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

Programme

Edition
10th Edition
Credits
20 ECTS (120 teaching hours)
Delivery
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: 10/10/2019
Classes end: 24/01/2020
Programme ends : 14/02/2020
Timetable
Monday: 4:00 pm to 9:00 pm
Tuesday: 4:00 pm to 7:00 pm
Wednesday: 4:00 pm to 9:00 pm
Thursday: 4:00 pm to 9:00 pm
Friday: 4:00 pm to 7:00 pm
Taught at
ETSAB - Escola Tècnica Superior d'Arquitectura de Barcelona
Av. Diagonal, 649
Barcelona
Why this programme?

This program is proposed as a basic body of specific contents required for Territorial Planning. The city, the territory, is the place where the set of economic, cultural and social relations is expressed. The traditional notions of living, working and leisure, characteristics of rationalist urbanism, have added a set of increasingly complex aspects. These require defining in another way the role of the traditional professions involved in urban and territorial planning, as well as those related to the sustainable development of natural spaces and the processes of artificialization of the territory. Some of the aspects that take a growing importance in the management and sustainable management of the territory are the crisis of the industrial production system, the processes of division of labor within tertiary activity, the irruption of ICT, economic development with the criterion of sustainability, changes in the demographic structure of the population, migrations on a planetary scale, territorial suburbanization and the progressive consumption of land, the interdependence and competition of the economy and territories on a global scale, the new social habits in the trade and leisure, the changes experienced in transport infrastructure and mobility, etc.

In opposition to these new challenges of contemporary society, stands out the stagnation of traditional professions, in which the transformations of degree continue anchored, in our country, in the situation generated with industrialization. Architects, geographers, industrial and road engineers, sociologists, among others, continue to be university degrees more related to design and management, not having appeared in Spain, new professional expressions trained to plan the complexity of the territory that characterizes the XXI century.

In the case of foreign students, or Spanish non-architects; Without knowledge of the Legal Framework of Planning and Urban Management in Spain, it is recommended the realization of the subject Introduction to Spanish Urban Law, which provides a set of introductory contents that ensure a common minimum knowledge base, very useful for the future realization of the postgraduate.

Aims
  • Confronting the formation of multidisciplinary specialists trained to deal with the planning and management of the city and territory in the XXI century. Authentic planners "planners" (in the Anglo-Saxon denomination), contemporary urban and territorial systems.
  • Assess land regulation, the edificadora morphology and morphology of the land.
  • Identify the instruments of environmental management planning and evaluation to measure the economic and social value of goods without a manifest market, such as environmental or urban spaces.
Who is it for?
  • Technical career professionals of higher or technical degree (architects and engineers), graduates in Economics, Geography and Sociology.
  • Professionals who, in one way or another, link their professional activity to the planning of the territory and technicians of public administrations.
  • Professionals, who still have no direct professional relationship with the contents of the course, are interested in knowing in a rigorous way all those theoretical aspects related to the planning of the territory and the city and its conditioning and environmental implications.

Training Content

List of subjects
10 ECTS 60h
Territorial Planning and Urban
  • The genesis of urban planning, its evolution and territorial and urban problems generated from the industrial revolution.
  • Study of urban paradigms:
    • The urban phenomenon of the twentieth century.
    • Urban expansion and suburbanization versus compactness.
    • Crisis and decadence of urban centers.
    • The monocentric city and polycentric models.
    • The evolution of the current city "post-Fordism".
    • The economy and the city of knowledge.
    • The environmental, economic and social sustainability of urban structures.
    • Immigration and social segregation, closed neighborhoods, metropolitanization, megalopolis, intermediate cities, among others.
  • The European territorial strategy. The balanced development of the regions. The European Territorial Agenda. Towards an Inclusive, Smart and Sustainable Europe of Diverse Regions.
  • Spanish urban law. Concept and evolution of urban law in the Spanish state. The principles and structure of the regulatory system of urbanism. Urban planning techniques: classification and qualification of the land, the legal regime of the land and the execution of the planning.
  • Territorial planning in Catalonia is explained at a regional level. Study of the Territorial Plans, Territorial Plans and the Master Plans, in addition to other sectoral plans of incidence in the territory such as mobility, housing or infrastructure.
  • At the local scale, the General Urban Planning System, its competencies and scope are analyzed. Municipal Urban Planning Plans (POUM), Municipal Urban Action Programs (PAUM) and Derived Urban Planning: Special, Partial, Improvement and Delimitation Plans.
  • Prospective planning instruments.
  • Analysis of urban renewal plans and programs.
  • Practical workshops on case studies at a territorial scale as well as experiences on an urban scale.
  • Visits (in the morning) to the Territory and Urban Planning areas of the Generalitat de Catalunya, Serveis d'Urbanisme of the Metropolitan Area of ​​Barcelona (AMB) and the urban planning area of ​​the Barcelona City Council.
5 ECTS 30h
Management, Governance and Urban Policies
  • Analysis of the different policies on land and housing, with special emphasis on the review of good practices of European housing policies, as well as from the point of view of their historical evolution and in the analysis and achievement of their objectives.
  • Relations between land policy and the real estate market.
  • Factors that from urban planning can influence the normalization of the land market, among other objectives.
  • Development of the main elements of urban policy (analysis of the supply and demand of land and housing, accessibility to the market, financing, taxation, etc.).
  • The basic management instruments are analyzed, such as expropriation, equitable distribution of benefits and charges, land reserves for social housing, public land assets, intervention in the market, rental policy, etc.
  • Citizen participation that guarantees economic development, social cohesion and quality of life, under the principles of governance. For this, it has the participation of non-governmental organizations of citizen participation, as well as the exhibition of the experience in this field of the city of Barcelona.
    policies

