STRATEGIC REPORT

2010

OF THE ASSOCIATION OF THE STRATEGIC METROPOLITAN PLAN OF BARCELONA

Presentation
Reading this strategic Annual Report 2010 is an exercise that should hold considerable interest for all citizens of the Metropolitan Area of Barcelona (AMB). From its analysis a conclusion can be reached that and consider to be fundamental. A conclusion that we may not always take into account, but that some could intuit. The AMB is, indisputably, one of the regions that has worked hardest in recent years to stand as a prominent example of development and adaptation towards becoming a global city of knowledge. This fact can be seen clearly in the Report by simply reading through the strategic projects that are already in operation – those launched, for example, over the last five years – and those that are currently in their execution phase. The list is, quite simply, awe-inspiring. We can start with projects that have a technological, scientific, knowledge or talent basis: Barcelona Graduate School, Esade Creàpolis (innovation centre), Parc Barcelona Media (media park), CETaqua (water technology centre), Institut de Recerca en Energia (energy research institute), Centre Tecnològic de l’Aeronàutica and de l’Espai (aerospace research technology centre), Parc Mediterrani de la Recerca (research park), Parc de Recerca Biomèdica de la UAB (biomedical research park), Superordinador MareNostrum (now MareIncognito, supercomputer), Centre Esther Koplowitz (biomedical research centre), Centre d’Experts de la Missió Espacial SMOS (SMOS space mission experts centre), Sincrotró Alba (synchrotron), etc. If we add to this list the connectivity projects, we find, fundamentally, the new major airport terminal, with the extension of the port and the ZAL (logistics platform), and the high-speed train line, which will soon connect us to the rest of Europe. Finally, the Report also highlights those projects most directly related with entrepreneurship and talent, such as Do it in Barcelona, HiT, Microsoft Preincubator Program, Media TIC, CityLab Can Suris, Barcelona Creativa, Mater Centre de Materials (materials centre), University cluster, bizBarcelona, etc. Brains and connections... the pivotal points of new society: we are on the right track.

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However, none of these projects, obviously, are the result of chance or spontaneity. They are the consequence of long-term strategic planning work which has gradually configured a vision of the future that we consciously desire for our city. A vision whose materialisation has involved the intervention of all its economic and social agents, in addition to 650 people who have been working in the same direction: to make Barcelona one of the most attractive European cities for global talent. This Report shows us that Barcelona has been doing its homework. It was already doing it some years ago when, with the experience of the first strategic plans, work was carried out to complete the infrastructures required to make it an international city. And it has continued doing its homework in more recent times in order to advance towards a city that works on knowledge and the softer issues. The Strategic Metropolitan Plan of Barcelona – Vision 2020 itself puts it very clearly: “The historical deficiencies in infrastructures having been overcome, few cities have the assets and the potential of the Barcelona Metropolitan Area.” “Assets and potential” are not just words, they are realities. This Report reminds us of that fact and confirms it to us. To all those who have been working for these realities and projects, we owe our acknowledgement.
JORDI HEREU Mayor of Barcelona and Chair of the General Council of the Strategic Metropolitan Plan of Barcelona

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Summary
Presentation ORGANISATION OF THE PLAN
Organisation Chart General Council Executive Committee Coordination Office

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ACTIVITIES OF PEMB DURING 2010 Presentation 5 6 7 11 12 13 14 16 25 26 28 34 39 53 75 81 85
Activities of the Organs of Government Approval of the Strategic Metropolitan Plan of Barcelona Study Trip: Edimburg and Glasgow Conferences, Presentations and Round Tables International Projects Institutional Relations Communication and Promotion Publications

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STRATEGIC PROJECTS OF THE METROPOLITAN AREA Presentation
Operational Projects Strategic Metropolitan Projects Map of Strategic Metropolitan Projects

• Knowledge • International Projection and Attraction of Talent • Mobility and Accessibility • romotion of Strategic Sectors P • ey Urban Infrastructures and Facilities K • Sustainability and the Environment • rbanism and Social Cohesion U

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ORGANISATION OF THE PLAN

ORGANISATION CHART
GENERAL COUNCIL

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Maximum representation body of the Barcelona Metropolitan Strategic Plan Chairman: Jordi Hereu

EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE

The General Council’s executive delegation body. It approves the broad outlines of the plan, takes the association’s everyday decisions and produces action proposals which are then subjected to the criteria of the General Council. Chair: Jordi William Carnes

PROSPECTION COMMITTEE

STRATEGY COMMITTEE

Identifies, proposes, analyses and studies trends and possible critical issues for the future development of the MAB. Draws up a report with recommendations which it remits to the Strategy Committee. Chair: Maria Reig *

Discusses the strategy to be followed to put into practice the recommendations of the Prospection Committee. Proposes suitable measures and monitors their implementation. Chair: Carlos Losada

COORDINATION OFFICE

In charge of the day-to-day management, contact with associated institutions, coordination and monitoring of planned actions and international relations.
* Mrs. Maria Reig left the chair of the Prospection Committee in January 2011

Coordinator: Francesc Santacana

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– GENERAL COMMITTEE (as at 31 December 2010)
Chair
JORDI HEREU, mayor of Barcelona

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Vice-chairs
SALVADOR ALEMANY, chair of the Cercle d’Economia ISMAEL ÁLVAREZ, mayor of Pallejà JOSEP M. ÁLVAREZ, general secretary of the Unió General de Treballadors de Catalunya (General Workers’ Union) ANTONIO BALMÓN, mayor of Cornellà de Llobregat and first vice-president of the Mancomunitat de

Municipis (Municipalities Association) of the Metropolitan Area of Barcelona
ROSA BOLADERAS, president of the Consell Comarcal del Baix Llobregat (Baix Llobregat Regional Council) JOSEP LLUÍS BONET, president of the Board of Directors of the Fira de Barcelona (Barcelona Trade Fair) JORDI WILLIAM CARNES, first deputy mayor of Barcelona City Council and president of the Executive

Committee of the Metropolitan Strategic Plan of Barcelona
JOAN CARLES GALLEGO, general secretary of Comissió Obrera Nacional de Catalunya (National Workers’ IX General Council

Commission Trade Union) JUAN IGNACIO LEMA, president and CEO of Aena (Spanish Airports and Air Navigation Authority) NÚRIA MARÍN, mayor of Hospitalet de Llobregat JOAN CARLES MAS, president of the Consell Comarcal del Barcelonès (Barcelonès Regional Council) ANDREU MORILLAS, Economic secretary of the Catalan Government’s Economy and Finances Department FRANCESC NARVAÉZ, president of the Entitat Metropolitana del Medi Ambient (Metropolitan Environmental Agency) NÚRIA PARLON, mayor of Santa Coloma de Gramenet M. ELENA PÉREZ, mayor of Montcada i Reixac* ANTONI POVEDA, president of the Entitat Metropolitana del Transport (Metropolitan Transport Agency) DÍDAC RAMÍREZ, Vice-chancellor of the University of Barcelona LLUÍS RECODER, mayor of Sant Cugat del Vallès* TEODORO ROMERO, Delegate-chairman of the Economic Promotion and Employment Department of the Diputació de Barcelona (Barcelona Provincial Council) JOAN ROSELL, president of Foment del Treball Nacional (Employment Development Agency) MANUEL ROYES, Special State delegate to The Consorci de la Zona Franca de Barcelona (Business Development agency) JORDI SERRA, mayor of Badalona LLUÍS TEJEDOR, mayor of El Prat de Llobregat JORDI VALLS, president of the Autoritat Portuària de Barcelona (Barcelona Port Authority) MIQUEL VALLS, president of the Cambra de Comerç, Indústria i Navegació de Barcelona (Barcelona Chamber of Commerce) ALBERT VILÀ, mayor of El Papiol

Notes Mrs. M. Elena Pérez substitutes Mr. César Arrizabálaga. Mr Lluís Recoder was substituted by Mrs. Mercè Conesa as mayor of Sant Cugat del Vallès, in December 2010, as he was appointed to the position of Regional Minister for Planning and Sustainability by the Catalan Government..
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ABAD, Josep M ALEMAN, Rosa ARBÓS, Emili ARCAS i BLANCH, Ivan ARQUÉ, Maite ARRIZABALAGA, César BADELL, Joana M. BASSOLS VILLA, Santiago BLANCH, Joan BORJA SEBASTIÀ, Jordi BRICALL, Josep M. CABRUJA MARTÍNEZ, Adolf CARDÚS ROSELLÓ, Josep CARRASCO i BELMONTE, Jaume CASTELLS i OLIVERES, Carles CLOS i MATHEU, Joan COELLO BRUFAU, Joaquim COSCUBIELA CONESA, Joan CROUS MILLET, Enric CUERVO i ARGUDÍN, José CULLELL, Rosa M. DÍAZ SALANOVA, José Antonio DOMÍNGUEZ DELAFUENTE, Justo FONTANA GARCÍA, Pedro DE FORN, Manuel GABARRÓ SERRA, Salvador GALLEGO HERRERA, Joan Carles GARCERÁN i VALLS, Maribel GIBERT, Montserrat GONZÁLEZ GALLEGO, Agustín GUAL BALMANYA, Josep HERNÁNDEZ i BONANCIA, Anna HIDALGO, Ciriaco JIMENO SAEZ, José Luis JORDANA i GRAU, Josep LACALLE i COLL, Enric LARA BOSCH, José Manuel LEMUS, Ferran LLOBET, Dolors LLOP, Josep M. LÓPEZ i LOZANO, Ramon MARAGALL, Pasqual MAS, Ramon MATERU BRUNET, Melcior MERINO BENITO, Àngel MIRALLES GÜELL, Albert MOLINAS BELLIDO, Alfredo MOLINS, Joan MONÉS FARRÉ, Antònia MONTFORT, Jaume MONTILLA, José MUNNÉ i COSTA, Josep MUÑOZ GONZÁLEZ, José Luis NEGRE, Antoni NOGUÉS, Antoni OBIOLS, Joaquim OLIVERAS COLL, Jordi OLLER i COMPAÑ, Vicenç PADILLA RECHE, Antonio PARELLADA, Martí PASTOR, Alfred PESTAÑA RODRÍGUEZ, Didac PLAYÀ GUIRADO, Joan PONSA i BALLART, Carles PUEYO i BERTRÁN, Dolors PUJANA, Imanol PUJOL, Antoni RAVENTÓS i TORRAS, Francesc REAL, Cristina REYNA MARTÍNEZ, Enric RIPOLL i PUERTAS, Manel PUNTAS, Víctor ROBLES, Josep A. RODRIGO SANZ, Rosa ROIG, Josep ROJO TORRECILLA, Maravillas ROYES VILA, Manuel SAMITIER MARTÍ, Josep SERÓ i ESTEVE, Ramon TARRATS i MASÓ, Vicenç TOBOSO, Jordi TOSAS MIR, Joaquim TRUÑÓ i LAGARES, Enric TUGAS, Domènec TUGORES, Joan TURA i CAMAFREITA, Montserrat VENDRELL i AMAT, Jaume Barcelona Airport Aeropuertos Españoles y Navegación Aérea (Spanish Airports and Air Navigation Authority - Aena) L’Hospitalet Town Council’s Urban Development Agency Agència EFE, SA (News agency) Agrupació de Fabricants de Ciment de Catalunya (Cement Manufacturers’ Association of Catalonia) Agrupament de Botiguers i Comerciants de Catalunya (Retailers and Merchants’ Association of Catalonia) Badalona Town Council Badia del Vallès Town Council Barberà del Vallès Town Council Barcelona City Council Begues Town Council Castellbisbal Town Council Castelldefels Town Council Cerdanyola del Vallès Town Council Cervelló Town Council Corbera de Llobregat Town Council Cornellà de Llobregat Town Council El Papiol Town Council El Prat de Llobregat Town Council Esplugues de Llobregat Town Council Gavà Town Council L’Hospitalet de Llobregat Town Council La Palma de Cervelló Town Council Molins de Rei Town Council Montcada i Reixac Town Council Montgat Town Council Pallejà Town Council Ripollet Town Council Sant Adrià de Besòs Town Council Sant Andreu de la Barca Town Council Sant Boi de Llobregat Town Council Sant Climent de Llobregat Town Council Sant Cugat del Vallès Town Council Sant Feliu de Llobregat Town Council Sant Joan Despí Town Council Sant Just Desvern Town Council Sant Vicenç dels Horts Town Council Santa Coloma de Cervelló Town Council Santa Coloma de Gramenet Town Council

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Tiana Town Council Torrelles de Llobregat Town Council Viladecans Town Council The Archbishopric of Barcelona Association of Campsites and Holiday Villages in the Province of Barcelona Association of Plastics Manufacturers of Catalonia Airline Association (ALA) Cotton Textile Industries Association Barcelona Aeronautics and Space Association (BAiE) Catalan Travel Agencies Association (Acav) CommerceNet Catalunya (Catalan Electronic Commerce Association) Catalan Association of Elderly Care Resources (Acra) Catalan Association of Consultancy Firms (ACEC) Catalan Association of Goods Transport Companies Catalan Association for the Development of Mediation and Arbitration Associació Consell de Cent (Association of Former Councillors) Barcelona Association of Builders and Developers Catalan Advertising Business Association Business Association of L’Hospitalet and Baix Llobregat Spanish Robotics Association (AER) Independent Young Entrepreneurs Association of Catalonia (AIJEC) Multi-Sector Business Association (AMEC) United Nations Association of Spain Ateneu Barcelonès (Catalan cultural association) Aula Barcelona (City information management centre) Metropolitan Transport Authority Barcelona Port Authority Avui (newspaper) Banc de la Petita i Mitjana Empresa (Bank for SMEs) Banc Sabadell (Bank) Banco Bilbao Vizcaya Argentaria (Bank) Barcelona Activa, SA (Local enterprise development agency) Barcelona Centre Mèdic (Barcelona Medical Centre) Barcelona de Services Municipals, SA (Municipal mobility and leisure services agency) BCD Barcelona Design Centre (foundation to promote design) Cadena Cope and Cadena 100 (radio broadcasters) Sabadell Chamber of Commerce and Industry Barcelona Chamber of Commerce Official Chamber of Building Contractors of Catalonia Càritas Diocesana de Barcelona (Catholic charity organisation) Casa Amèrica Catalunya (Latin America – Catalonia cultural exchange foundation) Catalana d’Iniciatives, SA (Private equity company) Catalunya Caixa (bank) Catalunya Ràdio (radio broadcaster) Centre Català de Prospectiva (Catalan Foresight Centre) Centre de Càlcul de Sabadell, SAU (Sabadell Calculus Centre) L’Hospitalet de Llobregat Studies Centre Hiking Centre of Catalonia Metallurgical Consultancy and Studies Centre Spanish Plastics Centre Ibero-American Centre for Urban Strategic Development (CIDEU) Cercle d’Economia (Economics Circle) Cercle per al KNOWLEDGE (Circle for Knowledge) Club for Friends of the UNESCO in Barcelona Association of Surveyors, Technical Architects and Building Engineers of Barcelona Association of Architects of Catalonia Association of Pharmacists of Barcelona Association of Journalists of Catalonia Association of Economists of Catalonia Association of Highway, Canal and Port Engineers of Catalonia. Association of Industrial Engineers of Catalonia Association of Commercial Agents of Barcelona Official Association of Estate Agents of Barcelona Province Official Association of Customs Agents and Brokers of Barcelona Official Association of Philosophy, Letters and Science Doctors and Graduates of Catalonia Official Association of Doctors of Barcelona Official Association of Psychologists of Catalonia Official Association of Chemists of Catalonia Comissió Obrera Nacional de Catalunya (National Workers’ Commission Trade Union) Baix Llobregat County Council Barcelonès County Council Trade, Services and Tourism Guilds Council of Barcelona Barcelona Youth Council Council of Food Distribution Companies of Catalonia Social Council of the University of Barcelona Higher Council for Scientific Research (CSIC) Zona Franca Consortium of Barcelona El Far Consortium Metropolitan Housing Consortium Government Delegation in Catalonia Barcelona Provincial Council Regional Board of Trade – Ministry of Industry, Tourism and Commerce El Periódico (newspaper) Metropolitan Environment Agency Metropolitan Transport Agency ESADE Foundation Escola d’Alta Direcció i Administració, SA (EADA Business School) Europa Press de Catalunya, SA (News agency) Fecsa-Endesa (Electricity Company) Federation of Neighbourhood Associations of Barcelona Federation of Services and Transport Cooperatives of Catalonia Federation of Work Cooperatives of Catalonia Federation of Food Products Retailers Associations (FEGRAM) Federation of Workers’ Limited Companies of Catalonia (FESALC)

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Catalan Business Federation of Passenger Transport (FECAV) Catalan Business Federation for the Chemical Sector (Fedequím) Spanish Federation of Forwarding Agents, International Agents and Related Companies (FETEIA) Provincial and Regional Federation of Transports of Barcelona (Transcalit) Col·legi de l’Art Major de la Seda Silk Textile Federation Federation of Construction Business Organisations Ecom Federation Ferrocarrils de la Generalitat de Catalunya (Catalan Government Railways) Fira 2000, SA Fira de Barcelona (Barcelona Trade Fair) Foment del Treball Nacional (Employment Development Agency) Barcelona Promoció Foundation Carles Pi i Sunyer Foundation Catalunya Europa Foundation Cercle d’Economia Foundation CIDOB Foundation Gran Teatre del Liceu Foundation Grup Set Foundation Joan Miró Foundation Pere Tarrés Foundation RACC Foundation Taller de Músics Foundation EAE Foundation Barcelona Football Club Gas Natural SDG, SA The Catalan Government Llobregat, Anoia and Alt Penedès Builders’ Guild Carpenters, Cabinet-makers and Related Trades Association of Barcelona Garages Association of Barcelona Province Gardening Association of Catalonia Clothesmaking Industries Association of Barcelona Association of Publishers of Catalonia Association of Hotels of Barcelona Association of Graphics Industries of Barcelona Provincial association of Food Distributors of Barcelona Provincial Association of Owners of Function Rooms in Barcelona Agbar Group (Barcelona water company) Grup Provincial Empresarial de Supermercats i AutoServices de Barcelona (Barcelona Provincial Business Group for Supermarkets and Self-service Shops) Grupo Zeta, SA (publisher) Hospital Clínic de Barcelona - Idibaps Iberia, Líneas Aereas de España, SA (airline) Iberia, Línies Aèrees in Catalonia and Aragon Catalan Logistics Institute - ICIL Cerdà Institute Construction Technology Institute of Catalonia (ITEC) Statistics Institute of Catalonia Barcelona Regional and Metropolitan Studies Institute Institut d’Estudis Superiors de l’Empresa (IESE, business school) Humanities Institute Spanish Institute of Financial Analysts Family-owned Company Institute IQS Barcelona Youth Chamber Justícia i Pau (NGO) La Caixa (financial institution) La Vanguardia (newspaper) Association of Municipalities of the Metropolitan Area of Barcelona Manufacturas Balmes Vives, SL Max-Planck Institute Mercados de Abastecimientos de Barcelona, SA (MERCABARNA) ONCE Catalunya (National organisation for the blind) Orfeó Català (choir) Organisme Autònom de Correus i Telegràfs (Post office) Parc Tecnològic del Vallès, SA (Technology park) Pimec, Micro, Small and Medium-sized Companies of Catalonia Ràdio Barcelona / Cadena Ser (radio broadcasters) Ràdio Nacional d’Espanya a Catalunya (radio broadcaster) Royal Polo Club of Barcelona Royal Academy of Sciences and Arts of Barcelona Royal Academy of Medicine of Catalonia Royal Automobile Club of Catalonia Retail & Trade Marketing Santander Central Hispano (financial institution) Public State Employment Service Societat Rectora Borsa de Valors de Barcelona, SA (Barcelona stock exchange) Table of Social Third Sector Organisations of Catalonia Information Technologies and Telecommunications of Spain Telefónica Barcelona Metropolitan Transports (TMB) Transprime (Goods transport association) Barcelona Tourism Board TVE Catalunya (Regional television company) Catalan Union of Insurers and Reinsurers Catalan Union of Hospitals Catalan Tanners Association Unió de Pagesos de Catalunya (agricultural trade union) Unió General de Treballadors de Catalunya (General Workers Union of Catalonia) Unió Patronal Metal·lúrgica (Metallurgical Employers’ Association) Unió Sindical Obrera de Catalunya (Syndicate Trade Union of Catalonia) Autonomous University of Barcelona (UAB) University of Barcelona (UB) Technical University of Barcelona (UPC) Pompeu Fabra University (UPF) World Trade Center Barcelona, SA

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– EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE (as at 31 December 2010)
Chair
JORDI WILLIAM CARNES, Deputy Mayor of Barcelona City Council

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Members
JORDI ALBERICH, general director of the Cercle d’Economia ISMAEL ÁLVAREZ, mayor of Pallejà ANTONIO BALMÓN, mayor of Cornellà de Llobregat ROSA BOLADERAS, chair of the Baix Llobregat County Council ESTEVE BORRELL, general director of the Consorci de la Zona Franca de Barcelona JOAN CAMPRECIÓS, assistant coordinator of the Strategic Metropolitan Plan of JOAN PUJOL, general secretary of Foment del Treball Nacional (Employment Development Agency) LLUÍS RECODER, mayor of Sant Cugat del Vallès* JOSEP ROIG, director of the Metropolitan Area of Barcelona Consortium TEODORO ROMERO, executive chairman of the Economic Promotion and Employment Area of Barcelona Provincial Council MONTSERRAT RUBÍ, technical secretary of the Strategic Metropolitan Plan for Barcelona FRANCESC SANTACANA, general coordinator of the Strategic Metropolitan Plan for Barcelona JORDI SERRA, mayor of Badalona JORDI SURIÑACH, professor of the Econometrics, Statistics and Spanish Economy Department of the University of Barcelona LLUÍS TEJEDOR, mayor of El Prat de Llobregat RAMON TORRA, manager of the Association of Municipalities of the Metropolitan Area of Barcelona ALBERT VILA, mayor of El Papiol Note Mrs. M. Elena Pérez substitutes Mr. César Arrizabálaga. Mr. Lluís Recoder has been substituted by Mrs. Mercè Conesa as mayor for Sant Cugat del Vallès, in December 2010, as he was appointed to the Catalan Government as regional minister for Territory and Sustainability.

