Commitment to Action

Rethinking the Superblock: Optimizing Cities for Greater Health and Wellbeing

Commitment by

IS Global

In 2016, The Barcelona Institute for Global Health (ISGlobal), in partnership with the Barcelona Agency for Urban Ecology (BCNecologia) and the Barcelona City Council, committed to redevelop 503 Barcelona city blocks using human health and wellbeing as the primary design driver. This “Superblock” model shifts the focus from motorized vehicles to create citizen spaces, improve public and active transport, and reallocate space previously used by cars for greenspace and community use. Over the next three years, ISGlobal will provide scientific evidence and expertise in epidemiology, health impact assessment modeling, and impact assessment indicators to optimize the initial 46 Superblocks as models for population health, ultimately impacting more than 23,000 city residents.

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Commitment

Rethinking the Superblock: Optimizing Cities for Greater Health and Wellbeing

Launched

2016

Est. Duration

3 years

Estimated Total Value

$565,000

Region

Europe

Countries

SPAIN

Commitment by

IS Global

Partner(s) of the Commitment Maker(s)

Barcelona City Council, BCNecologia