The City Council faces its social, economic, technological and environmental challenges with the collaboration of the BIT Habitat Foundation. VII edition activity summary
The first visit of the Leaders Program in Barcelona was to Ca l'Alier, headquarters of BIT Habitat, a Foundation that seeks to improve the quality of life of the people who live in Barcelona, responding to their social, economic, technological and environmental challenges. They were welcomed by Isabella Longo, Project Director of BIT Habitat, thanks to whom they were able to learn about the work of the Foundation and the building's past as a textile factory and its subsequent rehabilitation to turn Ca l'Alier into a smart, zero-emissions building. Ca l'Alier has become a reference in urban innovation.
The Leaders were also able to learn about the digital strategy of the Barcelona City Council from Michael Donaldson, CEO of BIT Habitat and Commissioner for Technological Innovation, Electronic Administration and Good Governance of the Barcelona City Council. They also toured the facilities and were able to visit the Cities Workshop, where the Urban Data Desk (UDD) is located, a 6×4 meter urban and territorial data viewer controlled by four touchscreen monitors, which offers an interactive experience with multiple layers of geo-referenced information updated in real time (mobility, housing, public space, green infrastructure, flows, facilities, etc.).