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Digital cities

Barcelona is among the ten most attractive European cities for digital entrepreneurship.

Source: European Digital City Index 2016, Nesta and the European Digital Forum think tank.

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Attractive investor

Catalonia will be the best area in southern Europe in which to invest in 2018/2019.

Source: Financial Times ranking 2018, fDi Magazine.

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A leader in integration and hospitality

Barcelona is a city of peace and solidarity. Its citizens have opened the doors of their city to welcome people from all over the world who dream of a better life.

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Security

Barcelona is among the 15 safest cities in the world.

Source: The Safe Cities Index 2017, The Economist Intelligence Unit.

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Global Innovation

Barcelona stands as the 13th most innovative city in the world and the 5th in Europe.

Source: Innovation CitiesTM Index 2016/2017, 2thinknow.

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Public Transport

84.6% of commuter journeys within the city of Barcelona are made via sustainable means, whether via public transport, on foot or by bicycle.

Source: Autoritat del Transport Metropolità, 2017.

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Talent and knowledge

The Catalan capital is the 20th most attractive city in the world for global talent.

Source: Global Talent Competitiveness Index 2017, ADECCO Group.

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Social cohesion

Half of all Barcelona residents live in middle-class neighbourhoods. Inequalities between districts are lower than in other cities, and we are working to reduce them further.

Source: Report on disposable family income, 2016.

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UNESCO World Heritage

Nine locations across Barcelona have been named by UNESCO as World Heritage Sites.

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Habitable and green city

Barcelona will have 165 hectares of new green spaces by 2030 as we work towards building a sustainable city for future generations.

Source: Ajuntament de Barcelona, 2018.

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Against climate change

Barcelona has committed to becoming a carbon neutral city by 2050. A thousand organisations have signed the Barcelona Climate Commitment.

Source: C40 Cities Climate Leadership Group/Barcelona City Council, 2018.

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