Entries by David

60% OF PEOPLE WITH DISABILITIES USE APPS TO MAKE EVERYDAY LIFE EASIER

People with visual impairment are the ones who use them the most (77%), followed by those with hearing impairment (73%), physical (65%) and intellectual (50%), according to the report ‘Technology and Disability’ Of Fundación Adecco and Keysight Technologies Spain. This past July 15 was the International Day of Appropriate Technologies, ie those whose purpose is […]

STRATEGIC PLAN OF COLLSEROLA: REFLECTIONS FROM ECOLOGY

Collserola Park is a jewel that many cities would like. A few kilometers from more than three million people, eight thousand five hundred hectares of forests and other natural or semi-natural systems enjoy protection under the figure of the park’s special plan. The continuity and improvement of the ecological, economic and social functions of Collserola […]

URBAN TOURISM IS NOT WHAT FAILS, BUT THE MODEL DEVELOPED

Starts the war between tourists and local community in urban centers. For now the battle is won by visitors, but the predictions do not point in that direction. This is just the tip of the iceberg that is beginning to surface … Recently the alarms have been triggered by the appearance of conflicts between local […]

BARCELONA, ​​A SUSTAINABLE DESTINATION GOAL

Tourism does not stop growing in many places around the world, including Barcelona. The city council has set out to carry out a series of measures to reduce its negative impacts and maximize its return to the citizens as a whole. If you ask someone to tell you ten words that define Barcelona, ​​surely one […]

ECONOMY FOR PEOPLE

The subsidies granted by municipal bodies may cover up to 80% of the projects submitted that relate to and deal with the social and solidarity economy. Sustainability, participation, inclusion and commitment to the community are some of the values ​​that govern the so-called social and solidarity economy (ESS), a set of socio-economic initiatives that drink […]

THE EVOLUTION OF THE CONCEPT OF SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT

In recent years, in the international debate on future economic progress, the concept of sustainable development has become a central element. Our lifestyle has changed very rapidly in this century because of the great advances of science and technology and issues such as environmental problems are increasingly important in the debate on defining future development […]

STRATEGIC TOURISM PLAN 2020

Barcelona has become one of the main European urban destinations. Its attractiveness has increased the number of tourists on a constant basis, consolidating the economy of services aimed at the attention of visitors, transforming much of the central territory of the city in a few years. Barcelona is a tourist city and will continue to […]

THE EVOLUTION OF BARCELONA AS A TOURIST DESTINATION

TWENERGY.COM The consolidation in recent years of Barcelona as a tourist destination has driven the development of a model of sustainable and responsible tourism that aims to improve both the quality of life of citizens and the experience of visiting tourists. For the Barcelona City Council, tourism is an activity with great economic and social […]

WHAT CAN GOVERNMENTS DO TO SUPPORT ENVIRONMENTAL INNOVATION?

Companies that can afford it, invest billions of dollars a year, to reduce and mitigate the environmental and social effects of the damage caused by the manufacture and transportation of their raw materials. These investments need what we know as research and development, infrastructure construction, maintenance and attest that processes are regulated and follow the […]