Social issues

Just how clean is our tap water? more


This month, the Smart City Expo World Congress comes to town. more



Photo by Tash McCammon

For years, Barcelona’s illegal street vendors have sold pirated goods to survive while wearing a cloak of invisibility. Now a series of initiatives gives them new hope. more


From December 1st, Barcelona will cut private transport by 10 percent during periods of high air pollution. more

In the City

Barcelona has everything in place to receive refugees but very few have arrived and frustration is growing. more


Homelessness continues to be an enigma to governments worldwide. But Barcelona is embracing new initiatives with promising results. more


Barcelona falls short in its plan to welcome over 9.000 refugees to the city. more

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Home truths: Picking up the pieces of a broken housing system. more



Photo by Tori Sparks

Small live music venues in Barcelona have been under threat for some time, but has the Ajuntament changed its tune? more



Photo by Sam Zucker

A look at the history and culture of Barcelona's Pakistani community. more



Refugee Open Ware

3D printing of prosthetics in Barcelona’s Fab Labs brings hope to Syria’s refugees. more


Revealing the hidden city

Courtesy of Hidden City Tours

A new Barcelona tour employs local homeless people as its guides more

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Photo by Vanessa Murray

A year after Catalunya held its last official bullfight, some people are still hoping for a reverse of the ban more

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Joan visiting Amics member Eugenia on Sant Jordi Day earlier this year.

Photo by Ceci dos Santos

Joan Corrigan describes her experiences of volunteering with a group that provides support to the elderly more

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Photo by Rafa Royes Lopez

From the archive: NGO Arrels try to lend a hand to the city's residents in need more

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Disabled access home

Photo by Helena Todorovic

From the archive: November 2007 still presented some roadblocks for Barcelona's disabled residents. Nearly three years later, how much has changed? more


The final selection of video highlights of the audience participation section of Metropolitan's Catalan nationalism event that was held in April 2010 more


More video extracts from the question and answer session of Metropolitan's forum held about Catalan nationalism at the Ateneu Barcelonès in April 2010 more


Sala de Actes, Ateneu Barcelonès - home

Photo by Lee Woolcock

Following the speeches of the four speakers at the Metropolitan nationalism forum, members of the audience were invited to raise questions and make comments on the issue more


The third speaker at Metropolitan's Catalan nationalism forum was Nito Foncuberta, a member of the Ciutadans (C's) party, who spoke against the idea of Catalan nationalism more