Spatialities

We gather, analyse and represent urban data to understand the behavior and evolution of distinct issues related to cities in order to make urban planning and management proposals to improve cities; from morphological, economic, social and tourist studies to master plans.
We provide data analysis, data products, data platforms, cartographies and urban planning services for communities, public bodies and companies from cities and regions of all sizes.

Touristification in Madrid
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.
Ciutat Vella Data Atlas
The Data Atlas is a collection of 200 cartographies that explore urban uses and their conflicts in the historic center of Barcelona (district of Ciutat Vella). The project has been carried out in the context of the diagnosis of the
Geographies of Innovation in the metropolitan area of Barcelona
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. Innovation is more urban than ever. Cities and metros around the world are experiencing

The best past is not the shortest. A survey to understand how citizens choose their path in a neighbourhood

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

Which layers of information are necessary to rethink the urban model of a city?

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

Access to knowledge and information has changed radically in the last 20 years. The universal nature, speed and hyper-connectivity of the new Information and Communication Technologies (ICTs) have transformed our way of thinking, living and communicating with our environment. The

In the context of the Open Data revolution, we are experiencing a Data Divide affecting the most vulnerable segments of society. Today, extreme poverty is a question still to be digitised in almost every city in the world. As people

The aim of dataWar project is to find new strategies to map territories in conflict situations. During wars or humanitarian crises, data shall not be trusted. The quality of information could become very poor, partial or even false. The opposing

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 Barcelona Metropolitan Area (AMB) plays a leading role in the context of Europe. Its strategic geographic position and population density are supported by a network of transport (railway, road, sea and air) and communications that interconnects it to the

Dynamic maps portray the behaviour of inhabitants of the metropolis, which is not only a static space comprised of buildings, streets and parks, but also a very dynamic area with flows of activities and movements. The population lives in one

The mobility of people and goods in the metropolis has increased greatly in the last forty years, while it has gone from a radial pattern centred in Barcelona to a configuration of the road network articulated from municipal sub-centres. The

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,

‘Barcelona Dynamics’ is a collection of 24 cartographies analyzing the growing complexity of the metropolitan territory of Barcelona over the past 40 years. The Metropolitan Authority of Barcelona (AMB) is currently drafting a new Metropolitan Urban Master Plan (PDU) -the

atNight project aims to constitute a first step towards the construction of nightscape image, a necessary first contribution to the (re)definition of the nigh-time identity. We have taken the opportunity to explore the potential of city’s representation techniques -by means