Barcelona bans cars and boosts tech


Barcelona bans cars and boosts tech

Wall Street Journal

Planners in cities throughout the world have been wracking their brains to come up with ways to tap into the new technology economy to add jobs, spark economic development and boost real-estate values.


Barcelona has come up with an unusual solution: ban cars. 


One year ago Barcelona ordered most automobiles out of a 40 acre portion of a once dilapidated industrial area where the city has been trying to attract technology companies. The move has helped turn the area - named the 22@ District - into one of Barcelona's hottest office markets. 


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