- Programme coordinator
|Dr. Maria Yolanda Pérez Albert|
- Programme Academic Committee
|Dr. Maria Yolanda Pérez Albert - URV (president)||Dr. Arturo Frediani Sarfati - URV (secretary)|
|Dr. Luis Javier Machuca Casares - UMA||Dr. Eugenio Cejudo García - UGR|
|Dr. María Teresa Camacho Olmedo - UGR||Dr. Matías Mérida Rodríguez - UMA|
- URV Academic Committee
|Dr. Maria Yolanda Pérez Albert (president)||Dr. Arturo Frediani Sarfati (secretry)|
|Dr. Aarón Guitérrez Palomero||Dr. Jordi Blay Boqué|
|Dr. Òscar Saladié Borras||Dr. F. Javier Sigró Rodríguez|
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- Presentation and objectives
The Doctoral Programme in Cities, Territory and Sustainable Planning is a unique course in the Andalusian, Catalan, Spanish and European higher education systems because it offers intensive specialisation in territorial themes with a multidisciplinary perspective and brings together in one programme researchers from diverse ambits (geography, architecture, ecology and physics, among others). This multidisciplinary approach is essential for analysing the environment and for territorial and urban planning.
The principal objective of the programme is to produce researchers and professionals who are equipped to work in universities and research centres, in the institutions responsible for territories and cities and in institutions with competencies regarding climate change and who can contribute new concepts, analytical tools and methods and innovative solutions to meet the challenges of territorial and city sustainability and quality of life of the population.
Geography and architecture play a central role in territorial studies and in territorial and urban planning. Geographic analysis takes a broad and comprehensive approach to territorial planning and to the existing physical, natural, socioeconomic and cultural components that can favour territorial development. For its part, architecture, when applied to urban studies, focuses on the analysis of interrelations between the "empty" and "built-up" public spaces that make up the urban fabric.
In the ambit of environmental studies, climate change is recognised as one of the most pressing challenges facing society and therefore presents many research opportunities in important areas such as the reconstruction, modelling and analysis of climate change and climate variability and the impacts of climate change.
- Interuniversity doctorate
The Doctoral Programme in Cities, Territory and Sustainable Planning is jointly offered by the following universities under the coordination of the Universitat Rovira i Virgili:
- Career opportunities
Individuals who successfully complete the doctoral programme will be trained and qualified to:
- work on the design, supervision and coordination of urban planning projects
- undertake urban planning
- manage urban areas, infrastructures and teams
- undertake the transformation of historical centres and tourist areas
- work on urban landscapes