5 ECTS 30h
Geographic Information Systems
  • Knowledge of geographic information systems, through the teaching of ArcGis software.
  • Structure of graphic and alphanumeric data, its components and work procedures.
  • Study of vectorial and raster information systems.
  • Introduction to remote sensing.
  • Analysis of the relevant concepts of urban and territorial structure, possible opinion and work procedures, fundamentally for its synthetic visualization in a municipal scope.
  • Processes necessary to explore and show different factors that converge in an environment, their spatial relationships, as well as an integrating reading of various components.
  • Qualitative improvement of the information that allows the combination of elements and synthesis of contents through the exploration of different urban information bases in digital format and GIS-based computer applications.
  • Practical workshops with knowledge and work criteria of the SIG.

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:
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Learning methodology

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

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.
Solving exercises
Solutions are worked on by practising routines, applying formulas and algorithms, and procedures are followed for transforming the available information and interpreting the results.
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.
Assessment criteria
Attendance
At least 80% attendance of teaching hours is required.
Level of participation
The student's active contribution to the various activities offered by the teaching team is assessed.
Solving exercises, questionnaires or exams
Individual tests aimed at assessing the degree of learning and the acquisition of competences.
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.
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 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.
  • Biere Arenas, Rolando Mauricio
    Architect by the University of Valparaíso (Chile), Master in Urban Management by the FPC-UPC and Master in Management and Urban Assessment by the UPC. Course coordinator of the training programs organized by the Center for Land Policy and Valuations (CPSV), in which he also works as a researcher. Invited professor in the themes of Urban Management, Planning and ICT applied to territorial and urban analysis.
  • Bosch Meda, Jordi
    Architect. Doctor in Management and Urban Assessment. Responsible for Remodeling Neighborhoods, Department of Environment and Housing of the Generalitat de Catalunya.
  • Burón Cuadrado, Francisco Javier
    University of País Vasco. Until May 2009, Deputy Minister of Housing of the Basque Government, previously Director of Planning and Operational Processes of Housing of the Basque Government and in September 2009 he joined the public law area of the Cuatrecasas Gonçalves Pereira office. Currently, partner of URBANIA ZH GESTION, EKITEN THINKING - EHU-UPV. Administrative reform and housing policies.
  • 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).
  • Clavell Nadal, Dolors
    Law graduate, she has been a parliamentarian in Catalonia between 2003-2010. He is a specialist in administrative law. Professor in postgraduate courses at the Universitat Pompeu Fabra(UPF), she teaches several courses related to urban planning and housing. She has worked as an advisor of administrative law, environment, urban planning and housing for several administrations, entities and individuals. He has intervened in the drafting of urban planning and management instruments and urban regeneration processes in degraded centers. She has been an international consultant in projects in Latin America, in matters related to administrative, urban planning and public procurement legislation. He is a member of the Catalan Association of Democratic Lawyers.
  • Esquius Rafat, Andreu
    Civil Engineer, Channels and Ports by the UPC (1992), with the specialties of Transport and Regional Planning. Partner and Deputy Director of MCRIT SL, a consulting company specialized in advising the administration and large public and private companies.
  • 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 (1977-1992). 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 (1980, 1998) and Urban Planning: concepts, tools and practices (2001, 2010).
  • Jornet Forner, Sebastià
    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.
  • Lambies Ortin, Enric
    Lawyer by the University of Barcelona, urban planning technician and local administration secretary. He has held various management positions in the Urbanisme Services of the City Council of Barcelona and Coordination with the Metropolitan Area of Barcelona. Teacher in the field of urban law at the Escola d'Administració Pública de Catalunya.
