Aerial view of the port of Barcelona, where the Sant Bertran pier's sheds will soon integrate into the Blue Tech Port business and research hub. © Port de Barcelona
The future of Barcelona’s blue economy

The term “blue economy” goes beyond nautical activities and their associated industry. The concept also encompasses fishing, tourism and hospitality, as well as the movement of...

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The city of five millionA more complex metropolis

Until now, we have conceived and managed Barcelona’s vast metropolis as an urban conglomerate, bringing together the 36 municipalities of the metropolitan area. However, it’s...

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...

The city of five millionResidential segregation: three key insights

Individuals’ economic status is reflected in the city through the phenomenon of residential segregation. This...

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The city of five millionWhat are we talking about when we talk about the metropolitan region?

The expansion of urbanisation, coupled with the consequent overflow of administrative boundaries, bears a...

Illustration ©Rebeka Elizegi
The city of five millionEurope’s city system

In Europe, where approximately 80% of the population resides in urban areas, a network of polycentric and...

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The city of five millionThe future will be suburban

La suburbanització dels Estats Units, que ha estat continuada des de la fi de la Segona Guerra Mundial, s’ha...

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The city of five millionThe taken city

Urban spaces have evolved from being hubs for living, socialising and hosting activities to becoming...

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