Barcelona
XAVIER CARBONELL, managing director of the Barcelona Chamber of Commerce AGUSTÍ CORDÓN, general director of the Fira de Barcelona (trade fair venue) FERNANDO ECHEGARAY, director of Barcelona Airport SANTIAGO GARCÍA-MILÁ, assistant general director of Strategy and Marketing of the

Barcelona Port Authority
EVA GRANADOS, general vice-secretary of the Unió General de Treballadors (Workers

Trade Union)
MATEU HERNÁNDEZ, managing director of the Economic Promotion sector of Barcelona

City Council
AURORA HUERGA, secretary for Territorial Development of Comissió Obrera Nacional

de Catalunya (trade union) NÚRIA MARÍN, mayor of L’Hospitalet de Llobregat PELAYO MARTÍNEZ, manager of the Metropolitan Transport Agency (EMT) JOAN CARLES MAS, first deputy mayor and delegate for Internal Resources, Economic Promotion and Commerce of Santa Coloma de Gramenet Town Council FRANCESC NARVAÉZ, president of the Metropolitan Environment Agency M. ELENA PÉREZ, mayor of Montcada i Reixac* MARCEL PRUNERA, general director of Economic Promotion of the Catalan Government’s Economy and Finance Department ANDREU PUIG, manager, Barcelona City Council IMANOL PUJANA, manager, Barcelonès County Council

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COORDINATION OFFICE
FRANCESC SANTACANA, general coordinator JOAN CAMPRECIÓS, assistant coordinator MONTSERRAT RUBÍ, technical secretary MARIA CORTADA, head of the Technical Office LLUÏSA GUÀRDIA, head of Communication and Press CRISTINA PRAT and NÚRIA MULERO, secretaries Address: Ausiàs Marc 7, 1r - 08010 Barcelona Tel. 933 187 051 - Fax: 933 174 835 Website: www.pemb.cat Email: plaestrategic@pemb.cat

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Presentation
The best promotion for a city and a metropolitan area is one presented based on realities and projects that are already well consolidated. The visibility of such projects is the best tool for enabling explanation and identification of a region’s foundations for progress and development. This chapter of the PEMB’s strategic report places emphasis on the map of strategic metropolitan projects already being executed during the year 2010. It is a visual map of positive changes for the metropolis and of new expectations for the future, consistently illustrated through specific cases and projects that allow visibility of both the positive inertia of this territory and its vitality, an especially important aspect at this moment in time with a background economic scenario that has not yet managed to consolidate its recovery. Thus, with this scenario as an essential reference point, the map acquires even greater protagonism. These are projects that are already underway, and therefore, they are realities. It is the sum total of an important volume of investment, which is located within the metropolitan area and the result of co-participation between the public sector – promoter of a large number of these projects – and the private sector, which has put a positive value on the opportunities arising from the new infrastructures and facilities. As a showcase of co-participation between the public and the private sector, the map is an extremely useful tool, both for increasing knowledge of the projects currently underway and as a platform of international information that will raise awareness of the scale of growth of the metropolitan area and of the opportunities for attracting investment and talent from around the world. The map is structured into seven thematic blocks: Knowledge; International projection and attraction of talent; Mobility and accessibility; Promotion of strategic sectors; Infrastructures and facilities with an urban impact; Sustainability and the environment, and Urban planning and social cohesion. These spheres amply cover the key priorities of the Strategic Plan and encompass, in their complementary nature, the universe of the thirty-six municipalities that make up the territory of the Strategic Plan and of the future Metropolitan Area of Barcelona. This map highlights the long list of strategic projects (fifty-eight in total, as well as a broad list of the different neighbourhood plans underway) which are in the implementation phase and it reveals the diversity of sectors that are contributing new projects and new opportunities for the future. The Knowledge block expresses new competitive capacities represented by the development of the research sector and by the transfer of technology towards production sectors. This block contains, among others, university-related projects (for example the university cluster), scientific infrastructure projects (including the Alba synchrotron and the MareIncognito supercomputer) and projects as important as the ITER and its research into new energy sources for the future.
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Another block is International Projection, a key element for making the Barcelona area an international reference point, and containing projects to attract talent (such as Do it in Barcelona), projects for foreign promotion (the Barcelona Economic Triangle and the Consolats de Mar international network) and projects that work towards better sectorial positioning, such as the bizBarcelona macro project. As for the Mobility and accessibility block, its projects refer to a broad list of investments, firstly in terms of the public transport and road networks of a metropolitan and regional nature, and secondly in terms of new investments in the sphere of goods mobility by rail and direct connections with the airport and the port. As for the Promotion of strategic sectors block, the map offers us a broad list of new investments related with vitally important sectors that offer major future opportunities, such as: audiovisual, biohealth, aeronautical, energy, logistics and agrofood. All of these projects are closely linked with the new proposal of the Strategic Metropolitan Plan of Barcelona - Vision 2020, which reinforces even further the need to strengthen the economic and also the industrial base of the Barcelona area, in both emerging sectors and in traditional industrial sectors which, through the route of innovation, reinforce their positioning on a global competitive scale. The fifth block refers to Economic infrastructure projects with a significant local and economic impact. Here we find the extension of La Fira (trade fair venue) in L’Hospitalet, the major projects for technology parks and directional centres, such as the Parc Alba, in Cerdanyola, the consolidation of the 22@ district, in Barcelona, the Business Park at Viladecans or the New Directional Centre at Prat Nord. These are large-scale projects that generate great opportunities for the installation of new companies and the modernisation of the pool of land and buildings available for business activities across the entire Metropolitan Area of Barcelona. The sixth block is devoted to projects in the sphere of environmental sustainability, with realities in the areas of improving water, the recovery of public spaces in riverside environments and projects to advance in the research and application of new technologies in housing construction and energy efficiency. The last block on the map features projects for the revitalisation and improvement of neighbourhoods – four this year, in addition to thirty-two accumulated over previous years. The improvements in the quality of neighbourhoods in the towns that make up the entire metropolitan area have always been considered a project of major strategic, local and metropolitan impact, as they result in better quality of life for residents. The schemes already completed are a very good example of the major impact that these projects have. As and said at the start, there is probably no better way of explaining the improvements of a city and an area than through its specific projects and especially those that are already a reality. A view and a reading of all the projects included on this map give a good, real image of this region’s drive and of its consistent capacity for self-improvement.
JORDI WILLIAM CARNES Chair of the Executive Committee of the Strategic Metropolitan Plan of Barcelona and First deputy mayor of Barcelona

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OPERATIONAL PROJECTS

Principals projectes estratègics que han transformat l’AMB en els darrers sis anys

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The strategic projects map – which is updated each year – is clear evidence of the vitality of the Metropolitan Area of Barcelona with regard to large-scale projects that are bringing important and strategic changes to the different spheres making up the metropolitan context. Those projects that have become a reality during the year or are in their final stages are transferred to the list of operational projects. This dynamics allows us to observe whether, over time, those projects that were previously at an initial stage have finally materialised and been carried out in line with what was planned. On the following pages you will find a description of the thirteen projects that have been incorporated into the list of operational projects during the year 2010. An overview of the last six years and of the strategic operational projects, gives us a clear image of the transformation of the MAB towards an innovative society that is in a better strategic position for tackling new challenges.

Knowledge: • Catalan Bioregion (2005) • Technological Centre for the Aeronautical and Space Industry – CTAE (2005) • Mediterranean Technology Park in Castelldefels (2005) • Barcelona Biomedical Research Park (2005) • MareNostrum Supercomputer (2006) • Barcelona Nord Technology Park (2006) • Porta22, space for new occupations (2006) • Citilab Can Surís (2006) • Barcelona Graduate School of Economics (2007) • Barcelona Creativa (2007) • ESADE Creapolis (2008) • CETaqua, Water Technology Centre (2008) • Barcelona Media Park (2008) • Microsoft Pre-Incubation Program (2008) • HIT Barcelona (2009) • Mater, FAD Materials Centre (2009) • Energy Research Institute of Catalonia (2009)

Sustainability: • Llobregat Wastewater Treatment Plant (2004) • Ecoparks (2004) • Llobregat Agricultural Park (2004) • Delta del Llobregat Coastal Natural Park (2004) • Biological plant at the Besòs Wastewater Treatment Plant (2006) • Biomass heating for healthcare and educational facilities (2007) • Water regeneration at the Baix Llobregat Plant (2008) • Conca del Llobregat desalination plant (2009) Connectivity: • Tram (2004) • New El Papiol – Mollet railway line (2005) • Extension of Line 3 of the Metro Canyelles – Trinitat Nova (2008) • ZAL (logistics platform) of the Port of Barcelona (2008) • Expansion of Barcelona Airport (2009)

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KNOWLEDGE

Diagonal Zero-Zero Tower: new Telefónica headquarters
BARCELONA
The Telefónica Tower, in the form of a rhombus-diamond, the work of architect Enric Massip-Bosch, is a large construction with a delicate yet luminous appearance, thanks to the play of natural light between the thin steel ribs of the facades. The building, which sits on a 4,000 m2 plot at the beginning of Avinguda Diagonal, consists of twenty four storeys with two basement floors for 280 parking spaces. Investment totalled some 86 million euros, with a resulting 34,000 m2 of floorspace and a building height of 110 metres. This new Telefónica building completes the architectural singularity of Barcelona’s seafront facade at the beginning of Avinguda Diagonal, as it stands next to the Herzog and Meuron Forum building and will also neighbour the future Spiralling Tower by Zaha Hadid. Telefónica plans to move all the company’s Catalonia staff currently working at offices scattered around the city of Barcelona to the new building. Some 5,000 m2 will be allocated to the Telefónica R&D Centre, which focuses on research into multimedia applications and Internet services for all the company’s businesses worldwide. This means that its new company headquarters, equipped with high-technology applications, will become a reference point for innovation in Barcelona, located within another important reference point: the Fòrum-22@ area. The building was delivered to Telefónica in January 2011.
www.elconsorci.net

Media-TIC Building
BARCELONA
The building, designed by architect Enric Ruiz Geli, is sited on the junction of Carrer Roc Boronat and Carrer Sancho d’Àvila, in the 22@ district, inside the Barcelona Media Park (PBM). It aims to bring together part of the city’s assets in the audiovisual and ICT sector, to achieve synergies and contribute to their international projection. It is a state-of-the-art architectural design, whose metallic skeleton is visible thanks to its innovative translucent cladding of ETFE (Ethylene Tetrafluorethylene) which acts as a solar filter and covers three of the four facades with air chambers. The main facade, which faces the sun, has a cushioned appearance, and can be inflated or deflated via a pneumatic system to let the light in or create shade, offering an energy saving of 20%. Its form is an elevated cube, the ground floor of which is open to passers-by, as a large space conceived for public communication. It is structured into nine floors and two basements. The works on the Media-TIC building were completed in December 2009, with an investment of 28 million euros. One part of the building hosts productive ICT and audiovisual activities, while the other part is assigned to ongoing training activities, and to the research, transfer and distribution of new technologies. The UOC Foundation and Barcelona Digital were the first two organisations to move into the building.
www.elconsorci.net

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RESPONSABLE: Manel Royes, Special State Delegate to the Zona Franca conSortium.

RESPONSABLE: Manel Royes, Special State Delegate to the Zona Franca conSortium.

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UAB Research Park
CERDANYOLA DEL VALLèS
The year 2010 saw the launch of the Eureka building, at the knowledge transfer centre on the campus of the Autonomous University of Barcelona (UAB). The Eureka building was the result of a framework agreement for cooperation between the UAB and the Barcelona Zona Franca Consortium. Since February 2010, the entire headquarters of the UAB’s Research Park has moved to the Eureka building and a total of 22 spin-off companies have settled in at the UABSantander Enterprise Incubator. In mid-2010, regional minister Josep Huguet inaugurated the first mixed research centre located in the Park: the Henkel Advanced Technologies Laboratory, which focuses on research into advanced materials for adhesives and surface treatments. A second mixed research centre also moved there in 2010, the La Farga Group, which researches in the field of copper. The UAB Research Park has continued its activities in the consolidation and dissemination of its knowledge transfer model. It is important to highlight the creation of ten new spin-off companies, the licence for two patents awarded to Janus Development and the organisation of the international GENNESYS congress, which attracted over three-hundred experts in nanotechnology. In 2011 the idea is to develop new public-private collaborative research projects and consolidate and grow the Park’s knowledge transfer model.
http://parc.uab.cat

Esther Koplowitz Centre
BARCELONA
The Esther Koplowitz Centre is the new building where researchers from the Hospital Clínic, the UB Faculty of Medicine, and the CSIC’s Biomedical Research Institute, which join forces within the framework of IDIBAPS and the CRESIB, can develop all their potential. Building work on the centre began in 2008 and was completed in 2010. The project was initiated in the year 2005 with the donation of 15 million euros by the Esther Koplowitz Foundation (FEK) to Barcelona’s Hospital Clínic, through its Clínic Foundation. This donation, assigned to the construction of the building, is one of the most important research sponsorships seen in Spain. The building represented a total investment of over 60 million euros. The Centre promotes a modern conception of biomedical research which links basic and clinical research together in a competitive way. Its proximity to the Hospital Clínic makes it an ideal institution for translational, transfer and competitive research with regard to a broad range of pathologies. This project was made possible thanks to the support of the Catalan Government, the Ministry of Science and Innovation, the Carlos III Health Institute and the UB. In an example of public-private sector collaboration, in addition to FEK, it has had support from other sponsors such as the Cellex Private Foundation, Sardà Farriol Action for Research in Diabetes and Laboratoris Esteve.
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RESPONSABLE: Jordi Marquet, general Director oF the uaB reSearch park.

RESPONSABLE: Vicente Arroyo, Director oF the eSther koplowitZ centre.

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Baix Llobregat Regional Hospital
SANT JOAN DESPÍ
The Moisès Broggi Baix Llobregat Regional Hospital, in Sant Joan Despí, will serve 350,000 inhabitants of the municipalities of Cervelló, Corbera, Cornellà, el Papiol, Esplugues de Llobregat, la Palma de Cervelló, Molins de Rei, Sant Feliu de Llobregat, Sant Joan Despí, Sant Just Desvern and Vallirana. It has a total built surface area of 45,725.78 m2, with an investment of 113 million euros. The hospitalisation area’s capacity is: 310 conventional beds, 18 critical and semicritical beds, 18 recovery places, 24 major outpatient surgery places, 21 testing facilities, 40 emergency cubicles and 13 observation places; 46 day hospital places, 27 haemodialysis places and 1 hyperbaric chamber. It is estimated that annually there will be some 19,300 discharges, the surgical area will attend to over 7,000 inpatient interventions and some 8,500 major outpatient interventions. Outpatient consultations are estimated to be total some 240,000 per year and the number of emergencies is expected to be above 82,000, also per year. Prominent features of its construction include its orientation, its solar control systems and the way openings were dealt with, to help avoid heat loss on the northern side and favour solar gain and energy exchange on the southern side. The interior flows of the building have also been taken into account in with cross lighting and ventilation.
www.sanitatintegral.org/csi/centres/hospital_sant_joan_despi_moises_broggi

SMOS Space Mission Barcelona Expert Centre
BARCELONA
For the first time the SMOS (Soil Moisture and Ocean Salinity) satellite of the European Space Agency (ESA) is carrying out global and systematic observations from space of soil moisture over the continents and the superficial salinity over the oceans. This is an international mission with strong protagonism of Barcelona researchers, in scientific and technological aspects alike. In 2007, the Higher Council for Scientific Research (CSIC) and the Technical University of Catalonia (UPC) established the SMOS Barcelona Expert Centre in Radiometric Callibration and Ocean Salinity (SMOS-BEC) to bring together the efforts of Catalan groups involved in the mission. From the launch of the satellite in November 2009, the SMOS-BEC researchers have been working to improve the processing of data measurements in order to increase quality and achieve the mission’s proposed objectives. This includes instrument callibration systems (microwave interferometric radiometer), the correction of image reconstruction methods (low-level processing) and algorithms for transforming radiometric measurements into oceanic salinity values. During 2010 very important advances have been made in this truly pioneering methodology.
www.smos-bec.icm.csic.es

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RESPONSABLE: Juan Manuel Bermúdez García, Sant Joan DeSpí town council’S heaD oF urBan Development anD urBan planning DiScipline.

RESPONSABLE: Jordi Font i Ferré, reSearch proFeSSor at cSic, ScientiFic co-leaDer oF the SmoS miSSion anD preSiDent oF the SmoS Barcelona expert centre.

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Sustainable architecture building for the Blood and Tissue Bank
BARCELONA
The new Blood and Tissue Bank (BST) headquarters is located at the junction of Passeig de Taulat with Carrer Bilbao and Carrer Lope de Vega, in the Poblenou district. The building groups together the different activities of the Blood and Tissue Bank and is the workplace of many of the organisation’s six hundred staff. From this new headquarters, blood components are supplied to all the hospitals and public and private clinics in Catalonia, serving a reference population of over eight million people. It also houses the Human Tissues Bank and is the headquarters of the Umbilical Cord Blood Bank, which centralises the inter-territorial Concòrdia programme, to which fifty.four maternity hospitals in Catalonia and other autonomous communities in Spain as well as the Principality of Andorra are affiliated. Its construction has represented an investment of some 35 million euros, on land ceded by Barcelona City Council, and it is a part of the transformation of the old industrial neighbourhood of Poblenou, forming part of the medical cluster in the technological district 22@. It is a building of architectural simplicity, that is committed to sustainability by incorporating the most innovative strategies that allow an energy saving of 87% in comparison with a conventional building. It was inaugurated in July 2010.
www.elconsorci.net www.bancsang.net

CRAM Foundation
EL PRAT DE LLOBREGAT
The Foundation for the Conservation and Recovery of Marine Animals (CRAM) has begun its activities at the new centre located on the former golf course in El Prat del Llobregat. The new facility has a clinical area for recovery of animals, an education, administration and personnel building, and a third building dedicated to post-mortem studies. This is a pioneering centre on a European level in the management and conservation of endangered marine animals. The clinic is equipped with operating theatres, X-rays, ultrasound and other medical apparatus that allows precise diagnoses to be made. Furthermore, the post-mortem studies area allows scientists to carry out necropsies to find out the reasons for the deaths of some of the animals in order to generate specific knowledge that is very useful in research and conservation activities. Moreover, the recovery centre allows thousands of annual visitors to be received. The CRAM is a non-profit foundation, responsible for attending to any endangered marine animals beached along the Catalan coastline, in accordance with an agreement signed with the Catalan Government. In addition to its clinical and rescue activity, the foundation also runs conservation and research projects with organisations from the scientific and university sector and develops educational and social awareness-raising activities based around the marine environment, with special emphasis on the social values of respecting the environment.
www.cram.org

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RESPONSABLE: Manel Royes, Special State Delegate to the Zona Franca conSortium oF Barcelona.

RESPONSABLE: Ferran Alegre Ninou, chair oF the cram FounDation.

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Zona Franca - Gran Via L’Hospitalet Power Station
BARCELONA AND L’HOSPITALET DE LLOBREGAT

Hydraulic barrier against saltwater encroachment to preserve the Llobregat aquifer
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The La Marina del Prat Vermell district will enjoy more efficient and less contaminating energy supplies from the year 2011, after a total envisaged investment of 68.3 million euros. Development of the project was as follows: • Phase 1: construction of the heating and cooling power plant at La Marina (24 MWf and 12 MWt) and construction of the biomass waste-to-energy plant (1.99 MWe) for the tree-cuttings waste from the Barcelona Parks and Gardens department, on the site of the old SEAT thermal power plant in Zona Franca, with the aim of supplying energy to certain users in 2011 and valorising tree-cutting biowaste in energy terms. • Phase 2: construction of the heating and cooling power plant (21 MWf and 35 MWt) on the plot where the biomass valorisation plant is sited and construction of the plant (30 MW through a 6-module system) to recover cold from the ENAGAS regasification process, as well as from Zona Franca power station transport network. • Phase 3: development of the distribution network for heating (hot water at 90 ºC) and cooling (cold water at 5 ºC) from the Zona Franca Power Station in the La Marina district. The manager of the network is Ecoenergies Barcelona Sud, Zona Franca i Gran Via l’Hospitalet, SA, constituted by Dalkia Energía y Servicios, SA; Barcelona Serveis Municipals, SA; Agefred Servicios, SA, and COPISA Constructora Pirenaica, SA.
www.tersa.cat www.barcelonaenergia.cat
RESPONSABLE: Miguel Àngel Clavero Blanquet, manager oF tractament i Selecció De reSiDuS, Sa.

One of the main uses for water generated at the Prat de Llobregat plant is the formation of a hydraulic barrier against saltwater encroachment to preserve the Llobregat aquifer. The design discharge for this is some 15.000 m3/day, divided into two phases: the first of 5,000 m3/day and the second for the remainder of the discharge. The regeneration plant treatments used to form the barrier against saltwater encroachment are those of coagulation and flocculation, decantation, filtration, disinfection process, ultra-filtration and reverse osmosis. The results of the first stage were satisfactory and there was success in reducing the aquifer’s salinity. The first results of the second phase have also been very good and in line with the existing forecasts. This action together with others such as the recharging of the aquifer and the exhaustive control of extracts will make the aquifer a strategic resource in the AMB’s water policy.
www.amb.cat

RESPONSABLE: Martín Gullón Santos, Director oF water cycle ServiceS anD environmental management oF the Barcelona metropolitan area.

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FCB Sports City: a new metropolitan hub
SANT JOAN DESPÍ
The objective of the project is to promote the growth of the FCB Sports City in the municipal district of Sant Joan Despí, as well as the development of a new hub for the Metropolitan Area of Barcelona. The sports city is already up and running, with some 7,400 m2 of the 27,300 m2 planned already built and in use. The main aims of the project are: • To permit the building of a singular tertiary complex with 30,000 m2 assigned to office space, in front of the B-23 motorway, to act as an access gateway to the metropolitan conurbation. • To facilitate the introduction of certain complementary uses required by the FCB Sports City, such as hotel use. • To incorporate residential use in order to complement the uses already envisaged in the sector and avoid partitioning the site, with 40% of the total being assigned to subsidised housing, and a total of 750 homes. The players’ residence will be completed in 2011.
www.fcbarcelona.com

Plaça Europa Granvia L’Hospitalet
L’HOSPITALET DE LLOBREGAT
The Plaça d’Europa lies at the centre of the Granvia L’Hospitalet economic district. With twenty-nine tower blocks and seven complementary buildings, it offers a combination of varied uses: free and subsidised housing, offices, hotels and facilities. The year 2010 saw completion of the municipal facilities building formed by the Casa dels Contes nursery school, with seventy-four places, a library and a civic centre, with a total investment of 5.8 million euros, providing services to the residents of the Plaça d’Europa and surrounding neighbourhoods. Also already completed is the construction of 334 officially subsidised homes. In the year 2010, some 154 homes for purchase and rental built by the INCASOL were awarded by a lot-drawing system. Keys were also handed over for private homes in those residential towers already built, and new developments have been started, such as a block of 56 homes on Carrer d’Amadeu Torner. In total in the Plaça d’Europa some 1,684 homes are planned. As regards tertiary activities, the pace of occupation of floorspace has continued, offering as it does unbeatable conditions of location and service. It is also an important element for the economic promotion of the metropolitan area. An important milestone in the year 2010 was the inauguration in February of the Hotel Santos (Porta Fira), the work of Toyo Ito. Also in the hotel sector, it is worth highlighting the pace of the work being done on the future Hotel Catalonia, which is expected to open its doors in 2011.
www.l-h.cat www.consorcigvhospitalet.com

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RESPONSABLE: Juan Manuel Bermúdez García, Sant Joan DeSpí town council’S heaD oF urBan Development anD urBan planning DiScipline.

RESPONSABLE: Antoni Nogués i Olive, manager oF l’hoSpitalet town council’S urBan Development agency.

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Railway access to the port of Barcelona
MUNICIPALITIES OF THE METROPOLITAN AREA OF BARCELONA

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In December 2010 railway circulation between the port of Barcelona and the French border entered into service, with an international (UIC) broad-gauge track that enables the connection of the port to the network of destinations in the centre and north of Europe. With this Barcelona has taken a very important qualitative leap towards promoting goods transport by rail and it has become the first point in the whole of Spain to operate with an international gauge. This connection has been made possible thanks to different actions: • Adaptation of the Can Tunis – Castellbisbal goods line and the Castellbisbal-Mollet line for their operation using UIC broad gauge. • Remodelling of the La Llagosta interchange, through the execution of connection lines to the high-speed line. • Adaptation of a section of the convention line between Fornells-Vilamalla to double gauge (Iberian+UIC). • Execution of the Figueres southern bypass and connection to Vilafant station. With this improvement it is envisaged that the transport of goods by rail will gain competitiveness thanks to time savings, improved sustainability and increased reliability.
www.adif.es www.portdebarcelona.es

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Block 1. Knowledge
1. Diagonal-Besòs Campus (Barcelona and Sant Adrià de Besòs) 2. Alba synchrotron light source (Cerdanyola del Vallès) 3. Fusion for Energy – F4E (Barcelona) 4. MareIncognito (Barcelona) 5. Partnership for Advanced Computing in Europe – PRACE (Barcelona) 6. Barcelona Campus, higher education cluster (municipalities of the Metropolitan Area of Barcelona) 21. Local rail network access to the new Barcelona Airport terminal (El Prat de Llobregat) 22. RetBus (Barcelona) 23. Connection between the A2 and the AP7 at Castellbisbal (Castellbisbal, El Papiol and Sant Andreu de la Barca) 24. BUS-HOV lane on the C-58 and the B-23 and bus lane on the C-31 and the C-245 (Metropolitan Area of Barcelona) 25. Prolongation of the C-32 to the connection with the B-23 (Sant Boi de Llobregat, Cornellà de Llobregat and Sant Joan Despí) Energy 42. KIC InnoEnergy (Barcelona, Sant Cugat del Vallès and Sant Adrià de Besòs) Logistics 43. Port of Barcelona. Southern expansion (Barcelona and El Prat de Llobregat) 44. Accessibility to the logistics platform of the Llobregat Delta (municipalities of the Metropolitan Area of Barcelona) 45. New southern rail and road accesses to the Barcelona Port expansion (Sant Joan Despí, Cornellà de Llobregat, L’Hospitalet de Llobregat, El Prat de Llobregat and Barcelona) Agrofood 46. Torribera Food Campus (Santa Coloma de Gramenet) 47. BZ Barcelona Innovation Zone - Food (Barcelona)

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Block 2. International projection and talent attraction
7. bizBarcelona (Barcelona) 8. Barcelona / World Platform (Barcelona) 9. Consulates of the Sea (Barcelona) 10. Do it in Barcelona (Barcelona) 11. Barcelona Economic Triangle (Barcelona, Cerdanyola del Vallès and Viladecans)

Block 4. Promotion of strategic sectors
26. Innobaix, the Baix Llobregat Agency for Innovation and Knowledge (municipalities of the Baix Llobregat and L’Hospitalet de Llobregat) Audiovisual/ICT 27. BZ Barcelona Zona Innovació Cultura (Barcelona) 28. Cibernàrium (Barcelona) BioRegion/Health 29. Expansion of Barcelona’s Science Park (Barcelona) 30. Biopol’H (L’Hospitalet de Llobregat) 31. Sant Joan de Déu Healthcare Park (Sant Boi de Llobregat) 32. International Cancer Genome Consortium – ICGC (Barcelona) 33. National Genome Analysis Centre (Barcelona) 34. Sant Boi, City of Mental Health (Sant Boi de Llobregat) 35. New building for new research at the Vall d’Hebron Oncology Institute – VHIO (Barcelona) 36. BZ Barcelona Innovation Zone - Technology (Barcelona) 37. Barcelonaßeta, research and innovation for a better ageing (Barcelona) 38. IDIBAPS Cellex Biomedical Research Centre (Barcelona) 39. CENIT Rehabilita – Disruptive Technologies for the Rehabilitation of the Future (Badalona) Aeronautics 40. Delta BCN, Consortium for the Development of the Aerospace and Mobility Business Park (Viladecans) 41. Support projects for the development of the airport area at Barcelona airport (El Prat de Llobregat)

