Poligoneres: Diagnosis.
Gender Justice in the Industrial Areas on the Right Bank of the Besòs

“Poligoneres” is a study that focuses on the industrial areas in the right bank of the Besòs River, including Bon Pastor, Torrent d’Estadella, la Verneda Industrial, and Montsolís. The industrial areas in the right bank of the Besòs require a comprehensive intervention with a gender-inclusive perspective to promote the transformation of urban spaces in terms of accessibility and safety. This transformation aims to ensure that everyone can work, use these industrial areas, and move around the area with full autonomy and equal opportunities. Moreover, it is essential to progressively shift towards an economic model with innovative and social criteria, placing elements of feminist economics at the forefront. This includes promoting quality employment for women, supporting women’s entrepreneurship, and increasing their participation in traditionally male-dominated sectors, thus empowering them within society. Furthermore, it is crucial to ensure that caregiving and other life-sustaining work can be carried out under the best conditions.

Therefore, the strategic objective of “Poligoneres” is twofold: on one hand, it aims to bring about a transformation of the public spaces within the industrial areas based on an urbanism of everyday life. On the other hand, it seeks to make these industrial areas engines for gender justice in the economic world. 

Collaboration in this study is structured into three support blocks: research, writing, and representation.



[1,620,343 inhabitants]



Type of project

Urban Strategies

Urban pedaogy


5 months [2020-2021]


Gender Services and Time

Policy Department, Barcelona

City Council

Barcelona Regional Urban

Development Agency, S.A



*estel (Alba Domínguez Ferrer,

Arnau Boix i Pla

Konstantina Chrysostomou,

Marc Deu Ferrer)


Barcelona Regional Urban

Development Agency, S.A

(Ana Paricio Cárceles)


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