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3 July 2018 - Europe, Housing, Municipalism, Right to the City

Cities with life

As the mayors of London and Barcelona, we see an emergency coming. The way housing works must be changed.

For a number of years, cities around the world have been facing increasingly global and aggressive speculation in their property markets – from speculators who see housing in our cities as an asset from which to profit, rather than homes for the people we represent.

In many cases, speculators take decisions from...

13 September 2015 - Europe, Municipalism, Refuge City

We, the cities of Europe

Europe's credibility is currently at stake. We cannot remain indifferent while death stalks our beaches daily.

Europe's credibility is currently at stake. We cannot remain indifferent while death stalks our beaches daily, while thousands of families fleeing war in Africa, the Middle East and Central Asia crowd our ports, stations, trains and roads, waiting for a humanitarian response from Europe. This isn't about charity. This is about...

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This blog features ideas, thoughts and reflections on my daily life as the Mayor of Barcelona.

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