In the past, a lot of the things that nowadays are built and urbanized, then were croplands. This indicate that the society of about a hundred years ago were very rural. From two of the places that we have chosen, one was a town full of country houses (Gurb) and the other is a tiny city surrounded by croplands and country houses. In this city every fabric was localized in a strategic place, like in the rivers o next to the roads. In the actuality, the fabrics are far from the urban centre, in industrial estates.

The actual society have evolved up to one point where we are almost not rural, and every time less. This evolution intensified recently with the estate bubble. Thanks to that we can predict that, if there isn’t a big change, everything will be urbanized. If this continue like this, we can predict that in one hundred years, the city of Vic could grow by 150%.

Another effect that will modify the society of the future is the climatic change. This will cause many train tracks to be replaced by more eco-friendly trains. The climatic change will cause that the new buildings will be designed to take full advantage of renewable energies. Although having a lot of pollution, the fabrics won’t stop growing, a lot of them will change to renewable energies, but others will continue to use oil. But thanks to the technology revolution, nobody will go t work to the fabrics, instead everybody will work in home with the internet. In the future, the localization of the factories won’t change too much, the actual industrial zone, “Mas Gali”, will increase in a considerably size and the industrial zone “Les Casasses” won’t change. The industrial zone “el Burger”, that it’s relatively new, will increase too and near that it will be a new industrial zone named “poligon de la Moda”, orientate to all the fabrics of the textile industry, like Inditex or Mango.


Here we have 3 photos from Gurb

We can see that the first one is all fields, the second one we start seeing some houses and the present we see that there is almost no fields and they do a sports centre. The evolution is from fields to fields and roads and finally a lot of houses with some fields.

This are 3 photos from the industrial zone,

The last photo we can clearly see that it has been transformed into an industrial zone, but the other two without heads, without any signal the queen of the future of a polygon. 


In the photos we can see the evolution of Vic. This has always been a city, but we can see that it has grown its urbanization a very big range.

Here we can see the industrial zone, like the other photos, in the past everything were fields, but now everything is urbanized.

Here we can see the road c-17, a very important road. Few years ago, this road wasn’t here, and we can imagine it was difficult to get to Barcelona, since it unites with Vic and Barcelona.


These are the images were you can see Gurb before and now. Years ago, Gurb didn’t have any urbanization but through the years it has grown.


In the past there was just one industrial polygon in Vic next to the river called Adoberies.

Nowadays there are seven polygons in Vic. They’re called: Mas Gali, Mas Bigas, Mas Beuló, Polígon Les Casasses, Polígon Malloles and Polígon el Bruguer.


Formerly there was a polygon in Gurb which was called Malars, located in the north of Gurb.


We have analized the evolution of several towns and cities and we have checked that the extension of the habitat zones is increasing faster than ever. For that reason we believe that in 50 years from now Gurb’s extension will be wider. We have the same thought about Vic. If it’s growing doesn’t stop we believe that the two civilizations will become one.

Moreover, we live in an age where the climatic change is one of the most problematic effect threatening our planet. Luckily, several energies satisfy our basic necessities using natural sources, which are capable to renew and not pollute. This is the reason why the houses will be sustainables and most of the streets pedestrians. 

On the other hand, thanks to technology, cities will have a different image from now. According to the El newspaper these are some conclusions: “The storage technologies are necessary to garantie us an stable supply”. Because of that, “Endesa is working for the technologic growth to compensate the lack of prevision and the intermittence of the renewable energies”. “The energy on wheels: Vehicle-to-Grid (V2G)”.

With those characteristics  that civilizations will have we imagine a new map with plenty of houses and Smart cities where technology will be present at the street.

About the growth we can imagine a future which Gurb will have a huge extension. In a consequence of that change, the fields will also change. Most of them will be populated. 

Furthermore, there will be a rise of trade. This will produce an increase about tourism. For that reason the commercial zone will be located between Vic and Gurb and the industries on the outskirts.

As a conclusion, we can predict a more sustainable and wider population.


Taking into account the differences between the past and the present, we think that future houses will have solutions to improve the climatic change. Ara Newspaper claim that house distribution, relationship between neighbourhood and its energy will not be the same as nowadays.

The living accommodations will be cheaper and will be built with light materials to be able to distribute the house with facility.  “We need homes able to use them all our live and that they answer our necessities. However, this is not possible with stiff structures.”

Talking into Santacana’s opinion, houses will have more patios, balconies and more exterior and common spaces to make people relate themselves.

Nowadays there are appliances that help with the cost which produce the energy, although there’s a problem which not everybody can’t allow themselves because of the location or the money.

The achievement of
efficiency depends on fixed elements such as the insulation of walls and
windows, the orientation of the house or the installation of domotic systems
that allow an optimal management of the consumption” says Santacana. For this
reason, there will be a change when building to isolate from the cold and hot. There
will also be solar panels.

