Description / Objectives

Looking for new ways to regenerate the urban fabric.

Barcelona is part of the worldwide smart-city network, which efficiently manages its resources and its services and works towards finding a sustainable strategy that regenerates the city.

Superblocks are the result of research into new ways of renovating the city's urban fabric. It consists of putting into practice all the technological and environmental advances that the City Council has at its disposal in small areas of the city, in this case, five superblocks located in Les Corts, Hostafrancs, the Eixample, the area around Plaça de les Glòries and Poblenou.

The new orthogonal bus network and Bicing are being deployed in these superblocks, in order to reduce noise pollution. There are a greater number of leisure areas and new uses for these areas are promoted. Tree cover and green areas are improved. Productive activities are promoted in order to generate new jobs, which are also subject to social inclusion. New systems for renewable energy and wastewater and rainwater use are introduced.

And all of this is done through a public-participation system, which will be able to define and develop all of these actions.


Horta superblock to regain 2,800 square metres for local residents

Mon, 15/10/2018 - 17:58h

Urban planning. The project should stop traffic heading through the neighbourhood to reach the Ronda de Dalt.

Sant Andreu tests the MUV application for improving urban mobility

Mon, 08/10/2018 - 11:22h

Urban Technology. Sant Andreu tests the MUV application, an innovative European project to improve urban mobility through play.

A world forum will address the social challenges of technology

Thu, 12/07/2018 - 12:52h

Digital Future Society. Mobile World Capital is organising the Digital Future Society international forum in Barcelona, to discuss the social challenges raised by the technological and digital revolution.

El Poblenou's superblock receives a special mention at the European Prize for Urban Public Space

Thu, 21/06/2018 - 10:18h

Urban Planning. El Poblenou's Superblock receives special mention at the 2018 European Prize for Urban Public Space.


Smart City Expo World Congress

From 13/11/2018 to 15/11/2018
Fira Barcelona - Recinte Gran Via
Av Joan Carles I 64 (Hospitalet llobregat)