Mapping Food and Health Premises in Barcelona: an Approach to Logics of Distribution and Proximity of Essential Urban Services
PublisherMultidisciplinary Digital Publishing Institute (MDPI)
Rights accessOpen Access
The research analyzes the image of Barcelona and compares differences in quantity, variety and proximity of some essential services in diverse urban fragments. Focusing on food and health premises as critical universal services, series of maps provide overviews on the intensity of use to which each service is subjected, latent logics of their physical proximity and performance in regular urban fabrics due to the combination of activities and population distribution. The research uses a methodological approach and parameterization of the minimum daily urban mixture to highlight the uniqueness of the case of Barcelona, distinguished by the compactness of the urban fabric and the contiguity of activities, and to describe an extensive characterization of areas that from this perspective can be considered hyper-served or under-served. This investigation aims to contribute to the understanding of the necessity of the urban mixture and to provide clues about the distribution of services and activities.
CitationCrosas, C.; Gomez, E. Mapping Food and Health Premises in Barcelona: an Approach to Logics of Distribution and Proximity of Essential Urban Services. "International Journal of Geo-Information", 13 Desembre 2020, vol. 9, núm. 12, p. 1-25.