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.

Manuela Moulian 2022