Generalitat De Catalunya
The Institute of Territorial Studies (IET) is a public-public partnership, integrated by the Catalan Government - by means of the Ministry of Town and Country Planning and Public Works - and the Pompeu Fabra University of Barcelona. Due to its academic and policy-making nature, the Institute has relevant story of cooperation with public bodies in Catalonia, from the government (different ministries), to local, supra-municipal and provincial authorities. The Institute is a research centre on theory and the spatial, regional, country and urban planning practice. We can find among its objectives: • To promote and elaborate all sort of studies and to offer advice on spatial, regional, country and urban planning issues. • To encourage the cross disciplinary approach to environmental issues, transport topics, governance, spatial policy and community development as much from the technical, economic and social sides as from the fields of planning, regulation and management. • To facilitate the exchange of ideas and methodologies. Main research interests: • Economic assessment of spatial, regional, country and urban planning. Spatial policy analysis. • Planning and design of infrastructures and transport networks and its applications to spatial, regional, country and urban planning. Effects of transport policies in local and regional development.
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