  • Llop Torné, Josep Maria
    Architect Planner (UPC, 1973). Director Planning and Environment of Lleida (1979-1988 and 1991-2003). Director of Planning of the City of Barcelona (1987-1991), before the 1992 Olympic Games. Professor of the University of Lleida and the Polytechnic University of Catalonia. First Prize of Catalonia Urban General Plan 1995-2015 Lleida. Project Coordinator "Management and control of urbanization" of the URB-AL Network on tools for urban income redistribution. Program Director of the International Union of Architects and UNESCO Chair on "Intermediate Cities, Urbanization and Development".
  • Moix Bergada, Montserrat
    Computing. Utg Àmbit d'Arquitectura de Barcelona of the Polytechnic University of Catalonia (UPC).
  • Muxí Martínez, Zaida
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    Doctor of Architecture from the University of Seville. Between 2004 and 2015 she was co-director of the 21st Century Master's Laboratory of Housing of the FPC. Expert in urbanism and feminist architecture and with a gender perspective. Expert in housing. Between 2015 and 2019 she has been Director of Urban Planning, Housing, Environment, Urban Ecology, Public Space and Civics of Santa Coloma de Gramenet. She has worked as a consultant in rehabilitation of neighborhoods and housing for the city of Buenos Aires, Sao Paulo, as well as for the Junta de Andalucía and the Generalitat de Catalunya.
  • Palacio i Villacampa, Gabriel Àngel
    Senior territorial planner, is responsible for the development of territorial thinking in the Department of Territory and Sustainability of the Generalitat de Catalunya. Architect from the Polytechnic University of Catalonia (UPC), has accumulated a professional experience in territorial planning for almost 30 years, during which he has held different technical positions. It is specialized in the formulation and application of territorial planning, and its connection with other more or less related matters, such as urban planning, housing, landscape policies, territory custody, rural development, between others, and the environmental and legal implications that arise from them.
  • Perez Lamas, Carlos
    Architect, Master in Management and Urban Assessment by the UPC, Full Professor of the Chair of Assessments, Urban Law and Legal Architecture of the UPC. He has been a Municipal Architect in the field of planning, licensing and urban management. Expert in matters related to regulations in building, urban planning, management and urban valuation. Participates in the teaching of postgraduate courses in different universities and professional colleges. He is the author of numerous books and manuals on legal architecture, valuations and urban management.
  • Pindado, Fernando
    Lawyer by the Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona. Commissioner of Participation of the Ajuntament de Barcelona.
  • Queraltó Ros, Pau
    Geographer.
  • 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.
  • Tejedor Bielsa, Julio
    Professor of Administrative Law, accredited University Professor in 2015. Specialized in urban, real estate and housing law and public sector contracting. Author of 7 monographs, coordinator of 3 collective volumes and author of a hundred works of his specialty. General Director of Housing and Rehabilitation (2003-2005 and 2009-2011) and General Director of Urban Planning of the Government of Aragon (2005-2007). Member of the Administrative Contracting Advisory Board of Aragón. Currently serves as General Secretary of the Presidency of Aragon.
  • Trilla Bellart, Carme
    Economist. Wide and prestigious dedication in the public sector in various positions, as head of the Study Service, responsible for the secretariat, and General Director of the General Directorate of Housing of the Generalitat. Expert consultant in the private sector, analyzing the real estate sector and housing construction, from the social, economic and public policy aspects. He works closely with the Universitat de Barcelona (UB) and Universitat Pompeu Fabra (UPF). Also with the Institute of Construction Technology of Catalonia (ITEC) and the European consultancy network Euroconstruct.

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  • Technical manager of urban planning, territory and environment departments in public administrations.
  • Consultant in Urban Planning and Territorial Planning.
  • Urbanist specialist in urban planning.
  • Project manager in the planning area, territory and environment.
  • Urbanist in free professional exercise.

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