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ENRIC BATLLE I DURANY has been a lecturer at the Polytechnic University of Catalonia (UPC) since 1982. He is a coordinator and professor in the UPC Master of Landscape Architecture degree program, as well as a professor in the Department of Urbanism and Territorial Planning at the Vallès School of Architecture (ETSAV-UPC), where he coordinates the school’s landscape- and environment-themed Architecture & Projects Workshop IV. Over the years, he has been involved in numerous courses at both the UPC and other institutions, such as the Barcelona School of Agriculture and the Navarra University School of Architecture. He studied at the Barcelona School of Architecture (ETSAB-UPC), earning his degree in architecture in 1980 before later becoming a Doctor of Architecture in 2002. He presented his doctoral thesis, “The Garden of the Metropolis. From Romantic Landscape to Open Space for a Sustainable City,” to the UPC’s Urbanism and Territorial Planning Department, whose PhD committee awarded him both the Extraordinary Doctorate Prize and the Lluís Domènech i Montaner Prize for Architecture Theory and Criticism. His thesis was published in 2012 under the same title, further earning him the FAD Theory & Review 2012 Prize.