20.00 Evening meal
09.00 Sant Pere de Ribes
Flash flooding and river management.
The effects of human activity on the storm hydrograph
Channel morphology: the factors affecting channel efficiency
14.00 Return to hotel
16.30 Classroom follow-up
08.30 Depart for Garrotxa Volcanic Park
10.30 Plate tectonics and volcanic activity: destructive margin, constructive
margin or hot spot? Nature of different volcanic eruptions. Effects of the
15.30 Walk to Santa Pau through a variety of volcanic landscapes
Sand dunes Llobregat Delta
Start 9.00 Finish 14.30
Garraf Natural Park: Park
management issues, particularly the effects of fire on vegetation. A
comparison between 3 sites with differing burn histories and the climax
vegetation for the area,
1. Rendzina soil study on a limestone slope
2. Mediterranean xerophytic adaptations
3. Park management issues and simulation exercise
Return 15.30 - arrival at hotel 15.15
18.00 Follow-up work
09.00 The social, economic and environmental impact of urban regeneration
initiatives: El Raval, Barcelona
How successful have the initiatives been?
The reasons for and the effects of gentrification
17.00 Return to hotel
09.00 A TNC in Spain: the social and economic impact. Led by John Barrass
(editor 'Barcelona Business'
Free time for shopping?
09.00 Evening excursion: Maremagnum Entertainment Complex, Barcelona
01.00 Return to hotel
Rural Depopulation: Les Garrigues.
A comparison of 4 contrasting settlements, each revealing
different social, economic or environmental effects of out-migration.
Linking census data within the follow-up session. Development of
models of sustainable rural development based upon an analysis of data collected
during the day.
20.00 Evening Meal