Looking for a restaurant serving sustainable and healthy food? Or a shop selling local and organic food products? In Barcelona, you can consult the city’s +Sustainable Barcelona Map to find sustainable shops, businesses and other initiatives around the city.
The map is a participatory tool with the aim of gathering initiatives, resources and experiences that could be useful for others. The content of the map was developed through collaborative workshops involving citizens.
The +Sustainable Barcelona website also serves as a social network, bringing likeminded citizens together to share stories, photos and propose points of interest.
Points on the map are identified with icons in seven categories: commerce, services and tourism; businesses and organisations; environmental information and education; eco-innovation and environmental facilities; mobility and accessibility; community participation and innovation; and natural and cultural heritage.
There are already hundreds of locations on the map, and more are being added. The initiative is the result of a collaboration between government, business and third sector organisations, and is part of the Open Green Map initiative, in which over 850 cities from 65 countries participate.
We published a short case study on the map in ‘European smart cities using ICT’, a collection of case studies from Green Digital Charter signatories available here.
Or visit the map yourself to find out more: www.bcnsostenible.cat
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