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Tourism: New Uses for Old Territories

Postgraduate course. Face-to-face.


UPC School
This postgraduate course is also part of the training track for the master's degree Landscape Architecture Extended and the master's degree 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 tourism treatment as a motor of territorial management. 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 D2. El Turismo: Nuevos Usos para Antíguos Territorios
9 ECTS. 63 teaching hours.

Second module of the Tourism Workshop: New Uses for Old Territories. A six-week course following the same line as the first module, working in places where the change in the use of the land strongly affects the landscape. Usually working in the same location, emphasising different aspects of the land and achieving projects which are different from the first ones but at the same time perfectly complementary. 

The workshop is structured around three basic areas of work and investigation developed at the same time: developing a deeper understanding of the complex effects of the tourism phenomenon on land and service industries through conferences by specialists in the field; systematising the study of landscape using conventional and non-conventional methods of landscape analysis suitable for the new generation of cartographers with the use of the Geographic Information Systems; and finally, exploring from inside the project the instruments for planning and management, trying out alternative materials and innovative touristic products.
Taller D1: El Turismo: Nuevos Usos para Antiguos Territorios
9 ECTS. 62 teaching hours.
First module of the Tourism Workshop: New Uses for Old Territories. A six-week course dealing with the ever increasing influence of tourism on the economy sector, but also its inevitable relationship with the landscape. Massive tourism, particularly the sun and beach model, has often been associated with property speculation and the exploitation of resources.

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

  • Batalla Farré, Mónica
    Arquitecta por la ETSAB (2002), Máster en Arquitectura del Paisaje (UPC 2007), actualmente cursa el Máster Universitario en urbanismo (doctorado, ETSAB). Des del 2000 combina su trabajo como profesional autónoma colaborando con diferentes profesionales en proyectos como D.O Parc Diagonal Mar (Miralles-Tagliabue), D.O Plaça Major de Castellar del Vallès (M.Ruisánchez), Proyecto ejecutivo recuperación paisajística y medioambiental del Club Mediterranée P.N. Cap de Creus (Martí Franch), Proyecto ejecutivo Sistema de Parques Urbanos para el Ctro Direccional de Cerdanyola, Pcto Urbanización recinto histórico Hospital de Santa Creu y St Pau de Barcelona (I.Bennasar). Des de 2012 colabora con HTT Institut Hábitat, Turismo, Territorio (UPC-BCN Tech).
  • Díaz Ameneiro, Purificación
    Doctora en Urbanismo por la UPC, premio extraordinario de Doctorado de la UPC promoción 2014/2015. Máster en Projectació Urbanista por la UPC. Arquitecta por la Escuela Técnica superior de Arquitectura coruñesa. Actualmente ejerce como profesional liberal, en el campo del urbanismo y el paisaje y es profesora asociada de Urbanismo a la UPC. Ha sido miembro de Equipo BCPN desde 1997 hasta 2015.
  • Goula, Maria
    Maria Goula, architect, Master of Landscape Architecture and PhD in landscape architecture UPC ("The other landscapes; readings variable image").She is currently teacher in the Department of Urban and Regional Planning. Coordinates and teaches the workshop "New Uses for Old Territories: Integrated Tourism" Master of Landscape Architecture, UPC Foundation. Member of organizing committee of the European Landscape Biennial of Barcelona and she has participated in the organization of all six European Landscape Award: Rosa Barba. Member of the team that has elaborated the educational offers for the official landscape post-desgree programs at the ETSAB and director of the Master degree in Landscape ETSAB-ESAB. She is a principal researcher and charter member of the CRPPb, Centre of Landscapes Research and Design of Barcelona.
  • Majoral Pelfort, Anna
    Arquitecta por la Escuela Técnica Superior de Arquitectura del Vallès (ETSAV), máster en Arquitectura del Paisaje, actualmente está cursando el Máster Universitario en Urbanismo (doctorado, ETSAB). Forma parte del Equipo BCPN des de 2001.
  • Pérez Rumpler, Patricia
    Patricia Pérez Rumpler, licenciada en Ecología y Diseño del Paisaje por la Universidad Bodenkuktur de Viena, Austria. Master en Arquitectura del Paisaje por la UPC. Jefa de la Unidad de Paisajismo de la Diputación de Barcelona. Personal docente en el Master de Arquitectura del Paisaje, el Master Universitario de Paisajismo de la ETSAB i en el Master de Architettura del Paesaggio ACMA Milán.
  • 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.
  • Spanou, Ioanna
    Ioana Spanou, licenciada en arquitectura por la universidad politécnica nacional de Atenas (UPNA). Master en teoría de la arquitectura (UPNA), Master en arquitectura del Paisaje, DUOT, ETSAB. Master oficial en urbanismo, DUOT, ETSAB. Doctoranda en DUOT, ETSAB: Propuesta de tesis bajo el titulo: Topo-logias/ Topo-grafías. Colabora habitualmente como profesora asistente con el MAP y el MUP, con especialidad en el análisis del paisaje y la proyectación.

General information

18 ECTS (125 teaching hours)
Start date
Classes start:14/05/2019Classes end:28/06/2019Programme ends: 05/07/2019
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. Otherwise, the Fundació Politècnica de Catalunya will only award them a a certificate of completion.

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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.


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