Block 5. Infrastructures and facilities with an urban impact
48. Expansion of the Fira de Barcelona trade fair site (Barcelona and L’Hospitalet de Llobregat) 49. 22@Barcelona, the innovation district (Barcelona) 50. Viladecans Business Park (Viladecans) 51. Parc de l’Alba (Cerdanyola del Vallès) 52. Can Zam Park (Santa Coloma de Gramenet) 53. Prat Nord Directional Centre (El Prat de Llobregat)

Block 3. Mobility and accessibility
12. Barcelona-French Border High-Speed Train Line (BarcelonaFigueres section) 13. Construction of Line 9 of the Metro (Barcelona, Santa Coloma de Gramenet, Badalona, L’Hospitalet de Llobregat and El Prat de Llobregat) 14. Extension of Line 1 of the FMB in Badalona (Santa Coloma de Gramenet) 15. Extension of Line 2 of the FMB between Sant Antoni and Parc Logístic, connection Line 9 (Barcelona and L’Hospitalet de Llobregat) 16. Dedicated bus platform on the C-245 road between Castelldefels and Cornellà de Llobregat (Castelldefels, Gavà, Viladecans, Sant Boi de Llobregat and Cornellà de Llobregat) 17. Railway network for the Baix Llobregat (Barcelona, Castelldefels, Cornellà de Llobregat, Esplugues de Llobregat, Gavà, Sant Boi de Llobregat, Sant Feliu de Llobregat, Sant Joan Despí, Sant Just Desvern and Viladecans) 18. Sant Andreu - La Sagrera: rail system and urban project (Barcelona) 19. Baix Llobregat intermodal station (El Prat de Llobregat) 20. Laying of double tracks on the Montcada i Reixac - Vic section of Line C3 of the Renfe local rail network (Montcada i Reixac)

Block 6. Sustainability and environment
54. Technological developments for a sustainable urban water cycle - SOSTAQUA (state-wide project led from Barcelona) 55. Social and environmental recovery of the Llobregat river area in the county of Baix Llobregat (Conca del Llobregat) 56. LIMA, Low Impact Mediterranean Architecture (Barcelona) 57. LIVE Barcelona: Logistics for the Implementation of the Electric Vehicle (Barcelona)

Block 7. Urban planning and social cohesion
58. MAB district projects. 2010 edition 1. Raval sud (Barcelona) 2. La Vinya, Can Clos, Plus Ultra (Barcelona) 3. La Montserratina (Viladecans) 4. Vista Alegre (Castelldefels)
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1. Diagonal-Besòs Campus
BARCELONA AND SANT ADRIÀ DE BESòS
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This campus will concentrate the larger part of the engineering courses of the UPC and will bring together different perspectives – teaching, business and research – in line with what is considered to be a thirdgeneration campus. The Foundation’s trustees include Barcelona City Council, Sant Adrià town council, the UPC and the UB. Avinguda Diagonal will link the two poles of knowledge in the metropolitan area. The future camps also houses the Energy Park, a facility that is already in operation and that promotes innovation and economic activity in the sector. Forming part of this park are the Energy Research Institute of Catalonia (IREC), constituted in the year 2008, and the European agency Fusion for Energy, the only one with its headquarters in Barcelona, whose aim is to provide scientific and technology research support for the construction of the complements of the ITER. During 2010, the General Council of the Diagonal-Besòs Inter-university Campus Consortium (CCIDB) has constituted the surface rights in favour of the Technical University of Barcelona (UPC) and the Energy Research Institute of Catalonia (IREC). This transfer, framed within the reparcelling project of the C-4 sector, “Besòs Inter-university Campus)” enables the installation of the Engineering Campus, the construction of the new IREC headquarters and leaves the greater part of the campus land allocated to facilities assigned. During 2011, construction work on the Diagonal-Besòs Campus will continue to progress. Currently, the retaining walls are being erected that will allow construction of the basement floors of the buildings that will be located on the campus. There will be twelve buildings in total, allocated to universities, businesses and research centres.
RESPONSIBLE: Miquel Barceló, preSiDent oF the B-tec FounDation.

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www.btec.cat

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2. ALBA synchrotron light source
CERDANYOLA DEL VALLèS
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The ALBA synchrotron light source is the single most important scientific facility in south-west Europe. Built by the CELLS Consortium formed by the Spanish and Catalan governments, it is sited near the campus of the Autonomous University of Barcelona (UAB). The facility consists of a linear accelerator and a synchrotron which accelerate electrons to near-light speeds, at an energy of 3 GeV. The electrons are then injected into a 270-metre perimeter storage ring, optimised to produce a continuum of long-wave electromagnetic radiation, from visible light to X-rays. Its characteristics as a third-generation light source, with most of the light coming from insertion devices (oscillators and undulators), put it on a par with new installations in Germany, Switzerland, France and the United Kingdom. This light or radiation is extremely useful in all fields of science and technology requiring the analysis of small-sized samples, such as crystalline structures, new materials, biological or contaminant samples and archaeological remains. It also has applications in the design of new drugs and in medical imaging and therapies. During the year 2010 the construction of the accelerators complex was completed, with very significant progress made in operating tests and the construction of experimental beamlines. This transition from the construction phase to the test phase was officialised with the inauguration ceremony, in March 2010. In the year 2011 the transition from the test phase to the operating phase will be made, with completion of the construction work and bringing on line of the seven experimental beamlines of the initial ALBA phase, with plans to receive the first scientific users during the same year.
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total expenditure 2003-2009 (initial investment): 201 M € (includes personnel, operation and investments) Floor area: 160.000 m² planned workforce: 140 persones number of users: 1.000/any

www.cells.es

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3. Fusion for Energy (F4E)
BARCELONA
F4E is a dynamic organisation whose purpose is to promote the worldwide role of Europe in the development of fusion as an energy source. The organisation, formally known as the European Union’s Joint Undertaking for ITER and the Development of Fusion Energy, principally manages the EU’s contribution to the ITER international fusion project.

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F4E is the European Union organisation responsible for managing its contribution to the ITER project. ITER, which means “path” in Latin, is the largest worldwide partnership and aims to demonstrate fusion’s potential as an energy source. It has seven members, which represent half of the world’s population: the European Union, Russia, Japan, China, India, South Korea and the United States. ITER aims to demonstrate that fusion can be a viable energy source. Fusion is the energy of the sun and the stars. When the nuclei of light atoms reach very high temperatures, they fuse and release enormous quantities of energy. To produce fusion on Earth, it is necessary to heat gas to some 100 million degrees centigrade in a chamber formed by strong magnetic fields to avoid the gas from escaping. Fusion could provide an energy source on a large scale with abundant fossil fuels, without CO2 greenhouse gas emissions and long-life radioactive waste. The daily functioning of a fusion power station does not require any radioactive material to be transported. F4E also gives support to R&D initiatives on fusion via the Broader Approach Agreement, a fusion energy partnership agreement with a duration of ten years which represents around 340 million euros of European and Japanese investment. Spain is one of the parties providing financial support. Ultimately, F4E will contribute to the construction of demonstration fusion reactors (DEMO). F4E is an international centre of excellence in research into fusion that integrates the finest European talents and professionals, with major technological repercussions, while laying the foundations for a new model of scientific cooperation.
RESPONSIBLE: Frank Briscoe, Director oF FuSion For energy.

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F4e personnel: 250 members and resources are expected to increase over the next two years.

Over 220 contacts as collaborators of European industry and research organisations, to develop and produce European ITER components. The organisation offers a multicultural environment that brings together different professional spheres, such as administration, management, law, communication, engineering and physics.

www.fusionforenergy.europa.eu

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4. MareIncognito
BARCELONA
The Barcelona Supercomputing Center and IBM join forces to design the supercomputers of the future.

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The MareIncognito project was officially presented in March 2007 and its main objective is to define the specifications and design of the new generation of super-computers which can reach a computing power of over 100 petaflops per second. In other words, super-computers one thousand times more powerful than the current MareNostrum. Durant 2010, research continued into alternative organisations for processor cores and interconnection between these and with memories, resources management when planning the execution of applications, taking into account performance and energy consumption, programming models on a node level (integration of OpenMP and StarSs, hybrid planning for multicores and accelerators) and their interaction with other models such as MPI or CUDA/OpenCL, tools for analysis and performance forecasting (with new instrumentation techniques that combine sampling and tracing, clustering techniques to facilitate analysis, and the optimisation of four applications in different spheres of science and engineering, to improve their scaleability to a higher number of processors through the combination of MPI and OpenMP, as well as the use of GPU. During 2011, the project will focus on the heterogeneity of resources, at different levels, and the portability of developments that have taken place up to now in the new Exaflop architectures that IBM has in its map of the future, their application always being considered in codes in production.
RESPONSIBLE: Mateo Valero, Director oF the Barcelona Supercomputing center.

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5. Partnership for Advanced Computing in Europe (PRACE)
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The Barcelona Supercomputing Center (BSC) will install one of the most powerful super-computers in the world in Barcelona, within the framework of the PRACE association.

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The aim of the PRACE project is to equip Europe with the best supercomputing systems to enable groundbreaking scientific projects and promote industrial competitiveness. PRACE gives support to the deployment of four nodes that house the tier-0 supercomputers. Spain is one of these nodes, together with France, Italy and Germany. PRACE is carrying out a staged deployment of the best supercomputers in the world at its nodes. Sixteen European countries are members of the association. The BSC is a Spanish institution that represents PRACE, and which since its foundation has been a leadingedge centre in HPC technology. It is home to one of the most powerful super-computers in the world: the MareNostrum. The introduction of a new tier-0 super-computer in Barcelona will be an indisputable pole of attraction for top researchers, will favour Barcelona’s image as technological capital, will attract innovative research projects and facilitate the creation of related companies. On 9 June 2010 the association was legally inaugurated in Barcelona, with the initial agreement of the member countries to contribute 400 million euros. During 2010 the next phase of the project was also approved, which will allow the infrastructure to be implemented; the operation of the first of the super-computers, located in Germany, began and key applications for its functioning on Petascale systems were optimised. In the year 2011, the deployment of the next PRACE Petaflop machines will be carried out; the assignment of resources generated by these machines to scientific projects of the highest value will be coordinated; the governing bodies will be consolidated; the facilitation of a commercial offering of HPC resources will be coordinated, and the task for adapting applications to Petaflop systems will continue.
RESPONSIBLE: Francesc Subirada, aSSociate Director oF the Barcelona Supercomputing center.

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6. Barcelona Campus, higher education cluster
MUNICIPALITIES OF THE METROPOLITAN AREA OF BARCELONA
Barcelona’s mayor, Jordi Hereu, announces the creation of a higher education cluster in Barcelona in 2011.

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Promotion of the higher education cluster of Barcelona emerged from the prospection studies within the framework of the Barcelona Metropolitan Strategic Plan - Vision 2020, in which higher education is identified as one of the potential driving sectors for the economy of the metropolitan area. This confirmation has been reinforced by the changes in the model of higher education across the whole of Europe, which began with the Bologna Declaration and have given rise to the European Higher Education Area (EHEA). The full implementation of the EHEA in Catalonia has involved, from the 2007-2008 academic year onwards, the launch of an important offering of official master’s degrees that, following passing of a verification process, can be taught by both public and private universities. This has enabled great development of this educational level, as it has allowed the main business schools in the city, which already have great renown and a significant capacity for attracting foreign students, to be added to the offering. Therefore, this level of educational offering may become an economic sector in its own right for the Metropolitan Area of Barcelona. The members of the cluster are public and private universities, business schools and inter-university postgraduate platforms. During the course of 2010, the following actions were carried out:
• Reference trip to Australia. • Joint promotion trip from five universities to China. • Online guide to master’s degrees of global excellence. • Presentation of the cluster’s Strategic Plan to Barcelona City Council’s Economic Promotion Committee.

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For 2011 the following actions are planned:
• Constitution of the “Barcelona Campus” association, as a structure for the management and promotion of the higher education cluster. • Implementation of the cluster’s strategic plan.
RESPONSIBLE: Montse Charle, Director oF Strategic SectorS For Barcelona activa.

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7. bizBarcelona
BARCELONA
The first bizBarcelona event held brought together over 12,000 people in a week dedicated to entrepreneurship and innovation, consolidating Barcelona’s international leadership.

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bizBarcelona is a shared commitment to the knowledge economy and entrepreneurship in the region, with the aim of encouraging business activity in emerging sectors, fomenting transversality and cooperation and promoting the creation of quality jobs. At its first event, held in 2010, bizBarcelona showed itself to be an effective instrument for positioning Barcelona and Catalonia in innovation and entrepreneurship, as well as for activating and promoting the region’s entrepreneurial and business fabric and involving related agents. The 2010 event brought together the following sub-events:
• Entrepreneur Day: the macro-conference addressing entrepreneurs and businesses, which in 2011 will be holding its tenth event. • HiT Barcelona: the congress for innovation and investment opportunities. • Entrepreneur XXI: prizes, on a countrywide scale, for the company with the greatest potential for growth. • Tecnio Forum: conferences providing a meeting point for innovative products and projects, the world of research and investors.
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The first event reached all the target objectives set, as shown by the following key data:
• People attending: over 12,000, from over 68 different countries. • Over 300 activities offering advice, training and networking. • Participation of over 500 speakers.

promoting organisations, companies and institutions: Barcelona City Council, the Catalan Government, the Spanish Government, Barcelona Chamber of Commerce, Barcelona Provincial Council and “la Caixa” financial institution. event organiser: Fira de Barcelona (Barcelona Trade Fair) events included: Entrepreneur Day, Entrepreneur Salon, HiT Barcelona, Entrepreneur XXI. term for execution: 15 and 16 June 2011.

In 2011, Fira de Barcelona is the company entrusted with the management and execution of the second bizBarcelona event. It is planned to maintain the objectives achieved at the first event and strengthen the Salon part.
RESPONSIBLE: Mateu Hernández Maluquer, manager oF Barcelona city council’S economic promotion Sector.

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8. Barcelona / World Platform
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Barcelona City Council is promoting the creation of a tool for the Barcelona brand’s management and development which will allow, through public-private collaboration, the status and evolution of the city’s brand to be known, as well as help define its positioning strategies.

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Barcelona / World has been created with the vision that Barcelona and its city brand are to be a critical element in companies’ competitiveness and that of the strategic sectors in Barcelona and its area of influence in the international context. In 2010 the activity began of Barcelona / World Observatory, created with the aim of providing the information platform necessary in order to be able to take opportune decisions with regard to the Barcelona brand management. The observatory’s spheres of activity:
• Research: the observatory has the vocation to monitor the city’s image in its general perception and from all perspectives (economic, cultural, sporting, touristic, etc.). Multidisciplinary study: qualitative, quantitative and social listening. • Benchmarking: study of what the main cities of the world are doing in the brand construction sphere, with the aim of identifying “best practices” which can be applied to the construction of the Barcelona brand. • Legal protection: this covers different aspects such as the study of the rights and duties of the brand’s management body in order to protect its use, the production of a good uses guide and the study of a possible licencing of the brand. • Graphic identity: study of the forms of graphic identity adopted by other cities, new tendencies in brand identity that can be adopted by Barcelona, as well as the study of the possibility of accessing a top-level domain (.barcelona).
RESPONSIBLE: Mateu Hernández Maluquer, manager oF Barcelona city council’S economic promotion Sector.

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9. Consolats de Mar
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The Consolats de Mar network is consolidated around the world.

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The Consolats de Mar network of offices has completed the last phase of expansion in 2010 and has consolidated its activity in sixteen cities around the world: London, Paris, Berlin, Copenhagen, New York, Montreal, Mexico DF, Sao Paulo, Buenos Aires, Cairo, Istanbul, Dubai, New Delhi, Hong Kong, Shanghai and Singapore. The Consolats de Mar project involves the permanent presence of personnel, at the service of Barcelona City Council, in cities which, like Barcelona, have oriented their activity towards sectors based on knowledge and innovation. The network’s offices, under the name Barcelona/ World, are located in the foreign facilities of ACC1Ó, of the Catalan Government’s Department of Enterprise and Employment. The function of the Barcelona/World network is that of promoting Barcelona’s economic relations with countries abroad and reinforcing its presence, as well as promoting it as a city for business to attract activity and talent from everywhere. The offices carry out these promotional tasks through presence at fairs, congresses and other international events of importance. They also regularly produce reports on the economic activity in the cities and areas of influence where the network’s offices are located, with the aim of identifying the best opportunities for Barcelona. During 2011, the activity of the Consolats de Mar will continue to focus on promotion and attraction through direct presence in the cities, as well as identification and analysis of their economic and strategic sectors and those coinciding with Barcelona. The promotion days will be maintained under the name “Barcelona Days” and the new Leading to Barcelona programme will be introduced for attracting opinion leaders.
RESPONSIBLE: Miquel Mateu i Ballesté, manager oF Barcelona city council’S Foreign economic activity ServiceS.

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offices in 16 cities. the budget for the consolats de mar project is consolidated in Barcelona city council’s international economic promotion budget, which for 2011 stands at 1,777,500 euros.

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10. Do it in Barcelona
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Do it in Barcelona recognised with the Eurocities 2010 Prize as the most innovative city project.

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Do it in Barcelona is a city initiative for attracting talent to Barcelona and retaining it. Launched in late 2009, it aims to become a gateway for the professional progress of the citizens of Barcelona, and of the best international talent. Attracting and retaining talent is one of the strategic pillars of Barcelona’s economic agenda. Thus, Do it in Barcelona offers information of interest and access to useful professional services for entrepreneurs, professionals, researchers and university graduates who are considering moving to Barcelona. The services portfolio is configured into four itineraries for each of the target groups and a transversal itinerary for supporting newcomers to the city (with issues such as housing, paperwork, searching for schools, etc.). The main communication channel for Do it in Barcelona is its website www.doitinbcn.com, which offers all this information in three languages: Catalan, Spanish and English. Promoted by Barcelona City Council, through its local development agency Barcelona Activa, Do it in Barcelona has Talència and Barcelona Centre Universitari as direct partners in the provision of services in the Research and Studies itineraries respectively. In addition, collaborating actively in the dissemination of the programme, both in the international and the local arenas are: Esade Alumni, IESE, Gild International, Tourism of Barcelona, Fira de Barcelona (trade fair), Hotels Association of Barcelona, AENA and Strategic Metropolitan Plan of Barcelona. During 2010 progress on the programme was focused on the consolidation of the portfolio of services of the different itineraries and the dissemination of the programme on a local and an international scale.
RESPONSIBLE: Mònica Madrigal Bajo, coorDinator oF Barcelona activa’S Do it in Barcelona programme.

For 2010: · 646 participants in sessions on guidance for entrepreneurship or professional selfdevelopment in Barcelona. · 33% of foreign entrepreneurs in the Barcelona Activa companies incubator. · Over 1,300 participants in information sessions on the programme in Barcelona and in over 21 cities abroad.

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11. Barcelona Economic Triangle
BARCELONA, CERDANYOLA DEL VALLèS AND VILADECANS
The pole of innovation of southern Europe.

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The Barcelona Economic Triangle project is a joint initiative between the Catalan Government and Barcelona City Council, open to participation by other public and private bodies, oriented towards promoting three major areas of the Barcelona Metropolitan Region, where right now projects of great quality are being run, which will provide space for new business activities based on the knowledge economy and linked to innovation and technology. The three areas that form the Barcelona Economic Triangle are the Alba Synchrotron Park (Vallès Area), the 22@Barcelona district (Besòs Area) and DeltaBCN and BZ Barcelona Innovation Zone (Llobregat Area). These three areas offer a potential of over seven million square meters of new offices, scientific research services, housing and public spaces for the coming years, as well as the capacity to generate over 200,000 new jobs in strategic sectors. In the year 2010, the project has participated prominently in three international property conventions: MIPIM (France), EXPO REAL (Germany) and Meeting Point (Spain), as well as being presented at different events within the context of the World Expo at Shanghai. During 2011, in addition to repeating participation at the international fairs MIPIM and EXPO REAL, given the good results obtained, it is also planned to participate in other sectorial events to be held in China (Exporeal Shanghai), Russia (sectorial fairs) and Brazil (business congresses), principally. Also contemplated is the organisation of specific sectorial promotion initiatives with groups of private investors in other strategic markets, such as the Netherlands and the United States.
RESPONSIBLE: Mateu Hernández Maluquer, heaD oF economic promotion at Barcelona city council anD Josep A. Grau i Reinés, general Director oF incaSòl.

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total surface area: 2.413,6 ha Floorspace for economic activity: 7.078.730 m2

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12. Barcelona-French border high-speed rail line
BARCELONA-FIGUERES SECTION
The high-speed rail line with France: ever closer to becoming a reality.

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The year 2010 was a year of great milestones in the construction of the high-speed rail connection between Spain and France via the Barcelona-Figueres section of the Madrid - Barcelona – French border high-speed train line. Advances that are reflected in its main infrastructures: the Barcelona tunnel-boring machine has reached the halfway point of the Sants-La Sagrera tunnel, and the Gerunda tunnel-boring machine has completed the excavation of the first to the two urban tunnels in Girona. These infrastructures, together with the new Montcada i Reixac and Montmeló tunnels, will be practically completed during 2011. Also during 2010 the Barcelona-Figueres section of the new high-speed infrastructure was inaugurated, with the use of 76 kilometres for the first international-gauge corridor that connects the port of Barcelona with the French border, destined to goods transport. To make this corridor a reality, the Ministry of Public Works and Adif have invested over 300 million euros in the installation of a third rail, a unique technological solution in the international scenario. Another of the prominent milestones during the last year for this complex and ambitious project was the start of construction of the new La Sagrera station, the largest railway project ever awarded in Spain, with an investment of around 600 million euros and the project for the largest cut-and-cover railway works in Europe, with a surface area of 38 hectares. The new central station at La Sagrera will become a pole of attraction in the north of Barcelona and will be a strategic junction on the future public transport map for the Metropolitan Area and in the connection of the Spanish and European networks.
RESPONSIBLE: Rafael Rodríguez, Director oF the maDriD - Barcelona – French BorDer high-SpeeD line, at aDiF.

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length of Barcelona-Figueres section: 131 km main infrastructures: · 30 km of tunnels · 59 viaducts investment for the Barcelona-Figueres section: 4.200 M € Financing from the european union and the european investment Bank

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13. Construction of Metro Line 9
BARCELONA, SANTA COLOMA DE GRAMENET, BADALONA, L’HOSPITALET DE LLOBREGAT AND EL PRAT DE LLOBREGAT
The branch line of Line 9 in Badalona between Gorg and Bon Pastor, inaugurated on 18 April 2010. On 15 November 2010 Ifercat awarded the public works concession contract for the construction, conservation, maintenance and exploitation of the stations of section II of Barcelona’s metro line no. 9, between Polígon Pratenc and Zona Universitaria.

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Line 9 of Barcelona’s metro, 47.8 km long, with 52 stations and a global investment of 6,800 million euros, is the Ifercat’s most emblematic project. It will be the longest automated metro line in Europe. Its parabolashaped layout linking the Llobregat with the Besòs will break with the radial model of the metro network of the Metropolitan Area of Barcelona. Line 9 will have a total of nineteen stations with connections with other metro, train and tram lines, which will facilitate mobility for users and increase the intermodality and efficiency of the metropolitan public transport network. The Line 9 route will include a central section and two branch lines at each end that will form a figure of two Ys linked at the base. On this infrastructure, two metro services have been designed: Can Zam – Airport and Gorg - Zona Franca. Thus, the stations located on the shared section (Bon Pastor - Gornal) will have services with a frequency double that of the end branch lines. At present, of the Line’s 52 kilometres of length, it is only awaiting the performation of 8 kilometers of tunnel. As for stations, 11 are already operating and the remaining 8 are at different stages of progress. The year 2010 was a key year in the construction of Line 9, with three prominent milestones reached. The first, the inauguration of the Gorg - Bon Pastor section on 18 April, the second, the inauguration of the stations of La Sagrera and Onze de Setembre, on 26 June, and finally, the awarding of the concession for the stations of section II. During the year 2011, plans are to advance decisively in the construction of the line and it is worth highlighting the perforation of the tunnel of the central section and the completion of several stations.
RESPONSIBLE: Pilar de Torres Sanahuja, preSiDent oF iFercat.

construction period: 2002-2014 total investment: 6.800 M € Demand: million passengers in the year 2020 commercial speed: 33 km/h automated train operation line length: 47.8 km number of stations: 52 Frequency in central section: every 3 minutes in each direction Frequency on branch lines: every 6 minutes in each direction

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14. Prolongation of FMB Line 1 in Badalona
SANTA COLOMA dE GRAMENET ANd BAdALONA
The informative study corresponding to the first phase of the northern prolongation of Line 1, in Badalona, was subjected to public scrutiny during the summer of 2010.

