“Bilbao-Pittsburgh: Post-Industrial Cities” workshop

Following a request made by Bilbao International, the Association is collaborating on a Workshop-Roundtable called “Bilbao-Pittsburgh: Post-Industrial Cities” at the Irazabal-Matiko Auzo Factory.

Bilbao and Pittsburgh are twinned locations that for some years have been sharing similar experiences as post-industrial cities, so they maintain a close relationship.

Within the framework of relations with the German Marshall Fund of the United States, together with Mr Don Carter, David Lewis Director of Urban Design and Regional Engagement of the Remaking Cities Institute at Carnegie Mellon University, a scheme has been launched to invite a delegation from Pittsburgh to visit Bilbao. It is coordinated by the Pittsburgh Technology Council and Bilbao International, and its purposeis to discuss the process of Bilbao’s transformation.

Within the context of this visit, the Director General of BM30 has been invited to give a talk on Metropolitan Bilbao’s revitalisation process. The programme also feature Nora Sarasola, Director of Bilbao Ekintza, who speaks about Bilbao today, and Jordi Albareda, Founder of Fair Saturday, who describes the project it is pursuing on social impact, entrepreneurship and Art & Culture.