The Centre of Land Policy and Valuations (CPSV) is a formally recognised research centre within the Technical University of Catalonia (UPC) ( It was founded in 1986 by its current director Dr. Josep Roca Cladera, to undertake research and offer postgraduate training in the field of the built and natural environment. It is located within the Faculty of Architecture (ETSAB) ( and forms part of the Department of Architectural Technology I. The CPSV has a multidisciplinary staff of some 45 persons, comprising academics and researchers, and research and administrative support staff, as well as forming part of a wider Consolidated Research Group on the Quality of Urban Life and Sustainability of the Regional Government of Catalonia (SGR 1233-2009). The UPC has over 2,800 teaching and research staff members and almost 1,500 administrative and support personnel. It has almost 30,000 undergraduate students and 2,500 Master Degree students, with some 3,000 students enrolled on Doctoral Programmes.