- Curriculum and subjects
- Lecturers and professors
- Methodology and evaluation
- Theses and research projects
Study programme and subjects 2017-2018
|Subjects in course||Type||Term||ECTS|
|Bottom Up Strategies for Urban Regeneration||OB||Sem.1||3,00|
|Environmental Justice. Urban Development||OB||Sem.1||3,00|
|Governance, Participation and Social Design||OB||Sem.1||3,00|
|Humanitarian Shelter and Settlements||OB||Sem.1||6,00|
|Introduction to Emergency and Urban Development||OB||Sem.1||3,00|
|Participation As a Tool for Upgrading||OB||Sem.1||3,00|
|Participatory Planning. Community Design||OB||Sem.1||3,00|
|Socio Spatial Workshop for Integrated Urban Upgrading||OB||Sem.1||3,00|
|Urban Growth and City Resilience||OB||Sem.1||3,00|
- ECTS: European Credit Transfer System
- Term: calendar term
The Master’s program is taught by a prestigious group of specialized, interdisciplinary professors with proven track records and with the collaboration of NGOs and other institutions that participate actively in the field of international cooperation. The academic staff is also composed of researchers from the four universities collaborating with the Mundus Urbano program.
Carmen Mendoza Arroyo, Arch. PhD Urban design and Planning.
Her research is focused on urban regeneration and informal settlements. She is Co-principal of DAC Arquitectura Rehabilitació i Urbanisme SLP.
Sandra Bestraten, Arch.
Her research is focused on housing and cooperation in developing countries.
She is Co-principal of Bestraten Hormias Arquitectura SLP.
Raquel Colacios, Arch. Ms in International cooperation: Sustainable Emergency Architecture.
Her research is focused on social infrastructure and mapping. Co-principal of TAAB6 Architects.
Isabelle Anguelovski. Social scientist, PhD Urban and Environmental Planning Universidad Autónoma de Barcelona
Marie Aquilino. Arch. PhD., Founding partner of OpenJapan. Ecole Spéciale d’Architecture
Marta Benages Albert. Arch. Ms. Landscape Architecture. ESARQ-UIC Universitat Internacional de Catalunya
Paul Cabrera. Arch. Construction and Sheltering, Medicos sin Fronteras (MSF)
Clara Irazábal. Arch. PhD Urban Planning. Director of the Latina/Latino Studies Program and Professor of Urban Planning in the Department of Architecture, Urban Planning + Design (AUPD), University of Missouri - Kansas City
Nabeel Hamdi. PhD Housing and Urban Development. Oxford Brookes University
Emilio Hormias. Arch. University without Borders (USF). Co-principal of Bestraten Hormmias Arquitectura
Mbongeni Ngulube. Arch. MSc International Cooperation and Urban Development. KU Leuven, Belgium
Rafael de Prado. Spanish Cooperation and Development Agency (AECID)
Marta Peña. International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC)
Apen Ruiz. PhD Anthropology. Universitat Internacional de Catalunya
Veronica Sánchez. Arch. Jesuit Refugee Service (JRS International)
Sergio Palleroni. Arch. MSArchS in History Theory & Criticism. Co-founder of the BaSiC Initiative. Portland State University. University of Texas
Gonzalo Sánchez-Terán. Jesuit Refugee Service (JRS International)
Andreas Schiffer. FLASH - Education on Logistics, Water, Sanitation, and Hygiene
Reena Tiwari. Architect, PhD Urban Planning. Curtin University of Technology, Perth, Australia
Pere Vall. Architects, Dr. Urban Design and Planning. ESARQ-UIC Universitat Internacional de Catalunya
Students must attend a minimum of 80% of the theoretical-practical classes.
All students will be assessed during each seminar. In January, each student will present a written report using the research basis developed during TERM 2 –STUDIO PROJECT to a committee, summarising the structure and content of the dissertation.
At the end of the course, the student will defend the dissertation in front of an academic and/or professional committee, which will contain sector specialists and experts.
In the third part of the course (TERM 3 – STUDIO PROJECT), students will prepare their dissertations, which will be supervised by their tutor. Students can select a topic from the following areas: international cooperation, sustainable urban development and emergency architecture.
In the third part of the course, students will attend conferences given by experts, who will talk about different subjects related to the programme. Students will also participate in sessions in which they will receive guidance on writing for research purposes.