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In Pontevedra, efforts to turn streets over to people has improved quality of life -- and proven politically popular.
Ignacio Amigo August 30, 2017
When two small towns got talking, what emerged was a new Mediterranean recipe for food procurement.
Amy Labarrière July 21, 2017
Ada Colau, Alcaldesa de Barcelona, y Manuela Carmena, Alcaldesa de Madrid, llegaron al poder el año pasado en medio de una ola de descontento popular, a causa de la crisis inmobiliaria y financiera en España.
Gregory Scruggs October 19, 2016
Barcelona Mayor Ada Colau and Madrid Mayor Manuela Carmena rode to power last year on a wave of popular discontent over Spain’s real-estate-driven financial crisis.
Gregory Scruggs October 19, 2016

A typical superblock consists of nine square blocks, with the periphery open to all traffic but only local access to interior streets, Vox reports. 

August 22, 2016

Developers poured money and resources into misguided city-building projects that now sit empty, the Huffington Post reports. 

March 8, 2016

The mayor of Ador has proclaimed 2 pm to 5 pm as the tiny city’s official naptime, UPI reports. 

July 21, 2015

Despite central Madrid’s foot-friendly makeover, the average Madrileño scoffs at walking to work, school or the bar, CityMetric reports. 

July 17, 2015

Mayor José Antonio Rodriguez Salas has urged all 3,500 residents of Jun to use Twitter to interact instantly with local government, the Guardian reports.

July 6, 2015

A spring 2015 conference hosted by the Project for Public Spaces will showcase how Barcelona has spread 43 public markets across the city’s neighborhoods.

December 3, 2014

The only vehicles to be permitted in Madrid’s city center would be those owned by residents who live there and motorcycles and delivery trucks during limited hours, Streetsblog USA reports. 

October 2, 2014

The city will use its prize money to create a digital community designed to serve as a support network for elderly citizens, according to Bloomberg Philanthropies. 

September 23, 2014
The cities hope being less proscriptive about what they want to buy will let entrepreneurs bring more innovative ideas to everyday urban problems.
Christopher Swope July 17, 2014

A technology touted as a miracle for cities may be less useful and more costly than originally thought, Tod Newcombe reports in Government Technology

June 19, 2014

New parking meters coming to Madrid offer discounts to fuel sippers while charging extra for gas guzzlers, the Guardian reports. 

May 19, 2014

Hong Kong, Los Angeles and Barcelona have also experimented with the idea of escalators as public transport.

Yoyce A. Jones April 10, 2014

A detailed blueprint updated every 15 years would transform the auto-clogged capital of Spain into a pedestrian’s dream, reports The Atlantic Cities.

December 16, 2013
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