Finally, the buildings will have roofs will be covered of plants and vegetal complements, in order to do cities more sustainable.  


Here you’llsee some news that happened many years ago, few years ago or nowadays.

Chronicle – Tuesday, 13th February 1883

An executive commission of Colon is made for fill a vacancy of it, because the previous workers died. Everyone approves the proposal. There are 120.000p destined to the monument construction.

They agree with the organitzation that there will be a visit to the Torra and San’s factory, near the station, and visitors will have a breakfast prepared were they will be able to taste different hams or sausages made in the factory.

In this new we can see that industrial people in Vic and Barcelona’s bourgeoisie have a great relationship.

Chronicle – Thursday, 21st August 1884

There was a huge thunderstorm in Vic, Ribes, Granollert, Mollet and some towns in the coast, even though Vic was the most affected. There were hailstones bigger that hen eggs. It destroyed forests and it made so much trouble in Vic’s train station and other buildings. There were hailstones bigger that hen eggs. It also destroyed vineyard and fields in other towns.

Catalan food sector damaged by Russian crisis – Sunday, 6th September

Catalan food industry is seriously damaged bu Russian crissis, and pig industry is punished by price defense. Companies from Tarradellas and Espina are affected, because they sent merchandise to Moscou. Fially, a lot of company strategies will be modified.

30 more roads after finishing Eix Transversal – Tuesday, 29th September 1998

After finishing Eix Transversal, more than 30 more roads are made with a value of 46.000 euros.

A new Pascual factory – Saturday, 22nd October 2005

The milk factory “Pascual” opens a factory in Gurb. To celebrate their opening they make a presentation at “El Sucre” where there assist more than 200 farmers from Osona. The factory gives a job to hundreds of people.

Optical fiber arrives at Osona – 14th August 2018

Diputació de Barcelona has started to do the job about putting opctical fiber throughout Osona. It is the first execution fase that will arrive to 26 townships and will be finished before 2016. 7,9 million euros will be invested in 114,2km of roads. More than 78 thousand people will be benefited


MAPS: ( Mapa planimètric de Gurb, any 1914. Creador: Instituto Geográfico y Estadístico [Espanya]. Còpia feta pel Servei Geogràfic de la Mancomunitat de Catalunya. Drets (Vich: [plànol de la ciutat]. Any: 1930.  Editor digital: Institut Cartogràfic i Geològic de Catalunya. Drets  (Comparació de mapes tant de Vic com de Gurb 1900. Font:Institut Cartogràfic i Geològic de Catalunya CC-BY 4.0, Font:Ministerio de Defensa ) (Visor de canvis urbanístics, 3 anys diferents [1946/47, 1955/56, actual]. Creador: ICGC. ) (Plano industrial y comercial de Vich. Any: 1881. Autor: Calvet y Boix, Juan. Drets: ) (Vic: Id.Full: 291-100. Versió: 7, Edició: 15, Data de Vol: 2017-05/2017-05, Data Edició: 2018-05   Gurb: Id. Full: 291-99, Versió: 7, Edició: 15, Data de Vol: 2017-05/2017-05, Data Edició: 2018-05)

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Llibre Malars (extret de Sandra) (07/02/2019)

Document imprès del ferrocarril a Vic (extret de Sandra) (07/02/2019) (14/02/2019)

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How do you think the industrialized factories will be in the future?

I think they will be robbed. Maximum will be controlled by 3 people. They will control the factory from home.


How do you think the industrialized factories will be in the future?

Fully technified and there will be 0 workers.


How do you think the industrialized factories will be in the future?

We will enjoy more the free time because all the factories will be robbed.


In the left photo, we can see Gurb Town Hall. From the beginning it has had the same function. We can see fields and roads around the Town Hall.

Nowadays there is an elderly residence and the doctor. There are also the same fields and roads.


In the image of the left, we can see les escoles noves de Gurb from the top. Since the first day, that building was a primary and kindergarten. Now, it have the same structure and the same function.


On the left photo, token in 2003, we can see the old schools from Gurb, it was active for many years as a school of all ages up to 16 years. The road we can see is the Sant Bartomeu road.

Nowadays the landscape has not changed: the building aesthetically has only changed the color. Now it has the function of a cultural center where you can do all kinds of events and activities.


La Farinera is one of the landscape that mostly  has changed in the time. In the left photo we can see that there’s a big garden in the surrounding and some buildings too.

In the right image we can see how the time has passed. The gardens have disappeared and there’s a lot of buildings around now.


The photo on the left was taken in 1926 and we can see “el pont the Queralt”, which is a roman bridge. It cross the Meder river. Next to the rock bridge there was a tannery.

Nowadays there are no differences: the buildings around the bridge hasn’t changed and the tannery is still there but in ruins.