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Green Urban: Urban Green with Natural Spaces

Postgraduate course. Face-to-face.


UPC School
This postgraduate course is also part of the training track for the  Landscape Architecture Extended and the  Landscape Architecture.

The graduate Course program is offered in response to a need to provide architects, and professionals related to the study of the territory, additional instrumentation suitable for the design of the landscape, in the specific subject of green treatment. The course will be a choice of analysis and intervention on the landscape in a different way from the most common, derived from the study of the territori on a larger scale.
The demand for such studies is large and growing, and requires the proposal of a program like the one presented in order to output the current awareness of the landscape theme.


The academic objective responds to the current awareness regarding landscape issues and environmental intervention, in which different disciplines converge, some directly involved with the aesthetic and technical aspects of the intervention: the landscape, architecture, urbanism; others linked to civil engineering, agriculture and forestry; and other with scientific training in the fields of environmental science or planning to geography, economics, law, etc.
The master focuses on the design of the intervention and protection planning, but also in the transformation in natural and artificial landscapes. That is, in the design of parks and public spaces in the treatment of spaces that need to improve, be protected and restored, specifically in coastal systems and river areas, in the management and planning of the natural environment, and in environmental management when subjected to changes of use that substantially modify the area, as in the new agricultural and tourist areas.

Who is it for

The postgraduate course is aimed to young professionals who show interest in the landscape, especially in landscape graduates, university graduates in fields such as architecture, agronomy, geography, biology, engineering, etc. and graduates interested in landscape intervention.
Alternative also addresses to professionals trained in technical careers, that have followed their own training profiles related to this field (study abroad, postgraduate courses ...) sensitized by the intervention in the landscape.
It is aimed to young professionals and Spanish and foreign graduates who want to upgrade, recycle, deepen or broaden their education in the fields of instrumentation of design and landscape management. The studies facilitate the incorporation in interdisciplinary teams interested in this professional profile, with prior related training.



Taller B2. Los Sistemas del Verde: del Verde Urbano a los Espacios Naturales
9 ECTS. 63 teaching hours.
Second module of the Green Systems Workshop. A six-week course complementing the first workshop, focussing on the concept of green infrastructure, although at the same time of a different nature with a change of project placement in line with the general workshop theme.
Taller B1: Los Sistemas del Verde: del Verde Urbano a los Espacios Naturales
9 ECTS. 62 teaching hours.
First module of the Green Systems Workshop. A six-week course which works with the concept of ¿perturbations¿, analysing and projecting onto damaged areas such as quarries, rubbish dumps or forest fires and following the general theme of the Workshop.

Management & Faculty

Academic management

  • Bellmunt Chiva, Jordi
    Architect by the School of Architecture of Barcelona - ETSAB architect in 1980, since 1982 is professor in the Department of Urban and Regional Planning (UPC). Since 1987 is Professor of the Master of Landscape Architecture (UPC) and since 2000 is its director. From 2000 to 2006, is director of the Higher Certificate in Landscape of the UPC. It is part of the scientific committee of the Paesaggio Architettura journals, Paisea, PaiseaDos, Paysage, Kore and Paisajismo. He is a member of the scientific committee of EURAU'08 (European Congress of Architectural and Urban Research), 'Paisajes 08' and Expopaisaje 2014. Organizes the six European Landscape Biennials of Barcelona. Is a visiting Professor at various university campuses worldwide. He works as an architect and landscape designer. Exhibits and publishes his work in various specialized media and books and articles. He has won major awards throughout his career.

Teaching staff

  • Bonet Asensi, Anna
    Arquitecta por la ETSAB (2006) i Máster en Arq. del Paisaje (2011). Arquitecta paisajista durante 7 años en el estudio Ruisánchez Arquitectes desenvolupando proyectos de paisaje y diseño de mobiliario urbano. Formó parte del equipo redactor que ganó el 1er premio del Concurso Internacional para el Masterplan de la costa de Salerno (Italia, 2009); finalista del concurso del Parque Lineal de la Sagrera (Barcelona, 2011) y finalista del concurso Les Portes (Barcelona, 2012). Desenvolupó con M. Ruisánchez el proyecto del Parque del río Guell de Vilablareix (Girona, finalista de la 6a Biennal Europea del Paisaje). Actualmente compagina su actividad como freelance con su práctica docente como profesora asistente del MAP de la UPC y en el Máster de Jardineria y Paisajismo de la UPV.
  • Cumplido Valls, Marcelo
    Arquitecto por la Escuela de Arquitectura de Valencia (2005), Máster en Arquitectura del Paisaje (2008). Profesor asistente en el Taller Los Sistemas del Verde, del MAP. Prácticas de empresa en el despacho Ximo Sanchis (Valencia, 2005), colaboraciones en el estudio de Beatriz Cubells (2006), colaboraciones en el estudio de Ruisánchez Arquitectos, en el grupo de Paisaje donde se desenvuelve como director de proyectos y direcciones de obra como la Adecuación del Parque de la Fontsanta; la recualificación del Frente Martítimo de Salremo; el avance de planeamiento del Sector Norte de Vilanova i la Geltrú, etc.
  • 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.
  • Ruisánchez Capelastegui, Manuel
    Member of the Department of Urban and Regional Planning at the Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya since 1982, Professor of Architecture and Landscape in the ETSAV (1982-1992), Professor of Urban Planning at ETSAB since 1992 and at the Master of Landscape since 1991. He has been a visiting professor at Washington University in Saint Louis (1994 and 1996) and at Harvard University (2000). Since 2007 is a Professor of the Laboratory of Landscape at IUAV, Facoltà of Architecture of Venice. Architect of the Project Unit, Metropolitan Corporation of Barcelona (1985-1989), and co-founder of Ruisánchez-Vendrell 1988. In 1997 he founded Ruisánchez Architects. From the beginning of his career he has won numerous competitions in architecture, urban planning and landscape. His work has won several awards as the FAD of Architecture, the Premi Catalunya Construcció 2005 or Premi d'Habitatge Social de Catalunya.
  • 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

18 ECTS (125 teaching hours)
Start date
Start date:09/01/2018End date:02/03/2018
Tuesday  15:30 to 20:30Wednesday  15:30 to 20:30Thursday  15:30 to 20:30Friday  15:30 to 20:30
Taught at
EPSEB - Escola Politècnica Superior d'Edificació de Barcelona
Av. Doctor Marañón, 44-50
Contact person
Clara Mas Codina

Telephone: (34) 93 401 64 11
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 or recognized university degree equivalent to a bachelor's degree or diploma. Otherwise, the Fundació Politècnica de Catalunya will only award them a a certificate of completion.Graduate Degree

In the case of having a foreign degree check here.
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.
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
2.200 €
The registration fee must be paid before the beginning of this Postgraduate course.
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.


Language of instruction

Related entities


  • Asociación Española de Paisajistas
  • Col·legi d'Arquitectes de Catalunya