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The prolongation of Line 1 of the FMB from its northern tip, at the Fondo station in Santa Coloma de Gramenet, was already proposed in the Infrastructures Master Plan 2001-2010. The objective is the penetration of Line 1 in the municipality of Badalona so that the Metro can reach different residential districts and link this line with the existing network at the station of Badalona Pompeu Fabra on Line 2 and with the Badalona Local Trains station. The stations contemplated in the prolongation total five: Montigalà, Lloreda - Sant Crist, Bufalà, Badalona Pompeu Fabra and Badalona Rodalies. Furthermore, the action includes the creation of a space in the garages and workshops, and a manoeuvres track and trains depot, to allow changes of direction of trains or their parking. This will allow the capacity for trains on this line to be increased, along with frequencies, giving a better service to the whole of Line 1. A first phase of the northern prolongation of the line includes two stations and 1.5 km of track. The information study corresponding to this first phase was completed in June 2010 and exposed for public scrutiny during the summer. Furthermore, with reference to the southern prolongation of Line 1, in early 2010 the works on the manoeuvres track and track workshops at the Hospital de Bellvitge station were completed. Prior to the incipient drafting of the project, alternatives are being studied for the prolongation of Line 1 between the stations of Hospital de Bellvitge and El Prat de Llobregat, so that initially it permits capacity to be increased at the Hospital de Bellvitge station up to ten trains. Also being considered is the need to connect Line 1 with the El Prat intermodal station (interchanges with Renfe, TAV and L9).
RESPONSIBLE: Francesc Xavier Flores, aSSiStant general Director oF inFraStructureS For the catalan government’S general BoarD oF tranSportS anD moBility.

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First phase of the northern prolongation: · construction of 2 new stations: Montigalà and Lloreda - Sant Crist. · prolongation: 1.5 new km · Budget: €250 M · planned execution time: 30 months · potential users: 6,500 daily users Second phase of the northern prolongation: · construction of 3 new stations · potential users: with the arrival of the metro to the Badalona Rodalies station, the captured demand could increase to over 40,000 daily users

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15. Prolongation of FMB Line 2 between Sant Antoni and Parc Logístic (connection Line 9)
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The prolongation of Line 2 means six kilometres of newly constructed line and a total of six stations are planned. This action will allow the centre of the city to be linked with the airport through the infrastructures of Line 9 from Parc Logístic.

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• Link the city centre with the airport via the infrastructure of Line 9 from Parc Logístic. • Connect the two La Fira trade fair sites (in Plaça d’Espanya and in L’Hospitalet), via two stations, and improve access to the fair site from the Fira 2 stations (L2/L9), Amadeu Torner (L9 and FGC) and Foc Cisell (L2/L9). • Provide service to points of reference in the city: Montjuïc fountains, National Art Museum of Catalonia (MNAC), Caixafòrum, National Physical Education Institute of Catalonia (INEFC) and the Olympic Stadium. • Allow the interchange with the two southern branch lines of L9 (airport and Zona Franca).

The construction system for the tunnel uses a tunnel-boring machine. Current situation: construction project drafted. Forecast demand for prolongation (2018): 20,100 entries/day Forecast total demand L2 (2018): 237,100 entries/day Name of the project’s stations:
• Poble Sec (already exists) • Fira 1 - MNAC • INEFC • Foc Cisell • Fira 2 • Parc Logístic
RESPONSIBLE: Xavier Flores García, aSSiStant general Director oF inFraStructureS For the catalan government’S Department oF territory anD SuStainaBility.

planned investment in civil works: €524 M number of new stations: 5 + 1 existing (poble Sec)

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16. Dedicated bus platform on the C-245 road between Castelldefels and Cornellà de Llobregat
CASTELLDEFELS, GAVÀ, VILADECANS, SANT BOI DE LLOBREGAT AND CORNELLÀ DE LLOBREGAT
The Catalan Government’s Department of Territory and Sustainability is drawing up the construction project for the installation of a new bus platform on the C-245 between Castelldefels and Cornellà de Llobregat, following the approval, in April 2010, of the associated information study and environmental impact study.

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The main actions planned for the comprehensive reforming of this main road, which connects five municipalities in the Baix Lobregat, designed to transform it into an inter-urban avenue, are:
• Dedicated bus platform: the type section of the new platform, which will be 13 kilometres long, will have a width of 11.6 metres with a land in each direction measuring 3.3 metres wide and side dividers measuring 2.5 metres wide to separate the bus platform from the rest of the road traffic. • New pedestrian and bicycle promenade: the promotion of slow mobility systems – pedestrians and bicycles – along this road will be complemented with the reserving of a space for a promenade, occupying some 20 metres in the average section which is 50 metres wide, to favour urban connectivity between municipalities. Green verges and the planting of the maximum number of trees aligned along the road will allow recovery of the old main road’s green image. The bicycle lane will be integrated into the pedestrian promenade and will be 2.5 metres wide, with one lane in each direction. • Intermodality with train and tram: the new dedicated platform will allow fast access to the Cornellà de Llobregat interchange, where the local rail network, L5 of the Metro and the Trambaix tram all converge, as well as connection with the Castelldefels Renfe local railway station. Therefore, it will facilitate accessibility to public transport and the interchange between different modes of public transport for users in the surrounding municipalities.
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term for execution of works: 24 months investment budget: €98 M (without taking into account expropriations) length of section affected: 13 km (between Castelldefels and Cornellà) Bus stops: 23 new time saving on journey: 25 minutes

The drafting of the construction project is at a very advanced stage and is expected to be approved during 2011.
RESPONSIBLE: Ricard Font, general Director oF tranSportS anD moBility For the catalan government’S Department oF territory anD SuStainaBility.

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17. Railway network for the Baix Llobregat
BARCELONA, CASTELLDEFELS, CORNELLÀ DE LLOBREGAT, ESPLUGUES DE LLOBREGAT, GAVÀ, SANT BOI DE LLOBREGAT, SANT FELIU DE LLOBREGAT, SANT JOAN DESPÍ, SANT JUST DESVERN AND VILADECANS
Promotion of different railway projects to improve public transport mobility in the Baix Llobregat.

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In February 2006, the Catalan Government’s Department of Territorial Policy and Public Works and the municipalities of the Baix Llobregat agreed a new configuration for the railway network in the southern Baix Llobregat, which aims to optimise its links with the rest of the local train network and the metro to facilitate more direct access to the centre of Barcelona. This reorganisation consists of the following actions: Extension of L3 of the metro: Zona Universitaria - Sant Feliu de Llobregat. The route includes a minimum of eight services with services to the intermediate municipalities of Esplugues de Llobregat, Sant Just Desvern and Sant Joan Despí. Extension of Line 6, the Reina Elisenda branch line, of the FGC up to the Hospital de Sant Joan de Déu, where there will be an interchange with the proposed prolongation of L3. This is a section measuring some 2.5 km with three new stations. New local railway line between Castelldefels and Barcelona (Zona Universitaria). The line will have eleven stations and will provide service to the intermediate municipalities of Cornellà, Sant Joan Despí, Sant Boi de Llobregat, Viladecans and Gavà. During 2010, the Ministry of Public Works completed the drawing up of the information study and the environmental impact study of the new line between Castelldefels and Barcelona (Zona Universitaria) and has submitted them for the process of public information and comments. Furthermore, the department began the drafting of the construction project for the prolongation of L3.
RESPONSIBLE: The Catalan Government’s Department of Territory and Sustainability.

implementation horizon: 2015 prolongation of l3 metro: 8.6 km long, 9 new stations and an estimated budget of €1,274 M prolongation of l6 of the Fgc: 2.6 km long, 3 new stations and an estimated budget of €217 M new line between castelldefels and Barcelona (Zona universitaria) for renfe local trains: 18.6 km long and with budget estimated at €2,150 M

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18. Sant Andreu - La Sagrera: rail system and urban plan
BARCELONA
The works on the new station at La Sagrera, awarded for 613 million euros, are already underway and 2010 closed with the tender for designing the great central park over the railway cover.

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With the construction of the La Sagrera station, Barcelona will achieve realisation of the most important railway and urban project for the next few years, as well as the creation of the largest urban park in the city. The station will be a strategic centre for transport in Catalonia. Planned for traffic in excess of 100 million journeys per year, it will connect high speed trains, local trains, inter-urban bus routes, urban bus routes, taxis and private vehicles. The urban development of new streets will integrate it into the city and two underground carriageways will link it directly to the motorways and ring roads. The station will also have all the complementary services for fuel supplies, maintenance workshops and parking. It will be a semi-underground station, with two entrances on different levels connected by a great connections concourse. Of the station, only the roof will be above ground level, a gardened pergola that will give continuity to the great urban park that will be constructed above the roofs covering the rail tracks and roads. The station’s status as an interchange and over 180,000 m allocated to business activities will transform the area into a new central hub. Thus, the train will stand as an element of cohesion and economic revitalisation.
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award budget: €613 M (1st phase of construction of the structure and accesses to the station) Start of works: July 2010 execution term: 54 months tender budget for the park master plan: €1.5 M

During 2010, Adif started the construction works and on the structure and accesses to the La Sagrera station. In turn, Barcelona Sagrera Alta Velocitat has put out the tender for the master plan that will define the design of the great urban park, as well as three of the five executive urban development projects that are involved. For the year 2011 it is expected that the master plan for the design of the great urban park, covering nearly forty hectares, will be awarded.
RESPONSIBLE: Joan Baltà i Torredemer, general Director oF Barcelona Sagrera alta velocitat.

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19. Baix Llobregat intermodal station
EL PRAT DEL LLOBREGAT
The intermodal station project contract has definitively been awarded.

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The El Prat intermodal station will become one of the most important rail communication hubs in Catalonia, and it is envisaged that by 2015 there will be some 15 million travellers using it annually. It will be situated in the northern part of the town’s old quarter, below the Castelldefels trunk road. In the local sphere, it will be the meeting point between the historical fabric and the new extension of the town. As it will be underground, the station will encourage the town’s growth northwards, and this area will become an important pole for attracting economic investment. The project consists of the functional and urbanistic insertion of the station for the TAV, Renfe local railways, the connections between Lines 1 and 9 of the metro and road accessibility, together with underground parking areas and the rail interchange. The result of the competition for ideas for the station’s design was decided on 19 April 2007. The winning project was “Campo dei miracoli”, by Agua y Estructuras, SA & César Portela, SLU & Antonio Barrionuevo Ferrer & Julia Molino Barrero (UTE). The station will have a features that will facilitate swift and expeditious interchanging between the different railway lines. During 2009 the executive project was drafted, in 2010 the tender process took place and on 24 December the definitive contract was awarded for the works, which will have a planned duration of 34 months. The winning bid was by the UTE, formed by COMSA, SA & Dragados y Construcciones, SA & FCC Construcciones, SA. Furthermore, the works management contract will be awarded in the month of January 2011.
RESPONSIBLE: Fernando Domínguez Vázquez, Director oF urBan planning ServiceS at el prat De lloBregat town council.

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20. Laying of double tracks on the Montcada i Reixac – Vic section of Line C3 of the Renfe local rail network
MONTCADA I REIXAC
Improvement of the rail infrastructures in the municipality, including actions that contribute towards integrating them into the urban fabric. This project represents the improvement of a line that to date has operated very poorly, as there is only one track for both directions.

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This action, included in the Infrastructures Master Plan 2001-2010, contemplates the doubling of the tracks of line C3 of the Renfe local rail network between Montcada and Vic. This action implicitly involves the elimination of all the existing level crossings, via overpasses and underpasses and road links, as well as perimeter enclosure along the entire line. At the Montcada Bifurcació it is proposed to extend the four platforms to a length of 200 metres along with the addition of three lifts for passengers with reduced mobility. At the Montcada-Manresa station, a new station and a new passenger building is being designed. A new tunnel is planned with two new viaducts over the banks of the Ripoll and over the C-17, respectively. In the Mas Rampinyo neighbourhood it is proposed to eliminate the existing sidings and prolong the platforms, along with the creation of a car park and the modernisation of the passenger building. However, Montcada i Reixac Town Council, after examing the project’s information study, has made representations, demanding the inclusion of measures to harmonise the infrastructures with daily life in Montcada i Reixac. The main demand is for the entire section crossing the Mas Rampinyo neighbourhood to be underground, as well as the creation of new car parks and reinforcement of the main accesses to the stations, bringing forward the point from which the track is doubled so that it does not affect certain streets, guaranteeing pedestrian crossings, etc. In the year 2008 the provisional presentation of the project was made to those municipalities through which the track passes, and currently it is in the phase of study and negotiation of the representations made.
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21. Local rail network access to the new Barcelona airport terminal
EL PRAT DE LLOBREGAT
Budget restrictions have delayed until 2012 the project for railway accesses to Barcelona airport.

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The project consists of the construction of a new rail platform from the C-31 underpass to the new T1 Terminal at the El Prat airport. the layout of both tracks is straighter than the current layout and it will connect the two terminals, passing underneath the runways and ending its route under the new terminal, at the same point as L9. A large part of the 4.5 km of track will run through a tunnel (2.8 km) which will be excavated using an EPBtype tunnelling machine. The budget reduction proposed mid-year delayed the start of the works by a year, despite the fact that the contract had already been awarded at that time. The date for the works to begin remains to be finalised.
RESPONSIBLE: Ministeri de Foment, general railwayS BoarD.

project status: awarded, april 2010 winning bidder: ute copcisa, Ferrovial agromán and Sacyr amount awarded: €257 m + vat total length: 4.5 km (2.8 km of tunnel excavated with an epB-type tunnelling machine) term for execution: 33 months

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22. RetBus
BARCELONA
The RetBus network, a new on-road public transport system with a high level of service for Barcelona.

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The RetBus is a new grid bus network integrated with other public transport networks. Its configuration is adapted to the orthogonal grid of the city of Barcelona, with interchanges at the intersections. With the implementation of this new network, a hierarchisation is created in the bus service:
• RetBus, with superior features and travel time similar to private vehicles. • Conventional, maximum coverage for short journeys or links. • Neighbourhood bus, local mobility.

In the design of the main structure, the objective was to ensure:
• An improvement in coverage with public transport in residential areas and poles of activity (22@, Sarrià, etc.). • Connectivity and complementarity with the remaining modes of transport, both underground and above ground. • Its connection with the metropolitan services of the Renfe local train network, the metro and the metropolitan inter-urban bus at line terminals.
total length of network: 227.3 km. configuration in grid form: 7 in sea-mountain direction, 5 in Besòs-Llobregat direction. Distance between stops: 650 m (430 m in the central area). Special priority and separation measures with respect to private vehicles and conventional buses. Fleet necessary: 280 vehicles. progressive implementation in three phases of four lines each (2011-2013).
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The RetBus will provide a road transport service with characteristics similar to those of the tram, overcoming the limits of the conventional bus and sufficiently attractive to attract new users, due to their higher frequency and shorter journey time. These advantages are achieved, basically, by the increase in spacing between stops and by providing a higher speed of circulation, through certain priority at crossroads, the creation of separate lanes and the generation of points where overtaking of buses is facilitated. Furthermore, the position and design of each of the interchanges has been studied to improve connectivity between lines. The fleet planned consists of 280 vehicles and frequency will be every 3 minutes along the central line and every 6 minutes along the antennae, giving a total capacity of 60,000 pax/h. Commercial speed is increased by 28% to reach 15 km/h.
RESPONSIBLE: TMB, Barcelona City Council and CENIT.

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23. Connection between the A-2 and the AP-7 at Castellbisbal
EL PAPIOL, CASTELLBISBAL AND SANT ANDREU DE LA BARCA
Work restarts on the A-2 - AP-7 connection at Castellbisbal.

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The project will allow the connection between the Baix Llobregat trunk road and the AP-7 motorway. The link road will have a dual carriageway section, measuring 2.4 km long, of which 850 m are a viaduct. The road begins with two slip roads that connect with the lateral carriageways of the Baix Llobregat trunk road (A-2), in the direction of Tarragona and Lleida, and which will cross the river Llobregat independently. The slip roads then converge forming a single roadway that corresponds to the main trunk road of the link road. This is supported by the vertex of the Sant Vicenç Industrial Estate and turns to the left crossing over the Rubí riverbed and the railway infrastructures corresponding to the Madrid-Barcelona High-Speed Line, the Renfe double track for mixed transport and the Renfe goods line. Afterwards, the connection’s trunk road runs northwards, parallel to the riverbed, below the existing structures on the AP-7. The two carriageways then separate once more to connect with the side lanes of the AP-7 which are extended over a 500 m stretch, with up to five lanes in each direction. The new link road has a connection with the C-1413 main road via a roundabout elevated above the main trunk of the link road. These 2.4 km will allow over 12 km to be saved on the route along the Baix Llobregat roadway.
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24. Bus-HOV lane on the C-58 and the B-23, and bus lane on the C-31 and the C-245
BUS-HOV LANE C-58: CERDANYOLA, RIPOLLET, MONTCADA AND BARCELONA BUS LANE C-31: BADALONA, SANT ADRIÀ DE BESòS AND BARCELONA BUS-HOV LANE B-23: MOLINS DE REI, SANT FELIU, SANT JOAN DESPÍ, SANT JUST DESVERN, ESPLUGUES AND BARCELONA BUS LANE C-245: CASTELLDEFELS, GAVÀ, VILADECANS, SANT BOI AND CORNELLÀ
With the introduction of bus-HOV lanes the road network’s passenger transport capacity is increased while allowing a significant improvement in the commercial speed of buses in accesses to the major towns.

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Exclusive lanes for high occupancy vehicles and buses (bus-HOV) are lanes along which only circulation by private vehicles with two or more occupants and public road passenger transport vehicles (buses and coaches) are authorised. These infrastructures do not share the space with the remaining traffic and this enables them to quickly access towns where parallel access routes register reiterated congestion problems. Currently, in the Metropolitan Area of Barcelona, the following are being planned or constructed:
• Bus-HOV lane C-58. This consists of two lanes along the inner part of the motorway, separated and reversible, for the passage of buses and high occupancy vehicles (three or more occupants). The entrance point will be at the Cerdanyola junction and the exit point at the Meridiana; this takes place in two phases: a prior exit for the HOVs and a later exit for the buses. • Bus lane C-31. Consists of an non-separated entry lane into Barcelona exclusively for buses, which is the continuation of the Gran Via. • Bus-HOV lane B-23. Consists of two lanes along the inner part of the motorway, separated, and one in each direction for the passage of buses and high occupancy vehicles (three or more occupants). Two entry points are being considered: one in Molins de Rei and the other at the link with the A-2, with the exit point at the entrance to the Diagonal. There is a study by the Catalan Government to build a bus station at this point. • Bus lane C-245. Unlike the above, this is practically a city bus lane with the odd separated section. It will link to the future FGC station in Cornellà.
RESPONSIBLE: Department of Sustainability and Territory (carril BuSvao c-58, carril BuS c-31 anD carril BuS c-245) anD Ministry of Development (carril BuSvao B-23).

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there are four projects, two on the northern side and two on the southern side, at different states of progress: Bus-hov lane c-58. Works in execution by TABASA. To be completed in late 2011. Length: 6.2 km. Bus lane c-31. Executive project completed. Length: 7.5 km. Bus-hov lane B-23. Information study completed, pending environmental impact study. Length: 12 km. Bus lane c-245. Information study approved. Length: 13 km.

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25. Prolongation of the C-32 to the connection with the B-23
SANT BOI DE LLOBREGAT, CORNELLÀ DE LLOBREGAT AND SANT JOAN DESPÍ
The contract for the execution of the connection of the C-32 with the B-23 has been awarded since January 2009 and works are pending commencement.

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The new motorway will connect the C-32 with the B-23 along a roadway with 2+2 lanes, making use of the current bridge at Cornellà, which will be widened to 3+3 lanes. At this bridge a safe crossing will be added for pedestrians and bicycles. Two new roundabouts will be constructed with elimination of the (very dangerous) roundabout at La Parellada. All local connections can be made via these roundabouts as well as linking to the BV-2002. At the same time, the complex road junction at Camí del Sorral is also eliminated, which will allow an improved connection in the urban sphere with the riverside environment. With this infrastructure an improved connection is facilitated between the traffic flows originating from the Garraf towards the Llobregat artery and will decongest the ring roads. Its entering into operation will offer new opportunities to divert traffic and avoid congestion in the area of the ring roads that pass through Cornellà, L’Hospitalet and Esplugues de Llobregat.
RESPONSIBLE: Ministry of Development.

will allow a saving of 4.4 km in the connection between the c-32 and the B-23. in turn, it will free the southern leg (pata Sur) and improve Sant Boi’s local connections. Subcontractor: Corsán - Corviam Construcción. contract value: e37.8 M. execution term: 19.5 months.

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26. Innobaix, the Baix Llobregat Agency for Innovation and Knowledge
MUNICIPALITIES OF THE BAIX LLOBREGAT AND L’HOSPITALET DE LLOBREGAT
Innobaix represents a milestone in business adhesions and constitutes a major joint project for the promotion of economic and industrial knowledge in the entire county.

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The Baix Llobregat has traditionally been a top-class industrial production centre. In recent years the county has become a principal hub for the transport and logistics networks and infrastructures of Catalonia. The major challenge for Innobaix is to develop the Baix Llobregat towards an economic model based on knowledge, innovation and business entrepreneurship. The participation of the county’s business community, together with the public administration and the research centres, is the agency’s raison d’être. The sectors and economic activities with the greatest presence in the county are represented by companies and professional associations that are Innobaix members. Therefore, many of the agency’s activities involve promoting innovation in these sectors. In 2010 the new agency was launched, with an efficient management model and a culture of public-private collaboration in coherence with the agency’s objectives, structured around five major work areas:
• Innovation • New externalities • Talent management • Communication and work network • Training and employment
Financing of the agency: membership fees and public grants for specific projects. members: the Baix Llobregat County Council, the 26 town councils in the county, 53 private companies, 3 universities and research centres and 6 associations. Date of constitution: 3 November 2009.
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The activities carried out by the agency in 2010 were oriented towards facilitating interaction between Innobaix members. Thus, strategic lines have been established in the different economic sectors where different companies and organisations coincide, as well as work conferences to promote talent management, become familiar with innovation tendencies and generate internal work networks. For 2011 the development is planned of the Open Innovation and Corporate Entrepreneurship projects; strengthening interrelations between technological centres and companies in the county, and promoting the network of talent.
RESPONSIBLE: Lluís Bahamonde, preSiDent oF innoBaix anD vice-preSiDent oF pimec.

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27. BZ Barcelona Innovation Zone - Culture
BARCELONA
BZ Barcelona Zona Innovació escenificarà la tercera revolució industrial a Catalunya.

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BZ Barcelona Innovation Zone is an ambitious project, designed to respond to the industrial and business needs of the 21st century. It is situated on an incomparable site: close to the international airport at El Prat, to the port of Barcelona, to the main road and rail networks, to the future intermodal station of the Baix Llobregat and with a connection with the centre of Barcelona and its metropolitan area thanks to the future lines 2 and 9 of the metro. On the area recovered from the company SEAT, which is equivalent to thirty blocks of the Eixample, the Consortium has defined three business platforms to transform this space: technology, food and cultural. All of them will implement business and urban development concepts with a high added value and will convert this area into a meeting point that will promote economic and technological activity. In this case, the Consortium is backing the cultural industry, because it will be the paradigm of the industry of the 21st century. With the aim of setting up an audiovisual park that enables the concentration of production and the cultural offering that makes this sector more competitive, there will be collaboration in activities that facilitate research and knowledge transfer and in scientific and technical activities that complement the needs of the culture industry. Two protocols have been signed: one with Barcelona City Council and the audiovisual industry, and another with the University of Barcelona, to develop different initiatives in the cultural and research spheres, with an international vocation and renown focusing and specialising in social sciences and humanities. BZ Barcelona Innovation Zone aims to become a catalyst to create projects of a greater dimension, and larger and more competitive enterprises for Catalan industry.
RESPONSIBLE: Rosa Rodrigo, managing Director oF the management BoDy oF the BZ Science anD technology park, oF the conSorci De la Zona Franca.

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terms · call to tenders for urban development: 2010 · Start of works: 2010 previsions: · creation of employment: 20,000 jobs · companies installed: 400 · investment: €3,000 M · project launch: 2012

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28. Cibernàrium
BARCELONA
Cibernàrium has recently opened the new Technological Training Centre for Professionals and Companies, located in the 22@Barcelona district, and whose objective is to improve the technological skills of the city’s professionals to increase company and business competitiveness.

