Josep Maria de Porcioles i Colomer

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Josep Maria de Porcioles
108th Mayor of Barcelona
In office
15 March 1957 – 11 May 1973
Preceded by Antoni Maria Simarro i Puig
Succeeded by Enric Masó i Vázquez
Personal details
Born (1904-09-15)September 15, 1904
Died September 3, 1993(1993-09-03) (aged 89)
Vilassar de Dalt
Political party None

Josep Maria de Porcioles i Colomer (Catalan pronunciation: [ʒuˈzɛb məˈɾi.ə ðə pursiˈɔɫəz]) (Amer July 15, 1904 – Vilassar de Dalt September 3, 1993) was the mayor of Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain for sixteen years, from March 15, 1957 until May 11, 1973, during the dictatorship of Franco.[1] His long administration is associated with the rapid economic and industrial growth of the city during Spain's desarrolisme and unplanned urban sprawl in Barcelona to accommodate the hundreds of thousands of immigrants attracted to the city from southern Spain. He was finally forced to retire in 1973 due to neighbourhood protests over the poor quality of the housing in the new areas and lack of social provision, and the speculation and corruption associated with the mayor.[2]

Preceded by
Antoni M. Simarro i Puig
Mayor of Barcelona
Succeeded by
Enric Massó i Vázquez


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  2. ^ Hughes, R, (1992), Barcelona, London, p. 12.