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Barcelona Tomorrow

The Collective Metropolis

First session “Barcelona Tomorrow”


Free with pre-booking

What are the essential elements for creating a collective metropolis? In this first session of the "Barcelona Demà" ("Barcelona Tomorrow") process, we will discuss the need to construct a connected, accessible, and inclusive metropolis.

How can the right to housing be preserved in a situation where the market is ever more voracious in a complex economic and social context? What role do community networks, both in-person and digital, play in guaranteeing social equity? What should a truly universal public transport network look like?

Barcelona, now in the process of becoming a great metropolitan region of five million inhabitants, is presently facing crucial challenges that directly and immediately affect the wellbeing of its citizens as well as threatening the so-called “right to the city”. If this is to be guaranteed, it is necessary to uphold a city in which notions like care, collaboration, social and territorial integration, and cooperativism become everyday practices.

This first session of the participatory process Barcelona Tomorrow, which is organised by the Barcelona Metropolitan Strategic Plan, curated by Teresa Bermúdez and Benet Fusté, and coordinated by Marc Garcia, consists of three panel discussions with local and international experts, and will conclude with a dialogue moderated by the university panel

This session can be followed online with the Barcelona Tomorrow platform and the CCCB Public Space website.

9 – 10.45 a.m.
Housing and Recognition of Rights

09.00 – 09.10: Welcome words
09.10 – 09.50: Sorcha Edwards, Secretary-General of Housing Europe

09.30 - 10.45: Debate

Javier Burón, Housing Policy, Barcelona City Council
Ferran Busquets, Arrels Foundation
Maria Campuzano, Alliance against Energy Poverty
Donato Muñoz, managing director of the real-estate agency CEVASA

Moderator: Eva Arderius, Betevé

12 noon – 1.45 p.m.
Territorial Integration and Balance

12 – 12.30: Oriol Nel·lo, Professor of Geography at UAB and chair of the Advisory Board of the Pla de Barris (Borough Plan) of Barcelona

12.30 – 1.45: Debate

Felip Pich Aguilera
, architect and co-founder of Picharchitects/Pich-Aguilera
Imma Moraleda, advisor on transversal development of the EDUSI programme, Plan for City Investment and Projects of the Santa Coloma de Gramenet Council
Joan Heras, member of Carrers per a Tothom (Streets for Everyone)
Núria Colomé, member of the Celobert cooperative

Moderator: Gemma Tramullas, El Periódico

3.30 – 5.15 p.m.
Social Equity in Changing Contexts

3.30 – 4.30: Debate

Sara Vilardell, Surt Foundation
Sara Moreno Colom, lecturer in Sociology at the UAB, and researcher at the Centre for Sociological Studies on Everyday Life and Work
Itziar Ruedas, head of Equality Policies at PIMEC
Carmen Juares, head of New Realities of Work and Precariousness at CCOO

Moderator: Alaadine Azzouzi, La Directa and Crític

4:30h - 5:15h: Hilary Cottam, Honorary Professor at the UCL Institute for Innovation and Public Purpose (IIPP)

18.00 - 19.30
Dialogues of the Future: Housing in 2030. With

Zaida Muxí, PhD in Architecture – ETSAB-UPC
Irene Escorihuela, director of DESC Observatory

Moderator: Olympia Arango,

This activity is part of Barcelona Tomorrow

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