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European Postgraduate Masters in Urbanism

Master's degree. Face-to-face.


UPC School
Shortly we will publish updated information about the new edition of this programme.

The field of urban planning cannot be oblivious to the rapid changes in our societies in the new information age. The growing complexity of urban phenomena and their interactions, the impact of new communication technologies in the relationship between city and country, the increasingly important role internationally in large cities, forcing the developer to develop the methods and intervention tools best suited to act in this context.

Four relevant European Universities (UPC, TU Delft, KU Leuven and IUAV Venice) designed in 2005 a first European Postgraduate Masters Programme in Urbanism: Strategies and Design for Cities and the UPC Master in Urban Design takes part of this new Program. With the European Postgraduate Masters in Urbanism (EMU), four leading European institutions in research and education in the field of urban planning have joined forces to provide an educational urban planning program of high-level. The participating universities are: Technische Universiteit Delft (TUD), Delft, The Netherlands, Catholic University of Leuven (KUL), Leuven, Belgium; Università IUAV di Venezia (IUAV), Venice, Italy and University of Catalonia (UPC-ETSAB / ETSAV), Barcelona, Spain.

This new common program faces up to the challenges of contemporary urban planning, attending to the development of new instruments for a critical intervention in different contexts. The two-year program meets professional experiences, methodological approaches and theories from different European countries, as well as the respective culture in terms of planning and design of the participating universities.

The four universities join efforts to the specifically European tradition, in terms of the consideration that the Urbanism (urban planning and design) is a discipline socially responsible to improve the lives of all citizens. In addition, each university has its approach related and developed according to their geographical, historical and cultural situation. This specificity makes students to gain valuable experience in different physical and cultural landscapes.

The Degree finally obtained is European Postgraduate Masters in Urbanism, issued by the Polytechnic University of Catalonia. Students must take during the second year of the program one semester at another university other than the UPC to get the European certificate that will come signed by representatives of each university integrated into the EMU.

The module that is carried out will be taught in English, and the student must certify the level requested by the host university. Here you can check the level required in each university


The Masters has been designed to train highly qualified architects in the development of urban projects that have to adapt to a dynamic and very complex urban environment. The Master's program emphasizes the physical form of the interventions, in relation to which the rest of aspects in urban planning are considered (economic, social, management, etc.)

Because the participants on the Master come from all over the world, we often work in multicultural groups, an enriching situation that is more and more common in the professional activities of the urbanists.

The aim of the Master's is to capacitate students to do the following:
- Analyze urban problems in urban and regional areas.
- Design proposals for planning, remodeling and developing these areas.
- Understand the sociological, economic, technical and managerial aspects of urban planning and weave these into their understanding of the forms of physical intervention.
- Incorporate the different scales involved in Urbanism into their designs.
- Develop discriminating, well-grounded views of the field of Urbanism.

Beyond that, the specific objectives in the Master are: (1) think critically and incorporate the dynamics of urban complexity within a clear conceptual framework, (2) encourage research through design, which enables enhanced visibly ability of this method of approach and offer an innovative technique (project as a producer of knowledge), (3) be able to initiate a contextual and flexible dialogue within the framework of a strategic bargaining with the different stakeholders or affected by the design proposal in order to achieve a better understanding of the implementation process, and (4) promote wider perspective on the consequences of decisions and actions on shaping the current and future city.

Who is it for?

  • Architects.
  • Urban Developers.
  • Managers working for public administrations in urbanism departments.
  • Geographers.
  • Economists.
  • Engineers.

In this sense, the Master is aimed basically at architects and engineers and especially to new graduates of these careers (including students pending of the final project). Thus, the program is conceived as a continuation of urbanism's training that the career not allow to develop sufficiently.


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.

City Design

Postgraduate course face-to-face. Start date: 19/09/2018. Barcelona

Urban Design

Postgraduate course face-to-face. Start date: 29/01/2019. Barcelona


The EMU program lasts two years and is divided into four semesters or modules. The first three refer to the three fields of the urban planning intervention: "Designing the City" devoted to urban planning, "Designing the Place", devoted to the design of urban projects, and "Designing the Region", devoted to the regional planning, and the last is dedicated to the development of the final Master Thesis that is the development of a research project.

