In 2000, the 22@ Plan was approved and established the guidelines to transform 200 hectares of industrial land in the Sant Martí district into a hub of economic activity integrated into neighbourhoods with a balanced mix of uses.
After more than 15 years of development, the need to respond to the new urban, social and economic challenges became evident. Thus, in 2017 the City Council began a participatory reflection with all the agents of the territory with the aim of drawing up a shared roadmap that could guide the future transformation of Poblenou. More than 1,000 people from different entities and sectors participated in the “Let’s rethink the 22@” process.
As a result of this reflection, in 2018 the document of the pact "Towards a Poblenou with a more inclusive and sustainable 22@" was signed by agents of the quadruple helix: citizens, the economic sector, universities and public administrations. A year later, that agreement allowed the development of the criteria document that established the bases of the MpPGM for a more inclusive and sustainable 22@, which is currently in the initial approval phase.
The urban proposal for the 22@ area is the development of an Urban Regeneration strategy that aims to consolidate existing fabrics and uses with great social, identity and business value, but also the transformation of some areas to achieve a mixed city of environmental quality.