- Description:In the coming decades, technological changes such as Artificial Intelligence, 5G, the development of zero carbon, climate change, the aging of the population, new social values, the knowledge economy and future mobility models will change the way that cities are designed and the way in which citizens relate to their metropolis.With this transformation, Barcelona Global wants to involve the top leaders of the current urban projects and experts in technology, science, Smart Cities, energy, culture and entrepreneurship to (re)think about the future of Barcelona and of its metropolitan region through a television documentary broadcasted internationally: 'Barcelona 2050'.For the production of this documentary, which will be released in Autumn 2020, we have the participation of the MediaPro Studios and MediaUrban team, as well as the involvement of a committee of experts that help us define the documentary and international well-known names to advise us through success stories from other global cities. In addition, we have the support of Aïgues de Barcelona and the Consorci de la Zona Franca.Through the Barcelona Global Summit: Sustainable Urban Planning project, we have involved 78 partners in 6 breakfasts with the heads of the urban projects currently being executed, to create content and knowledge for the preparation of the documentary.Goals:The documentary 'Barcelona 2050' aims to build the map of the Gran Barcelona of the next decades and imagine how future generations will live, seting up the main challenges they will face and highlighting examples of key urban planning plans and inspiring international experiences that respond to the changing needs of society, the economy and the planet.Members of this project:Ex Alcalde de BarcelonaPrivate ConsultantClos, Joan Private Consultant
Dr. Joan Clos is the former Executive Director of the United Nations Human Settlements Programme (UN-Habitat), at the level of Under Secretary General by the United Nations General Assembly. He held this office from October 2010-December 2017. During his mandate, Dr. Clos led the process of elaboration of the New Urban Agenda, and he was appointed Secretary-General of the United Nations Conference on Housing and Sustainable Urban Development (Habitat III). Born in Barcelona on 29 June 1949, he is a medical doctor with a distinguished career in public service and diplomacy. He was twice elected Mayor of Barcelona, serving two terms from 1997 until 2006. He was Minister of Industry, Tourism, and Trade of Spain between 2006 and 2008. This ministerial function included the Spanish Energy portfolio. Prior to joining the United Nations, he served as the Spanish Ambassador to Turkey and Azerbaijan. He is a medicine graduate from the Universidad Autónoma de Barcelona (UAB), and specialized in Public Health and Epidemiology at the University of Edinburgh (Scotland). Dr. Joan Clos then joined the Barcelona Municipal Government as the Director of Public Health in 1979. Elected as a city councilman between 1983 and 1987, he earned a reputation for improving municipal management and for urban renewal projects, notably managing the renovation of downtown Barcelona’s Ciutat Vella district.Inmobiliaria Colonial Socimi, S.A.Corporate Managing DirectorÚnico HotelsChairman & CEOGUARDANS, PAU Chairman & CEO
Hotelier. After a period in politics and a broad experience in business, in 2003 he founds his own business, Unico Hotels; a collection of luxury lifestyle hotels. He is compromised in strengthening civil society, he participates in numerous organizations such as BG and foundations. He is passionate about travelling, reading and talking.Barcelona GlobalCEOHernández, Mateu CEO
Mateu Hernández is the CEO of Barcelona Global, a non profit independent association made up of more than 800 members with the mission to make Barcelona one of the best cities in the world for talent and economic activity. International expert on local development. He is and has been advisor of several cities like NY, Oslo, Torino or London. Secretary of the International Advisory Board of the Smart City World Expo and Congress. He has also been the CEO for economic development for the city of Barcelona and CEO of its local development agency, Barcelona Activa.El Consorci de la Zona Franca de BarcelonaSpecial State DelegateNavarro Morera, Pere Special State Delegate
Graduated in Biological Sciences from the Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona (UAB), Pere Navarro i Morera (Terrassa, 23 December 1959) has had a long career which included experience as Mayor of Terrassa 2002-2012, First Secretary of the Socialist Party of Catalonia (PSC) between 2011 and 2014, and Representative in the Parliament and Chairman of this parliamentary group.RocaSalvatellaPresidentAigües de BarcelonaDirectora de Estrategia de Sostenibilidad y ComunicaciónMediaurbanCEOSisternas Tusell, Maria CEO
Is an expert in urban and digital transformation, with solid knowledge in the field of social sciences. Has extensive experience in the field of design of cities and urban consulting. Currently is leading Mediurban, an agency of Urban Content that drives projects of Smart Cities all around the world, specialized in innovation and technology applied in urban design and Masterplanning. Was Project Manager of Hátitat Urbano in Barcelona City Council between 2011 and 2015. Is a member of Urban Land Institute, MSc City Design and Social Sciences of London School of Economics and regular contributor of newspaper Ara. Participate in different global urban forums and has worked for local administrations and international organizations like PNUD, World Bank Institute and a network of cities MedCités.