperatura media en las ciudades. Como medidas preventivas proponen cambiar las fachadas de edificios y los pavimentos , especialmente en zonas de juego infantil (que alcanzan los 70°C con calor máxima), implantar suelos permeables, fomentar la ventilación urbana y aumentar las zonas verdes , entre otros. Desde la UPC se deja patente la importancia de que los planes urbanísticos tengan en cuenta la evaluación climática de las zonas urbanas y metropolitanas y se insiste en hasta qué punto un adecuado diseño urbanístico puede ayudar a disminuir la emisión de gases de efecto invernadero y los efectos del cambio climático en las zonas urbanas.
El CPSV, coorganizador del máster en Planificación Urbana y Sostenibilidad, evalúa los efectos de la isla de calor urbana en la Región Metropolitana de Barcelona
El CPSV, coorganizador del máster en Planificación Urbana y Sostenibilidad, evalúa los efectos de la isla de calor urbana en la Región Metropolitana de Barcelona
24-07-2017
Un equipo multidisciplinar coordinado por el Centro de Política de Suelo y Valoraciones (CPSV) y encabezado por Josep Roca Cladera, director del máster en Planificación Urbana y Sostenibilidad y del posgrado en Smart Cities: Urbanismo, Tecnología y Sostenibilidad de la UPC School, ha estudiado y determinado cuáles son los principales elementos que contribuyen a constituir la isla de calor en las ciudades a través de un estudio realizado en la Región Metropolitana de Barcelona, un área que cubre 164 municipios, 3.200 km2 y 4,7 millones de habitantes. El estudio también propone una serie de buenas prácticas en planeamiento urbano para paliar los efectos del cambio climático en las ciudades. El fenómeno de la isla de calor consiste en el incremento de la temperatura en el centro de las áreas urbanas, en contraste con la periferia o los espacios rurales circundantes , especialmente en horas nocturnas. Este hecho tiene un impacto en la salud y el bienestar de los ciudadanos especialmente preocupante cuando se producen episodios extremos como las olas de calor, cada vez más frecuentes. Las principales causas de la isla de calor son la falta de vegetación, la impermeabilización del suelo y el uso de materiales como el asfalto y el hormigón, que por la noche desprenden el calor acumulado durante el día, al igual que los vehículos y los sistemas de alumbrado y de climatización. El estudio revela que Sant Andreu, Nou Barris y la zona del Raval de Barcelona son los barrios de mayor vulnerabilidad al cambio climático y se estima que un incremento de 20 a 25°C de temperatura media en los meses de verano representa un incremento de 3.000 muertes adicionales. Las zonas más calientes de día son las industriales, así como el recinto ferial de Montjuïc y de centros comerciales; y de noche, las calles y las zonas más edificadas (Eixample y Ciutat Vella a la cabeza). En el estudio se han analizado el régimen de temperaturas de la superficie terrestre (LST), del aire (LSAT) y de transferencia de calor en la atmósfera, con los datos obtenidos a través de sensores térmicos instalados en satélites como MODIS y LANDSAT, así como de la base de datos Corine, además de la información disponible en las estaciones meteorológicas de la Generalitat y del Estado. Todo ello ha permitido configurar un sistema de información climática integrado, a partir del cual ha simulado los factores climáticos, geográficos, territoriales y urbanos que determinan la isla de calor del sistema metropolitano de Barcelona. Ante esta situación, el CPSV propone diferentes buenas prácticas en la planificación urbana y territorial, con el objetivo de hacer bajar 2° C la temperatura media en las ciudades. Como medidas preventivas proponen cambiar las fachadas de edificios y los pavimentos , especialmente en zonas de juego infantil (que alcanzan los 70°C con calor máxima), implantar suelos permeables, fomentar la ventilación urbana y aumentar las zonas verdes , entre otros. Desde la UPC se deja patente la importancia de que los planes urbanísticos tengan en cuenta la evaluación climática de las zonas urbanas y metropolitanas y se insiste en hasta qué punto un adecuado diseño urbanístico puede ayudar a disminuir la emisión de gases de efecto invernadero y los efectos del cambio climático en las zonas urbanas.
El CPSV-UPC, coorganizador del máster en Planificación Urbana y Sostenibilidad, da asesoramiento técnico a la serie de TV 'La Catedral del Mar'
El CPSV-UPC, coorganizador del máster en Planificación Urbana y Sostenibilidad, da asesoramiento técnico a la serie de TV 'La Catedral del Mar'
25-11-2016
El Centre de Política del Sòl i Valoracions de la Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya (UPC) , que dirige Josep Roca, director del máster en Planificación Urbana y Sostenibilidad de la UPC School, participa en las tareas de asesoramiento, apoyo técnico y documentación del rodaje de la serie de televisión La Catedral del Mar , ambientada en el siglo XIV, para que se pueda llevar a cabo con todo el rigor histórico y científico posible. El equipo de investigadores del CPSV ha facilitado a la productora los documentos, la bibliografía y los conocimientos que pueden aportar el máximo rigor histórico y científico a la obra audiovisual. Además, mediante la técnica de escáner láser terrestre, han realizado un modelo 3D de alta precisión de la puerta principal y el lateral de la iglesia de Santa María del Mar , como una malla poligonal, que servirá para montar la escenografía. La serie audiovisual La Catedral del Mar es una adaptación televisiva de la novela homónima de Ildefonso Falcones. La iglesia de Santa María del Mar y la Barcelona medieval son algunos de los escenarios principales de esta producción de Antena3 Series. El  Centre de Política del Sòl i Valoracions de la UPC, con sede en la Escuela Técnica Superior de Arquitectura de Barcelona (ETSAB) , es un centro específico de investigación multidisciplinar en los ámbitos de la política de suelo, la gestión y administración del urbanismo, la valoración inmobiliaria y urbana, las técnicas de sistemas de información geográfica en el análisis espacial de las estructuras urbanas, la modelización virtual de la arquitectura de la ciudad, así como el análisis de la calidad de vida urbana.

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