Creating a collective vision for Sabadell 2030

The Pilot Project

Covadonga Urban Lab, a new space for collective creation and innovation in Sabadell

Within the framework of the UCITYLAB project, funded by the ERASMUS + program of the European Union, the Autonomous University of Barcelona is developing te Covadonga Urban Lab pilot project. With this proposal where the university is linked, from its broadest meaning, with the city and the territory, it wants to build a new space for experimentation, co-creation and collective innovation.

As an urban laboratory, it is an open space for citizens and different urban and social agents who want to collectively imagine, create, test and implement solutions to the main social, urban and environmental challenges facing the Covadonga district and the city of Sabadell in general.

Throughout the year 2020, the implementation of the Covadonga Urban Lab pilot project will be carried out through different activities and events, opening the possibility for all those interested to participate.


The Challenges

What are the main urban and social strategic challenges for Sabadell and the Covadonga district?

Innovation, knowledge & culture district

What are the steps needed to build a rich ecosystem of innovation and knowledge in the neighborhood?

Sport & Health District

How can innovative urban design promote healthier, more active lifestyles?

Circular District / Energetic
& Ecologic transition

How can we deal with environmental and climate challenges by eveloping and testing innovative solutions?

Inclusive district

How can innovative participatory processes promote citizen participation and inclusion in urban design?








The project in numbers


The local network

The pilot project is developed in relation to two working groups: the Local Interest Group, which provides the challenges and the local knowledge and and the Academic Group, which brings the expertise and creativity to respond to these challenges.

The Acadèmic Group

During the Pilot four higher education institutions with different expertises will participate in a transdisciplinary and collaborative space.

Together with the Local Interest Group, they will work jointly to come up with possible responses to the social and urban challenges of the city and neighborhood.
For each of the participant subjects, the resulting projects can be consulted by clicking to the corresponding link.

Projectes d'Intervenció, del
Grau en Psicologia Social >>

Projectes d'Innovació Tecnològica, del Grau en Empresa i Tecnologia >>

Geografia Humana Aplicada >>

Geografia Social i Cultural >>,

del Grau en Geografia i Ordenació del Territori


Projecte final de postgrau, del Postgrau en Smart Cities >>

Urbanística 4 >>

Urbanística 3 >>

del Grau en Estudis d'Arquitectura


Projecte final de màster, del Màster en Tecnologies per les  Smart Cities i Smart Grids



Digital Transformation del Master in Management >>


The Acadèmic Group

The Local Interest Group

Within the framework of the quadruple helix, the project is counting with the collaboration of diverse agents coming from the public administration, the university, the business fabric and the citizens.
Academia / Research
Public Administration
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Business / industry
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Citizens / society
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Activities / events

The team

Konstantinos Kourkoutas, PhD


Coordinador CORE Smart Cities UAB

Investigador Principal

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Marta Carrasco Bonet

Urbanist / Arquitect

Tècnica de Coordinació

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Àngela Serrano Ferigle

Head of Unit of Research Strategic Developement,


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Campus Sabadell UAB

Carrer Emprius,2

08202 Sabadell

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© 2019 by UAB team for UCITYLAB.

Blanca Arellano

Directora Máster Planificación Urbana, Sostenibilidad y Cambio Climático. Smart Cities: ciudad-tecnología-sostenibilidad // Universitat Politecnica de Catalunya (UPC)

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