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Planning Environmental Assessment

Lifelong learning course. Face-to-face.


UPC School
This lifelong learning course is also part of the training track for the master's degree Urban Planning and Sustainability and the postgraduate course Urban Environment And Sustainability.


Promoted by:

  • Centre de Política de Sòl i Valoracions



Evaluación Ambiental del Planeamiento
5 ECTS. 30 teaching hours.
Environmental control instruments. Environmental impact evaluations and applying them to plans and projects. Integrated environmental authorisations. Instruments for protection and management of natural heritage. Networks of protected natural spaces, planning and management. Biological corridors. Protection of geological heritage. Management of unique habitats. Organisation and management instruments for working with renewable natural resources. Environmental infrastructures.

Management & Faculty

Academic management

  • Roca Cladera, Josep
    Doctor in Architecture, UPC Professor. Director of the UPC Centre for Land Valuation Policy. The director of the Doctorate in Urban and Architectural Management and Valuation, which is unique in its kind in Spain as it combines the economic, legal, social and environmental processes involved in town and regional planning. He has written numerous articles related to the real estate economy, the analysis of territorial structures and the city. His most outstanding books focus on the theoretical analysis of the formation of land value and the practical application of valuation methods. Professor Roca is a leading figure in the Spanish and international sphere in the field of valuations, and especially those related to urban management processes. He has been a pioneer in Spain in teaching valuations at graduate level since from the appearance of master's degree courses in the early 1980s.
  • Arellano Ramos, Blanca Esmaragda
    Architect. Holder of a master's degree in Urban Management and Valuation from the Polytechnic University of Catalonia. An associate lecturer at the Department of Architecture Technology of the ETSAB, a researcher at the Centre for Land Valuation of the Policy Polytechnic University of Catalonia and a member of the Urban Quality of Life and Sustainability research group. She has undertaken and directed research in the areas of urban planning, land and housing policy, and analysis of urban growth processes: Sprawl vs. Compact City, sustainable urban planning, sustainable mobility, public space, urban regeneration, civic culture, benefits and models of city management. She has held various public sector positions in the areas of housing, land, urban development and ecology, as well as regional and urban planning.

Teaching staff

  • Cabrera Tosas, Francisco José
    Degree in biology from the University of Barcelona. Master in Engineering and Environmental Management from the Polytechnic University of Catalonia. Master in Engineering and management of renewable energies from the University of Barcelona-IL3. Master's Degree in Energy Efficiency Management from the University of Barcelona-IL3. With an experience of more than 20 years in works related to the development of studies of environmental impact.
  • Carceller Roqué, Xavier
    Doctor in Architecture (UPC). Professor of courses in Urban Ecology, Sustainable City and Territory, Environmental Assessment or Integration of Urban Planning, Legislation, Environmental Management and Diagnosis. He develops the professional activity in the administration of the Generalitat of Catalonia where, among other charges, has been head of the Planning Natural Environment (Department of Environment) and he is currently Head of Service Plans and Programs, in the General Division Environmental Assessment (Department of Planning and Sustainability).
  • Ferran Mèlich, Antoni
    Tècnico de Medio Ambiente en el Ayuntamiento del Arborç. Profesor de Ordenación del Territorio en la Universidad de Vic.
  • Ferrer Pont, Maria Esther
    Graduate in Biological Sciences and Master in Botany from the UAB. Postgraduate in Gardening and Landscaping by the UPC. With more than 25 years of experience in Environmental Consulting. Expert in environmental evaluation of plans, programs and projects, as well as in the design and execution of projects of environmental restoration, conservation of biodiversity and sustainable public use. He develops his professional activity as a freelance, under the brand La segla
  • Mayor Farguell, Xavier
    Ecologist, Biologist.
  • Torrents Abad, Josep Maria
    Architect Master's Degree in Urban Environment and Sustainability and Official Master's Degree in Urban Management and Valuation by the UPC. He is Head of the Service of Plans and Programs of the General Sub-Directorate for Environmental Assessment, in the Department of Territory and Sustainability of the Generalitat of Catalonia.

General information

5 ECTS (30 teaching hours)
Start date
Classes start:29/03/2019Classes end:10/05/2019Programme ends: 31/05/2019
Friday  16:00 to 21:00
Taught at
ETSAB - Escola Tècnica Superior d'Arquitectura de Barcelona
Av. Diagonal, 649
Telephone: (34) 93 112 08 62
Lifelong learning diploma 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.

In the case of having a foreign degree check here.
Virtual Campus
The students on this Lifelong learning 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
800 €
The registration fee must be paid before the beginning of this Lifelong learning 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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