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

Presentation

Edition
7th Edition
Credits
5 ECTS (30 teaching hours)
Delivery
Face-to-face
Language of instruction
Spanish
Fee
€900
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: 07/03/2024
Classes end: 25/04/2024
Programme ends : 02/05/2024
Timetable
Thursday: 4:00 pm to 9:00 pm
Taught at
ETSAB - Escola Tècnica Superior d'Arquitectura de Barcelona
Av. Diagonal, 649
Barcelona
Why this continuing education course?
Although there is a high consensus on the fact that urban planning has a fundamental importance in the implementation of measures to improve the climatic quality of cities and face global climate change, the professional practice of design and planning territorial and urban does not seem to have internalized it yet.

On the small scale there is extensive experience in bioclimatic urban design. In turn, with regard to buildings, there has been a major effort in recent years to increase energy efficiency, with the aim of simultaneously reducing the generation of greenhouse gases (directives 2002/91/EC and 2010 /31/EU of the European Parliament and of the Council on the energy efficiency of residential buildings).

However, on the large scale, that of urban and territorial planning, there does not seem to be a parallel awareness, being few initiatives that have been carried out so far to integrate the factors that influence climate change and, therefore, increase urban resilience.

This course in Urban Climate and Climate Change is born from the European project Competences for Sustainable City Development: Qualification Scheme for Climate Adaptation in Construction, Architecture and Planning (CLIM-CAP), as well as from the Urban-CLIMPLAN state project. It also takes as a reference the project La Isla de Calor Urbana: Effects on Climate Change and Modeling for Territorial and Urban Planning Strategies, financed by the Ministry of Economy and Competitiveness (MINECO) and the European Regional Development Fund (FEDER).
Promoted by:
  • Centre de Política de Sòl i Valoracions
Aims
This course is accredited by the European Union, in accordance with ISO EN 17024, which has the general objective of:

  • Offer professionals who develop their professional practice in the field of architecture and urban planning the qualification, skills and practical knowledge necessary for the sustainable development of the city in the field of adaptation of urban areas to climate change.
Who is it for?
  • Urban planners and technical or superior architects.
  • Engineers of various specialties.
  • Economists, geographers, sociologists or graduates in Environmental Sciences or Law.
  • Professionals dedicated to urban and territorial planning.
  • Professionals from public administrations in the areas of urban planning, territory, environment, etc.

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.
Degree
Course of continuing education certificate issued by the Fundació Politècnica de Catalunya. Continuing education studies at the Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya are approved by the University's Governing Council on an annual basis. (See details appearing on the certificate)
Range of modules
This continuing education course is part of the training track for the continuing education master's degree in Urban Planning and Sustainability .
The continuing education master's degree programme is organized into the following modules. If you don't wish to take the entire continuing education master's degree you can sign on one or several modules.
Continuing education 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.
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 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 continuing education 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
  • Arellano Ramos, Blanca Esmaragda
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    PhD in architecture by Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya and architect by Universidad Autónoma de Baja California and 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
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    PhD in Architecture, and Professor emeritus 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
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    PhD in architecture by Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya and architect by Universidad Autónoma de Baja California and 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
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    View profile in futur.upc / View profile in Linkedin
    PhD in Architecture, and Professor emeritus 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.

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Career opportunities

  • Urbanist specialist in urban planning.

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