Ruben-Erick Díaz Plaja
Senior Policy Advisor, Policy Planning Unit, Office of the Secretary General at NATO
“Barcelona and Brussels both have a problem. According to ISGlobal, both cities are in the top 10 most polluted cities in Europe.” Ruben-Erik Diaz-Plaja, policy advisor to the Office of the Secretary General of NATO, explains that Brussels is making progress in encouraging inhabitants to take action, “something that Barcelona could well learn from.”
He also points out that in Brussels the pandemic has shown up up social differences in access to green and public spaces and there have been initiatives to alleviate the situation with “the creation of dozens of kilometers of new bike lanes and traffic calming in order to create spaces for walking and playing.”
Read the article in La Vanguardia.