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In 2010, over 44,000 users took part in some training or information activity related with ICTs at the different Cibernàrium facilities. In 2011, at the new Training Centre for Professionals and Companies alone, it is planned to provide services for around 16,000 users (and a total of 51,000 users across all Cibernàrium facilities). The extension of the training offer in 2011 stems mainly from the opening of a line of contents separated into professional sectors, as well as activities for very specialised experts. Moreover, along with attendance training and informative activities, in 2011 online self-learning will be promoted based on a microsite with video courses about different ICT resources that are easily applicable in businesses in diverse spheres (videos.cibernarium.cat). These contents and the knowledge gleaned from them will be promoted on the social networks in which Cibernàrium has opened profiles also in 2011. Another material for self-learning is the collection of books “Inicia’t en Internet” (Beginner’s Internet), the Cibernàrium textbooks on digital literacy that Cibernàrium will be distributing in 2011 among public libraries, civic centres and telecentres. The collection is oriented towards people interested in Internet for beginners along with the use of computers and smartphones. Also during 2011, Cibernàrium will launch its new website, with an online resources centre, which will facilitate information on activities and user registration procedures.
RESPONSIBLE: Jordi Roca, Director oF Barcelona activa’S ciBernàrium.

Over 1,400 m2 allocated to technological training for professionals who join the Cibernàrium facility already existing in Nou Barris, at the Barcelona Nord Technology Park, where training is given for beginners in the use of technologies. Furthermore, ten libraries around the city are running the Antenas Cibernàrium project, in which training is given using Cibernàrium methodology in multimedia classrooms.

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29. Expansion of Barcelona’s Science Park
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In 2011 the Barcelona Science Park (PCB) completes its expansion plan, which has allowed it to increase the space for laboratories and restructure the R+D+I Towers, which are already fully functioning, and have become home to the headquarters of companies, research institutes and other organisations linked to research and innovation, such as, for example, the National Genome Analysis Centre, a technological platform equipped with eleven state-of-the-art sequencers, promoted jointly by the Ministry for Science and Innovation and the Catalan Government. The new laboratory spaces available provide excellent conditions from the technical viewpoint for housing high-level research facilities, as they are equipped with state-of-the-art fibre optics and offer uninterrupted electricity supply thanks to the creation of a ring with three transformer stations with twelve megawatts of total power. The expansion has also included the construction of a car park that will offer over five-hundred places in the Les Corts neighbourhood, where the PCB is located. Also planned is the forthcoming opening of a new pedestrian promenade that will connect the streets Baldiri Reixac and Avinguda del Dr. Gregorio Marañón, with public access, where the main entrance to the Barcelona Science Park will be situated. Over the course of 2011, construction will be carried out of a new auditorium with four-hundred seats, as well as a new exhibitions space, congress halls and a restaurant. The completion of these services will conclude the expansion of the PCB, a city project that was created with the aim of facilitating the transfer of knowledge from the university to society and will contribute towards creating a new business fabric that will facilitate economic growth and the improvement of quality of life for the city’s residents.
RESPONSIBLE: Fernando Albericio, general Director oF the Barcelona Science park.

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30. Biopol’H
L’HOSPITALET DE LLOBREGAT
Biopol’H inaugurates its bioincubator. The bioincubator will allow the installation of spin-offs in the Biopol’H cluster. It has rooms measuring between 30 and 60 m2 in a modular building on the Bellvitge Campus. This location will enable new companies to be close to healthcare and research groups.

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One of the priorities of the Biopol’H Consortium is the promotion of development and innovation based on institutions dedicated to the healthcare and/or research task in what we call the Biopol’H space, as well as the new close or distant agents who are interested in interacting in this environment. Entrepreneurship is the starting point of this objective which, in turn, will provide better products or services to society and economic media to the same groups and, thus, it will contribute to the maintenance of efficient and sustainable research. Alliances, associations and cooperation with the transfer of knowledge have a direct influence on economic growth and on the creation of wealth. Along these lines, Biopol’H signed several agreements in 2010, among them with AEBALL (Business Association of the Baix Llobregat and L’Hospitalet), with the Barcelona Science Park, Technova La Salle and FENIN. Moreover, the University of Barcelona (HUBc) Health Project, of which Biopol’H forms part, ha obtained recognition as a Campus of International Excellence (CEI), which represents an important step towards the five spheres of the Biopol’H – health park, science park, business park, educational campus and social development – become an environment of excellence. Establishing a relational model based on the coordination of efforts and synergies, generating the application of criteria of excellence and quality in all spheres and attracting talent and capital are just some of the challenges for 2011.
RESPONSIBLE: Ramon López Lozano, Director Del conSorcio Biopol’h.

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Surface area: 300.000 m2 Biopol’h has achieved € m in grants and loans Definitive approval of the Biopol’h muntanya special plan Definitive awarding for the ideas competition for reorganising the space at Biopol’h mar the health project at the Barcelona university campus (huBc) has obtained recognition as an international campus of excellence (cei)

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31. Sant Joan de Déu Healthcare Park
SANT BOI DE LLOBREGAT
The new General Hospital at the Sant Joan de Déu Healthcare Park was inaugurated. It multiplies by six the surface area of its predecessor, modernising and expanding the existing services and incorporating new ones. Furthermore, with this facility the urban infrastructure of the city is improved, contributing to its framework, and green spaces for public use are increased.

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On 11 June 2010 the new Sant Boi General Hospital, within the Sant Joan de Déu Healthcare Park, opened its doors. This hospital is the result of an agreement reached three years ago between the Catalan Government, the Hospital Order of Sant Joan de Déu and Sant Boi Town Council with the aim of improving healthcare cover in the Baix Llobregat coastal area. In turn, the culmination of this project, with a municipal investment approaching 5 million euros, represents a definitive step forwards in the normalisation of mental illnesses, consolidates Sant Boi as a reference point for healthcare, provides cohesion to the city’s urban fabric and offers the population new green spaces and roads for public use of excellent quality. The General Hospital’s portfolio of services is very broad with features not available in the old facilities, such as the outpatient surgery unit, pediatrics, integrated psychiatric emergencies and new and sophisticated imaging diagnosis systems. In turn, it will continue to provide surgical services such as general and vascular surgery, gynaecology & obstetrics, ear, nose & throat, orthopaedics & traumatology, and urology, along with medical services such as cardiology, dermatology, digestive system, endocrinology, haematology, internal medicine, neurology, pneumonology and rheumatology, as well as healthcare support services such as anaesthesiology and reanimation, the clinical laboratory, pathological anatomy, the pharmacy, the imaging diagnosis service, physiotherapy and the clinical documentation department. From the year 2011, services to be incorporated include oncology, ophthalmology, haemodialysis, and intensive-care medicine.
RESPONSIBLE: Enric Mangas i Monge,general Director oF the Sant Joan De Déu healthcare park, anD Josep M. Farreras i Hernández, general coorDinator oF Sant Boi town council.

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32. International Cancer Genome Consortium (ICGC)
BARCELONA
Spanish researchers at the International Cancer Genome Consortium have identified the first genetic mutations in the study of chronic lymphocytic leukemia.

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Barcelona’s Hospital Clínic is coordinating the Spanish participation in the International Cancer Genome Consortium, whose objective is the exhaustive study of the genome of chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL), the most common type of leukemia in Western countries. The Spanish consortium is coordinated with the international consortium, which studies the genetic alterations of the fifty most common types of cancer. The scientific director of the CLL Genome project is Dr. Elías Campo, from the Hospital Clínic and the University of Barcelona. Also participating in it are the University of Oviedo, the Centre for Genomic Regulation of Barcelona, the Catalan Institute of Oncology, the Salamanca Cancer Research Centre, the National Centre for Oncological Research, the University of Deusto, the University of Santiago de Compostela, the Barcelona Supercomputing Center, the National Centre for Genome Analysis and the August Pi i Sunyer Biomedical Research Institute. The project’s objective is to sequence the complete DNA of tumour cells to find out which genetic alterations cause their development and progression. The studies will include a minimum of five hundred patients. With this information ti can be predicted which patients will respond best to each treatment, and in consequence, select the most suitable therapy in each case. During 2010, over two hundred patients have already agreed to take part in the study. The sequences of the complete genome of various patients have been completed, as well as analysis of genomic and transcriptomic profiles, which have enabled identification of new recurring mutations of the disease. The start of activity at the new Genome Analysis Centre at Barcelona’s Science Park is allowing major progress in the project’s development.
RESPONSIBLE: Dr. Elias Campo, clinical Director oF the BiomeDical DiagnoSiS centre at the hoSpital clínic anD chair proFeSSor oF pathological anatomy at the Faculty oF meDicine oF the univerSity oF Barcelona.

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Forecast budget 2009-2014: €15 M the project’s sequencing activity is carried out at the new national genome analysis centre, located in the university of Barcelona’s Science park.

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33. National Genome Analysis Centre
BARCELONA
A year following its creation, the CNAG continues working to ensure the territory’s competitiveness in the strategic area of genomics and other sectors of major economic significance, such as biomedicine, food biotechnology, renewable energies and bioengineering.

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In January 2010 the agreement was signed between the Ministry of Science and Innovation, the Catalan Government and Barcelona Science Park for the setting up of the CNAG. The CNAG’s mission is to carry out major research projects in genomics oriented towards improving health and people’s quality of life, in collaboration with scientists from Catalonia, Spain and around the world. In the first quarter, eleven state-of-the-art sequencers were installed along with other complementary equipment, and in addition suitable training was provided for laboratory and computer staff. During the second quarter, the first sequencing project was launched in collaboration with Dr. Elías Campo. This project is framed within the Spanish participation in the International Cancer Genome Consortium and involves the sequencing of genomes of patients with chronic lymphocytic leukemia, one of the most frequent tumours in the Western world. During the year 2010, the CNAG team has sequenced the genomes of normal and tumour cells of twenty-five patients, as well as the exomes of one hundred and ten. At present, the CNAG offers a broad game of genomic applications which include the de novo sequencing or resequencing of entire genomes, the identification of DNA binding sites and the sequencing of RNA. Throughout 2011, the CNAG will participate in different sequencing projects in such diverse areas as cancer, rare diseases, the preservation of endangered species and the improvement of species of agricultural interest. The pool of sequencers will also be improved to reach a sequencing capacity of up to 700 genomes per year, with a production of 200 Gb per day, the second most powerful on a European scale in its sphere.
RESPONSIBLE: Ivo Gut, Director oF the cnag.

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34. Sant Boi, city of mental health
SANT BOI DE LLOBREGAT
The Mental Health Cluster has been created as an instrument to take advantage of the potential and opportunities of the town of Sant Boi, with the aim of transforming and enhancing the territory, generating wealth and improving the quality of life of citizens.

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The process, which began with the signing by twelve institutions of the “Protocol of intentions for the development of the core strategy for community mental health in Sant Boi de Llobregat”, after several months of work reflection and analysis, has led to a joint effort to promote an institutional and business cluster as the best option for the economic promotion of this field and for this territory. In this case, the geographical concentration of institutions, companies and organisms that share challenges, strategies, services and joint initiatives, connected to boost the territory’s competitiveness and mutually cooperating with each other, will allow for greater potential in the face of the current challenges in innovation and sustainability. In this process, a set of opportunities and actions have been identified that could convert this network into a differentiating element, while adding greater value to the set of participating organisations to make them better prepared when tackling the challenges of the future. In Sant Boi, three important aspects converge:
• Density of knowledge • Major concentration of social care and healthcare centres • Capacity for increasing the value of knowledge
creation of the cluster: · total cost: €35,000, financed by the Sant Boi Town Council and ACC1Ó · Status: phase 0 completed and phase 1 in execution cluster headquarters: Marianao Palace, emblematic building covering 2,500 m2 · cost of rehabilitation: 650,000, with the support of the Catalan Government and the State Administration · inauguration planned: 2011
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RESPONSIBLE: Miquel A. Sancho Forrellad, coorDinator oF Strategic programmeS oF Sant Boi De lloBregat town council.

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35. New building for new research at the VHIO Vall d’Hebron Oncology Institute
BARCELONA
Un nou edifici acollirà les dependències del Vall d’Hebron Institut d’Oncologia (VHIO), un referent en la recerca oncològica.

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During the year 2010, procedures began to obtain planning permission and authorisation for activities as well as an environmental licence with relation to the Cellex building, which will be situated on C/ Natzaret and will house the facilities of the VHIO oncological research centre. The construction project for a new building for the Hospital Vall d’Hebron Oncology Institute (VHIO) represents a significant improvement for oncological research in the city. This new space will allow access to more suitable and pioneering facilities, which in turn will enable the definition of a new scientific and operational organisation chart, based on two clearly differentiated types of programmes:
• Transversal programmes, which will interact with oncology groups to provide them with technological support. They will have a core facility function, and each programme will have one person in charge and a number of researchers and technicians integrated into a single group or distributed across diverse subprogrammes. These programmes will be: genomics and transcriptomics; proteomics; animal models; samples analysis; bioinformatics and biostatistics; bioimaging; molecular imaging centre; general research support service; molecular pharmacology and chemistry. • Longitudinal research programmes, which will represent the diversification of the current Medical Oncology Research Programme (PROM). These programmes will have a director and a number of main researchres, who will establish their own research groups and have their own laboratory spaces. These programmes will be: Cellular biology / molecular oncology programme; Cancer genetics programme; Molecular pathology programme; Clinical and translational research programme, and other newly created programmes.
RESPONSIBLE: Dr. Josep Baselga, Director oF the vall D’heBron oncology inStitute - vhio.

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36. BZ Barcelona Zona Innovació Tecnologia
BARCELONA
BZ Barcelona Innovation Zone will be the setting for the third industrial revolution in Catalonia.

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BZ Barcelona Innovation Zone is an ambitious project, designed to respond the industrial and business needs of the 21st century. It is situated on an incomparable site: close to the international airport at El Prat, to the port of Barcelona, to the main road and rail networks, to the future intermodal station of the Baix Llobregat and with a connection with the centre of Barcelona and its metropolitan area thanks to the future lines 2 and 9 of the metro. On the area recovered from the company SEAT, which is equivalent to thirty blocks of the Eixample, the Consortium has defined three business platforms to transform this space: technology, food and cultural. All will implement business and urban development concepts with a high added value and convert this area into a meeting point that will promote economic and technological activity. To enable the conversion of the companies currently at this industrial estate and the installation of stateof-the-art technology with the aim of attracting the research sector and revitalising dialogue between the academic and business spheres, protocols have been signed with the Hospital Clínic, the UB Science Park, the La Salle Innovation Park and the association Catalonia Bio. The BZ Barcelona Innovation Zone business platform aims to become a catalyst to create larger projects, with greater and more competitive companies for Catalan industry.
RESPONSIBLE: Rosa Rodrigo, managing Director oF the management BoDy oF the BZ Science anD technology park.

Surface area: 50 ha terms: · urban planning competitions: notified in early 2010 · Start of works: 2010 · launch of project: 2012 Forecasts: · creation of employment: 20,000 jobs · Forecast companies installed: 400 · Forecast investment: €3.000 M

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37. barcelonaßeta, research and innovation for a better ageing
BARCELONA
The Pasqual Maragall Foundation is promoting and managing the barcelonaβeta complex, a stateof-the-art scientific and care project in the field of Alzheimer’s, neurodegeneration and the cognitive problems associated with ageing.

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Barcelonaßeta is oriented towards two objectives:
• Promoting scientific research and technological innovation, to achieve improvements in the diagnosis, treatment and care of Alzheimer’s and other neurodegenerative diseases. • Offering solutions to cognitive problems associated with ageing, developing innovative products and services that improve elderly people’s quality of life.

barcelonaßeta will have two areas with an integrated structure for research, development, innovation and clinical care, and a third complementary space for information and advice for the public:
1. The Pasqual Maragall Research Institute will develop transformative research programmes based on the High Risk / High Reward model, and will host non-conventional projects by researchers from around the world capable of prompting new scientific discoveries in the field of neurodegenerative diseases. A research programme will also be developed for the early diagnosis of Alzheimer’s, based on the deployment of a longitudinal (cohort) study with state-wide scope, along with a centre for prospection, enhancement and technological transfer, as well as detecting needs that are not covered and market niches in neurodegeneration and ageing. 2. The Memory Clinic will offer a comprehensive state-of-the-art diagnosis through the use of cutting-edge technologies, along with advice on the disease and services and resources available for patients, families and carers. 3. The Resources and Information Centre will be a space open to the public that will offer information and advice on neurodegenerative diseases and on health promotion policies for healthy ageing.
location: tower block with 8 floors and 10,500 m2 above ground level that is being constructed at the new entrance to the Port of Barcelona. Start of operations forecast for late 2012. Envisaged to be fully operation by 2015. The complex will devote 80% of its space to research, development and innovation (R+D+I) and the remaining 20% to care and diagnosis.
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RESPONSIBLE: Jordi Camí Morell, Director oF the paSQual maragall FounDation For reSearch into alZheimer’S.

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38. IDIBAPS Cellex Biomedical Research Centre
BARCELONA
Sponsorship by the Cellex Foundation enables the IDIBAPS laboratories to be improved and extended.

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Biomedical research is a long-distance race, and to be a leader a centre has to constantly reinforce itself. The August Pi i Sunyer Biomedical Research Institute (IDIBAPS) is a centre linked to Barcelona’s Hospital Clínic, the University of Barcelona and the Higher Council for Scientific Research (IIBB-CSIC) which forms part of the Catalan Government’s Research Centres of Catalonia Programme (CERCA). The sponsorship of the Cellex Foundation will allow the IDIBAPS to improve and increase the amount of space available for research at the University of Barcelona’s Faculty of Medicine. There will be 3,500 m2 allocated to laboratories and research support services, equipped with state-of-the-art technologies, and over 250 m2 for management and meeting areas. It is envisaged that the new facilities may be ready by 2012. The new spaces at the IDIBAPS, which will be known by the name of Cellex Biomedical Research Centre, will house over two hundred researchers. It will be a space equipped with state-of-the-art technologies and comforts, while its original external architecture will be respected, since the 19th-century building of the University of Barcelona’s Faculty of Medicine, is listed as Heritage by Barcelona City Council. There will be four floors allocated entirely to research and an additional floor designed to house the scientific and technical services that provide support to the researchers, while on the ground floor, in addition to laboratories, there will be spaces allocated to management and administration, with two rooms for meetings and seminars. The private efforts are added to the public contributions, led by the Catalan Government, in a modern conception of research.
RESPONSIBLE: Dr. Ramon Gomis, Director oF the clínic FounDation - iDiBapS.

With 3,500 m2 allocated to laboratories and research support services, equipped with state-of-the-art technologies, and over 250 m2 for management and meeting areas, the Cellex Biomedical Research Centre will be a new boost for research carried out within the framework of IDIBAPS. This centre will house some 230 researchers and 10 employees assigned to research management and administration.

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39. CENIT Rehabilita – Disruptive Technologies for the Rehabilitation of the Future
BADALONA
CENIT Rehabilita proposes a change of paradigm in medical rehabilitation. Through research into disruptive technology, the aim is to generate a new model of ubiquitous rehabilitation, personalised and evidence-based, that will improve the lives of people with disability.

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The main objective of the project is to develop rehabilitation to guarantee that people with a disability can receive personalised rehabilitation treatment, of sufficient intensity, during whatever period of time necessary, at a sustainable cost; in addition to developing platforms for providing rehabilitation services that enable the development of evidence-based rehabilitation practice. And from a more operational perspective, the project aims to offer new responses and solutions oriented towards improving the efficacy and sustainability of the rehabilitation process. Rehabilita is a project of state-wide scope, financed by the Centre for Technological and Industrial Development and by a consortium of leading companies in the sphere of technologies and reference hospitals. The project is now at the end of the second period. Since 2009 and during 2010 it has advanced in the knowledge of new technologies applicable to rehabilitation, with the collaboration of around a hundred professionals from the biomedical sphere who have worked to create a new personalised, monitored and ubiquitous rehabilitation paradigm, with a continual evaluation of the efficacy of procedures, which at the same time generates new scientific knowledge applicable to research. For 2011 it is planned to obtain the first prototypes based on intelligent “senso-active” textiles, interactive virtual environments, inter-operable secure virtual networks for clinical information, robotic devices with advanced perception and action capabilities and smart adaptation technologies for therapies. This cutting-edge technology will continue to be developed throughout the project to make the change in the rehabilitation paradigm a reality.
RESPONSIBLE: Josep M. Tormos Muñoz, reSearch coorDinator For the guttman neurorehaBilitation inStitute private FounDation.

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total budget: €15 M Financing: by the CDTI, the Ministry of Science and Innovation, and a consortium of leading health technology companies Start: 2009 term: 4 years

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40. Delta BCN, Consortium for the Development of the Viladecans Aerospace and Mobility Business Park
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In mid-2010 the first phase of the urban development work in the park was completed. Through this first urban development action, some 25,000 m2 of floorspace for production activity has been brought into play.

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This project is a public initiative for the creation of an area specialising in industrial and technological activities and services related to the aerospace and mobility sectors. The park is being promoted jointly by the Catalan Government and Viladecans Town Hall, grouped into the Urban Development Consortium for the Viladecans Aerospace and Mobility Business Park. Three major zones will be developed on the park:
• Production park, with the aim of grouping companies and activities of a productive type. • Technology park, with a predominance of tertiary activities. • Service node, with singular services and facilities.
Surface areas · production park: 181,274 m2 net land, 160,367 m2 gross floor area · technology park: 29,858 m2 net land, 71,659 m2 gross floor area · Service node: 9,722 m2 net land, 14,853 m2 gross floor area · total 220,854 m2 net land, 246,609 m2 gross floor area investment: €77 M (urban development and complementary measures) First phase in commercialisation 22,800 m2 land, 25,080 m2 floor area
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In mid-2010 the first phase of the urban development works was completed, putting into play some 25,000 m2 of floorspace for production activity. In November of 2010, the INCASÒL put on sale four plots, with surface areas of between 3,600 m2 and the 6,000 m2, assigned to detached industrial premises. Commercialisation has commenced with two different formulas according to the preferences of potential clients in the sector: they can access the land through direct purchase or acquisition of surface rights. On 20 March 2009, the Aerospace Technology Centre and the park signed a collaboration agreement for the purpose of studying the technical viability of installing a wind tunnel as part of the park’s facilities. In accordance with this study, a grant application was presented to the Ministry of Science and Innovation for the drafting of a project for a multi-purpose technology platform that would include aerodynamics capacities. On 16 June 2010, the Catalan Business Support Agency notified the awarding of a grant to the park with a value of 1 million euros in order to develop the project.
RESPONSIBLE: Serafín Presmanes Rivas, memBer oF the executive committee oF the Delta Bcn conSortium.

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41. Support projects for the development of the airport area at Barcelona airport
EL PRAT DE LLOBREGAT
Complementary activity at Barcelona Airport. Barcelona Airport is situated in a privileged position in comparison with the majority of European airports. Its adjoining areas allow for the development of a veritable city of services for passengers, air freight and economic agents.

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The Barcelona Plan has zoned and developed over three hundred hectares for tertiary, aeronautics and air freight services. The reorganisation of this area will strengthen the entire airport hub as well as the positive economic impact on the metropolitan area of the airport, air transport, logistics, distribution and business activities. Thus, taking advantage of the synergies offered by modal interchanges, plans are in place for an airport city in the northern area of Barcelona Airport.
• Freight centre: a third phase is planned within its Strategic Plan; all allocated to air freight agents and logistics operators. In the year 2010 the urban development works of this third phase were completed and in coming years buildings will be constructed on behalf of future clients. • Airport city: with direct access from terminal T2, it will be designed to house all the services activities (offices, hotels, convention centre, commercial premises and other facilities). The project will start to be studied in 2011. • Aeronautical park: in 2010, activity commenced at the new Iberia hangar, key for the aeronautical sector. This hangar means the start of the establishment of a complementary industry related with the aircraft maintenance, for which some building plots are earmarked. Also evisaged, in the future, is the construction of more multi-purpose buildings for airport services, as well as the commercialisation of lands for the construction of hangars for airlines.
RESPONSIBLE: Fernando Echegaray, Director oF el prat airport, aena.

according to the master plan there are 300 ha allocated to complementary activities: Freight centre: 60 ha airport city: 150 ha, envisaged in the Master Plan and not begun aeronautical park: 90 ha allocated to warehouses, hangars and plots for complementary industries. In 2010 the IBERIA hangar was launched (investment by Iberia-CZF of €24 M)

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42. KIC InnoEnergy
BARCELONA, SANT CUGAT DEL VALLèS AND SANT ADRIÀ DE BESòS
The UPC, ESADE, IREC and Gas Natural Fenosa, the Catalan partners of KIC InnoEnergy, are setting up Europe’s largest research, education and innovation in sustainable energy network in Barcelona, promoted by the European Innovation and Technology Institute (EIT). The initial investment is of 450 million euros for the next four years.

