BCNUEJ

A Barcelona-based research lab focused on urban environmental justice

 

Are greener cities more equitable?

A Pilot Study in Barcelona

 

Food Privilege & Gentrification

Our studies on the changing role of food in ethnic communities

 

Alternative Tour of Barcelona

Exploring the city's contested spaces

 

Green Inequalities

February 17, 2017: An International Workshop on Urban Environmental Gentrification

 

TESS Policy Briefs

Towards European Societal Sustainability: The Role of Community-Based Initiatives

 

Barcelona Headquarters

In partnership with ICTA-UAB and IMIM institutes in Barcelona

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We develop novel research on environmental justice and sustainability that builds on urban planning, policy, and studies in social inequality and development.

 

Research Areas

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Sustainability

Critically assessing the motivations of urban sustainability intiatives and their effects, such as green gentrification.

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Health & Equity

Analyzing the patterns and causes of health inequality embedded in urbanization processes.

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Global Environments

Identifying how economic and political forces on a global scale shape urban environmental outcomes at a local level.

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New Methodologies

Developing the next generation of spatial analytic tools for analyzing urban environmental justice.

Poorer residents tend to be confined to precarious housing in neighborhoods with worse air quality, limited access to healthy and affordable food, substandard public transit, and lower quality parks.

Anguelovski (2015)

The planning of new green infrastructure has been shown to induce substantial speculation and gentrification.

Pearsall (2008)

In Barcelona, the risk of cardiovascular disease mortality is 4% lower, and that of all-cause mortality 8% lower, for residents with high residential exposure to green spaces.

Gascon et al. (2016)

 

Projects

TESS

TESS

GREENLULUS

GREENLULUS

Naturvation

Naturvation

ENABLE

ENABLE

Partners