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Start   >  Master's & postgraduate courses  >  Education  >  Continuing education course in Sustainable Urbanism
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27-06-2024

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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
12th Edition
Credits
10 ECTS (60 teaching hours)
Delivery
Face-to-face
Language of instruction
Spanish
Fee
€1,500
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: 27/01/2025
Classes end: 10/03/2025
Programme ends : 21/03/2025
Timetable
Monday: 4:00 pm to 9:00 pm
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?
This course in Sustainable Urbanism offers professionals in the field of architecture and urbanism the knowledge and skills necessary for the sustainable development of urban systems.

The program delves into the knowledge of urban ecology, the conservation of biodiversity and ecological connectivity, with the aim of integrating sustainability criteria into urban design and planning, as well as those of adaptation of the city and the territory to change climate.
Promoted by:
  • Centre de Política de Sòl i Valoracions
Aims
  • Create multidisciplinary specialists trained to face the planning and management of the city and the territory in the XXI century. Authentic planners, or planners in the Anglo-Saxon denomination, of contemporary urban and territorial systems.
  • Deepening the concept of sustainability applied to the city and its morphological and dynamic behavior structures.
  • Define possible models of territory, of variable size from 1 to 40 hectares.
  • Assess soil regulation, building morphology and terrain morphology.
  • Identify the instruments of the environmental management of the territory and of the evaluation, that allow to measure the economic and social value of goods without a manifest market, such as environmental or urban spaces.
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
10 ECTS 60h
Sustainable Urbanism
  • Ecological foundations of environmental science. Urban Ecology Evolution of environmental awareness and the concept of sustainability.
  • Matter cycles, energy flows, diversity and information. Information and entropy.
  • The city and the territory as ecosystems. Ecological cycles (the cycle of water, carbon, ...) and the effect that human action has on them, especially urban development. The metabolism of the city and the ecological footprint.
  • Renewable and non-renewable natural resources. Soil as a non-renewable resource.
  • The ecological matrix of the territory: territorial systems of free spaces, the conservation of biological diversity and ecological connectivity. The rural space. Planning and sustainable management of the landscape.
  • Ecological urbanism, the origin and evolution of sustainability in the territory and the city. The principles of Ecological Urbanism, Ecocity, Smart Growth, New Urbanism and the certifications for sustainable development such as Leadership in Energy & Environmental Design (LEED for ND) and BREEAM Communities.
  • Sustainability indicators. Main international references. Resilience of cities in the face of climate change. Strategies and sustainable territorial models: land consumption; compactness, containment and urban renewal; diversity and mixture; social cohesion; sustainable mobility; energy autonomy, waste management.
  • The public space. Space of social cohesion. Importance of urban green, acoustic quality and air.
  • Practical workshops on the analysis of emissions generation, land consumption and case studies from the evaluation of neighborhoods with the help of LEED guidelines for ND or BREEAM Communities.
  • Visits (in the morning) to sustainable infrastructures of the city.
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
Continuing education course qualification in Sustainable Urbanism, issued by the Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya. Issued by virtue of the provisions of art. 7.1 of Organic Law 2/2023 of 22 March, concerning the University System, and art. 36 of Royal Decree 822/2021 of 28 September, which establishes the organisation of university education and the procedure for ensuring its quality. A prior official university qualification is necessary to obtain it. Otherwise, the student will receive a certificate of completion of the programme issued by the Fundació Politècnica de Catalunya. Lifelong learning 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.
  • Batlle Durany, Enric
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    Architect for the ETSAB, Ph.D. in architecture in 2002 with the thesis published in the Gustavo Gili publishing house entitled 'The Garden of the Metropolis', professor in the Department of Urban Planning and Territorial Planning and director of the MBLandArch, university master's degree of landscaping at the UPC. He is a prestigious landscape architect, teaching conferences and courses around the world. He is a founding member, jointly with Joan Roig Duran, of the Batlleiroig Arquitectura office, which has been working since 1981 in landscape, urban planning and building projects.
  • Ferran Mèlich, Antoni
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    Environmental Technician in the City Council of Arborç. Professor of Territory Planning at the University of Vic.
  • Navarro Valbuena, David
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    Responsible for the Tax Planning Unit of the Catalan Water Agency.
  • 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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