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The European Commission created the European Innovation and Technology Institute (EIT) as part of the review of the Lisbon Strategy, which puts research, education and innovation among its maximum priorities. The EIT unifies these three priorities in the so-called knowledge triangle. The EIT hopes to address the innovation gap being suffered by the EU, by promoting the integration of these three priorities. To achieve this mission, the EIT has created Knowledge Innovation Communities (KIC), which are long-term strategic alliances based on excellence with the participation of all the key agents that play a fundamental role in the knowledge triangle. InnoEnergy is the KIC for sustainable energy. Its mission is to revitalise innovation in this field, proposing a sustainable energy concept that improves the impact on climate change and includes the entire “energy mix”, considering current and future technological concepts:
• Renewable energies (wind, solar – including photovoltaic and thermal – and marine energy). • Smart networks and energy storage networks. • Energy efficiency. • Biomass and fossil energy. • Clean coal technologies. • Sustainable nuclear energy and convergence with renewable energies.

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Barcelona is the headquarters of the Iberia node which will coordinate projects in renewable energies, although all projects will have a cross-node dimension, which will agglutinate the major experts from Europe in a particular thematic area and will favour the collaboration of organisations from different countries. KIC InnoEnergy started operating in 2010, and it will be fully operational in the year 2011. During the year, it will launch various research, education, entrepreneurial and business creation projects.
RESPONSIBLE: Manel Rojas, technical Director oF the kic Development unit at Barcelona tech (upc).

envisaged duration term: 7 years Budget for the first 4 years: approximately €450 M participants: 36 main partners Six activity centres: Barcelona, Stockholm, Karlsruhe, Grenoble, Kraków and Eindhoven expected results for the first 4 years: 65 patents, 15 patents transferred to SMEs, 50 spin-off companies, launch of 90 products and services, participation of 1,500 master’s degree and PhD students, ad 300 academic publications

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43. Port of Barcelona. Southern expansion
BARCELONA AND EL PRAT DE LLOBREGAT
The Port of Barcelona expansion works with allow a doubling of its capacity, in both quantitative terms (wharves, breakwaters, cranes, accesses) and qualitatively (new shipping lines, more services and more connections). The port will be consolidated as one of the nerve centres and connection hubs of the Mediterranean. The main actions for the southern expansion of the port are the construction of the southern breakwater, the extension of the eastern breakwater and the construction of the El Prat wharf. The southern breakwater, already completed, is 4.8 km long and divided into three sections. The extension of the eastern breakwater, also completed, reaches a length of 2.1 km. At the El Prat wharf, a wharf is being built measuring 1.5 km in length, with a depth of 16.50 m, generating a surface area of 100 hectares. During 2010 the works associated with road and rail accesses have continued. A large part of the capping beam has been put into place and work has begone on the building of the superstructure for the new containers terminal on the El Prat wharf. During 2011 plans are to continue with the rail and road accesses, to finish the capping beam and to complete a large part of the new terminals container.
RESPONSIBLE: Ramon Griell, aSSiStant general Director oF inFraStructureS anD conServation oF the Barcelona port authority.

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44. Accessibility of the Llobregat Delta logistics platform
MUNICIPALITIES OF THE BARCELONA METROPOLITAN AREA
The joint strategic proposal for the transport of goods along the Llobregat corridor and to the Llobregat Delta logistics platform is slowly advancing with the different projects underway.

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The initiative was a product of the confirmation of the heavy costs in terms of environment, logistics and time, represented by the current and predicted traffic congestion on the main roads along the Llobregat and the Besòs. This is traffic generated by logistics activities around the port, the Zona Franca and foreseeably the airport. Faced by this challenge, and in application of the Barcelona Metropolitan Strategic Plan, an agreement was signed between the administrations and institutions involved in order to draw up a joint proposal for transformation of the main roads. Those signing the proposal were the Catalan Government’s Department of Territorial Policy and Public Works, the Port Authority of Barcelona, the Zona Franca Consortium, the Barcelona Metropolitan Strategic Plan, Mercados y Abastecimientos de Barcelona SA, the Intermodal Logistics Centre and the Metropolitan Agency for Urban Development and Infrastructures. The proposal focused its attention on four points related with road accesses:
• Construction of segregated lanes for lorries and public transport between Castellbisbal and the port. The prior studies have already been completed. • Segregated lanes for public transport along the Cerdanyola – Trinitat junction stretch. Project at an advanced state of execution. • New road connections, especially in the areas of greatest economic activity concentration and heavy goods transport between the port, the Zona Franca and the airport. Some of these works have already been carried out and the connection between the AP-7 and the AP-2 is in the construction phase.

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45. New southern rail and road accesses to the Barcelona port expansion
SANT JOAN DESPÍ, CORNELLÀ DEL LLOBREGAT, L’HOSPITALET DE LLOBREGAT, EL PRAT DE LLOBREGAT AND BARCELONA
With the forthcoming start of operations of the new port terminal, ensuring the construction of the new southern rail and road accesses has become vital with regard to improving competitiveness.

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Owing to the southern expansion of the Port of Barcelona, which is envisaged to be completed in 2012, the corresponding road connections, and above all rail connection (with mixed-gauge, for international connection) with the main good transport routes will become very necessary. Although initially they were processed together, currently three projects can be differentiated:
• Road access: this begins just before the C-245 junction, with widening of lanes along the coastal ring road which continue parallel to the River Llobregat to the level of Mercabarna, where they follow along the left bank of the old River Llobregat river bed until they come to an end at the new port access. • Rail access: the branch line for trains will emerge from the Can Tunis junction and follow the left-hand margin of the current river bed to the new wharves and will run along a section parallel to the sea, to then travel up the old River Llobregat bed to the point where the station will be. • Station: the port wants to establish two rail terminals, for two different operators, with a capacity for 200240 trains per day, and lengths of up to 1,500 metres.
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Both the rail and the road construction projects have been tendered and awarded, and are currently in the drafting phase. Once the construction project is approved by the Ministry of Development, the call for tender on the works can be made. Despite the terms forecast, however, there is a certain delay in the project and an important problem with financing, for which reason some ministerial sources have noted that the work would be carried out with private financing (tender with public-private partnership).
RESPONSIBLE: Francisco Javier Sánchez Ayala, general Director oF planS anD proJectS oF the general railwayS BoarD, miniStry oF Development.

Data from the information study (there are no details from the construction project because it is currently being drafted): · road tender cost: €91.6 M. · rail tender cost: €316.6 M (prices from April 2006) · length of dual carriageway 2+2: 10.0 km. · length mixed-gauge double-track 1.98 km. length mixed-gauge single track: 9.34 km · term for execution: 4 years.

www.fomento.es www.seitt.es www.fomento.es/MFOM/LANG_CASTELLANO/ DIRECCIONES_GENERALES/FERROCARRILES/
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46. Torribera Food Campus
SANTA COLOMA DE GRAMENET
A total of 160 new students have started the 2010-2011 academic year on the campus. They are students of the new degree qualifications: Human Nutrition and Dietetics and Food Technology.

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The Torribera Food Campus uses facilities assigned by the Provincial Council of Barcelona, located in Santa Coloma de Gramenet. They are modernist and noucentista buildings from the 18th and 19th centuries which have been renovated. For the town and the Town Council of Santa Coloma de Gramenet, the Campus is an opportunity to become a metropolitan reference point, linked to the future Knowledge Campus of the Hospital Trias i Pujol –Can Ruti–, in Badalona, and the Besòs Campus, in Sant Adrià de Besòs. The future of the UB Food Campus will involve the extension of the spaces available, in order to enable two other elements of the university project: research and knowledge transfer, and relations with businesses, hospitals and other institutions. The concentration of all teaching at the UB related to food sciences on this campus will imply the presence of a considerable number of students. The potential of the research groups linked to food science and technology, dietetics, and also the social and economic aspects of food, will be concentrated at this space. There will also be various consolidated research groups present from the Institution for Research into Nutrition and Food Safety (INSA-UB), the Food Observatory and other units and services.
RESPONSIBLE: Claudi Mans Teixidó, Delegate oF the vice-chancellor oF the uB For the torriBera campuS anD Joan Carles Mas, Deputy mayor oF Santa coloma De gramenet town council.

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global investment: €90 M Surface area: · current: 10,000 m2 · new buildings: 30,000 m2 Plans are for the construction of 3 new buildings. Phase I, a 4,000 m2 new building for teaching uses, will be completed in the next 3 years

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47. BZ Barcelona Innovation Zone - Food
BARCELONA
BZ Barcelona Innovation Zone will be the setting for the third industrial revolution in Catalonia.

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BZ Barcelona Innovation Zone is an ambitious project, designed to respond the industrial and business needs of the 21st century. It is situated on an incomparable site: close to the international airport at El Prat, to the port of Barcelona, to the main road and rail networks, to the future intermodal station of the Baix Llobregat and with a connection with the centre of Barcelona and its metropolitan area thanks to the future lines 2 and 9 of the metro. On the area recovered from the company SEAT, which is equivalent to thirty blocks of the Eixample, the Consortium has defined three business platforms to transform this space: technology, food and cultural. All will implement business and urban development concepts with a high added value and convert this area into a meeting point that will promote economic and technological activity. The food cluster headed by Mercabarna will be consolidated because it will facilitate the introduction of innovative food companies with an international vocation that use advanced technological and services infrastructures in their production processes and that contribute towards the improvement of food products for the benefit of consumers. Within the framework of this strategic line, protocols have been signed with Mercabarna and with the IRTA (Food Research and Technology Institute). The BZ Barcelona Innovation Zone business platform aims to become a catalyst to create larger projects with greater and more competitive companies for Catalan industry.
RESPONSIBLE: Rosa Rodrigo, managing Director oF the management BoDy oF the BZ Science anD technology park.

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terms · call for urban development competitions: 2010 · Start of works: 2010 Surface area: 50 ha Forecasts: · creation of employment: 20,000 jobs · companies installed: 400 · investment: €3,000 M Project start-up: 2012

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48. Expansion of the Barcelona Trade Fair Site
BARCELONA AND L’HOSPITALET DE LLOBREGAT
Fira de Barcelona will complete the construction works on the last two pavilions of the Gran Via site during spring 2011. The two buildings will house, in September 2011, the ITMA trade show, the most important fair for textile technology.

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The site, designed by Japanese architect Toyo Ito, will consist of eight exhibition pavilions, an auditorium, the corporate building and the lobby building or main access gate to the site from L’Hospitalet de Llobregat. This lobby building is, furthermore, the start and end of the central spine that links together all the pavilions and reaches the other main gate from Barcelona, next to the Passeig de la Zona Franca. The project also includes the construction of two towers, located in the Plaça d’Europa in L’Hospitalet. The site is located between the municipal districts of Barcelona and L’Hospitalet, and its operational launch will facilitate the economic and social development of the country and strengthen the economic activity of the Metropolitan Area. This space will create an economic impact on the Catalan economy to the tune of 1,900 million euros and will generate over 40,000 jobs each year. During 2010, the last planned phase of the site was developed, with pavilions 5 and 7, whose construction is expected to be completed in Spring 2011. This phase includes the construction of the car park on Carrer Joan Carles I, which was brought forwards and has been in operation since 2009. The construction of the auditorium will culminate the trade fair project. During 2011, it is planned to increase the photovoltaic installation of 3.3 Mw in augurated in 2008 by 1.1 Mw on the roofs of pavilions 5 and 7. This installation will boast over 22,000 solar panels and will be one of the most important in the world to be installed on the roof of public buildings. From 2011 onwards, thanks to its expansion, the Fira de Barcelona trade fair will boast a total surface area of 405,000 m2 of indoor exhibition space and over 5,000 car parking spaces. Furthermore, it will not only become one of the largest trade fair sites in Europe, but also the most avant-garde, an aspect widely acknowledged.
RESPONSIBLE: Francesc Solà i Busquets, general Director oF Fira 2000, Sa.

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current surface area for exhibitions · new gran via site: 200,000 m2 · montjuïc site: 165,000 m2 Surface area pending entry into service at the gran vía site: 40,000 m2

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49. 22@Barcelona, the innovation district
BARCELONA
The 22@Barcelona district celebrates its first ten years, with 56,000 workers more than in the year 2000.

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The 22@Barcelona model, which is already being exported to other areas of the city and is a reference point in the urban, economic and social transformation of cities such as Río de Janeiro and Boston, is that of a compact and diverse city that backs a mixture of uses in a single territory, that favours social cohesion and promotes sustainable urban and economic development. Up to December 2010, the renovation of 68% of the industrial areas of Poblenou had been completed, representing practically 3,000,000 m² of floorspace. Some 136,837 m² of land have been allocated to facilities, 119,720 m² of land to free spaces and around 3,000 homes with some kind of public subsidy. This urban development activity has facilitated the installation of nearly 4,500 companies since the year 2000, along with the creation of 56,000 new jobs. Main goals for the year 2011:

• To develop and transfer the economic model followed in 22@Barcelona to the different strategic economic sectors of the city. Specifically, work will focus on media clusters, ICT, design, bio, agrofood, higher education, multingualism, aerospace and the platform for the electric vehicle LIVE. • To strengthen economic, university and research activity through two new spaces: · Cibernàrium Media-TIC, technology training centre for professionals and companies (inauguration February 2011). · Incubator on Carrer Almogàvers, thirty-five incubation space modules for companies (inauguration April 2011). • Promoting innovation and the creation of new business opportunities, through programmes such as the 22@Urban Lab, which offers the city as a space for testing pilot projects that enable improvements in municipal services, and the 22@Synergys, which connects the scientific and technological congresses hosted in Barcelona with the city’s business fabric with the aim of generating new business opportunities.
RESPONSIBLE: Josep Miquel Piqué, managing Director oF 22@Barcelona.

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Sphere of action: 198.26 ha, 115 street blocks, 1,159,626 m2 of 22@ land Floorspace for productive uses: 3,200,000 m2 approx. 4,000 subsidised homes (25%, at least, for rental) obtaining of 145,000 m2 of land for new facilities and of 114,000 m2 for new green areas term for execution: 15-20 years investment in the infrastructures plan: €310 M

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50. Viladecans Business Park
VILADECANS
The Delta Business Center has started operating, a beneficial solution for reducing costs, increasing productivity and improving the corporate image of the innovative companies that want to base themselves at the Viladecans Business Park.

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The Viladecans Business Park is an open, innovative space for economic and citizens’ activities, fundamentally the exchange of knowledge, which backs local development from a comprehensive perspective. It consists of the following spaces:
• Aerospace and Mobility Park (with a specific file on the map); • Vilamarina, construction housing a shopping centre, hotel and homes; • Cúbic, convention centre; • La Marina public park; • Bitàgora, various facilities for services for citizens and leisure. • Viladecans Business Park, a business park for knowledge-intensive companies; • Zone for non-polluting light industry.
investment 1st phase: € 360 M total investment: € 760 M total surface area: 1,100,000 m2 of land and 512,000 m2 of floorspace for business activities, of which: · aerospace and mobility park: 400,000 m2 · Bitàgora: 60,000 m2 · viladecans Business park: 98,000 m2 (34,000 m2 in the first phase) · industrial area: 120,000 m2
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In 2006 the urban development works of the entire sector were finalised and the first six office buildings were completed. In 2008 the La Marina Park was finished and opened to the public, along with a large part of the Vilamarina building (offices, commercial and housing). During 2009, the shopping area was inaugurated and in early 2010, construction was completed of the planned homes. In January 2011, the Delta Business Center was inaugurated. This is a business centre measuring 1,782 m2, located on the ground floor of the Dinamarca building, within the Viladecans Business Park. The centre offers multi-purpose work spaces for enterprising companies and people, as well as a complete catalogue of services to facilitate the development of the different business activities within an professional environment.
RESPONSIBLE: Serafín Presmanes Rivas, manager oF Spm vilaDecanS meDiterrània, Sa.

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51. Parc de l’Alba
CERDANYOLA DEL VALLèS
The Parc de l’Alba Science and Technology Park offers its first plots for knowledge-intensive companies and institutions.

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The Parc de l’Alba is one of Catalonia’s most important contributions to the European innovation map. This action boasts one of the most advanced research infrastructures worldwide, the Alba Synchrotron, and is situated by the UAB International Campus of Excellence, at the centre of the B-30 business hub. At this strategic location, which brings together one of the country’s greatest concentrations of knowledge, the Parc de l’Alba aims to create a science and technology park of the first order on a European scale, with the capacity to house 40,000 workers and researchers of high added value. With the aim of reaching a high level in terms of quality of life and the environment, the action also plans to create a sustainable residential neighbourhood, a broad offering of facilities, an extensive network of green areas and a biological corridor on a metropolitan scale. Between 2006 and 2010, the first phase of urban development of the Parc de l’Alba was completed, placing at the disposal of knowledge-intensive activities some twenty-five hectares of public land, equipped with state-of-the-art infrastructures and situated between the Alba Synchrotron and the UAB Campus, to strengthen the synergy between scientific and university knowledge and technological and business innovation. This year the commercialisation began of this first phase of the Alba Science and Technology Park, which has a capacity to bring together around twenty thousand professionals related with the areas of excellence of the synchrotron and the university, such as biotechnolgy, nanotechnology, advanced electronics, data processing or new materials. At the same time, design has also begun of modular buildings for small and medium-sized enterprises linked to research, technological development and advanced production.
RESPONSIBLE: Miquel Sodupe i Roure, Director oF the urBan planning conSortium oF the Directional centre oF cerDanyola Del vallèS.

Surface area: 340 ha land for public use (70%): 238 ha land for building (30%): 102 ha new jobs: 40,000 residents: 10,000 green areas: 180 ha total floorspace: 1.9 M m² economic (70%): 1.3 M m² residential (24%): 3,500 homes commercial (6%): 106,000 m² total investment: €1,500 M investment in infrastructures: €300 M

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52. Parc de Can Zam
SANTA COLOMA DE GRAMENET
The Can Zam Park is being redesigned to equip the town with an athletics track.

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The Can Zam area is an urban space historically claimed by the population of Santa Coloma for public use. Within the sphere of action there are, outside the Can Zam Park sphere itself, two clearly differentiated areas: a zone of consolidated buildings that make up different facilities and an esplanade awaiting urban development which over the last few years, and until relatively recently, was occupied by the works for Line 9 of the metro. In the eastern part of the area, above Carrer Victor Hugo, are the IES Puig Castellar school, the swimming pools and gymnasium facilities. To the west of these facilities, next to Avinguda Pallaresa, there are two new football fields with artificial grass. The rest of the area is in disuse, awaiting the definition of new uses; uses that have materialised, in part, with the wish to build a 400-metre athletics track, since the town did not have one. During 2010, pending projects were drafted to carry out the urban development of the Avinguda Anselm de Riu, which will connect Victor Hugo with the new Ribera road, situated parallel to the Besòs Riverside Park, the restoration of the Parque de Can Zam housing development, and the construction of the athletics track (ATL-3). Overall they encompass a surface area of over 42,000 m2, with an approximate budget of 5,400,000 euros.
RESPONSIBLE: Miquel Roig Roch, aSSiStant Director oF territorial action anD houSing at Santa coloma De gramenet town council.

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53. Prat Nord Directional Centre
EL PRAT DE LLOBREGAT
The Consortium’s General Board has approved the Document of directives and strategies for the layout of the Prat Nord Directional Centre, drawn up by Claus en Kaan Architecten and Jaume Carné. The approved version has been adopted with a set of considerations that will need to be taken into account in the future planning instruments.

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This is an area classed by the General Metropolitan Plan (PGM) currently in force as a directional centre, located in a zone of great potential where important infrastructures (roads, rail and metro) converge. The execution of the project, which will convert the lands into an area of residential and economic activity, requires the corresponding planning instruments to be approved. The Catalan Government and the El Prat de Llobregat Town Council, given the interest in implementing urban transformation in this area, constituted the Prat Nord Consortium, which will be the executing administration of this development. In early 2008, the Consortium organised an ideas competition for the selection of a proposal for the urban development. This proposal had to serve as a basis for drawing up a document that would contain the directives and layout strategies of the directional centre and its surroundings. During 2009, the competition’s winning team (Claus en Kaan Architecten and Jaume Carné) produced the aforementioned document, which was eventually approved in 2010. The project aims to convert the space into an integral part of the dynamics of the Metropolitan Area of Barcelona, and is based on the implementation of a major central park (42 ha) which will connect with the Riverside Park, and the partial burial of the Gran Via, which will ensure continuity of the city. As for the built area (approximately 1,300,000 m2 of total floorspace – two differentiated areas area proposed: a basically residential extension area – with a plan for eight thousand homes – and a more metropolitan district, which will host business activity, with an approximate floorspace of 600,000 m2. During the year 2011, the modification of the PGM will be processed to allow layout modification of road infrastructures and, in particular, the partial burying of the C-31.
RESPONSIBLE: Lluís Barba i Boada, manager oF the prat norD conSortium.

Surface area: 163 ha Budget for urban development of the surrounding area: €330 M (including covering over the Gran Via) northern boundary is the c-32; southern boundary is the c-31; eastern boundary is the river llobregat and western boundary is the B-22.

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54. Technological developments for a sustainable water cycle (SOSTAQUA)
STATE-WIDE PROJECT LED FROM BARCELONA
The Sostaqua project, led by Agbar with the support of the CDTI and the collaboration of fifteen companies, celebrates its closing ceremony attended by the Minister for Science and Innovation, Cristina Garmendia, and the executive president of Agbar, Ángel Simón.

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The Sostaqua project, promoted by the Sociedad General de Aguas de Barcelona, was one of the fifteen projects selected by the Centre for Industrial Technological Development (CDTI) witin the CENIT programme. This programme’s objective is to promote public-private sector cooperation in R+D+i for major integrated projects in industrial and scientific/technical strategic research. The sustainability of processes linked to the water management cycle is analysed from four complementary fields: water, waste, energy and health, and environment. During the year 2010 the following projects were carried out:
• New treatments were identified for the organic matter in sea water and concentrates from reverse osmosis, comparing the efficiency of these between conventional and emerging treatments. • Rain water was characterised at different points of its urban journey in the city of Barcelona and work done to analyse the output water of a TEDUS system located in the university area. • The behaviour of heat transmission and its physical and chemical effects on an area of the Besòs aquifer were studied. • An industrial test was carried out on the manufacture of cement with treatment plant sludges without either the process or the quality of the final product being affected. • Consolidation was achieved of the health risk management system at the drinking water treatment plant (DWTP) at Sant Joan Despí and in the Metropolitan Area of Barcelona’s distribution and transport network. • A life cycle analysis was applied to the DWTP at Sant Joan Despí and to the pre-treatment of the IDAM in Barcelona with a pre-treatment by ultrafiltration. For 2011 it is planned to carry out the last section of tasks and projects: scientific and technical evaluation of the final results, updating of indicators and dissemination of the project with the updating of the corresponding contents on the website.
RESPONSIBLE: Josep Flores Bados, Director oF the SoStaQua proJect anD oF company programmeS For the SocieDaD general De aguaS De Barcelona. STRATEGIC METROPOLITAN PROJECTS

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55. Social and environmental recovery of the Llobregat river area in the county of Baix Llobregat
SECTION 1: MARTORELL, CASTELLBISBAL, SANT ANDREU DE LA BARCA AND CORBERA DE LLOBREGAT; SECTION 2: SANT BOI DE LLOBREGAT, SANT JOAN DESPÍ, CORNELLÀ, L’HOSPITALET AND EL PRAT DE LLOBREGAT; INTERMEDIATE SECTION: PALLEJÀ, EL PAPIOL, SANT VICENç DELS HORTS, MOLINS DE REI, SANTA COLOMA DE CERVELLÓ AND SANT FELIU DE LLOBREGAT.
Over the course of 2011, the phase 2 works will be completed, both in the section 1 and section 2 spheres, and the process of recovery of the river Llobregat as a natural space of opportunity on a metropolitan scale for citizens will continue.

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Since the mid 20th century, the endl section of the river Llobregat has been practically isolated by a series of priority actions necessary for the development of the metropolitan area, in terms of both infrastructures and services alike. This has contributed to the fact that, with the passing of the years, the river has become an invisible element within the metropolitan sphere, confined between motorways and with little relationship with its surroundings. With the aim of changing these negative dynamics, in 2006 the Consortium for the Recovery of the River Llobregat was constituted, its members being the general, autonomous regional and local administrations, which delegate the river’s management to the Association of Municipalities of the Metropolitan Area of Barcelona (MMAMB). In 2009, the actions corresponding to the first phase were completed, and during 2011 it is planned to complete the works corresponding to the second phase. The actions carried out have enhanced the river space, both in the natural sphere (with important plantations and environmental actions) and the social sphere (the population’s access to the river has been facilitated via “entrance gates” from some municipalities). It is hoped that the set of actions implemented will produce major changes, especially relevant being the desire to recover the close relationship that had traditionally existed between the metropolitan municipalities and the river. In recent years, significant investments have been made; however, there remains much to be done, above all in the so-called “intermediate section” which occupies the river space bewtween section 1 and section 2. During 2010, the MMAMB started to invest to recover, both socially and environmentally, the metropolitan section of the Llobregat. It tendered out the projects corresponding to section 1, phase 2, and to section 2, phase 2. Throughout 2011 it will continue working to convert the Llobregat into a river for people.
RESPONSIBLE: Víctor Ténez Ybern, urBan layout coorDinator at the aSSociation oF municipalitieS oF the metrpolitan area oF Barcelona (mmamB). STRATEGIC METROPOLITAN PROJECTS

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Surface area: · Section 1: 202 ha, with 8.1 km of river, belonging to 5 municipalities (90,983 inhabitants.) · Section 2: 207 ha, with 6.5 km of river, belonging to 5 municipalities (524,065 inhabitants.) total investment: €16 M (works of section 1, and of section 2, phase 1 and phase 2) term for execution: 2011 (works of section 1, and of section 2, phase 1 and phase 2)

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56. LIMA, Low Impact Mediterranean Architecture
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The Low Impact Mediterranean Architecture initiative aims to demonstrate the technical and economic viability of reducing the environmental impact of buildings in the Mediterranean area. LIMA implies a change of paradigm in the conception of architecture and incorporates new compatibilities based on environmental principles and quality of life.

