The UPM Campus of the Future attempts to integrate innovation in Cities within University activities. It is framed in the City of the Future initiative, led by Professor Javier Uceda, as well as in the Master in City Sciences, led by Professor José María de Lapuerta.

Campus Moncloa is a city university located in Madrid with more than 40.000 inhabitants whose activities take place there daily (students, faculty and staff). Compared to important Spanish capital Cities as Soria (40.147 inhabitants) or Teruel (35.288 inhabitants), the importance of Campus Moncloa role for the University community and the need to have an strategic plan is quite high.

The UPM Campus of the Future goes beyond being a bare sustainable strategic plan. It is rather an opportunity to gather stakeholders under the same framework of principles, providing them with the missing tools, and enabling them to create added value to the community’s well-being. By doing so, the UPM would be taken to the next level, reaching recognition as one of the best educational institutions worldwide, and providing its students, faculty and staff with the best development opportunities possible.

The development of the strategic plan is based on three values: time required, resources needed and the impact on the campus, people and quality of life. Campus of the future UPM is configured in a three axis ecosystem based on the relative position of each value by comparison with the others.

Campus of the Future aims to achieve the highest impact in the least time possible. Thereby, resources will be handled carefully. Campus of the Future’s finance will focus on four branches: University funding, rise of the regional educational budget, Private-Public Partnership opportunities and EU Financing Programs. On another hand, social resources are considered basic to achieve the proposed goals. Thus, participation is considered as a key element of this strategy to provide students, faculty and staff with both individual and community developments.

The roadmap of the project is based on the use of all fields that influence the city in order to attain synergies between them. Thereby, this roadmap is focused on the use of all fields in order to multiply the positive impacts on Campus, and alternatively, the use of disadvantages in specific fields to be turned into advantages in others.



  • José María de Lapuerta, UPM professor and MCS director.
  • Javier Dorao, MSc in Civil Engineering and City Scientist.
  • Javier García, Architect and City Scientist.
  • Raffaele Sisto, Architect and City Scientist.
  • Pablo Quintanal, Architect.
  • Óscar González, Quantity Surveyor.


  • Javier Uceda, UPM professor
  • Oscar García, UPM professor
  • Julio Lumbreras, UPM professor
  • Manuel Álvarez-Campana, UPM professor
  • Andrés Monzón, UPM professor

Client: Universidad Politécnica de Madrid

Date: 2014-15

Country: Spain

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