Students must take during the second year of the program, one semester at another university other than the UPC to get the European certificate that will come signed by representatives of each university integrated into the EMU.

There are five types of subjects in the Masters. The workshops are over real and current cases and are the core of the degree and around these workshops are organized the different subjects, which provide extensive theoretical and methodological knowledge about the processes of urban and territorial transformations. The proposed themes are clearly focused on urban intervention, not only in its physical design but also in its construction materials, and in the temporal dimension and management of this process. Each of the three thematic modules has his own workshop, where is proposed an exercise based on an urban system structure or territory particularly suited to integrate and apply the considerations raised in the theoretical subjects. The Workshop is the backbone of the module and is usually done in close collaboration with the different administrations involved. On the other hand, the theoretical subjects, provide conceptual discussions and reflections on the recent evolution of the city and the territory and the mechanisms for an urban intervention. The methodological subjects are directed at promoting the knowledge of the application of a technique or instrument from the analysis of several plans and other project design figures. The seminars treat present topics, but with a transcendence beyond the local and concrete thing, which invites theoretical reflection. The specialization courses are subjects that approach practical questions like the land arrangement, systems of mobility, environmental management, etc.

Finally, the fourth module of the program, is a research project in which the student can integrate, apply and develop the knowledge, skills and attitudes acquired during the teaching period of the Master. The work will be led by one or two tutors. The first must be from the host university and the second, from another university of the consortium of the EMU. The task of the tutor is to continuously monitor the work done by the student for the preparation, written presentation and oral defense of the final thesis.



Urban Planning Workshop
15 ECTS. 120 teaching hours. 1st year
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.
Theory of Urban Planning
4 ECTS. 20 teaching hours. 1st year
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).
Urban Regulation and Urban Economy
3 ECTS. 15 teaching hours. 1st year
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.
Responsible: Profs. Drs Xavier Carceller (Department of Architectural Construction) and Ferran Navarro Acebes (Department of Urbanism and Regional Planning).

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.
Responsible: Profs. J. Trullén, R. Boix, I.Muñiz (Area de economía aplicada de la Universidad Autonoma de Barcelona)
Infrastructure, Environment and City
4 ECTS. 20 teaching hours. 1st year
The aim of the first part of the course is to offer a focused view of the relationship between two concepts (infrastructure and planning) on an urban scale. This course proposes systematising characteristic problems from each type of infrastructure according to remodelled planning where issues and flows (communication, energy, mobility), logistics, environmental infrastructures, public transportation, together with other relatively traditional layouts of streets and urban services constitute fundamental themes.
Responsible: Profs. Joan Miró and Francesc Magrinyà (Department of Infrastructures, Transport and Regional Planning).

