Who we are
Institut Cerdà is a private independent foundation established in 1984 as an initiative of a group of Civil Engineers in Catalonia, led by Pedro Duran Farell, to commemorate the 125th anniversary of the approval of the Cerdà Plan (for the urban development of Barcelona).
Our founding purpose is to "contribute to the promotion of innovation and the on-going revitalization of society through appropriate approaches in the field of spatial planning, environment, research, development and innovation, information technology, culture and in the various sectors of the economy" exploiting the rigor and the objectivity that our independent position allows.
What are the trends in crisis management for the coming years?
Companies are going to focus more on culture than on protocols as the means to manage crisis situations. Culture that will be translated in three basic aspects: firstly prevention, the capacity to be prepared in front of any situation, regardless of whether or not it is new or unexpected; secondly, the ability to analyse, and to know how to analyse what has been done in past situations; and thirdly, and very importantly, the ability to relate permanently to all environments.
In 2009 the Fundación Laboral del Cemento y el Medio Ambiente (CEMA Foundation) published the first reference study on "Recycling and Recovery of Waste in the Cement Industry in Spain", based on work carried out by Institut Cerdà.read more