The digital emergency
The challenge of achieving an inclusive digital transformation across Barcelona and the metropolitan area
Urbanisation and digitalisation are unstoppable waves
The global urbanisation rate has risen:
from 29% in 1950
to an expected 61% in 2030.
This is linked to the 4th Industrial Revolution, which is characterised by a rise in digital technologies and automation.
In progressively urban, digitalised societies, the risk of digital exclusion is greater
The Covid-19 pandemic has worsened existing structural inequalities, as in
the case of the feminisation of poverty.
The theory of intersectionality provides the framework needed to manage the digital emergency
It explains that
social identities and their associated inequalities
come together in the same individual.
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