The Fundación Metrópoli has been sponsoring educational workshops for post graduate students and often hosting them in the Ecobox. These international workshops concentrate on large scale, supra regional development processes, their aim being to bridge theory and practice.

Compressed in time and highly interactive, they enable the students to learn from interdisciplinary interaction in new places with unfamiliar cultures. Led by a cosmopolitan team, these workshops open up fresh insights, challenge conventional thinking and generate alternatives which the team consolidates in a publication.

International Urban Design Studio • Master of Urban Development and Design Programme (MUDD)

November 2009
University of South Wales, Sydney, Australia


Faculty: Prof. Jon Lang

 

European Diagonal and Mediterranean Diamond Megaregions


March 2009, Casablanca
University of Pennsylvania


Penn Faculty & Studio Advisors:
Alfonso Vegara, Fundación Metrópoli
Marilyn Taylor, Dean, Penn Design
Armando Carbonell, Lincoln Institute of Land Policy
Vincent Goodstadt, University of Manchester
Giovanna Fossa, Politecnico di Milano
Lorenzo Pallotta, Politecnico di Milano
David Kooris, Regional Plan Association
Mark Pisano, University of Southern California
Robin Thompson, University College London

Casablanca University: Abderrafih Lahbabi
Pedagogic Director:  Ecole Supérieure d'Architecture de Casablanca


- Seminar lecture coordination

A. R. Lahbabi

- Seminar lecturers

M. Mohamed EL MALTI, professor at EAC/ ENA

M. SOUAFI, Geographer, professor at INAU, Rabat  
  
M. KAIOUA, Town and Country Planning Regional Inspector, Rabat
  
M.BEN RAHHOU, Casablanca Tramway Project Director
 

AALU Landscape Urbanism. Alicante Workshop and exhibition (Mexico City, Sri Lanka, Persian Gulf, Pearl River Delta)  


April 2009
AA School of Architecture
Director AA LU: Eva Castro
Teaching Staff: Alfredo Ramírez, Eduardo Rico, Clara Oloriz


AALU Landscape Urbanism. Sitges workshop. 2008

Director AA LU: Eva Castro
Teaching Staff: Alfredo Ramírez, Eduardo Rico

 

The European Diagonal. International Planning Charrette


March 2007
University of Pennsylvania

UPenn Faculty & Studio Advisors:
Bob Yaro
Armando Carbonell
David Kooris
Celeste Layne (TA-Teacher Assistant)
Petra Todorovich
Eugenie Birch
Arthur Aw
Lawrence Barth
Fabio Casiroli
Giovanna Fossa
Vincent Goodstadt
Oriol Nel·lo
Afonso O´Neill
Lorenzo Pallotta
Robin Thompson
Jean Claude Tourret
Waikeen Ng
Alfonso Vegara


The Mediterranean Diamond. International Planning Charrette 2008


University of Pennsylvania

Faculty:
Bob Yaro
Armando Carbonell
Mark Pisano, Senior Fellow, School of Policy, Planning and Development, University of Southern California
Larry Barth
Eugenie Birch
Vincent Goodstadt
David Kooris
Nick Green
Judith Ryser
Andrea Pantor

Invited speakers:
Aurora López Corduente
Josep Báguena
Bonifacio Vega
Victoria González de Buitrago
Waikeen Ng
Carlos Labarta
Giovanna Fossa
Lorenzo Pallotta


Planning the Mega-Region 2006 - SuperCities Planning Workshop


March 2006
 

Participating Universities:
• University of Pennsylvania, led by Robert Yaro, Armando Carbonell and Eugenie Birch
• University of Michigan, led by Margaret Dewar
• University of Texas at Austin, led by Kent Butler and Ming Zhang


European Faculty:
Andreas Faludi • University of Delft
Vincent Goodstadt • Glasgow and Clyde Valley Structure Plan
Pierre Laconte • International Society of City and Regional Planners (Isocarp)
Jaap Modder • City-Region of Arnhem-Nijmegen
Oriol Nel·lo • Generalitat de Catalunya
Robin Thompson • Bartlett School of Planning / Advisor of Mayor of London


Reinventing Megalopolis 2005 - SuperCities Planning Workshop


March 2005


Participating Universities:
• University of Pennsylvania, led by Robert Yaro, Armando Carbonell and Eugenie Birch
• Georgia Institute of Technology, led by Cheryl Contant and Catherine Ross

Other Faculty:
Andreas Faludi • University of Delft
Vincent Goodstadt • Glasgow and Clyde Valley Structure Plan
Michael Neuman • Texas A&M University
Juan Luis de las Rivas • Universidad de Valladolid
Robin Thompson • Bartlett School of Planning / Advisor of Mayor of London
Tom Weyandt • Atlanta Regional Commission
Tom Wright • Regional Plan Association


"Ciudad del Saber" Granada Planning Workshop


March 2002


Participating Institutions:
University of Pennsylvania, led by Jonathan Barnett and Felipe Gorostiza
Granada City Hall


"Visions of the Basque Country: Art, Territory, Multimedia" Multimedia Workshop


November 2001


Participating Institutions:
• Multimedia Development Corporation, Malaysia
• One Academy of Communication Design
• Asia News Broadcasting


"Visions for the Future" Santander Bay Planning Workshop


February 1998
 

Participating Institutions:
• University of Pennsylvania
• Oxford Brookes University
• Instituto Universitario d'Architetture di Venezia
• École d'Architecture de Bretagne, Renne
• Kunstakademiets Arkitektskole, København
• CEU San Pablo, Madrid
• Universidad de Navarra, Pamplona
• Universidad de Cantabria, Santander