The second part of this course introduces environmental principles on an urban scale, integrating them into the urban landscape. New concepts, parameters and techniques following the environmental paradigm are incorporated into this course with the aim of improving the integration of natural and urban environments.
Responsible: Profs. Albert Cuchí and Xavier Carceller (Department of Urbanism and Regional Planning).
Urban Structure and Systems
4 ECTS. 20 teaching hours. 1st year
This course includes discussion about the material, functional and formal characteristics of the contemporary city when it experiences a transition from an industrial economy to a service based economy and from a compact urban configuration towards a more diffuse configuration. Analysis of processes and different forms of traditional growth, new means of locating activities and constructing new residential and commercial zones. Collective space versus public and private space in the contemporary city.
Responsible: Profs. Drs Josep M ª Claret Vilanova and Angel Martin Ramos (Department of Urbanism and Regional Planning).
Project Analysis and Evaluation
4 ECTS. 20 teaching hours. 1st year
This course seeks to analyse different aspects of medium sized urban interventions, predominately urban projects, by looking at the different elements and techniques used in recent proposals that have been selected for this course because of their paradigmatic nature.
Urban Improvement
4 ECTS. 20 teaching hours. 1st year
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.
Urban Design Workshop
14 ECTS. 120 teaching hours. 1st year
This workshop focuses on the relationships between new pieces of a contemporary city that are frequently characterised by their isolation, mutual indifference and insensitivity within the urban context, given that they have generated peri-urban zones where non-integration is the norm.
Designs proposals put forth will focus on exploiting the potential functional and formal links between these peripheral units to be able to configure new city structures and determine their complexity, vitality and beauty.
The Construction of the Urban Form
2 ECTS. 10 teaching hours. 1st year
The urban project, such as the architectural one, is an exercise of synthesis about diferent factors. In this synthesis the invention of the urban form -either of volumes or spaces- is often a key moment to unlock the process. The effectiveness of this form depends on its conformity with the technical and functional aspects, but also depends on a crucial attribute: the internal consistency of the shape itself. The course aims to expose some mechanisms for constructing formal coherence and to come into an analysis and understanding of the logic of form, its process of formation, the relationship of the project with the context or the economy of expressive resources. It seeks to provide conceptual tools to project the urban morphology, without forgetting the other dimensions of the synthesis of design.
Design of Public Space
4 ECTS. 20 teaching hours. 1st year
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.
New Residential Designs
2 ECTS. 10 teaching hours. 1st year
The scarcity of innovation of different types of residential organisation models put forth over the last few years is in stark contrast to the traditional role of residential design projects as purveyors of new urban organisational models. Given the minimal quality of housing, new offerings tend to be promoted by means of complimentary aspects such as: centrality, accessibility, features, community spaces, entertainment, and proximity to natural spaces... This seminar is based on analysis of designs from the last twenty five years.
Territorial Organisation Workshop
15 ECTS. 120 teaching hours. 2nd year
This workshop focuses on formulating a real, current and representative intervention proposal for one of the issues that territorial organisation is currently dealing with. The effect of massive infrastructures, the geography of activities, recognition of the shape of territories as an intervention criteria, among other things, will be some of the issues that will be articulated in the focus of the project. This project will be initiated using information that has already been generated allowing students to quickly use the materials and create adequately detailed proposals.
Post-industrial City Territories
3 ECTS. 15 teaching hours. 2nd year
Analysis and discussion of metropolitan realities like the growth and transformation process that Barcelona and other Mediterranean cities have experienced over the last few decades. Special attention is given to urban and territorial morphology as expressions of changes in demographics, economic activities, mobility, industry location, tertiary elements, facilities and residential areas. New forms of metropolitan growth. The nature of problems and processes.
Territorial Organisation Theory
3 ECTS. 15 teaching hours. 1st year
This section seeks to offer key urban development and design studies into the origin and evolution of territorial organisation and an evaluation of the current situation of our context and other nearby urban development cultures through the selection and detailed discussion of a meaningful group of plans and studies. This includes definition of objectives, technical development of the main proposals and application instruments.
Cultural Landscapes, Heritage and Regional Planning Project
3 ECTS. 15 teaching hours. 2nd year
This course aims to provide an overview of developments in the treatment of heritage from the protection of cultural landscapes. Learn the concepts of 'cultural landscape' and 'heritage park', make a specific assessment of the situation in our immediate context and the challenges posed by this new conception of the landscape. Evaluate criteria and instruments in the successive stages in the development of a project in an area full of heritage resources and develop through analysis of representative examples, methodological guidelines for intervention.
Territorial Organisation Experiences. Models, Instruments and Methods
3 ECTS. 15 teaching hours. 1st year
This course studies the different types of the most commonly used plans in the territorial sector in Spain by presenting and critiquing of a series of case studies. As well this course looks at maps used in the Catalonian territorial sector, as well as maps from some other regions, where it is possible to look at the different types and focuses of methodologies produced nowadays.
Classes of support to the workshop
3 ECTS. 15 teaching hours. 2nd year
Discussions related to the workshop. The course will present the conceptual foundations of ecology at planning, landscape ecology principles, criteria for the design and sustainable management of the territory. It also will discuss the processes of growth and transformation of the territory from the socioeconomic perspective or the design of big infrastructures.
Module Situations and Scenarios: Research Seminar European
30 ECTS. 120 teaching hours. 2nd year

This thesis integrated in the European Masters in Urbanism (EMU), consist in a research project in where are applied and are developed the knowledge, skills and attitudes acquired during the Master. In this sense, it would be feasible any issue related to any of the subjects offered in the program of the Master.

This work has, therefore, a research component, where the student must carry out a process of reasoning and come to conclusions and, on the other hand, it's an inclusive project, considering that mobilizes the whole of general and specific skills developed during the course.

