Productive fabric

We work with economic data to provide data analysis, critical cartography and urban planning.
Even if the city is a productive fabric, the analysis of economic patterns has not been traditionally included in the urban planning agenda. However, nowadays we have new approaches to comprehend dynamic global and local economic trends happening in cities – like the 24 hour city, the urban tourism or the commercial gentrification- by means of credit card transactions, rent prices or business licenses data.
By analysing this information, we can understand the correlation between urban factors and the leverage of both traditional and innovation economy. What type of activities does the city absorb and where  should they be placed? Is mixed-use better than specialisation? How can the design of economic activities impact positively or negatively the quality of life and the prosperity of citizens?

A tool to ensure successful coexistence between commercial activity and residents’ quality of life.

How can we measure the impact of tourism in a city? The project Touristification is a new approach to define the gentrification caused by tourism in the city of Madrid.

‘Morphologies of Tourism’ is an analitical description of the current state of tourism in Barcelona through its causes and impacts.

Can urban fabric foster innovation? This research developed in the metropolitan area of Barcelona demonstrates the correlation between urban fabric and the emergence of innovation economy.

The Atlas of the Commercial Centralities in the AMB (to be released) aims to analyse the distribution of commercial activities in the metropolitan of Barcelona. We have updated cartographic databases containing the location of more than 300.000 registers. We have

Este conjunto de cartografías explora las posibilidades que ofrecen los datos acumulados de las transacciones realizadas mediante tarjetas de crédito que el equipo de BBVA Data & Analytics recoge de los datáfonos de los comercios. La información tratada si bien

The research ‘Geographies of Innovation’ aims to define what form innovation takes in urban areas, exploring spatial relations between innovative initiatives to identify success stories and potential knowledge transfer. The research specifically examines the necessary urban conditions to promote innovation,