The 6th Conference of the International Forum on Urbanism (IFoU) will take place from January 25th to 27th, 2012 in Barcelona.

Barcelona is a cosmopolitan city, which the Mediterranean opens to the rest of the world, establishing a bond with other cultures and producing a history marked by diversity. Magnificent examples of artistic trends throughout the ages can be found here providing a great Romanesque, Gothic and above all Modernista legacy, the latter represented by the work of architectural genius Antoni Gaudí.

In recent years Barcelona has established itself as a focus for new trends from around the world. Many artists involved in design, music, fashion, art and the cinema opt for Barcelona as somewhere to live and inspire them. Culture, sport, leisure, nature and history come together in the city, where you can learn something new every day.






Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya. BarcelonaTech (UPC) has a consolidated worldwide reputation and an international vision that generates technological innovation and attracts talent. An appealing range of educational programs has positioned the University as a welcoming place for the exchange of knowledge, with more than 2,000 foreign students from all over the world enrolling each year. Science, technical fields, technology and architecture form the core of our personality.

Barcelona School of Architecture (ETSAB) of the UPC is the largest and oldest school of architecture in Catalonia. It offers university-level undergraduate and graduate coursework, and is leading in research in Spain. At the present we have 3.500 students, aprox. 500 of them from abroad, and 150 exchange student every year from over 40 schools around the world.

UPC School of Architecture of Barcelona
Av. Diagonal, 649-651, 08028 Barcelona
+34 93 401 6333


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> Arriving by Public Transport:
Zona Universitaria Underground Station (see the underground network and Metro's lines)
Bus lines 7, 54, 60, 67, 74, 75, 113 (see TMB's BUS lines)
Trambaix T1, T2 and T3 (see TRAM's site)
The simple ticket costs 1,40 Euros. We recomend the ticket with 10 rides (T-10), that costs 8,25 Euros.


Detailed information to go to Barcelona from airports, bus station, train station or harbour is available at “Getting to Barcelona”. You can find all the different options with prices, frecuency, times schedules, etc.

> Getting to Barcelona
> Getting around Barcelona: Mobility and Transport information
> Barcelona Street Map


> Barcelona city council site:
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