Bordeaux is a port city in southwestern France, built on a plain stretching along the Garonne river. Capital of the Aquitaine region, the city’s urban image reflects its wealth derived from wine and colonial trade. Over the last decade, the transformations processes of the metropolitan center — mainly focused on public spaces and urban transport system — have attracted people back into the city, representing an exemplar case study as not only as a car dominated historic cores suffering from depopulation, but above all in the framework of cultural clusters.
Credit : Enrico Fontanari et al. (dir.), Global Report Culture and Sustainable Urban Development: Regional Report on Urban Conservation and Regeneration in Europe, UNESCO and IUAV, 2015, Annexes 1 p. 18-27.