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This section details the Local, Regional, State, and European competitive projects, both from public and private institutions, led by members of our research group.

Competitive Research Projects



EnerValor2

Beyond the EPC Requirements, potential and risks of energy efficient mortgages in the promotion of efficient homes

Ministry of Science, Innovation, and Universities. State programs for the generation of knowledge and scientific and technological strengthening of the R&D+i and R+D+i system aimed at the challenges of society. Call 2019. Projects of I&D+i | Ref. PID2019-104561RB-I00 (MINCIU) | Execution period: 2020-2024 | Responsible: Dr. Carlos Ramiro Marmolejo Duarte

 

MINCIU                                                        ENERVALOR2

X-ClimPlan

Extreme Spatial and Urban Planning Tool for Episodes of Heat Waves and Flash Floods. Building resilience for cities and regions

Ministry of Science, Innovation, and Universities. State programs for the generation of knowledge and scientific and technological strengthening of the R+D+i and R&D+i system aimed at the challenges of society. Call 2019. Projects of I&D+i | Ref. PID2019-105976RB-I00 (MINCIU) | Execution period: 2020-2022 | Responsible: Dr. Josep Roca Cladera

 

MINCIU

G-Clima

Guide to the climatic rehabilitation of neighbourhoods. Poblenou case study

Barcelona City Hall. Urban Ecology Management. Call for grants for the development of projects in the framework of the climate emergency of the city of Barcelona 2020. Climate Plan | Exp. 2092. Ref. 20S07011-001 | Execution period: 2020-2021 | Responsible: Dr. Josep Roca Cladera

 

AJUNTAMENTBCN

RE-INHABIT

Socio-spatial indicators for the improvement of the housing stock in vulnerable areas. Action criteria in the cases of the Metropolitan Areas of Barcelona, and Bilbao

Ministry of Economy and Competitiveness / State Research Agency. Call 2018. State Plan for Scientific, and Technical Research and Innovation 2017-2020. Research Challenges: R&D+i Projects | Ref. RTI2018-101342-B-I00 | Execution period: 2019-2021 | Responsible: Dra. Maria Pilar Garcia-Almirall and Dr. Pere Joan Ravetllat

 

MINECO

Urban-CLIMPLAN

The Urban Heat Island: effects on climate change and modeling for urban and territorial planning strategies. Application to the Metropolitan Region of Barcelona

Ministry of Economy, and Competitiveness, and the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF). State Program for Research, Development, and Innovation oriented to the Challenges of Society. Call 2015. Modality 1. R&D+i Projects | Ref. BIA2015-68623-R (MINECO/FEDER) | Execution period: 2016-2019 | Responsible: Dr. Josep Roca Cladera

 

MINECO  FEDER  

 

 ENERVALOR

EnerValor

How much do we care about the energy rating? An analysis of the level of understanding of the EPC, perceived confidence, and impact on residential preferences and values

Ministry of Economy, and Competitiveness, and the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF). State Program for Research, Development, and Innovation oriented to the Challenges of Society. Call 2015. Modality 1. R&D+i Projects | Ref. BIA2015-63606-R (MINECO/FEDER) | Execution period: 2016-2020 | Responsible: Dr. Carlos Marmolejo Duarte

 

MINECO  FEDER  

City without barriers

City without barriers. Tool for the evaluation and visualization of the accessibility to the public space, based on TLS, GIS, and GPS technologies

RecerCaixa, and Catalan Association of Public Universities (ACUP). Call 2013 | Execution period: 2014-2016 | Responsible: Dr. Josep Roca Cladera

 

RECERCAIXA

Clim-CAP

Competences for a sustainable city development: Qualification scheme for Climate Adaptation in Construction, Architecture, and Planning

Leonardo Multilateral project for Development of Innovation. Call 2011 | Education, Audiovisual, and Culture Executive Agency (EACEA). Lifelong Learning Programme. Ref. 540313-LLP-1-2013-1-DE-LEONARDO-LMP | Execution period: 2013-2015 | Responsible UPC: Dr. Josep Roca Cladera

 

CLIMCAP                 LIFELONGLEARNING

LugarEStructurales

Polycentrism revisited from the perspective of the spatial-temporal behavior of the population in the main Spanish metropolises

The subprogram of non-oriented fundamental research projects. Call 2012 | Ministry of Economy and Competitiveness (MINECO). Ref. CSO2012-33441 | Execution period: 2013-2015 | Responsible: Dr. Carlos Marmolejo Duarte

 

MINECO

Immigration, Housing, and City

Evaluation of urban policies for socio-spatial integration: challenges and opportunities for the social inclusion of the immigrant population

Ministry of Science, and Innovation (MICINN). Ref. CSO2011-26682 | Execution period: 2012-2014 | Responsible: Dra. M. Pilar Garcia-Almirall

 

MICINN

KITCASP

Key Indicators for Territorial Cohesion and Spatial Planning

Commission of European Communities. ESPON 2013 Programme - European Regional Development Fund | Ref. INTERREG ESPON-2013/2/20-KITCASP | Execution period: 2012-2013 | Responsible UPC: Dr. Josep Roca Cladera

 

ESPON COMISIONEU                                  

REACT

Resilience, Accessibility, and Sustainability for the Historic City

National Plan for scientific research, development, and technological innovation 2008-2011. INNPACTO subprogram | Ministry of Science and Innovation (MICINN). Ref. IPT-2011-0969-380000 | Execution period: 2011-2014 | Responsible: Dr. Josep Roca Cladera

