As every year, we present the Tourism workshop being the last workshop that students will have to do to complete their master’s degree program.


SAVE THE PARADISE workshop is a joint workshop, formed by D1 and D2 programs, dedicated to the study of landscape as an engine of economic transformation.

The goal is to project mature tourism and the second coast, through a joint reflection on the ruin of the coast and its recovery taking into consideration the tourism landscape and the conditions of the environment as the possibility to redefine and rehabilitate tourism, an attempt to SAVE PARADISE.


In this edition we will work on 6 characteristic areas of the Mediterranean. The objective is to analyze different types of cases and from there to make proposals for landscape intervention, appropriate to each of the situations, that can help to reverse the negative effects that the development of the tourist activity produces in the landscape.

This areas are:

– Costa del Sol.

– Languedoc Roussillon.

– Sardinia.

– Rimini.

– Albania.

– Crete.



To facilitate the approach of the students to the place where they work we organize two days of brainstorming, in which we will have a knowledgeable guest from each of the areas of work. Each one of them will make a presentation on the landscape, tourism and urban issues of the area and will participate in the joint workshop of ideas from all areas. The realization of these days, when the students already have a diagnosis and begin to propose the intervention strategy, this would allow them a better use of the information and experience that the guests can bring.


The daily development of the course usually consists of a part of a theoretical nature and another part of the workshop. The theoretical part will be lectures or work with articles, relating to the subject of the course, which students will have to read previously and then be discussed and discussed in class by all.


The final objective is that, in each of the groups, the following issues that are involved in dealing with the problematic, tourism-landscape will be addressed:

– Where is it appropriate to place a new offer of accommodation or tourist equipment?

– Where should we replace existing tourist pieces to improve the ecological functioning of the place?

– Can a strategic withdrawal of settlements and / or tourist pieces be proposed as a way to introduce environmental improvements and to recover flows, connections and relationships of the existing fabric?

– How to combine the development of new tourism offers with the recovery of natural dynamics of heavily regulated systems?

– Will these areas be converted into existing green space expansions?

– How will tourism contribute to environmental improvement and the resilience of the landscape in relation to climate change and its multiple consequences?

– Will they be a source of ecosystem services?

– Will they be able to exert sink and / or mattress for future episodes of storms and floods?

– Can they be rehabilitated and converted into future habitats for animal and plant species?

– How and where is the tourist offer articulated?


Responsible professors: 

Maria Goula y Ricard Pie

Coordinating professor: 

Purificación Díaz

Adjunct professors: 

Mónica Batalla, Anna Majoral, Patricia Pérez y Ioanna Spanou


Carlos Rosa/Nuria Nebot (Costa del Sol), Andrés Martínez (Languedoc Roussillon), Alesandra Cappai (Costa Esmeralda), Luca Emanueli (Rimini), Enrico Porfido (Albania) y Panita Karamanea (Creta).

Are you interested? Do not hesitate to contact us for more information.