Green city and biodiversity

Now is the time to make possible the city we imagine

A few days ago, we published the article “COVID-19 crisis: an opportunity to rethink our cities” in which we analyzed the implications of the pandemic in areas such as urban planning, public space, and urban mobility. That first reflection was focused on the short term and how we thought we should act over the next few weeks and months. In fact, initiatives that go in this direction can already…


COVID-19 crisis: an opportunity to rethink our cities

“Diseases configure cities. Some of the most representative urban management and planning developments – like the Metropolitan Board of Works in London or the wastewater treatment systems from mid-19th century-, have been stablished as a response to public health crisis like cholera” (Ian Klaus, Citylab). The way we will end up with this COVID-19 crisis presents today a high degree of…


Lavola recognised for its sustainable mobility strategy

The Company Travel Plan (PDE) is a global strategy to optimise the mobility of workers, favouring the use of alternative modes of transport to the private vehicle and rationalising the use of the car, both in the mobility of access to the workplace and on mission. Lavola already designed its first internal mobility strategy in 2007. Recently, this Company Travel Plan has been revised, updated and…


Sustainable planning of 3 cities of Colombia

Lavola Colombia, in consortium with the Foundation for Climate Research (FIC), has carried out a greenhouse gases inventory, roadmap and mitigation assessment, as well as the vulnerability risk analysis and urban growth planning for the cities of Popayán and Sincelejo-Corozal, Colombia. The project is part of the “Emerging Sustainable Cities” Programme funded  by the Inter-American Development…


The renovation project of the Rambla in Barcelona is presented in public

The winning proposal of the Rambla de Barcelona transformation contest was presented at a public event on November 23. The winner of the international competition convened by the Barcelona City Council has been the interdisciplinary team km-ZERO, with whom Lavola collaborates offering advice on environmental sustainability and energy efficiency. The proposal presented by km-ZERO will allow…