Masterclass Superblock Barcelona
Masterclass Superblock Barcelona is an exclusive learning opportunity for groups of professional city planners, architects, and urban designers. Discover the processes that led to the creation of Barcelona’s Superblocks, from its original conceptualization, to the current strategic approach used today. The Masterclass program is available in short, half day or full day formats and includes lectures and field visits from leading experts, including the former Chief Architect of Barcelona, Xavier Matilla. Participants will have the unique opportunity to discover Barcelona and learn how the city has succeeded in creating high-quality public spaces.
pack_S (short) 2 hrs
pack_M (half day)
pack_L (full day)
All programs will provide participants with a Barcelona Superblock dossier. Exact times are felxible and adjustable to meet the group needs.
Meet the experts
Jordi Honey-Rosés is a research professor in urban planning at the Institute for Environmental Science and Technology (ICTA-UAB) at the Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona where he leads the research group City Lab Barcelona. His research examines the impact of urban programs and policies with a focus on urban experimentation. Prior to joining ICTA-UAB, Dr. Honey-Rosés was a planning professor at the School of Community and Regional Planning at the University of British Columbia (2013-2021). While at the University of British Columbia he received the prestigious Killam Teaching Award. A California native, with Catalan roots, Dr. Honey-Rosés has walked the streets of Barcelona since his childhood and is passionate about urban history.
Architect, urbanist advisor and professor. Chief Architect of the city of Barcelona (2019 – 2023). During this period, he lead many urban transformations with the aim of achieving a healthier, friendlier and fairer. During his tenure as Chief Architect, he oversaw the Barcelona Superblock project, a transformational program that has made city streets greener, healthier and with stronger social and economic relations. He also implemented Barcelona’s School Streets program, Protegim les Escoles, which has improved the environmental quality and safety of more than 200 school environments, as well as public space transformations on Meridiana Avenue, Parc de Glòries and Via Laietana, among others. Co-founder of Territoris XLM, an office dedicated to urban planning and public space design. Professor at the Department of Urbanism, Territory and Landscape (DUTP) at the Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya (UPC) and at the Master Metropoli at Metropoli Institute of Barcelona (IMB).
Sílvia Casorrán Martos (Barcelona, 1979) has a degree in Environmental Sciences and an MBA, with studies in The Netherlands (Utrecht) and in Mexico (Guadalajara). She has 20 years of professional experience in the fields of sustainable mobility and the transformation of public space, working from both private and public sector. From 2015-2020 she was the lead officer at the Cycling Office for the Barcelona Metropolitan Area, a role she founded, and she coordinated the Cycling Cities Network in Spain. In the period 2019-2023 she served as the Mobility Councillor for Sant Martí District in Barcelona. In the period 2021-2023 she served as Deputy to the Chief Architect in Barcelona. For more than 15 years she has been an activist among sustainable mobility social movements.