The City Council and the AMB get directly involved to resolve the metro strike

Mobility. The two administrations have strengthened their team of negotiators in a bid to transmit a series of improvements in workers’ conditions to the works council.

More public toilets in Ciutat Vella in the summer

Equipaments. In addition to the six permanent urinals, nine temporary units have been installed for the peak tourist season.

Education in the city adapts to the needs of families

Education. There is less difference between schools with the greatest demand and those with the least. Thirteen million euros is being invested to improve schools and colleges.

Weekend: Colombia National Day, a giants meeting and a look back at Barcelona ’92

Free time. Colombian popular culture takes over the Parc del Fòrum, the Sant Jaume giants organise a parade around the Gothic neighbourhood and an exhibition uses 120 photos to remember the passion of the Olympics twenty five years ago.

Improvements to the design of municipal websites

Internet. The municipal websites La Meva Barcelona and Ajuntament have a new design, with enhanced features and usability.

More features for parking apps

Mobility. The ApparkB and AreaDUM apps feature a new tool to see available parking spaces in Barcelona on mobile devices, as well as enhanced user communication.

Towards the public management of water

Ecology. Barcelona, Badalona, Cerdanyola del Vallès, El Prat de Llobregat, Sabadell, Santa Coloma de Gramenet and Terrassa combine to defend public leadership in the management of water as an essential resource.

New taxes for new challenges

Municipal. Modifications to by-laws governing four taxes have been approved in order to boost local commerce, combat pollution and safeguard basic utilities for families at risk of social exclusion.

La Mercè 2017 has an opening speaker and a poster!

Festa Major. The city’s local festival includes two new venues in Sant Martí and Nou Barris, has a poster designed by Javier Mariscal and opens with a speech by the philosopher Marina Garcés.

Disruptions to traffic to cover the Ronda de Dalt in the Vall d’Hebron

Mobility. Work will be carried out from 21 July to 11 September and involves closing one lane to traffic in each direction between exits 5 and 6 in the summer.

A whole square to enjoy community values with the family

Participation. During festivities for La Mercè, associations in the city will be sharing their transformational values, filling Plaça Catalunya with shows, games, workshops, theatre, crafts, live music and exhibitions.

Getting tourists involved in combatting illegal tourist lets

Tourism. A campaign is under way which is backed up by a promotional initiative around the city’s main tourist attractions to make tourists jointly responsible and aware of the threat posed by illegal tourist lets.