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CELEBRATING
WORLD CITIES DAY
IN BARCELONA,
2018

The United Nations has designated every 31st of October as World Cities Day. The aim is to promote the international community’s interest in global urbanization, push forward cooperation among countries in meeting opportunities and addressing challenges of urbanization, and contributing to sustainable urban development around the world. Read more

COME TO THE CELEBRATION OF WORLD CITY DAY!

World Cities Day features events all over the world to raise awareness about the importance of creating resilient cities and to inspire change. In Barcelona, there will also be a WORLD CITIES DAY CELEBRATION: a day full of activities for families to learn through play how we can rethink our cities and make them more sustainable, resilient and friendly for citizens.

The celebration is promoted by UN-Habitat together with Barcelona City Council along with numerous entities and local organizations.



WHERE?


In the 'superblock' of Sant Antoni.

c/ Tamarit, entre c/ Comte d'Urgell i Comte Borrell
08011, Barcelona

Metro (L2): Sant Antoni

WHEN?

Day: Saturday 27 th October, 2018.
Time: from 10am to 2pm.




WORKSHOPS AND ACTIVITIES

ZERO WASTE IN THE CITY

CAMPAIGN FOR THE IMPROVEMENT OF CITY CLEANING IN BARCELONA – BARCELONA CITY COUNCIL

Clean cities are the perfect example of co-responsibility. The work of municipal services is equally important as the actions of its citizens. With interactive panels and an information point, we will find ways to encourage waste reduction and create a cleaner city.

WE FEEL NATURE

TORRE BARÓ CASTLE, DISTRICT OF NOU BARRIS – BARCELONA CITY COUNCIL

Urban greening brings great benefits to urban populations. In this session we will learn about the relationship between insects and plants through fun activities for all audiences, and discover why they are so important to each other.

BCNCONVIURE, BCNTRANSFORMAR

URBAN ECOLOGY – BARCELONA CITY COUNCIL

In cities, the culture of sustainability is spreading. We will experiment with two key sustainably practices to assess how they can reduce our environmental impact, and discover how we can build the city in which we would like to live.

GUARDIANS OF SILENCE

METROPOLITAN AREA OF BARCELONA

Noise pollution affects the health of urban inhabitants. Through various family-oriented activities we will discover how noise pollution affects our daily life, and explore what can be done to reduce it.

ENERGY-GENERATING BICYCLES

BARCELONA CITY COUNCIL

An energy transition is taking place. In this activity we will make popcorn using the energy generated by static bicycles, exploring the potential of renewable energies, and the possibility of producing one’s own energy.

THE SUSTAINABLE CITY

WASTE TREATMENT CENTRE OF EL MARESME

Managing a city is not easy. Participants of this card game have to try to maintain the fragile balance between economy, sustainability and happiness in a city, learning about the real-life challenges it brings.

THE CELEBRATION OF WATER

WATERS OF BARCELONA

Water is a vital natural resource. These water games for the whole family will teach us about the water cycle in cities, and show us how to use this essential resource responsibly.

EXPERIENCE ENERGY

NATURGY FOUNDATION

We are increasingly dependent on energy. Through this activity we will learn about the energy sources of the future and the key role of energy efficiency, by manipulating and experimenting with interactive modules.

HAPPY KIDS DESIGN FOR A BETTER CITY

SIX FINGERS SPAIN

In the future cities will become more sustainable and capable of reducing the impact of global warming. This activity is made up of games and activities to enhance the expression of emotions, design and creativity.

LUKE, THE VALENCIAN TOOTH CARP

LAVOLA

The greening of cities brings great benefits for urban residents and for the urban environment. This workshop will assess the importance of green spaces in cities through the adventures of a Valencian tooth carp, an endangered species endemic to our territory.

SEE YOU THERE!

Watch the video from last year’s celebration when the Sant pau Art Nouveau Site (Recinte Modernista de Sant Pau) opened its doors to the public.

Listen to the World Cities Day playlist and add your song!
More information in the Concept Notes
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