European Action Plan for the City and the Earth, presented at the Mies van der Rohe Pavilion, Barcelona, 4 October, 2022
The future of the earth, its ecosystems, and our own civilization will be decided in and by our cities. Only if we ensure that the material, means, and methods with which we build and manage our cities are primarily drawn from regionally available and sustainably managed biological resources can we transform our urban settlements from culprits of climate change to catalysts of eco-systemic healing. The vision for a regenerative built environment has been described in the Toward Re-Entanglement: A Charter for the City and the Earth, presented in Rome in June 2022. Now is the time to put this vision into reality. The Barcelona Protocol calls on European cities to take a lead.
The Barcelona Protocol is an initiative of Bauhaus Earth, Institute for Advanced Architecture of Catalonia (IAAC), European Forest Institute (EFI), Barcelona City Council. Working group members (in alphabetical order): Marcia Gervé (Bauhaus Earth), Vicente Guallart (IAAC), Daniel Ibanez (IAAC), Indy Johar (Dark Matter Laboratories), Andreja Kutnar (InnoRenew), Xavier Matilla (Barcelona City Council), Philipp Misselwitz (Bauhaus Earth), Alan Organschi (Bauhaus Earth), Marc Palahí (EFI), Ariadna Miquel (Barcelona City Council), Giuseppe Scarascia-Mugnozza (EFI BioCities Facility)