Ada Colau

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Ada Colau is the Mayor of Barcelona.

Background

Ada Colau Ballano (Barcelona, 1974) was elected in 2015 as Barcelona's first-ever woman mayor. Her professional life has been devoted to researching and championing human rights, with special emphasis on the right to housing. Under her leadership, Barcelona has increased social spending to historic levels, spearheaded initiatives to prevent gentrification by increasing public and social housing, created a municipal energy company and mainstreamed a gender perspective across all city policy.

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