IAAC’s Master in City & Technology (1 or 2-year program) is a unique program oriented towards redefining the analysis, planning, and design of twenty-first-century cities and beyond. The program offers expertise in the design of digitally enhanced, ecological and human-centered urban environments by intersecting the disciplines of urbanism and data science. Taking place in Barcelona, the capital of urbanism, the Master in City & Technology is training the professionals that city administrations, governments, industries, and communities need, to transform the urban environment in the era of big data.

Decarbonization of Housing Stock in EU

Buildings are an intrinsic part of our lives, where we spend most of our time and unfold as human beings. However, through its different forms, the built environment is responsible for the majority of our energy consumption (around 40 %) and a primary source of greenhouse emissions GHG (around 36 %) (Anderson et al., 2015).  … Read more

The Air we Breathe

An analysis of the correlation between population and air quality in the districts of Barcelona. The air quality in urban areas have rapidly declined over the years. In the process of economic development, air pollution has become a significant health hazard. This project analyses the relationship between population density and air quality levels in Barcelona. … Read more

“Are you Happy?”

Data visualization “World Happiness Report up to 2022” “Are you Happy?”“Yes! I am!!” You may answer immediately,  But I don’t answer like you.Of course,  I’m not unhappy but, “Happy??” Why don’t I say Yes? Is this due to national character? If I compare each country on the map, I may know some hints. Data quote:  Kaggle “World Happiness … Read more

Hotel Llobregat

-the story of bird and human at Delta – Deltas one of the most unique and significant local biomes in Spain.They are conducive to the formation of wetlands, which in turn improve the living environment on a bigger scale. Processes in the delta. Deltas are becoming drained, polluted, noisy, and fragmented and the biome with … Read more

A good worker has good taste in food!!

Some Japanese monk said “Eat well, work hard, and sleep well. This harmony is the basis of a good spirit.”From this maximum, I assumed the cities with a good work-life balance, have many delicious restaurants. Subject goal In this class, I make the graph from the open data by Pthon. Hypothesis There are many restaurants … Read more

The Scenic Route

Finding the greenest bicycle path that connects all the parks in Barcelona The shortest walk connecting all the parks was computed based on the road map. The existing bicycle lane does not connect all the parks in Barcelona. Hence, a second shortest path was created by pulling points from the road map to the bicycle … Read more

Natural & Built Environments

Cities are ever-evolving and growing, meaning natural environments are eradicated or transformed from native biodiversity to a collection of artificial materials. This has a significant impact on all organisms, including human beings. However, both natural and built environments are fundamental for quality of life. Nevertheless, the need for balance between both in urban spaces is … Read more

Making walking and cycling safer

How safe is walking and cycling in Europe / Spain? In the European Union, cities and towns are home to 71 percent of the population and here is where most journeys begin and end. Urban centers face multiple, complex, and ever-evolving challenges, especially concerning mobility. Growing populations are encouraged to walk and cycle more because … Read more

The Green Ally

In Spain, there is an urban myth, according to which – The country was once so thickly forested that a squirrel could cross the peninsula hopping from tree to tree. -However, this condition has changed throughout the years, both in terms of the natural environment and the existence of squirrels in Spain. The case study … Read more

City of Proximities: Public Markets in Madrid

Madrid Public Markets SystemThe toolkit for municipalities, food delivery platforms and local residents 1/ Overall PerspectiveA first overview of the city of Madrid, throughout its administrative districts, their socio-demographics variables, the location of 46 municipal markets and the proximity patterns between them. 2/ Markets Around the Clock To allow citizens to engage with the markets … Read more

The Wild Deal

ABSTRACT Urban Rights is a term which has been coined by the philosopher Henri Lefebvre (Lefebvre, 1967)  and further explored by David Harvey (Harvey, 2003). It is a concept of a collective right to change the city and shape the process of urbanization. Thus, the right to the city does not merely address what the … Read more

Deaths from air pollution in Central Europe

Air pollution- the combination of outdoor and indoor particulate matter, and ozone– causes more than 7 million deaths each year (World Health Organisation) and it is considered to be one of the world’s largest health and environmental problems. The same data shows that 99% of the world population currently live in places with air quality … Read more

Healthcare BCN

Understanding and analysing the existing Healthcare system of Barcelona with the help of open datasets available. This further helps us to understand the robustness, need and requirement to fill the gaps in the system if any with respect to their typologies and location as per districts Step 1: Documenting the distribution of different types of … Read more

Diagnosing land health

Introduction This project is a short visual story, trying to portray the opportunities and problematics of poor landscapes. It quickly touches upon a little fragment of precision farming- natural vegetation index (ndvi)- that focuses on plant health estimation remotely, from satellite. Ndvi has become the most commonly used vegetation index in remote sensing, especially with … Read more

Puerto Rico – population and landscape relation

The idea of combining population density and terrain relief allows to represent connectivity of most relevant settlement areas for future urban and rural building development. The choice of Puerto Rico land was made because of relatively compact territory for this software as well as its pronounced mountain ranges. Today’s migration sprawl challenge is well-known and … Read more

Birds and weather connectivity

This project was carried out to support research on the relationship between bird populations and natural conditions in the province of Barcelona, Catalonia. In conclusion, the most frequently observed migratory bird Cattle Egret in the province of Barcelona was identified and the rainiest time of the year is spring (month – April) when its migrating … Read more

A Parallel City for Pollinators

Introduction to Pollination The project attempts to study and research the possibilities of creating a green, three-dimensional corridor for pollinators in a specific area, the historical city center of Madrid, connecting Madrid’s most prominent green park “el Retiro” in the east to the “Casa de Campo” natural reserve in the west. In particular the proposal … Read more

Global scale data visualization

This project aims to explore the possibilities of mapping global scale data onto an 3D globe – in this case the CO2 emissions per country in Megatons. The project reveals the five biggest contributors to CO2 Emissions in 2019 – China, USA, Russia, Indian & Japan and also shows how little CO2 is emitted by … Read more

Big Data Analytics in the Airline Industry

The case of Greece The air connections constitute critical components of the entire transportation industry in Greece. The geopolitical position of the country as well as its geographical features (mountainous landscape, islands and sea) make the air transport industry essential not only to the regional development and the growth of tourist activity, that comprises a … Read more

Curated Art Walk, BCN

Located in northeastern Spain, on the shores of the Mediterranean, Barcelona has long been hailed as a European cultural capital. From its thriving art scene to its incredible architecture and world-famous gastronomy, here’s why an art and culture lover will fall head over heels for Barcelona. The intent of the whole project is to identify … Read more

Correlation of real estate prices and income in USA

There are over 40,000 ZIP codes in the United States. Categorization by states and ZIP codes in order to compare data, find distinctive features and intercorrelations, and put data on map. VIsualization performed by Python, Plotly Express, Folium. In order to simplify tasks the dataset of 12 North East states is used.