Holder of a PhD in Sociology from the Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona (UAB) and a Master’s Degree in Applied Social Research Techniques from the UAB and the University of Barcelona (UB). 

Since 2005, he has been a researcher at the Metròpoli Institute, where he currently leads the Social and Urban Cohesion unit. His main research areas are related to urban sociology, social stratification, inequality and poverty.

Articles by Sergio Porcel

The city of five millionFrom cities to rural areas: A growing phenomenon

The Barcelona metropolitan region is undergoing a phase of counterurbanisation. While urban-to-rural...

Il·lustració © Ana Yael Zareceansky. Un laberint amb dues portes. En la del mig de la imatge, hi ha dues dones, una a cada banda de la porta. A la part inferior esquerra de la imatge, hi ha un home mirant el terra.
Building the metropolisFor a more cohesive society

The last economic crisis had serious repercussions in terms of social cohesion and, for over a decade, Barcelona has been endeavouring to overcome the worst ramifications of that...

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