Superblocks

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.

News

Av. Meridiana. Ciutadella-Glòries. Aèria

Barcelona collaborates on the 5G Catalunya project

Wed, 09/06/2021 - 13:49

The 5G Catalunya project is to be developed with the collaboration of various organisations, such as Barcelona City Council, Mobile World Capital Barcelona, Fira de Barcelona, i2cat, Intel and the IESE business school.

Hack the Hospital, Barcelona, Boston, repte, tecnologia, salut

Innovative proposals to improve hospital stays for teenagers

Mon, 10/05/2021 - 14:30

Smart City. Hack the Hospital is an international hackathon which will bring together teams of professionals and patients from Barcelona and Boston.

Digitisation of the maintenance of metro line 5 (L5)

Fri, 30/04/2021 - 09:49

Mobility and transport. The aims are to avoid breakdowns and maintain the equipment more efficiently.

Solar paving to generate electricity in Plaça de les Glòries

Wed, 28/04/2021 - 11:24

Environment and sustainability. The pilot project will see an area of 50 square metres get solar energy generating paving to produce 7,560 kWh a year, equivalent to the consumption of three homes.

Agenda

Congrés "Smart Mobility Congress"

When:
Del 16/11/2021 al 18/11/2021
Where:
Fira Barcelona - Recinte Gran Via
Av Joan Carles I 64 (Hospitalet llobregat)
902233200
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