The work will be led by one or two tutors. The first must be from the host university and the second from another university of the consortium of EMU. The work of the tutor is supervise the work done by the student for the preparation, written presentation and oral defence of the thesis.

The evaluation system of the thesis includes a public defence before a court. The presentation and defence will be public and his overcoming means to obtain the corresponding title of European Masters in Urbanism. These acts of presentation and defence are concentrated at the end of each of the semesters of teaching.

Responsible: Profs. Drs Miquel Corominas Ayala, Antonio Font Arellano and Joaquim Sabate Bel (Department of Urban and Regional Planning).


Management & Faculty

Academic management

  • Sabaté Bel, Joaquim
    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.

Teaching staff

  • 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.
  • Bergadà Masquef, Jordi
    Architect for the ETSAB, professional office in Reus from 1983 to present, several projects of architecture, public spaces and urban design, promoting both public and private, member of Departament of Culture of Demarcation of Tarragona COAC 1992-96. President of this Demarcation 1996-2010, Member of the COAC Governing Board 1996-2012, member of the Commission of Urbanism of Catalonia 2003-2011 and Councilor of Architecture and Urbanism of the City of Reus 1999-2011.
  • Carrera Alpuente, Josep Maria
    Architect from the ETSAB since 1983, Coordinator of the Territorial Metropolitan Plan of Barcelona, currently Head of Cabinet of the Presidency of the AMB.
  • Castell Puig, Carles
    Doctor en Biología, Máster en Gestión Ambiental en el Mundo Rural y Máster en Función Directiva. Fue investigador a la UAB y al CREAF sobre ecosistemas mediterráneos. A la Diputación de Barcelona, ha desarrollado programas de análisis, planificación y seguimiento en espacios naturales. Fue Ninguno de la Oficina de Planificación y actualmente es el Responsable de colaboración externa. Ha publicado libros y artículos científicos y divulgativos y colabora en cursos de posgrado. Presidió EUROPARC-España hasta el 2017. En la actualidad es Coordinador del Programa de Trabajo de esta organización.
  • Castiñeira Palou, Isabel
    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
    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.
  • Cuellar, Álvaro
    Architect and PhD in UPC. He has collaborated with diverse offices of architecture, always in topics related to territorial planning, urban design and urban complex projects. He has participated in work for both public and private agents. He combines the professional activity with the research and teaching, being nowadays teacher and investigator in the school of architecture of the UIC and as a guest teacher in the Master of Urban Design (FPC)
  • Español Llorens, Joaquim
    Doctor in Architecture and professor at the School of Architecture of Barcelona (UPC). He has been professor of the "Accademia di Architettura" in Mendrisio, Switzerland, and invited professor in various universities of Europe and America. He is the author of books about architectural research, as "Architects in the landscape", "Invitation to the architecture", "Girona: Anatomy of the historic city", "The fragil order of the architecture" (Doctoral special prize, "Archítesis" prize) and "Form and consistency". He has realized his professional work with F. Hereu. With him he has obtained several prizes (FAD prize of opinion, Special mention award of European Public Space, finalist in several FAD prizes, and others architectural prizes). His works have been published in books and specialized magazines, as well as in the monograph "F. Hereu and J.Español. Inventories of Architecture", and have been showed in various exhibition.
  • 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).
  • 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.
  • Font Arellano, Antonio
    Doctor in Architecture, Professor Emeritus at the UPC. National Planning Award 1983. Works along the lines of analysis and project planning, which has developed in european national and regional research projects, being the author of numerous books and articles in this matter and in urban planning. Professional practice of urban and territorial project, such as technical assistance to the Administrations and Public Organisms. Member of several Scientific Committees and International Academics related to the area of study.
  • Franquesa Sanchez, Jordi