 

MICINN

Subcenters

Towards a polycentric metropolis system? Evolution, characterization, and influence of metropolitan sub-centers on the efficiency of urbanization

National Plan R&D+i. Fundamental research projects | Ministry of Science and Innovation (MICINN). Ref. CS02009-07218 | Execution period: 2010-2012 | Responsible: Dr. Carlos Marmolejo Duarte

 

MICINN

MODELCOAST

Development of a platform for prospective modeling of urbanization processes in coastal areas

National Plan R&D+i. Fundamental research projects | Ministry of Science and Innovation (MICINN). Ref. CS02009-09057 | Execution period: 2010-2012 | Responsible: Dr. Josep Roca Cladera

 

MICINN

InsMed

Innovation for Eco-construction in the Mediterranean

European Regional Development Fund (ERDF). Commission of European Communities. Ref. INTERREG MED-1G-MED08-185-INS MED | Execution period: 2009-2013 | Responsible: Dr. Josep Roca Cladera

 

FEDER COMISIONEU           

ITACA

Environmental Intelligence for ACcesibility to the Heritage

Strategic Action for Telecommunications and the Information Society. Subprogram: Advance R&D. Year 2009 | Ministry of Industry, Tourism, and Commerce (MITYC). Ref. TSI-020302-2009-44 | Execution period: 2009-2011 | Responsible: Dr. Josep Roca Cladera

 

MITYC

Immigration, Housing, and City

Immigration, housing, and the city: housing, urban and access to housing conditions, urban and social consequences and action criteria for Barcelona and Madrid

Grants for the fundamental research subprogram. Call 2008 | Ministry of Education and Science (MEC). Ref. CSO2008-04337 | Execution period: 2009-2011 | Responsible: Dr. M. Pilar Garcia-Almirall

 

MEC

EVALUAMET

Evaluation model of energy and environmental efficiency, mobility and land use structure, for the Barcelona Metropolitan Region

National Plan for Scientific Research, Development and Technological Innovation, 2008-2011 | Ministry of Development and Ministry of Science and Innovation. Ref. E 8/08 | Execution period: 2008-2011 | Responsible parties: Dr. Josep Roca Cladera (CPSV-UPC) and Dr. Andreu Ulied Seguí (MCrit). Scientific coordinator: Dr. Carlos Marmolejo Duarte

 

MINFOM         MICINN

CAEE

Case of agglomeration economies in Europa

Commission of European Communities. Ref. INTERREG ESPON-2013/2/1 CAAE | Execution period: 2008-2010 | Responsible UPC: Dr. Josep Roca Cladera

 

COMISIONEU                           ESPON

PATRAC

Accessible Heritage: R+D+I for a culture without barriers

National Plan for Scientific Research, Development and Technological Innovation (R&D 2004-2007). Unique and strategic scientific-technological projects | Ministry of Education and Science (MEC). Ref. PS-380000-2006-2; Subproject 1: Diagnosis of accessibility in heritage: current status, methodology, and instruments. Ref. PSS-380000-2007-19; Subproject 3: Intelligent environments and heritage control systems. Ref. PSS-380000-2007-20; Subproject 4: Methodological Practical Guide: Intervention Methods and Applications. Ref. PSS-380000-2009-9; Subproject 6: Training and Dissemination on accessibility to Heritage. Ref. PSE-380000-2008-3 | Execution period: 2007-2011 | Responsible UPC: Dr. Josep Roca Cladera

 

MEC PATRAC                  

MedCoast

The urbanization process on the Mediterranean coast: Towards an unsustainable model of land occupation. A retrospective (1956-2006) and prospective (2006-2026) analysis

Aid for carrying out research projects, within the framework of some National Programs of the National Plan for Scientific Research, Development and Technological Innovation 2004-2007. Call 2006 | Ministry of Education and Science (MEC). Ref. SEJ2006-09630/GEOG | Execution period: 2006-2009 | Responsible: Dr. Josep Roca Cladera

 

MEC

Immigration and Housing

Immigration and housing: the integration process from the analysis and prospects of the formation of households and their access to housing. An approach to the 7 Spanish metropolitan areas

Call for research project grants within the framework of the 2004-2007 National R&D Plan. Call 2005 | Ministry of Education and Science. Ref. SEJ2005-03372 / GEOG | Execution period: 2005-2008 | Responsible: Dr. M. Pilar Garcia-Almirall

 

MEC

Madrid-Barcelona

Barcelona and Madrid Two converging urbanization models?

Ministry of Science and Technology. Ref. BIA 2003-07176 | Execution period: 2003-2006 | Responsible: Dr. Josep Roca Cladera

 

MICYT

EURMET

The urban expansion of the southwestern European metropolis

INTERREG III-C | European Union | Execution period: 2003-2006 | Responsible UPC: Dr. Josep Roca Cladera

 

INTERREGIIIC UNIONEU                                           

Southwest Europe Urban System

The Territorial and Functional Characterization of the Spanish Metropolitan Areas

Interreg IIC - Ministry of the Environment | Execution period: 1997-2001 | Head of UPC: Dr. Josep Roca Cladera

 

MINMED UNIONEU