Urban planning, environment and landscape
Study of the form and structure of the landscape, its connection with territorial planning and innovation in instruments of development.
Urban analysis and design
Models, techniques and methods of urban design applied to the construction of cities. Study of urban transformation policies.
Analysis and measurement of heat islands. Generation of models for integration into software simulations.
Analysis of noise pollution in the urban environment caused by mobility, bar terraces, etc.
Reuse of organic waste for agriculture, obtaining new materials and recovering incineration waste.
Recycling of plastic material, conversion of this into new plastics. Search for new techniques for recycling plastics.
Search for new methods for regenerating water, use of microalgae and other methods such as biotechnology, advanced materials or ICT.
Public space and urban infrastructure
Creation of urban furniture to mitigate the overcrowding of public space, improvement in accessibility for people with mobility difficulties.
Study of tourism impact on urban areas and alternatives for more sustainable tourism.
Facilities and heritage
Studies on rehabilitation and restoration of historic buildings, assistance in conservation and proposals for new uses.
Reports on the maintenance and sustainability of public buildings and programming of public facilities.
Rehabilitation of housing
Multiscale techniques for experimental and numerical analysis and the reliability of structures.
Reports and studies on sustainability and housing
Studies to improve the model of energy certificates for the home; improve habitability conditions and reduce energy demand. Energy rehabilitation for office building stock.
Residential building stock
Social and spatial indicators to improve residential building stock, preparation of proposals for public housing.
- Cities are responsible for 80% of global energy consumption, 70% of total waste generation and 60% of greenhouse gas emissions of the planet. For this reason, measures need to be taken to transform cities into more sustainable, circular ecosystems.
- Researchers at the Centre for Land Valuation Policy (CPSV), from the research group Quality of Urban Life: Innovation, Sustainability and Social Engagement (QURBIS) at the UPC, have participated in the design of the theoretical model of the Building Renovation Passport based on BIM and Blockchain for the public administration.
- Currently, buildings are becoming smart organisms due to a wide range of distributed sensors and software programmes that provide them with a certain degree of intelligence. In this context, SUST(AI)N emerged. Participants in this project include researchers from the Instrumentation, Sensors and Interfaces Group (ISI) and the Components and Systems for Communications Research Group (CSC) at the Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya - BarcelonaTech (UPC).