Member since 2011
Faculty Member and Senior Researcher at The Research Center of Risk Governance (GRISC)
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Barcelona has a population of 1,621,537 with an area of 101.4 km2 (39 mi2). They have a GDP per capita output of €39,859 ($53,362.70)
Barri Gòtic is the Center of Old Barcelona
Published: December 4, 2012 When it comes to the city with the highest quality of living in the world, Vienna is tops. That is according to a survey by Mercer, a global consulting firm, released Tuesday that ranks cities all over the world on the basis of quality of living. The Austrian city is number one followed by Zurich (2), Auckland (3), Munich (4) and Vancouver (5). In fact, Europe has 15 cities out of the 25 in the world when it comes to high standard of living. The cities with the lowest quality of living, says Mercer,...read more
By Brent Toderian Published November 30, 2012 Spain may be facing significant economic and political challenges these days, but Barcelona’s city-building remains one of the best models in the world. Few cities inspire my thinking more. Thus it was a fitting location for the second Global Smart City Expo/Congress, and my invitation to speak was a good excuse to return, and share some of the best “steal-able” lessons. The Congress may have talked a lot about urban technologies, but Barcelona...read more