El projecte per transformar l'antiga fàbrica Mercedes-Benz preveu zones àmplies per als vianants i molta vegetació per fer front al canvi climàtic. © Conren Tramway
Cooling shelters: an urban response to the global crisis

Cities are engaged in the fight against climate change. Promoting public transport and renewable energies, urban transformation and reducing emissions from combustion...

Vistes de Barcelona sota els núvols de contaminació. © Imatges Barcelona / Paola de Grenet
Air pollution in the city

In big cities, the emission of polluting gases has become a serious problem that calls for swift and decisive action. Not only is it detrimental to the health of city...

© Ajuntament de Barcelona / Paola de Grenet
Cultural poverty

There is a major challenge that is at risk of being overshadowed by climate change or gender equality: that of poverty and hunger. We shall discuss green culture or...

Obrers de la construcció que treballen en un edifici en obres destinat a habitatge públic al carrer de Viladomat, 142. © Ajuntament de Barcelona / Martí Petit
The housing crisis

Being able to access decent housing is a basic right recognised in both the Spanish Constitution and the Statute of Autonomy. In Barcelona, the historic lack of...

Llibre: Tothom a taula! Retrats de l’ecosistema alimentari sostenible d’una Barcelona en transformació. Lucía Herrero (fotografia) i Jordi Bes Lozano (text) — Ajuntament de Barcelona, 2020.
Ensuring that everyone eats with dignity

As a rule, the word sustainability in relation to food is understood to be linked to the concepts of local, seasonal, organic, fresh produce and even...

Il·lustració © Nicolás Aznárez
Towards a new food modelTowards food sovereignty

As Vandana Shiva asserts, the health of the planet and ours are inextricably linked. If we hurt the planet, we are hurting ourselves. The agri-food system has...

Il·lustració © Riki Blanco
Towards a new food modelGleaning to shift gears

The industrialised agri-food system is unsustainable. The very agents promoting this model are beginning to look for ways to avert its collapse. Gleaning that...

Il·lustració © Riki Blanco
Towards a new food modelThe commercialisation of agriculture: impacts and alternatives

Since the mid-20th century, agriculture has undergone more transformations than in the last ten thousand years. It has gone from being a common good to becoming a...

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