Urban Planning and Sustainability

Master's degree. Face-to-face.


UPC School

This course seeks to offer viable proposals for sustainable growth that do not stop the growth of the city. It provides tools for professionals who are already working in the field of territorial planning in general, and specifically, for all of those people who are specialised in making territorial planning compatible with the environment. The way an urban project is designed, how it is integrated into the territory and how it affects the environmental quality in the area are concepts that help make up an important part of sustainable architecture. Land use regulation plays a fundamental role on the road to a more sustainable future, which has been established by a series of public political research projects and strategies that have been carried out both here in Spain and in the European framework.

The time has passed when metropolises experienced out of control, disorganised and chaotic growth, a time in which the limited capacity of these areas to absorb new habitants and offer them the necessary resources for their daily life was not heeded. Nowadays, public administrations are working to guarantee the supply of these resources (water, electricity, gas, rubbish collection service) and have designed projects aimed at building sustainable cities. Among the instruments used to do this are the local agenda 21s. These projects include transversal politics that take into account everything from mobility, the landscape, and waste to urban structure.

In the case of foreign students or Spaniards architects; without knowledge of the Legal Framework for Planning and Urban Management in Spain, conducting matter Introduction to Urban Law Spanish, which provides a set of introductory content to ensure a common minimum knowledge base, useful for future realization is recommended the master.

Promoted by:

  • Centre de Política de Sòl i Valoracions


  • Training trained to deal with the planning and management of the city and territory in the XXI century multidisciplinary specialists. Authentic planners (planners' in Anglo-Saxon name), contemporary urban and territorial systems.
  • To study the concept of sustainability applied to the city and its morphological structures and the concept dynamic behaviour.
  • To define the potential models for territories of varying size, from one to forty hectares.
  • To asses land regulation as well as construction and land morphology.
  • To identify the tools used in the environmental management of territories and in assessments that allow the economic and social value of assets that do not have an explicit market to be measured, such as urban environments or spaces.

Who is it for?

  • Urban Developers and Engineers with advanced or associates degrees.
  • Engineers from different areas of specialisation.
  • Professionals working in territorial planning.
  • Economists.
  • Graduates in Environmental Science.
  • Graduates in Law.


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.

Urban Environment And Sustainability

Postgraduate course face-to-face. Start date: 28/01/2019. Barcelona

Planificación Territorial

Postgraduate course face-to-face. Start date: 07/10/2019. Barcelona

Urbanismo Sostenible

Lifelong learning course face-to-face. Start date: 28/01/2019. Barcelona

Clima Urbano y Cambio Climático

Lifelong learning course face-to-face. Start date: 14/03/2019. Barcelona

Planning Environmental Assessment

Lifelong learning course face-to-face. Start date: 29/03/2019. Barcelona

Planificación Territorial y Urbana

Lifelong learning course face-to-face. Start date: 07/10/2019. Barcelona
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(350 teaching hours)

Start date:
Classes start:07/10/2019 Classes end:17/06/2020Programme ends: 10/07/2020
Monday  16:00 to 21:00Tuesday  16:00 to 21:00Wednesday  16:00 to 21:00Thursday  16:00 to 21:00Friday  16:00 to 21:00
Taught at:
ETSAB - Escola Tècnica Superior d'Arquitectura de Barcelona
Av. Diagonal, 649

Registration fee:
6.700 €

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Registration open until the beginning of the course or until end of vacancies.

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