“Cap on vas, Barcelona?” Expert Panel


Marta Rofín speaks in interdisciplinary expert panel on the urban challenges faced by the Barcelona Metropolitan Region

Why do architects, engineers, town planners and geographers also have to talk about health?
Easy. Because the environments that we plan, project, design and construct, condition our lifestyles, the way we move, the human relationships that we have, the air we breathe and even our mood. Our environment determines our well-being. And health is just this: “a complete state of physical and mental well-being, and not just the absence of disease” (WHO, 1948).

Understanding the relationship between urbanism and health allows us to integrate it into our work, be aware of what we do, and use health as a planning tool.

The conference was orgnised by the College of the Engineering of Camins, Canals and Ports of Catalonia, to bring together expert perspectives on how urban planning can responds to the challenges of the Barcelona metropolitan area.

Xavier Matilla, Head Architect of Barcelona City Council
Xavier Mariño, Director of the Area for the Development of Urban Planning Policies of the Barcelona Metropolitan Area
Agustí Serra, Director General of Territorial Planning, Urban Planning and Architecture of the Generalitat de Catalunya
Chair: Andreu Ulied, President of the Urban and Territorial Planning Committee of the Col·legi de l’Enginyeria de Camins, Canals i Ports

Expert Panel on urban planning and major social, economic and environmental challenges:
Anna Gener, economist. CEO of Savills Barcelona
Ramon Gras, civil engineer. Founding partner of Aretian
Mariona Prat, geographer. Head of the Poblesec Neighbourhood Plan project.
Marta Rofin, architect. Head of the Healthy Cities department at Bax&Company.
Moderated by: Javier Ortigosa, member of the board of the Col·legi de l’Enginyeria de Camins, Canals i Ports