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Once again, our course comes to an end with the presentation of our students’ final theses! Join us May 28-29th when our students will defend their final thesis before a jury comprised by our in-house faculty members and visiting jury members Nina Gribat from TU Darmstadt and Dr. Clara Irazabal from University of Missouri Kansas City.

Here’s are the topics of our students’ master theses this year:

  • Residents’ Perceptions: A Collective Critical Cartography of Gentrification in Vallcarca, Barcelona (by Bianca Antunes)
  • In-Between Strategies During Post Disaster: Assessing the impact of community participation in Chamanga (by Carina Arrigoni)
  • Citizen-Architect Role in the Housing Design for Integration: La Borda Housing Cooperative (by Berenice Diaz)
  • Building Urban Justice through Collective Housing: The Case of Barcelona’s Housing Cooperative (by Kaitlyn Dietz)
  • Contesting VIsions of Nature of the Collserola Forest, Barcelona: Challenges for planning and management of ecosystems in metropolitan areas (by Sergio Dominguez)
  • Post-Project Participation in Urban Edges: The Process by Which Citizens Repurpose Public Spaces A case study in Barcelona: Rambla de Sants (by Rafael do Prado)
  • Cultural Heritage Perceptions, Place Attachment and Community Commitment and Involvement. The “Old City’’ of Saida, South Lebanon (by Lama El Saoudi)
  • (In)formal Conquers: A critical assessment of manteros’ public space occupation in Barcelona (by Celeste Espinazo)
  • Between Development Projects and People’s Needs: The Case of Canaan, Haiti (by Joao Figueiredo
  • Die Häuser Denen, Die Drin Wohnen! Solidary planning as an alternative approach towards the just distribution of housing in Germany. (by Sebastian Fritz)
  • Understanding the Experience of Symbolic Places: The social impact of tourism in Vila de Gràcia, Barcelona (by Dario Guazzo)
  • The Symbiotic Relationship of Humanitarian Organizations and the Media: A contemporary perspective (by Mariam Hyder)
  • Towards a Citizen-Integrated Urban CIS Resilience: Gaps for increased integration of citizen-led initiatives into a more socially-just resilient Critical Infrastructure Service ecology in Barcelona (by Kelly Lewis)
  • Centering “Dissensus”: A Comparative Case Study of Two Community Mobilizations in the Face of Environmental Injustice in Southern California (by Julia Mangione)
  • Rebuilding from the Ground Up: The role and challenges of knowledge exchange in supporting post-disaster self-recovery in the Philippines (by Erika Palmieri)
  • Building Community Resilience in Socio-environmental Crises: A qualitative analysis of processes and leadership in social media (by Begoña Peiró)
  • European Policies’ Impact on the Route of Migrants and Refugees: The case of the Mediterranean Western Route to Spain (by Javier Quiñoá)
  • Out From the Shadows: Voices of disabled Syrian refugees in SSUs in Beirut and Mount Lebanon (by Sana Raad)
  • An Enquiry into the Culture of Street Vending: Accounts from Sitabuldi Market, Nagpur (by Damini Rathi)
  • Environmental Conflicts between Refugees and Host Communities: Exploring the linkages between environmental degradation and social conflicts in Nakivale Refugee Settlement, Uganda (by Alessandro Sala)
  • The Scales of Attachement: Exploring territory attachment at Nahr el-Bared Refugee Camp and the mechanisms to overcome transience (by Fabiano Sartori de Campos)
  • Rethinking ‘Ethnic’ Economic through Hybridity: A Study of Pakistani Entrepreneurship in El Raval (by Pratika Talegaonkar)
  • Long term Post-Disaster Housing Reconstruction Strategies: An assessment of Chamanga, Ecuador (by Macarena Urchipia)
  • Social and Physical Integration of Refugees: Comparing Models of Urban Integration in Barcelona and Athens (by Sara Vargues)
  • Female Consciousness and Social Activism: A gender analysis of the Plataforma de los Afectados por la Hipoteca de Barcelona (by Paola Vasconcelos)



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