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The first LIMA prototype was presented at Construmat 2009. It is an experimental module constructed in 120 hours that corresponds to a fragment of a building of collective housing. The project, which was developed by a research team led by SaAS, is based on the application of materials from the biosphere and strategies of reducing energy demands and achieving a reduction of 97.4% of CO2 emissions over a 60-year life cycle. The annual energy demand for heating and air conditioning is reduced to just 11.3 kWh/m2 and, through highefficiency installations and the application of renewable energies, a near zero-energy building is achieved. Efficient water management systems allows 52.9% of the usual drinking water consumption to be avoided, reducing consumption to just 57.2 litres per person per day. These data position the standard as a reference point for the future of constructions in the Mediterranean area. Currently the prototype is being trialled as a laboratory in standardised usage conditions to check through different research studies its thermal, lighting and comfort-related behaviour. Monitoring underway includes data from over one hundred sensors and measuring devices and will serve to extract conclusions on the efficiency of different construction systems and of facilities in the Mediterranean environment. LIMA forms part of the Catalonia Energy Efficiency Cluster and of the European MARIE project, which seeks to establish the technical, economic and social bases of energy-based improvements in existing buildings in the Mediterranean area. The project won the Catalan Government’s Environment Prize in 2009, Barcelona City Council’s Action 21 Prize in 2010 and has the support of the “la Caixa” Foundation.
RESPONSIBLE: Joan Sabaté Picasó, architect anD Director oF SaBaté aSociaDoS arQuitectura y SoSteniBiliDaD.

This initiative groups together over forty institutions, research centres, universities and companies that are opting for sustainable construction. The objective is generate a very low-impact building standard, capable of becoming a real alternative for the construction of housing, schools and other facilities of similar dimensions, both in new builds and rehabilitation works.

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57. LIVE Barcelona: Logistics for the Implementation of the Electric Vehicle
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Barcelona was the winning candidate, against Paris and Geneva, to organise in 2013 the largest international symposium on electric mobility: the EVS27 World Battery.

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The aim of the LIVE project is to define the Strategic Plan for the Implementation of the Electric Vehicle and coordinate all the actions included in the plan, to position Barcelona, with its economic and industrial assets, as a worldwide centre of excellence in the introduction and development of this technology, to give support to the related industry and favour sustainable mobility and environmental quality. The operating objectives are as follows:
• To promote demonstrative projects in electric mobility. • To facilitate the tools to promote research (R+D+i) and related industry. • Support for the creation of local consortia, in state and European projects, for technology and knowledge transfer. • Organisation and hosting of events to promote electric mobility in Barcelona. • To promote the deployment of recharging networks and public and private fleets. • Creation of the first office for technical and public information in Europe for the deployment of electromobility.
LIVE Barcelona is a public-private sector platform formed by Barcelona City Council, the Catalan Government – through ICAEN –, the Ministry of Industry – through IDAE – and the companies SEAT, ENDESA and SIEMENS. annual budget: 300,000 €.

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The actions carried out in 2010 were as follows: establishment of over seventy recharging points for electric vehicles, transformation of 30% of the electrified public fleet, introduction of the electric vehicle in private fleets (Correos, PIAGGIO-AENA, at El Prat airport), participation at events such as: b_Tec Summer Sessions, ministerial mission in Japan, EVS 25 in Shenzhen (China), German EV Congress, etc., support for entrepreneurs such as MOBECPOINT, E-Motria, V-Moto, Ecomotive, QUIMERA and for the TMB-SIEMENS consortium for the hybridisation of conventional buses. The actions planned for 2011 are: establishing over two hundred recharging points, creating the first fast recharging point in Spain, electric motorcycle projects in different mobility models (MOBEC-CAMPUS, MOBEC-HOTELS), organisation of the EV Battery Forum 3rd Edition in April and participation in the ministerial mission to the Motor Show of Shanghai and 1st International Electric Vehicle Pilot City and Industry Development Forum 2011 and promoting of the deployment of public and private recharging networks in the province of Barcelona.
RESPONSIBLE: Lluís Gómez, Director oF Barcelona city council’S live platForm.

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58.1 Project for comprehensive urban renewal in the Raval South neighbourhood
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On 21 October 2010, a collaboration agreement was signed between the Catalan Government’s PTOP director and the mayor of Barcelona City Council, and on 20 December 2010, in the events room of Barcelona’s Maritime Museum, the PII for the Raval South was presented.

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The Comprehensive Urban Renewal Project proposes a series of actions of a transversal nature designed to act on a set of variables, from urban development to social aspects, to achieve four fundamental objectives that constitute the four main strategies of the project:
• Improve the public space. • Improve the quality of people’s private space. • Improve services for people. • Increase social cohesion.

To make this possible the project backs working based on:
• Citizen participation and the involvement of neighbours in the project in a continuous way. • Transversality and the convergence of actions. • Mediation as a form of cohesion and for conflict resolution.

total budget: €15 M term of execution: 2010-2018 Surface area of intervention: 64.77 ha, delimited by Carrer Hospital to the north, Les Rambles to the east, Ronda Sant Pau and the Paral·lel to the west and Passeig de Colon to the south, with Les Drassanes as a reference point. actions planned: some 34, of which 12 are of a social nature.

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Since approval of the project, in October 2010, to date, a total of 125,000 euros have been executed, which correspond basically to tasks related with the drafting of projects. The forecast for executing actions is as follows:
• 2011: some 7 actions with a budget of €600,000 • 2012: some 15 actions with a budget of €2,500,000 • 2013: some 15 actions with a budget of €2,800,000 • 2014-2018: some 28 actions with a budget of €8,900,000

Overall there are some thirty-four actions to be developed.
RESPONSIBLE: Enric Cremades I Pastor, technical Director oF comprehenSive neighBourhooD urBan renewal proJectS For Barcelona city council.

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58.2 Comprehensive urban renewal project in the neighbourhods of La Vinya, Can Clos and Plus Ultra
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On 21 October 2010 the agreement was signed for PII of La Vinya, Can Clos and Plus Ultra between the director of the Catalan Government’s PTOP and the mayor of Barcelona.

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The Plan for the Development of Urban Neighbourhoods and Areas that require special attention is a plan with a clear vocation of collaboration with the local administration, revealing sensitivity and the capacity for collaboration to improve the quality of life of our citizens. The possibility of these complementary resources to develop specific public policies, from a position of responsibility and knowledge of the social and urban planning reality of the urban area, leads us to propose a series of integrated actions. The complexity of the urban area of Can Clos, La Vinya and Plus Ultra, both in the geographical and social sphere, justifies the proposal of an intervention strategy that aims for cohesion between the different aspects of this plan with a set of integrated actions with the aim of:
• Seeking the urban connectivity of this area with the rest of the city (opening of Carrer Diligències). • Socially linking this territory and endowing it with greater social cohesion, with thirteen specific actions. • Acquisition of land resulting from the modification of the general plan. • Redevelopment of urban spaces in the Can Clos neighbourhood.
total budget: €12,000,000 Start date 2010 and envisaged completion date 2018 Surface area of intervention: 30.2 ha, covering a population of 10,771 inhabitants. La Vinya, Can Clos and Plus Ultra belong to La Marina de Port, one of the neighbourhoods that form the SantsMontjuïc district of Barcelona actions planned: some 28, of which 13 are of a social nature
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Since the approval of the project, in October 2010, to date, a total of 650,000 euros have been executed, distributed across three actions, two destined to redeveloping the Can Clos neighbourhood and the other to the La Bàscula facilities. Implementation forecast:
• 2011: some 13 actions with a budget of € 470,000 • 2012: some 11 actions with a budget of €2,000,000 • 2013: some 21 actions with a budget of €2,200,000 • 2014-2018: some 21 actions with a budget of €7,100,000

The set of actions that have to be carried out number twenty-eight, as explained on 8 February 2011 at a meeting between the district councillor and the neighbourhood organisations.
RESPONSIBLE: Enric Cremades i Pastor, technical Director oF comprehenSive neighBourhooD urBan renewal proJectS For Barcelona city council.

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58.3 Comprehensive urban renewal project for La Montserratina
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Rehabilitation of housing, social policies and remodelling of the Placa Constitució: strategies of the La Montserratina Neighbourhoods Plan.

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The project’s objective is to construct the new La Montserratina neighbourhood creating mechanisms to attract young families, in balance with the historical associative and activist power of the traditional residents. This view has to pivot around the objectives of improving and modernising the conditions of the area to achieve a neighbourhood of a higher quality, as well as working, with a strong learning component, on the renewal of the framework of relations and collaboration between the public Administration and the residents, favouring the generational changeover and capitalizing on the strength of community action and the civil associations movement of the past. It is for this reason that the slogan chosen for the plan, as a subtitle of the project’s official name, is “Catering for the neighbourhood’s youthful spirit”. During 2010 the execution of the following actions began:
• Participation and reflection – plan action. • Coordination and management of the plan’s office. • Conditioning of the plan’s office. Work has also been done on planning the actions: rehabilitation of the communal facilities of buildings, telecentre and promotion of reading and culture, environmental education, promotion of spaces with improved mobility, gender equality in the use of the urban space, gender equality and equity, activating senior citizens, community revitalisation and civic-mindedness, youth programme, cultural offering and sporting offering in the Can Ginestar park and commercial revitalisation. For the year 2011 it is envisaged that planning of actions will commence: implementation of eco-efficiency systems in homes, facilities at the Plaça Constitució, bringing new technologies to buildings, installation of Wi-Fi in the Can Ginestar park and support programme for entrepreneurs.
RESPONSIBLE: José Antonio Molina Flores, manager oF the vilaDecanS urBan renewal private municipal company.

Budget: €9,518,281.25 Surface area: 21.9 ha, including the old quarter of La Montserratina other investments in the area: €33,377,935.32 term of execution: 5 annual stages; 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014-2018 actions planned: 8 spheres and 28 actions

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58.4 Comprehensive urban renewal project in the Vista Alegre neighbourhood
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Vista Alegre has a new information office for the works that will be carried out in the neighbourhood.

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The Comprehensive Urban Renewal Plan for Vista Alegre, which forms part of the Catalan Government’s Neighbourhoods Plan, is a project designed by Castelldefels Town Council with the following strategic objectives:
1. Improve the public space. 2. Improve buildings. 3. Improve traffic access to the neighbourhood’s poles of attraction. 4. Equip the neighbourhood with more and better facilities for citizens. 5. Promote the revitalisation of economic and commercial activity in the neighbourhood. 6. Encourage the sustainability of urban development. 7. Promote equality between women and men. 8. Promote citizen participation and consolidate the neighbourhood’s associative network.
total project budget: €9,221,618.3 (50% financed by the Fund for the Development of the Programme of Neighbourhoods and Urban Areas Requiring Special Attention and the remaining 50% by Castelldefels Town Council) Surface area of the sphere of action: 145,741 m2 term of execution: 2010-2014
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These eight objectives, to be developed through specific actions, make up a project that includes all the aspects necessary to guarantee coherence with the social, economic and urban planning improvements of the neighbourhood. In summary, it is a set of actions that revolve around improving the quality of life of the people who live in Vista Alegre so that this emblematic neighbourhood of Castelldefels gains a new outlook. The hiring of the technical team for managing the project and conditioning of the office in the neighbourhood itself were the first actions carried out in 2010. In 2011 the process of citizen participation has commenced to define the future uses of the neighbourhood’s main facilities, improvements will be made to the street lighting in Carrer Agustina d’Aragó, a public car park will be opened at the old Valladolid school, the process of citizen participation to define the neighbourhood’s Mobility Plan will begin and actions relating to social and cultural cohesion in the neighbourhood and promoting equality for women and men will be carried out, along with expansion of the Centre for Mediation and Neighbourhood Relations.
RESPONSIBLE: Joana Badell i Ros, heaD oF the planning anD licenceS Section at caStellDeFelS city council.

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MAB district projects up to 2009
1. Collblanc - La Torrassa Comprehensive Plan (L’Hospitalet de Llobregat) 2. Comprehensive urban renewal project of districts around Serra d’en Mena (Badalona and Santa Coloma de Gramenet) 3. Sant Cosme action plan (El Prat de Llobregat) 4. Roquetes district comprehensive urban renewal project (Barcelona) 5. Santa Caterina and Sant Pere neighbourhood comprehensive urban renewal project (Barcelona) 6. Poble Sec: a district for special attention (Barcelona) 7. La Ribera district comprehensive urban renewal project (Montcada i Reixac) 8. Casablanca comprehensive improvement plan (Sant Boi de Llobregat) 9. AUAE de Ponent comprehensive urban renewal project (Viladecans) 10. La Mina district renovation plan (Sant Adrià de Besòs) 11. Sant Ildefons comprehensive plan (Cornellà de Llobregat) 12. Can Calders and La Salut districts comprehensive urban renewal project (Sant Feliu de Llobregat) 13. Torre Baró and Ciutat Meridiana districts Comprehensive urban renewal project (Barcelona) 14. Trinitat Vella comprehensive urban renewal plan (Barcelona) 15. La Florida - Pubilla Cases comprehensive Plan (L’Hospitalet de Llobregat) 16. Southern Badalona comprehensive urban renewal project: Sant Roc, Artigas and El Remei (Badalona) 17. La Romànica comprehensive urban renewal plan (Barberà del Vallès) 18. La Bordeta district comprehensive urban renewal project (Barcelona) 19. El Coll district comprehensive urban renewal plan (Barcelona) 20. Can Mas district comprehensive urban renewal project (Ripollet) 21. Sant Adrià Nord district comprehensive urban renewal project (Sant Adrià de Besòs) 22. La Guàrdia and La Font de Llargarut districts comprehensive urban renewal project (Sant Vicenç dels Horts) 23. Barceloneta (Barcelona) 24. Besòs - Maresme (Barcelona) 25. Can Vidalet (Esplugues de Llobregat) 26. Can Sant Joan (Montcada i Reixac) 27. Les Planes (Sant Cugat) 28. Les Planes (Sant Joan Despí) 29. Central districts (Santa Coloma de Gramenet) 30. La Fontsanta district (Cornellà de Llobregat) 31. Serra de les Farreres area (Gavà) 32. Bon Pastor - Baró de Viver (Barcelona)

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Presentation
The year 2010 was, undoubtedly, the year of the approval of the Vision 2020 Plan. The Plan was the outcome of a painstaking task carried out by the Prospection Committee, chaired by Maria Reig, and of a series of other work and seminars carried out by renowned experts and consultants. This report informs, therefore, on this important milestone, as well as on the events and activities that have surrounded it, such as the publication of the book containing the conclusions of the Prospection Committee (Painting the Barcelona of the future), presentations of the different drafts and proposals to Barcelona City Council, the AMB and political parties, and the set of meetings held to work on specific issues covered by the plan. In particular, the report covers work meetings held to analyse Barcelona’s strategies with regard to its international projection and, in a more detailed way, with regard to the emerging countries as well as the meeting which took place at the Cercle d’Economia (Economics Circle) on the need to maintain and modernise our industrial fabric. In another area, the Plan’s Coordination Office has promoted work to launch the AMB’s university cluster and has actively collaborated on it. This project – which will soon become a reality – has already been created as one of the proposals advanced by the Vision 2020 Plan: “Strengthening the university as one of the important players in the region’s economic development.” Meanwhile, in the metropolitan sphere, it is important to highlight the work carried out, within the framework of an agreement between Barcelona City Council, the PEMB and the AMB Consortium, to make progress in defining an instrument for the economic promotion of the AMB. This possible instrument should be considered within the legislative framework of the recent Law creating the Metropolitan Area of Barcelona. The now traditional study trip organised by the Plan focused on Glasgow and Edinburgh, on two specific experiences:
a) Glasgow’s policies to recover economic activity by transforming its concentration on manufacturing and shipbuilding into an advanced services society and b) the cooperation for competition programme that has been established in the Glasgow-Edinburgh corridor. The trip was attended by thirty-one representatives from AMB municipalities and institutions.

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Finally, this report refers to the different conferences, presentations and round tables that have taken place over the year, as well as the wide range of international relations that have been maintained year after year and that contribute towards strengthening Barcelona’s image around the world. As the year finished – and with the Vision 2020 Plan approved – the work of the Plan’s Coordination Office has been reoriented towards a new phase of implementation of its measures. This phase will be led by the Strategy Committee, chaired by ESADE lecturer Carlos Losada, which is being structured into a series of specific subcommittees linked to each of the challenges of the Plan. At the same time, the Prospection Committee has been reoriented towards a new mission, closer to its name and under the leadership of a new chair, which involves producing an annual report on major trends in the world and their effects on cities. In fact, with 2010 an important phase of the Plan came to a close. The year 2011 should see its inclusion in the new Metropolitan Area of Barcelona which, let us remember, has among its competencies that of strategic planning.

FRANCESC SANTACANA General Coordinator of the Strategic Metropolitan Plan of Barcelona

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– ACTIVITIES OF THE GOVERNING BODIES
On 2 November the PEMB 9th General Council was held at the premises of the Telecommunications Market Commission (CMT). Around five hundred people attended the event which involved the approval of the Barcelona Strategic Metropolitan Plan – Vision 2020.

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Executive Committee
22 May, Barcelona City Hall

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APPROVAL OF THE BARCELONA STRATEGIC METROPOLITAN PLAN - VISION 2020
On 2 November 2010 the Barcelona Strategic Metropolitan Plan – Vision 2020 was approved, at the 9th General Council meeting. The event was chaired by the mayor of Barcelona and president of the PEMB General Council, Jordi Hereu. The approval of the Barcelona Strategic Metropolitan Plan – Vision 2020 coincided with the recent approval of a new legislative framework: Law 31/2010, of 3rd August, which created the Metropolitan Area of Barcelona (AMB). This new law is designed to facilitate the execution of the Strategic Metropolitan Plan of Barcelona and allows the development of new metropolitan instruments for economic promotion, within a framework of public-private cooperation. The vision of the 2020 Strategic Metropolitan Plan of Barcelona aims to consolidate the AMB as one of the most attractive and influential European regions for global innovative talent, with a high-quality model of integration and social cohesion. To ensure that this vision becomes a reality, the strategic proposal is structured around six challenges and five levers of change to meet them. Challenges:
1. Sustainability and climate change. The AMB can be a sustainability benchmark for cities with a warm climate, as well as a world reference point in urban policy issues that prioritise the efficiency of energy resources and the reduction of pollution.

Approval of the PEMB - Vision 2020 (2 November, CMT headquarters)

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2. To situate the AMB as a reference point in the new global framework. More presence in the countries that lead the world and capital status in the Mediterranean region. 3. Global leader in certain key sectors of knowledge. The AMB has to promote the current and emerging sectors in which we are or could be leaders on a worldwide scale, such as the creative industries, design, architecture and art, health and sport. 4. Beyond the “bio” companies. Traditional sectors have an important specific weight in the economy and percentage of employment in the AMB, but it is necessary to create a competitive framework that ensures viability and survival. 5. To become one of the most attractive European regions for innovative talent. 6. An interesting and socially balanced society: a social response to the economic crisis. To achieve this, it is necessary to undertake actions in the sphere of education, culture, public space, social housing, mobility, etc.

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To tackle these challenges, the plan has identified five levers to act as the mainstays of the transversal actions in response to demands common to all the economic sectors concerned. These levers of change in order to meet the challenges are:
1. A strong university and education system, which reinforce its position of excellence and transversal knowledge, which is a factor for attracting talent and which favours a closer relationship with industrial and business sectors. 2. An administration that is fast, flexible and business friendly, which acts with efficiency-based criteria, which facilitates economic activity, company start-ups and the development of projects. An administration that shows speed in processing and is guided by the presumption of the confidence of citizens. 3. A governance that brings innovative criteria to the management of strategic projects and that promotes public-private co-responsibility in leadership. 4. A set of values for the future that complement and strengthen the base of present and traditional values, giving new character to the city and its residents. 5. An extensive knowledge of languages to facilitate internationalisation, the attraction of talent and full incorporation into the world markets. Furthermore, along these same lines, an international airport and the Barcelona brand.

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Competing in the global world will be more difficult. More cities are appearing in the top positions in the rankings. The task will be to reach suitable and attainable standards. How they face the challenges of the 21st century and manage and plan change will feature among the elements differentiating cities.
Global metropolis: A metropolis which competes in the world on the basis of its connectivity and its contribution to international networks and financial, goods and services flows. Quality of life is prioritised. Leadership: Contributing ideas on ‘how things should be’.

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‘By 2020, as a global metropolis and capital of Catalonia, the AMB will have reinforced relationships with the emerging cities of the world and the capitality of the Mediterranean. It will exercise economic and social leadership in line with its values and competitiveness factors; Sustainability is one of these values.

It will have emerged from the crisis reinforced, with new growth-driving sectors that are world benchmarks, new companies and better trained people

It will have updated and reinforced its traditional industrial capital

It will have reinforced local economies of agglomeration

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We will be one of the most attractive and influential European regions for global innovative talent, with a quality model of social integration and cohesion.

