The Leaders see Barcelona as an ideal sustainable city model
04.06.2015

The Leaders see Barcelona as an ideal sustainable city model

The Programme participants attended a presentation of the projects that the Hàbitat Urbà area has implemented in the city

Good planning, a suitable budget and the consensus and support of all the parties involved (administrations, politicians, citizens, etc.) have made it possible for the city of Barcelona to experience a thorough transformation in the past few decades that has turned it into a point of reference as a sustainable, innovative city. The participants were received by two members of the Hàbitat Urbà department of the Council, Carme Gual i Via, Coordinator of International Relations, and Jaume Barnada, Head Architect. In their presentation, they focused on the renovation of the Ciutat Vella district, the city's historical centre, which the Leaders had the chance to visit the following day.

The rehabilitation of this area was undertaken for the Olympic Games in 1992 and entailed a significant challenge as the area was densely populated and extremely deteriorated. The Council representatives explained that nowadays, the department is mainly focused on managing tourism, which is abundant and concentrated in the city centre. Among the measures taken, which have been largely welcomed among the citizens, are the promotion of cycling, the pedestrianisation of streets, the promotion of public transport and the relief of population density in the centre by creating new leisure and dining offerings in other areas.

Before the end of the meeting, they also found out about the 22@ Barcelona project, which has transformed 200 ha of industrial land into an innovative district offering modern spaces for the strategic concentration of knowledge-intensive activities. 

Further photographs at Gallery.

Follow the Programme through SICF’ social networks and the hashtag #LíderesIndios.

Twitter Feed

En otoño, nueva edición de @ImagineindiaFF 🇮🇳 en #Madrid Alrededor de 155 películas participarán en esta nueva edi… https://t.co/FHUf5V3FOt
13-Aug-2020 14:34
RT @Imnovation: Buscamos empresas y #startups innovadoras que proporcionen soluciones ingeniosas y disruptivas. 💥¿Es la tuya? 💥Inscríbete a…
13-Aug-2020 14:21
RT @ICNuevaDelhi: 📚Dear library users: We inform you that, due to the situation of uncertainty generated by COVID-19, we do not know when…
13-Aug-2020 14:18
RT @ICNuevaDelhi: ¡No te pierdas este jueves la tercera sesión de nuestro #seminarioweb "Semblanzas"! Esta semana el poeta bengalí y profe…
13-Aug-2020 14:18
RT @IndiainSpain: El Primer Ministro lanzó la plataforma "Transparent Taxation – Honoring the Honest", agregando fuerza a los esfuerzos del…
13-Aug-2020 14:17
RT @frnadal: Estamos deseando verlos llegar de nuevo, sonrientes, a nuestro centro #NETS de #India. Pero por ahora el coronavirus continúa…
13-Aug-2020 14:16
RT @elOrdenMundial: 😷NUEVO GRÁFICO😷 ¿Qué % de población usa mascarilla? 🇪🇸España >90% 🇮🇳India >90% 🇮🇹Italia >90% 🇫🇷Francia >90% 🇨🇳China 8…
13-Aug-2020 13:57

Contact

C/ Serrano Galvache, 26.
Torre Norte, planta 9ª. 
Ministerio de Asuntos Exteriores
y de Cooperación 
28033 Madrid (ESPAÑA)
T +34 91 379 17 21
contacto@spain-india.org

Newsletter

Complete the form
ABERTIS
ACCIONA
AYUNTAMIENTO DE BARCELONA
AYUNTAMIENTO DE MADRID
CÁMARA DE COMERCIO DE ESPAÑA
CASA ASIA
CASA DE LA INDIA
CENTRO PARA EL DESARROLLO TECNOLÓGICO INDUSTRIAL
CHAINCORP
CUATRECASAS
EPTISA
FUNDACIÓN RAMÓN ARECES
ICEX
IE
INDRA
INSTITUTO CERVANTES
CAIXABANK
MINISTERIO DE ASUNTOS EXTERIORES, UNIÓN EUROPEA Y COOPERACIÓN
MINISTERIO DE CULTURA Y DEPORTE
Ministerio de Industria, Comercio y Turismo
RK CONSULTANTS
UNIVERSIDAD DE VALLADOLID
© Fundación Consejo España India