Architecture and Urban Environmental Design

StartsJune 13th
Duration5 weeks
MethodologyOnline
Limited Slots25
Price700 euros
CertificateSHIFTA by Elisava
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  • In this program, you will acquire an overview of the field of sustainability in the built environment. 
  • As cities around the world continue to expand, the design of healthy, resource-efficient and socially just architecture becomes a critical issue. 
  • This course will equip you with analytic tools for sustainable building design. 

  • Architecture and Urban Environmental Design Course offers a critical understanding of the sustainability challenges faced in urban regions around the globe. 
  • By exploring real case studies in the built environment, the course overviews some of the major themes in sustainability. 
  • This will equip you with tools to develop and apply your own sustainable design strategies to your projects in real life.


  • What is Environmental Design?
    • Design problems from a sustainable perspective
    • Ecological design principles
    • Relationships among ecosystems, energy and resource flows
    • Human, social and cultural values: users and stakeholders
  • Ecology and Social Sustainability
    • Ecological and cultural systems
    • Environmental and social justice
    • Equity, gender and disabilities
  • Resources: Water, Energy and Waste
    • Urban water supply and management
    • Sustainably-powered built environment
    • Resources in developing countries
    • Upcycling waste
    • Green urban policies
  • Current Sustainability Crisis: Resilience, disasters and climate change
    • Crisis: Urban resilience and disasters
    • Anthropogenic climate change
    • Disasters and climate change refugees
  • What´s next? Opportunities for a more Sustainable Future Built Environment
    • Future narratives
    • Imagining and re-envisioning architectural and urban settings
    • Final Submission

  • Architects
  • Urban Planners
  • Developers
  • Realtors
  • Design Thinkers and sustainability consultants
  • Individuals with an in interest in sustainability and its application in the built environment

  • Flexibility to combine training with the rest of your professional and personal responsibilities. 
  • Tutored training. The trainer will accompany you to ensure the achievement of the objectives of the program. 
  • Resources available on campus. 
  • Practical activities. 
  • Synchronous videoconferences with teachers. 
  • Videoconferences are held between 18h -22h CET compatible with all time zones. 
  • Workload: 15h per week.

Marta Catalán
Marta Catalán PhD Architect and Urban Designer LinkedIn

To enroll you just have to click on the "Enroll now" button that will redirect you to our secure payment platform. Once the payment is made we will send you a registration certificate. And you will be ready to start the course on the established date.