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The final draft of the new Plan incorporates contributions from six hundred and fifty experts who have participated in it, as well as the conclusions of reports, seminars, presentations and interviews conducted. The report produced by Greg Clark, international expert and OECD consultant, based on the observation of the behaviour of other metropolitan areas and in meetings held with representatives from local, public and private sectors, has allowed the identification and prioritisation of the new bases for competitiveness of the Metropolitan Area of Barcelona, in accordance with its values, its potential and the new elements in its environment that may hold comparative advantages for Barcelona. The seminar Back to the Future, coordinated by Node with the participation of top-level guests, involved a retrospective exercise to analyse the successes and shortcomings of the past in order to make a projection for the future that responds to the AMB’s new needs. This reflection was summarised in a set of consensual ideas regarding the priority lines that Barcelona and its metropolitan area have to tackle in favour of greater growth expectations and capacities. The Prospection Committee, led by Maria Reig, through the seventeen work groups of this committee, with the participation of over two-hundred experts from different fields, has collaborated very actively during a year and a half in producing the PEMB Vision 2020. The seventeen sub-committees* are as follows: Public Administration Culture and Performing Arts Food Culture, Creative Industries and Art Architectures of Confrontation Design and Industry Architectures of Transfer National and foreign entrepreneurs Barcelona, Sustainability Benchmark Sporting Events International Citizens Audiovisual Industries

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Approval of the PEMB - Vision 2020 (2 November, CMT headquarters)

Translational Research and Medicine Private Medicine and Innovation Advertising and Marketing University: Development, Research and Innovation Distinctive Values of Barcelona

This committee’s main objective was to take an x-ray of the situation of the most innovative sectors in the Metropolitan area to see what actions need to be undertaken to strengthen them, emphasise the city’s global vocation and that of its metropolitan area and accelerate their transformation into an urban area of influence all around the world.
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The conclusions of the work done by this committee were presented before the mayor of Barcelona and chair of the PEMB, Jordi Hereu, on 26 May. From the conclusions it was decided that the aspects that need to be worked on to be able to survive the crisis are: increased collaboration between the public and private sectors, a greater transversality for all sectors in order to improve efficiency and increase competitiveness in a global world, firm backing for the knowledge economy, the promotion of enterprising initiatives, reinforcement of the Barcelona brand, the creation of a new, more expeditious and efficient management model, an increase in the participation of civil society in decisiontaking, the improvement of education at all levels, attracting and retaining talent, cooperation between universities and businesses, increased airport connections, the promotion of quality tourism, the strengthening of strategic sectors such as food and audiovisuals, achieving a multilingual society, the integration of immigration and improvements in security. In accordance with an extract from the book that contains all these conclusions Dibuixem la Barcelona del 2020 (Painting the Barcelona of 2020): “Barcelona will be positioned in the global avant-garde because it must conform with a new model of public-private relationships, strengthen the transversality of the different sectors and take advantage of the crisis to orientate towards excellence, open to the world and to new trends.” (This book can be accessed on our website: www.pemb.cat)

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Presentation of the conclusions of the PEMB Prospection Committee (26 May, Saló de Cent at Barcelona City Hall)

Presentations to Barcelona City Council and the AMB
Simultaneously with the work already mentioned, the PEMB Coordination Office presented the proposal for the new Plan to different local and metropolitan authorities in order to collect and integrate their suggestions into the final draft of the PEMB – Vision 2020. These presentations were as follows:
• To the management and technical team of Barcelona City Council’s Economic Promotion sphere, with a broad representation of people with responsibilities in this area. • To Barcelona City Council’s Economic Promotion Committee, chaired by Jordi Portabella and constituted by representatives from all the political parties in the Council. • To the metropolitan authorities and, specifically, to the metropolitan Economic Promotion Committee. • To Barcelona City Council’s different party list leaders: Xavier Trias (Convergència i Unió), Jordi Portabella (Esquerra Republicana de Catalunya), Ricard Gomà (Iniciativa per Catalunya Verds - Esquerra Unida i Alternativa) and Alberto Fernández Díaz (Partit Popular).
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– Barcelona and relations with emerging countries
With the aim of having broader vision of Barcelona’s position and of its opportunities in a global scenario, a meeting was held which, under the title “Relations with emerging countries), aimed to analyse which strategy is most suitable for greater international projection of Barcelona, especially with respect to emerging economies. The meeting was attended by Carlos Losada, as Chair of the Strategy Committee, Javier Solana, Sénen Florensa, Narcís Serra, Arianne Arpa, Josep Piqué, Xavier Pagès, Pau Garcia-Milà and Miquel Nadal. During the meeting different foreign strategy issues were considered, such as the following:
• Increasing the capacity to go abroad and develop business activities emerging in Barcelona. • Considering the so-called “emerging countries” as realities of a high competitive level, in some economic sectors, with respect to other economies. • Ensuring more efficient city diplomacy and greater international projection. • Taking advantage of the opportunities offered by position as capital in the Mediterranean region without overlooking those arising from our presence in those economies with more progression (paying special attention to India, China and Brazil). • Always maintaining the European market as a priority.
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Traditional industrial sectors
One of the aspects to which the Strategic Metropolitan Plan, in its 2020 vision, has paid special care, is the need to preserve the so-called “traditional” industrial sectors, with a long history and strong presence in the economy of the Metropolitan Area of Barcelona. In order to analyse the current scenario, several meetings were held with representatives from the metals, textiles and graphic arts sectors and with the Metallurgical Studies Centre. Meetings were also held with financial institutions, especially the Catalan Finances Institute, in order to evaluate the global financial situation, its impact on these sectors and the challenges that they now face. In these meetings the importance of the traditional sectors was made quite clear, both in terms of what they represent in the global GDP and their relations with the emerging sectors, which need the goods provided by traditional sectors that have been converted thanks to innovation in their products. It was also confirmed

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that right now one of the most critical aspects for these businesses is obtaining financing. Venture capital and the reorganisation of mutual guarantee companies were the most prominent aspects. As a secondary element, but one of great future impact, the need was highlighted to strengthen links between research centres – many of international excellence – in order to facilitate the recycling of traditional sectors, through innovation, and to generate new products that are more competitive and more closely related with the emerging industrial sectors.

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OTHER ACTIONS CARRIED OUT University cluster
One of the measures proposed in the Barcelona Strategic Metropolitan Plan – Vision 2020 is the strengthening of the university as one of the important agents in the area’s economic development, in addition to other aspects of importance such as training, research and especially the capacity to attract and retain talent. Together with Barcelona Activa, the PEMB had already made a first contribution in this area: the selection and publication of a sample of masters’ degrees managed by public universities in the Barcelona area, which made clear the excellence of an important number of masters’ degrees and their high competitive standard in the international arena. The aim now is to construct a solid base that allows a process to be launched that offers routes towards coordinated action, taken on board by the different university bodies, in order to make the asset that the university and its secondary elements represent a factor for excellence and a worldwide benchmark in certain spheres. The university cluster has a coordination committee, chaired by the honourable vicechancellor of the Pompeu Fabra University, in his capacity as chair of the Catalan Association of Public Universities (ACUP). Present in this steering committee are the Strategic Metropolitan Plan of Barcelona itself, Barcelona City Council, the ACUP, and the EADA and ESADE business schools. It also has the approval of the Catalan Government’s Universities Commissioner and, obviously, all the vice-chancellors of the universities of Catalonia have been informed of its activities.

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The work of this first year – with the collaboration of an external consultant – has focused on specifying the areas to be given priority, gleaning knowledge from other experiences worldwide (especially in the United States and Australia) and determining the steps to be taken to produce the sector’s strategic plan. As regard to the areas of the greatest interest for promoting a strategy of excellence and joint coordination between the different university bodies, priority has been given to teaching in master’s degrees and postgraduate programmes, given their high competitive standards- as can be gathered from the publication mentioned – and also to some spheres of research currently being carried out in Barcelona. The project is progressing with a great deal of interest from the players involved and is becoming a tool with a major future projection, which acts as a driving force to advance towards greater coordination of the current educational offering, improving its classification and, in short, towards reinforcing Barcelona and its metropolitan area as a worldwide benchmark – like other cities around the world – in the sphere of university excellence.

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Painting metropolitan economic promotion
Under the auspices of the agreement signed between the Barcelona Metropolitan Area Consortium, Barcelona City Council and the Strategic Metropolitan Plan of Barcelona, in the year 2010 a report was produced on the objectives and possible competencies framework of an agency for metropolitan economic promotion. This agency would have to fall within the parameters of the legislative framework of the recently passed Law of the Metropolitan Area of Barcelona, which envisages its creation after the constitution of the new local administrations that emerge from the next municipal elections in the month of May. The report was entrusted to Greg Clark, an expert consultant in urban development and greater metropolitan areas globally and adviser to other local governments worldwide. Its production involved a large number of interviews with high-level representatives from the local Administration, from business and social sectors in the metropolitan area and with managers of facilities and infrastructures with a metropolitan impact. The work consisted of identifying, based on the opinion of the experts, those areas and spheres where it would be logical to apply a metropolitan economic promotion policy, with evidence and confirmation of the current real situation and the different instruments available nowadays from the different local councils. With these premises, and in accordance with the results of the consultations carried out, the areas with the greatest consensus that have been prioritised are as follows:
• International economic promotion of the global assets of the Metropolitan Area of Barcelona. • Coordination between the different public and private agents that are involved in economic promotion from specific locations within the metropolitan territory.

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• The promotion of projects that by their very nature have an impact and an economic and territorial dimension of metropolitan reach.

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The new institutionalisation of the Metropolitan Area of Barcelona will need to take into consideration these proposals and configure the launch details.

Declaration as an organisation of public interest
The PEMB General Council approved, in its meeting of 2 November 2010, the processing of an application (to the Catalan Government’s Department of Justice) for the Strategic Metropolitan Plan of Barcelona Association to be declared an organisation of public interest. All documentation was presented prior to 31 December 2010. The reasons leading to this application correspond to its particular objectives and the kind of activities that it carries out. Its aims linked to identifying strategies for improved positioning of the Metropolitan Area of Barcelona and better opportunities for competitive development and an improvement in the standard of living of its citizens, mean that it fully complies with the regulations established for an organisation of public interest. This application responds, therefore, to the following considerations:
• The adaptation of the statutory regime to the real objectives of the association and to its actions. • Reinforce the external image of the association as an organisation that works for the public interest. • Offer current members and those who may join in the future recognition as participants in an association with a public purpose. • Guarantee continuity in this statutory objective of working with a perspective of collective benefit. • Ensure the greatest legal transparency regarding its function and public actions.

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– STUDY TRIP: EDINBURGH AND GLASGOW
From 8 to 11 May 2010, the Strategic Metropolitan Plan of Barcelona organised its traditional study trip. This year, the cities chosen were Edinburgh and Glasgow. Participants included metropolitan mayors and councillors, managers and technical staff from other metropolitan institutions and the PEMB coordination team. The aim of the trip was to become acquainted first-hand with two types of experiences. Firstly, the policies of the city of Glasgow to recover industrial activity, transforming an economic fabric based on manufacturing (shipbuilding) into an advanced services economy. For its efforts to make headway in this direction, Glasgow has received special recognition from the European Union. Also worthy of highlight are its social recovery policies, with a specific emphasis on improving housing. During the stay in Glasgow, participants were able to visit both the scheme to reconstruct the Clyde Waterfront and some developments of new social housing as well as infrastructures and constructions designed for the celebration of the 2014 Commonwealth Games. Secondly, the other experience to be considered was the Glasgow-Edinburgh “collaborating to compete” programme. The starting premise for the two cities is that in a globalised market, they need to join efforts to achieve sufficient critical mass, so that the strengths and shortfalls of each of them are compensated through coordinated actions and that emphasising their differences does not mean that they cannot cooperate with each other. The presentation by the platform promoting this programme took place in Edinburgh, during a work day that also included a very broad vision of the city’s characteristics, of the university-enterprise collaboration programmes and of the joint activities between business sectors and the different administrations.

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Attendees (31 people)
Ismael Àlvarez, mayor of Pallejà Cèsar Arrizabálaga, mayor of Montcada i Reixat Antonio Balmón, mayor of Cornellà de Llobregat Joaquim Balsera, mayor of Gavà Jaume Bosch, mayor of Sant Boi de Llobregat Joan Campreciós, assistant coordinator of the Strategic Metropolitan Plan of Barcelona Jesús M. Canga, mayor of Sant Adrià de Besòs Jaume Ciurana, councillor for the Convergència i Unió municipal group in Barcelona City Council Maria Cortada, head of the Strategic Metropolitan Plan of Barcelona’s Technical Office Pilar Díaz, mayor of Esplugues de Llobregat Eva Granados, vice-secretary general of the Unió General de Treballadors Aurora Huerga, secretary of Territorial Development of the Comissió Obrera Nacional de Catalunya (trade union) Tomi Jiménez, first deputy mayor of Sant Climent de Llobregat Town Council

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Pelayo Martínez, manager of the Metropolitan Transport Agency (EMT) Joan Carles Mas, chair of the Barcelonès District Council Juan Carlos Montiel, managing director of Barcelona Regional Núria Parlón, mayor of Santa Coloma de Gramenet Antoni Poveda, mayor of Sant Joan Despí Andreu Puig, manager from Barcelona City Council Imanol Pujana, manager from the Barcelonès District Council Lluís Recoder, mayor of Sant Cugat del Vallès Carles Rivera, coordinator of Barcelona Provincial Council’s Economic Development Area Josep Roig, director of the Metropolitan Area of Barcelona Consortium Teodoro Romero, delegate chair of the Economic Promotion and Employment Area

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of Barcelona’s Provincial Council Montse Rubí, technical secretary of the Strategic Metropolitan Plan of Barcelona Carles Ruiz, mayor of Viladecans Francesc Santacana, general coordinator of the Strategic Metropolitan Plan of Barcelona Hèctor Santcovsky, head of the Presidency Office of the AMB Association of Municipalities Esteve Serrano, deputy mayor for Local services and Economic and Trade Promotion Board of Santa Coloma de Gramenet Town Council Ramon M. Torra, Manager of the AMB Association of Municipalities Albert Vilà, mayor of El Papiol

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– CONFERENCES, PRESENTATIONS AND ROUND TABLES The Mediterranean Corridor: Valencia-Barcelona-Lyon. Public space: economic promotion and social relations
February saw the holding of the seminar “The Mediterranean Corridor: Valencia-Barcelona-Lyon. Public space: economic promotion and social relations”, co-organised by the Cercle d’Economia and the Strategic Metropolitan Plan of Barcelona. During the even the importance was highlighted of the good relations existing between the three cities and the need to work together. The session focused on the paper given by Josep Ramoneda, director of Barcelona’s Centre for Contemporary Culture (CCCB), in which he underlined the importance of public spaces as an element of social cohesion, as a distinguishing element of a city and as a factor in attracting tourism. He also highlighted the inter-relationship of the cities as a social network that helps strengthen the development of Europe. The event was inagurated by Salvador Alemany, chair of the Cercle d’Economia (Economics Circle), Antonio Balmón, mayor of Cornellà de Llobregat and vice-chair of the Barcelona Metropolitan Consortium and Francisco Pons, chair of the Valencian Association of Business Leaders (AVE).
10 February, Cercle d’Economia (Economics Circle)

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Presentation of the study on vocational training
In October 2010, the PEMB’s general coordinator, Francesc Santacana, took part in the presentation of the study Els sectors econòmics emergents i la formació professional a la RMB: logística, medi ambient, media i biotecnologia (Emerging economic sectors and vocational training in the Barcelona Metropolitan Region: logistics, environment, media and biotechnology). The report was produced over the course of the last two years under the technical direction of the Fundació BCN Formació Professional (BCN Vocational Training Foundation) and has enjoyed the collaboration and support of the Chamber of Commerce, Barcelona’s Provincial Council and the Strategic Metropolitan Plan of Barcelona. The study can be consulted on the website of the BCN Vocational Training Foundation www.fundaciobcnfp.cat.
Llotja de Mar, 22 October

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– INTERNATIONAL PROJECTS
CIDEU
The 18th CIDEU Congress focusing on innovation and creativity in cities was held on 28 and 29 July 2010 in the Brazilian city of Belo Horizonte. The congress was opened by ambassador Samuel Pinheiro, chief minister of Strategic Affairs for Brazil, with a conference titled “Innovation and creativity in the city”. Over the course of different debates, the cities attending presented different projects related with the creativity sphere, whether in cultural activities, foreign promotion or city management and planning, as well as in aspects related with the participation of private agents in the development of cities. Also presented at the congress was the monograph “Creativity and innovation in the cities”, which encompasses a broad list of innovation and creativity projects promoted by different cities. Additionally on 28 and 29 July, the association’s annual meeting was held, which included a review of all the activities carried out over the last year, approval of the activities report and the financial results, as well as statutory issues regarding appointments to posts and selection of the venue for the next annual CIDEU meeting. The mayor of Belo Horizonte assumed the presidency and it was agreed that in 2011 the city that would host the next annual meeting would be the city of Mérida (Mexico), and that in 2012 it would be held in Barcelona.

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15th Mercocities Summit in Belo Horizonte
From 30 November to 3 December, the PEMB attended the 15th Mercocities Summit, held in Belo Horizonte, Brazil. Mercocities is the Mercosur economic organisation’s network of cities that works for integration on a regional scale of all member cities, to stimulate their socioeconomic development and cooperation between them. The PEMB was inivited to present the experience of Barcelona in its metropolitanisation process, and the emergence of the real city over and above the administrative boundaries. It also discussed strategic planning in this supramunicipal sphere, from the elimination of the Corporation in the year 1987 and the creation of the PEMB association up to the publication of Law 31/2010, creating the Metropolitan Area of Barcelona, and the consequent creation of the metropolitan administration derived from it, the case being explained as a new experience in governance.
Belo Horizonte (Brazil), December 2010

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Those attending also showed an interest in finding out how strategic projects affecting the metropolitan area have been developed over the last twenty years, when there was no specific administration to take charge of them. And they showed special interest in the great project for the 1992 Olympic Games and the current approved strategic plan: the Strategic Metropolitan Plan of Barcelona: Vision 2020. The presentation was made within the framework of the technical meeting of the UTPE (Strategic Planning Thematic Unit) of Mercocities, which was held on 30 November at the headquarters of the Prefecture of Belo Horizonte. From 1 to 3 December the summit of the cities network was held, in which its Executive Secretariat was passed to the Belo Horizonte City Council, which will be in charge of its promotion for the next year.

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INSTITUTIONAL RELATIONS
Below is a brief description of the institutional relations that the Strategic Metropolitan Plan of Barcelona has maintained during 2010 with other institutions in Catalonia, Spain, and around the world. They have been classified into two sections:
• Conferences, congresses and seminars in which at least one member of the PEMB Coordination Office has participated. • Reception of dignitaries, delegations, institutions, technical experts, etc., who have visited the Plan with the aim of receiving information or advice in the design of their strategic plans.

Participation in conferences, congresses and seminars
Metropolitan Area of Barcelona
• 28 January, 20 May. Participation as speaker at the Postgraduate Course on Regional Strategy and Competitiveness, promoted by the Catalan Government’s Economics and Finance Department. • 25 February. Participation in the programme “Thinking About Leadership” organised by the ESADE Chair of Leadership. • 27 April. “New externalities for territories with talent. Talent management in Girona: debate on new externalities”. • 27 and 28 September. 5th day of reflection and debate on the subject “Global challenges and social actors. Rethinking civil society leadership in a changing world”, organised by the ESADA Chair of Leadership and Democratic Governance. • 22 October. Presentation of the report Emerging economic sectors and vocational training in the RMB: logistics, environment, media and biotechnology, published by the BCN Vocational Training Foundation, with the support of the Chamber of Commerce, Barcelona’s Provincial Council and the PEMB. • 13 December. “Barcelona 2010, a strategic proposal for the AMB”, organised by the Ateneu Barcelonès.
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Europe
• From 7 to 10 March (Hamburg, Germany), the PEMB Coordination Office took part in the institutional visit to Hamburg that was organised by the Barcelona Metropolitan Area. • 17 and 18 May (Poznan, Poland). “The economic forum of the Poznan Agglomeration”. • 3 December (Brussels, Belgium). “Eurocities working group on Metropolitan Areas”.

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Reception of dignitaries and foreign delegations
Africa
• 8 October. Reception of a delegation from Egypt during their stay in Barcelona to attend World Habitat Day.

Americas
• 25 January. Reception of a professor from Cedeplar, Centro de Desenvolvimento e Planejamento Regional (Centre for Regional Development and Planning) of the Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais, in Belo Horizonte (Brazil). • 9 June. Reception of a delegation of managers from the Metropolitan Area of San Salvador (El Salvador). • 22 September. Reception of the director of Wire-Net (Cleveland, Ohio), during a set of visits organised by Barcelona Activa.

Asia
• 13 April. Reception of a delegation from Turkey. • 30 September. Reception of the general director and the head of international projection of the project Tel Aviv Global City from Israel. This programme’s objective is to develop the city’s overseas image by working its economic, social and cultural spheres.

Europe
• 2 and 3 November. Stay in Barcelona of a ReCs delegation, with the presence of the mayor of Cagliari, the directors of the Strategic Plan of Cagliari and of the Strategic Plan of Rimini and members from the delegations of Florence and Rome. This delegation was present on 2 November for the approval of the Stratetic Metropolitan Plan of Barcelona - Vision 2020. • 16 June. Reception of a delegation from Clusnet, during its stay in Barcelona by invitation from Barcelona Activa. • 16 November. Reception of a group of students from the Sciences Po masters’ programme of Paris.
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– COMMUNICATION AND PROMOTION Bulletin
As was announced in the 2009 report, this year the bulletin has been published exclusively in digital format in three languages (Catalan, Spanish and English) and has been distributed solely via e-mail. It can also be found in the bulletin section of the PEMB website (www.pemb.cat). The bulletin itself offers access to the documents to which it refers which are also available on the website. Thus the interactive nature of this means of communication has been enhanced. In numbers 29 and 30 of the bulletin, the process of drafting and approval of the Strategic Metropolitan Plan of Barcelona – Vision 2020 has been amply described. Number 30, continuing along the line which we began last year, includes an interview with the mayor of Cornellà and first executive vice-chair of the Association of Municipalities of the AMB, Antonio Balmón, regarding the passing of the Law on the Metropolitan Area of Barcelona.

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WEBSITE
During the last quarter of 2010 work has been carried out on converting the website of the Strategic Metropolitan Plan of Barcelona (www.pemb.cat) to Web 2.0 with the aim of achieving greater interactivity. The new interface will be published during the first quarter of 2011. In addition, aware of the importance of being present on social networks, the Plan will have a space on Twitter and a blog will be created which will serve as a meeting place for reflections, future trends, etc. The intranet of the Strategic Metropolitan Plan of Barcelona’s website has incorporated a space for collaborative work which will allow coordinators and members of the subcommittees of the Plan’s Strategy Committee to be in continual contact and exchange ideas and documents. It is hoped that this tool will facilitate the process of implementation of the PEMB - Vision 2020.

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– PUBLICATIONS Barcelona Vision 2020
The most prominent publication this year was The Strategic Metropolitan Plan of Barcelona - Vision 2020, which covers the main lines of the new Strategic Plan, approved on 2 November. This book brings together the contributions of the seventeen prospection committees, the conclusions of the reports produced, of the Back to the Future seminar and of other work sessions and interviews. In the first part a reflection is made on the current situation, what we have learned from the successes and the shortcomings of the past, what we want and hope for by 2020 and what we have to do to achieve our objectives: the strategic proposal. Next it describes the six challenges that we are facing, as well as the five levers of change that will allow us to respond to these challenges. The publication of Barcelona - Vision 2020 was complemented with the release of ten explanatory videos that you can also consult on our website www.pemb.cat (in the Vision 2020 section or from the home page). This document can be found in Catalan, Spanish and English.

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Strategy Collection No. 14. Master’s degrees of global excellence in the AMB
Qualified training has always been one of the basic factors of economic and social development of territories. Moreover, based on phenomena that have emerged from globalisation, there has been growing awareness of the importance of postgraduate training with a clearly international orientation. A high level of knowledge is no longer sufficient; the globalisation of transactions and relations requires quality training to be based on this global vision and to provide knowledge and skills for development and international relations. With the aim of analysing the training offer and posterior planning, a study was produced, together with Barcelona Activa, to identify the Master’s degrees of global excellence (MEG): programmes which, in addition to offering high-level knowledge and skills, meet a series of conditions that confer upon them a basic international orientation.

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The selection criteria that were defined for these MEG were:
1. Face-to-face teaching 2. Website in English 3. Teaching in English 4. Requirement of command of English 5. Requirement of brilliant academic record

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Of a total 980 master’s degree programmes being offered in the Metropolitan Area of Barcelona at the time of the study (May 2010), a total of 66 were selected as master’s degrees of global excellence, representing 6.73% of those on offer. As for the predominant subject matter, it was observed that the MEG are strongly linked to economics and business studies, as they are concentrated into the area of business administration and management, with 10 master’s degrees, and economics and finance, with 10 more. Another prominent area is that of engineering, with 12 master’s programmes, and the information and communications technologies area, with 10 master’s degree programmes. The number of master’s degrees selected and the area of knowledge to which they belong is summarised as follows:
Number Area of knowledge

12 10 10 10 6 5 3 3 3 2 2

Civil, industrial, aerospace and biosystems engineering Business administration and management Information and documentation technologies Economics and finance Health sciences Applied sciences Architecture Environmental sciences Law, political sciences and employment Literature, language and languages International relations

Note: You can consult the report on our website: www.pemb.cat.

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– PEMB collaboration in other publications Emerging economic sectors and vocational training in the RMB
The Strategic Metropolitan Plan of Barcelona has collaborated, together with the Chamber of Commerce and the Provincial Council of Barcelona, on producing the study Emerging economic sectors and vocational training in the RMB: logistics, environment and biotechnology, published by the BCN Foundation for Vocational Training. The objectives of the study were:
• To analyse the correspondence between demand from the emerging economic sectors and the vocational training offering in the RMB. • To confirm the main problems that make it difficult for vocational training to actively contribute to the development of the economic sectors analysed. • To propose lines of action in public policies that contribute towards resolving these problems and laying the foundations for the creation of effective mechanisms to detect the qualification needs of human resources in the economic sectors analysed.

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The key to the study is working out how to train qualified technical experts prepared to work at any point along the value chain of the RMB’s economic system. You can access this report on the website of the Barcelona Vocational Training Foundation www.fundaciobcnfp.cat.

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Institutional members of the Executive Committee of the General Council
Departament d’Economia i Finances de la Generalitat de Catalunya Ajuntament de Badalona Ajuntament de Barcelona Ajuntament de Cornellà de Llobregat
Ausiàs Marc, 7, 1r 08010 Barcelona T. 933 187 051 F. 933 174 835 plaestrategic@pemb.cat www.pemb.cat

Ajuntament de Pallejà Ajuntament del Papiol Consell Comarcal del Baix Llobregat Consell Comarcal del Barcelonès Entitat Metropolitana del Medi Ambient Entitat Metropolitana del Transport Aena Autoritat Portuària de Barcelona Cambra Oficial de Comerç, Indústria i Navegació de Barcelona

Cercle d’Economia Comissió Obrera Nacional de Catalunya Consorci de la Zona Franca de Barcelona Diputació de Barcelona Fira de Barcelona Foment del Treball Nacional Mancomunitat de Municipis de l’Àrea Metropolitana de Barcelona Unió General de Treballadors de Catalunya Universitat de Barcelona

Pla Estratègic Metropolità de Barcelona

Ajuntament del Prat de Llobregat Ajuntament de l’Hospitalet de Llobregat Ajuntament de Sant Cugat del Vallès Ajuntament de Montcada i Reixac Ajuntament de Santa Coloma de Gramenet

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