    Architect and PhD in Urban Planning by ETSAB. Professor of the Department of Urbanism and Regional Planning (UPC) since 1996. Master in Urban Design. He has realized courses on Theory of Architecture at the University of Chicago. He has taught at the University of Venice, in Goiânia (Brazil), Mexico City and in the city of Lisbon. Lately he has focused his career on the study of techniques to improve teaching in architecture, as founder of GILDA (Group for Logistics Innovation and Teaching in Architecture), within the RIMA program (Research and Innovation in Learning Methodologies ) of the UPC.
  • Galindo Gonzalez, Julian
    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.
  • Gómez de Zamora Martínez, Daniel
    Licenciado en Ciencias Biológicas por la UCM. Máster en Arquitectura del Paisaje por la UPC. Máster en Restauración de ecosistemas por la UAH, UCM, UPM y URJC. Profesional independiente que enfoca su actividad laboral en la consecución de un urbanismo resiliente. Ganador del concurso Quarry Life Award 2016.
  • Henrich Monràs, Jordi
    Architect (ETSAB, 1982) and Master in Architecture and Building Design from Columbia University, NY (1985). Architect of the Department of Urban Projects of the Hall of Barcelona (1987-2004) and the Department of Public Space of AMB (2004-2007). He currently works as freelancer working on projects for public spaces and public facilities.
  • 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.
  • Magrinyà Torner, Francesc
    Ingeniero de Caminos (UPC 1988). Doctor en Urbanismo (ENPC Paris I Sorbonne; 2002). Profesor de urbanismo en el Departamento de Ingeniería Civil y Ambiental (UPC). Director técnico exposición Mostra Cerdà. Urbs i Territori (1994). Comisario de la exposición Cerdà 150 años de modernidad (2010).
  • Maristany Jackson, Lorena
    Arquitecta con DEA, proyecto de tesis sobre el papel de los ecosistemas naturales en la Región Metropolitana de Barcelona. De 2000-2016 miembro del equipo de investigación de la cátedra de urbanismo en la Escuela Técnica Superior de Arquitectura del Vallés (ETSAV) de la UPC. Des de 2004 miembro del estudio de arquitectura masmaristany. Actualmente imparte clases en el Máster de Proyectación Urbanística, módulo "Proyectar la Ciudad" y en el Máster universitario en Arquitectura (MArq) de la ETSAV.
  • Martin Ramos, Angel
    Doctor in Architecture and Urban Design and Professor of the Department of Urbanism and Regional Planning of the UPC. He has developed an extensive professional practice in the field of the urban and territorial planning and is the author of several published studies on urban, historical and current issues, as well as of the Spanish edition of relevant works of the modern urbanism.
  • Matilla Ayala, Xavier
    Arquitecto. Profesor de urbanismo en la Escuela Técnica Superior de Arquitectura del Vallés. Redactor, con JLP Arquitectos, del Plan de Ordenación Urbana Municipal de Montmeló.
  • Morán Núñez, Francisca Josefa
    Arquitecta y Máster en Arquitectura del Paisaje, des de 2012 crea la empresa especializada en proyectes de paisaje y habitaje ( Actualmente desenvolupa su tesis doctoral. Des de 2005 trabaja como profesora asistente al Máster en Arquitectura del Paisaje de la UPC. Ha trabajado en el equipo de ríos de la Asociación de Municipios del Area Metropolitana de Barcelona (2007-2012). Ha colaborado con: Manuel Ruisánchez Arquitectes SL, Anna Zahonero (az), Estudis Projectes i Paisatge del medi ambient SL i Estudi Martí Franch. Es una de las socias miembro del equipo de redacción de la revista de paisaje Paisea.
  • 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.
  • Pareja-Eastaway, Montserrat
    Economista, Doctora en Economía, Profesora titular del departamento de Teoría Económica de la Universitat de Barcelona.
  • Peremiquel Lluch, Francesc
    Doctor of Architecture (UPC). Professor of the Department of Urbanism and Regional Planning at the ETSAB (UPC). Professor of several graduate programs. Author and director of researching works in the field of Urban Transformation and Urban Residential Project. Member of the Urban planning Research Group. Municipal Architect of Badalona (1985-2007) where was head of urban planning.
  • Pesoa Marcilla, Melisa
    An architect holding an MSc in Urban Planning from the UPC and a doctoral candidate in urban planning (UPC). A lecturer and researcher at the Polytechnic University of Catalonia in the areas of theory and history of the city and urban morphology. She has participated as a lecturer in the Master's degree on Urban Planning at the UPC and in international workshops. She is responsible for organising the Urban Planning Research Seminar and is a member of the editorial board of the journals QRU (Quaderns de Recerca en Urbanisme) and ID (Identidades).
