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BARCELONA



In Barcelona city, we developed several resilience projects;


  • Between 2008 and 2009, in close collaboration with the city council, we put in place the 3Ss® project that consists of an expert technical assessment of the security of urban services supply of Barcelona. This assessment also evaluates the quality of the operational plans dedicated to overcome urban services contingencies that are likely to put at risk the city. It permitted to identify the weak points of the urban services network as well as the areas of improvement. 
  • Based on this former project, between 2009 and 2012, we also supported Barcelona city to develop its TISU project. It consisted of designing and implementing an infrastructure that integrates all urban services in order to reach City Continuity, meaning a city capable of learning from adversity, continuously improving and effectively secure with its urban services supply. 
  •  We proposed the concept of an Integrative Centre of Urban Operations / Situation Room to Integrate all city functional information related to Urban Resilience. 
  •   We are working on the City Protocol in collaboration with other cities, research centres, Multilateral Organizations and NGOs to develop a Protocol of Urban Resilience. 


BARCELONA - OPTICITS

CATALONIA CITY CASES

LA GARROTXA , A VOLCANIC ZONE (White Paper soon available)

Garrotxa is a comarca (county) in GironaCataloniaSpain. Its population in 2001 was 47,747, more than half of them in the capital city of Olot. It is roughly equivalent to the historical county of Besalú.

http://www.smartresilientgarrotxa.cat/

TREMP

In Tremp (Pyrenees), we matured our scientific city assessment methodology called HAZUR®. Through that methodology, developed by the safety research group at IQS, we assessed the situation and the capability of the urban services network in Tremp. After this assessment, we were able to determine key urban processes, the variables to monitor them and made recommendations to increase the resiliency of the city.

(English version here)

WP_ESP WP_ESP [456 Kb]

IAJBS 18th Word Forum 2012

Improving Resilience of emergent cities: Industrial knowledge applied to the City Management. IAJBS 18th Word Forum 2012, Barcelona , 2012.


CONGRESO NACIONAL DEL MEDIO AMBIENTE - CONAMA 2012

Mejorando la Resiliencia de las ciudades: Conocimiento industrial aplicado a la Gestión de la Ciudad.

Congreso Nacional del Medio Ambiente, Madrid, 2012. 

CONAMA 2012 CONAMA 2012 [88 Kb]

RESILIENT CITIES BONN 2012

OptiCits, the necessary step towards Urban Resiliency