Description / Objectives

Looking for new ways to regenerate the urban fabric.

Today, all cities are suffering from similar issues: air pollution, traffic congestion and lack of green spaces. As a member of the global smart city movement, Barcelona has become a leader in some of the most innovative urban changes. City regeneration comes about first and foremost through more efficient management of resources and services, and through finding sustainable strategies. But how do we go about it?

The City Council is calling them Superilles (superblocks) and they are groups of streets in which pedestrians have priority over cars. They started to be sketched onto the city horizon back in 2017, with an initial investment of 10 million euros.

Superblocks exist in order to combat the scarcity of green spaces, to reduce the high levels of background noise and to tackle high levels of pollution (suspended particles [PM10] are associated with 3,500 premature deaths a year in the metropolitan area), as well as to try to reduce accident rates: in 2015 there were 9,095 acciden-ts and 27 deaths.


In response to the call for proposals for the challenge against motorbike accidents, 46 companies from 20 countries submitted proposals

Tue, 14/03/2023 - 12:19

A committee of experts will evaluate the technical quality of the submitted works and select the winning solutions, which will be implemented in Barcelona that same year.

Tech & Play, the tech festival for everybody

Tue, 14/03/2023 - 12:13

Smart City. At the Teatre Lliure in Montjuïc from 17 to 19 March.

Beat Barcelona is back at the MWC

Tue, 28/02/2023 - 10:37

City Council. Under the slogan “The place to be”, Beat Barcelona is conceived as the official after work zone.

The future at the Sports Tomorrow Congress

Mon, 27/02/2023 - 07:00

On 27 and 28 February, as part of the Mobile World Congress, the Barça Innovation Hub and GSMA are promoting the traditional sports innovation congress.


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