  • Pié Ninot, Ricard
    Ricard Pié Ninot, Doctor arquitecto por la UPC y catedrático de Urbanismo y Ordenación del Territorio en la ETSAV-UPC. Ocupó el cargo de director de Servicios de Planeamiento y Gestión Urbanística del Ayuntamiento de Barcelona (1989-1992), en el período pre-olímpico. Formó parte del equipo redactor del PGM de Barcelona (1974-1976) y ha realizado diferentes planes a lo largo del territorio catalán y español. Ha sido premiado con el Premio Catalunya d¿Urbanisme 2003 y 2011. Es especialista en cuestiones relacionadas con la ordenación del territorio y el turismo, sobre los cuales ha publicado numerosos libros y artículos. Actualmente dirige diversos grupos de investigación sobre estas temáticas.
  • Quintana Creus, Màrius
    Architect (ETSAB 1979). Architect of the Department of Urban Projects from 1982 to 1988 and Head of the Department of Urban Elements from 1988 to 1992 of the Hall of Barcelona. Professor of School of Design Elisava of Urban Furniture Design from 1988 to 1997. Professor of Urban II at the School of Architecture of Barcelona, during 1992-1993. Professor of Projects III in the School of Architecture of the Vallès from 1993 to 1996. Professor of Projects VII-VIII in the School of Architecture of Barcelona since 1996. Conservative architect of Mies van der Rohe's Pavilion in 1999.
  • Quirante Vilamajó, Rosa
    Sustainability Service the City of Sabadell
  • Sabaté Bel, Joaquim
    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.
  • Vall Casas, Pere
    Director del Área de Urbanismo y Ordenación del Territorio de la Escuela Técnica Superior d'Arquitectura de la Universidad Internacional de Cataluña
  • Vilanova Claret, Josep Maria
    Doctor in Architecture and Urban Design and Professor of Urban Development and Regional Planning (UPC) from 1983, teaching at ETSAV and at ETSAB in various Masters of FPC and UOC. Professional specialized in urban regeneration, urban design and planning, with the multidisciplinary Equip EARHA SL and the professional company Equip BCPN SLP. National Planning Award 1983, Special Award UPC PhD 1995, Catalonia Urbanism Award 2001 and 2011, Planning and Research Award of the Biennial of Spanish Architecture and Urbanism 2011. President of the Association of Architects Planners of Catalonia 2001-2010, and president of the Union of Associations of Architects Planners in Spain since 2010.
  • Zahonero Xifré, Anna Maria
    Biologist with a degree from the Universitat de Barcelona and a Master's in Landscape Architecture from the Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya. Has been linked to the UPC since 1992 as a founding member and principal researcher of the Centre de Recerca i Projectes de Paisatge. Has developed curricular content for the Master¿s program in Landscape Architecture (1993-2003), for the Graduat Superior program in Landscape Architecture (1998-2004), and for the Màster Universitari in Landscape Architecture (2006-2009). She has been an associate professor in the Departament d¿Urbanisme i Ordenació del Territori since 2001, where her teachings have primarily been in the field of landscape. Having begun her professional activity in 1993, she founded the company (az) Estudis i Projectes de Medi Ambient i de Paisatge S.L.P in 2006, which primarily works on developing projects on landscape insertion, environmental and landscape reports for urban a

General information 2018-19 EDITION

Next course
September 2019
120 ECTS (710 teaching hours)
Monday  16:00 to 20:00Tuesday  16:00 to 20:00Wednesday  16:00 to 20:00Thursday  16:00 to 20:00
Taught at
ETSAB - Escola Tècnica Superior d'Arquitectura de Barcelona
Av. Diagonal, 649
Telephone: (34) 93 112 08 65
Special master's degree 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 it, is necessary to have an official university qualification. Otherwise, the student will receive a certificate of completion of the programme issued by the Fundació Politècnica de Catalunya.

In the case of having a foreign degree check here.
Virtual Campus
The students on this Master's degree 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.
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.
Registration fee
12.000 €
See the section Discounts, loans and financial aid for possibilities of advantageous financing conditions.

Applicants are given the option of making a voluntary €5 contribution when formalising their enrolment. As part of the UPC's 0.7% Campaign, this donation will go towards meeting charitable needs in developing countries.


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