The Municipality of Barcelona is seeking ways of making vacant neighbourhood spaces – both indoor and out – more sustainable with proposals that bring value to the community and create opportunities for economic growth. As well as kick-starting the economy of neighbourhoods in decline, solutions should aim for social inclusion and community involvement.
These solutions might include:
Barcelona has a population of more than 1.6 million in an area of 100km² divided into 10 districts and 73 neighbourhoods. The City welcomes solutions that tackle urban blight by promoting both social and economic growth.
Solutions could include data collection and analysis to enable the effective identification and early detection of neighbourhoods in need of attention. A methodology for compiling an inventory of suitable spaces would also be welcome as would a technological platform to support the implementation, monitoring and analysis of the solution. Solutions should have sustainable business models that can be managed either by the City or outside agencies or organisations.