International University of Catalonia

ESARQ School of Architecture

Master's Degree in Regenerating Intermediate Landscapes

Address:

Alfa building - Campus Barcelona

Immaculada, 22

Barcelona, Catalonia 8017

Spain

Program Information

Degrees Offered:

Master's Degree in Regenerating Intermediate Landscapes

Format: Campus

Program Description:

The Master in Regenerating Intermediate Landscapes at the Universitat Internacional de Catalunya (UIC) in Barcelona, provides the methodology required to design and manage Intermediate Landscapes. The regeneration of urban sprawl and informal settlements, and the preservation of cultural landscapes are critical issues surrounding suburbia. Our program devises intermediate approaches based on the care for local identity, environment and social equity in order to contribute to the construction of a more efficient and sustainable metropolis. Intermediate Landscapes are consistent, functional and environmentally coherent areas made possible with specific tools and knowledge at the local to regional level. Developed and developing nations currently face an important challenge in urban design and planning: the management of intermediate landscapes triggered by the increased mobility and unprecedented urban growth. Standard planning cannot guarantee the efficiency and environmental quality of these new urban systems and open spaces. These landscapes, by their size, morphology and use, question the very notion of the compact city, as well as our common urban practices. Through the training of skilled technicians this program seeks to answer some of the most challenging and urgent needs in urbanism. Among these are the regeneration of sprawl, the transformation of intercity roads into civic axes, and the preservation of cultural landscapes. Starting in the eighties, critical answers have begun being formulated in Europe and North America in response to environmental, economic, social and cultural challenges arising as a result of an unplanned and uncontrolled urban growth. We can confirm that at the present time there are sufficient theoretical and professional grounds to develop a coherent alternative model. In this context, the Master in Regenerating Intermediate Landscapes intends to contribute to the construction of more efficient and sustainable metropolis. For more information about our program and to apply, visit our website.

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