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Tackling climate emergencyLiving in proximity, the 15-minute city

The year 2020 has been a pivotal year in which two crises have been intertwined: the climate and the health emergencies, with the COVID-19 pandemic. At the crossroads...

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Tackling climate emergencyMoving towards a city that cares for us

The health crisis brought on by the pandemic, with the extreme experience of lockdown, has made us see that human habitability is not resolved within the limits of...

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Tackling climate emergencyTowards the energy transition

Cities occupy only 3% of the Earth’s surface. Notwithstanding this fact, they account for between 60% and 80% of energy consumption and 75% of carbon emissions. It is...

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Tackling climate emergencyOvertaking the old mobility. The car, from host to guest

Cities are currently the scene of the foremost social, environmental and economic challenge posed by sustainable mobility. It is time to apply new formulae, such as...

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Tackling climate emergencyThe Amazon effect: The Seattle lessons

The city of Seattle changed the day Amazon decided to set up shop there. For better and for worse. It changed conventional retailing, logistics, the environment, and...

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Tackling climate emergencyPublic transport, a clean and efficient mobility alternative

People need to move to interact with one another, to go to work, to study or to shop, to enjoy leisure time or to socialise and be with family and friends. In...

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Tackling climate emergencyA zero waste society

In Barcelona, in 2019, almost 800,000 tonnes of waste were generated. Awareness of the waste we generate can move us to action. Big cities must pave the way for a...

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Tackling climate emergencyEnvisioning emergent futures for bioregions and their cities

Las urbes son un sistema vivo en sí mismo que depende de otros sistemas vivos que no basan su propósito en servir al ser humano. Desde el diseño, y su relación con la...


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La pastera de la imatge allotjava 13 cadàvers i 168 supervivents que portaven més de 24 hores a la deriva. Un equip de l'ONG Proactiva Open Arms els va rescatar a la Mediterrània a unes 15 milles al nord de Sabratha, Líbia, juliol 2017. © Santi Palacios
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    Santiago Alba Rico

    Santiago Alba Rico is a writer and essayist. He studied Philosophy at the Complutense University of Madrid. In the 1980s, he was a screenwriter for the universally popular television show La bola de cristal [The Crystal Ball] and has published more than twenty books on politics,...


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‘Print 3D. Reprinting reality’

Exhibitions. How will 3D printing transform our daily life and what will it mean for the current manufacturing system?

From 29/09/2020 to 19/08/2021
CosmoCaixa Barcelona

‘La Capella: 600 years in El Raval’

Exhibitions. The history of this exhibition room since it started being used as a chapel in 1440.

Ongoing event
La Capella

Permanent collection at the MEAM

Exhibitions. An opportunity to discover the best contemporary figurative art at the Museu Europeu d’Art Modern.

Ongoing event
Museu Europeu d'Art Modern

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Barcelona Metròpolis 117 - Afrontar l'emergència climàtica N117 - Dec 20
N116 - Oct 20
La ciutat després de la pandèmia. Revista Metròpolis 115 N115 - May 20
Revista Barcelona Metròpolis 114 - La bretxa generacional N114 - Feb 20

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