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Two delegations from China and South Korea are visiting Bilbao to know its model of urban and cultural development

Two delegations from South Korea and China are visiting our city to learn its strategies for urban renewal and its architecture, as well as the initiatives taken by Bilbao City Council to promote public-private partnerships in the regeneration process. Read more

“Made by basques” design for Bilbao urban furniture

Bilbao City Council and HABIC Wood Cluster have developed the first pedestrian fence for city events designed in local wood. This piece of street furniture meets the requirements of aesthetic improvement, with a personality of its own and a sustainable approach. Thus, the project has resulted in the first pedestrian fence with a ‘made in Bilbao’ design, made of wood, with the feature of environmental respect it implies. The fence completion is the work of designer José Luis Revuelta Bilbao, founding partner of Disaro. Read more


Political, regulatory, media and activist group actors shape, constrain, or expand the opportunities for profit available to businesses. In order to mitigate risks and capture attractive opportunities, every business must have a careful and intelligent plan for engaging with these actors. The Business in a Political Age conference, followed by a more detailed workshop, provides a framework for doing so. Read more

(Español) La cumbre de CGLU culmina con la aprobación del “Cultura 21: acciones. Compromisos sobre el papel de la cultura en las ciudades sostenibles”

(Español) El documento “Cultura 21: Acciones. Compromisos sobre el papel de la cultura en las ciudades sostenibles” aspira a establecer un marco internacional con compromisos y acciones medibles para promover la interrelación entre ciudadanía, cultura y desarrollo sostenible, un ámbito emergente y aún no consolidado, pero necesario para dar respuesta a los retos que tiene planteados la Humanidad. Read more

Bilbao takes part in the Brussels Forum to address the pressing challenges in Europe and America

Bilbao City Council participates in the Brussels Forum (Brussels), held in the Belgian capital to address the pressing challenges that the countries of Europe and America are facing. It is an international event at the highest level organized annually by the German Marshall Fund of the United States, an entity with which Bilbao has an agreement of collaboration. Read more

UNESCO appoints Bilbao City of Design

Bilbao and Bizkaia are in luck. The city and the province add a new international recognition, which supports their commitment to design as the backbone of urban transformation, with vocation and ability to promote economic and social development. UNESCO, United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization, has published today the addition of Bilbao to its Creative Cities Network, in the “Design” area. Read more

Niki de Saint Phalle

February 27, 2015 – June 11, 2015. Guggenheim Bilbao Museum.

Niki de Saint Phalle (1930−2000) is one of the most influential artists of the second half of the 19th century. Her works include numerous public art projects, including the Tarot Garden in Tuscany, and the Stravinsky Fountain in Paris. She also made experimental films and decors and costumes for ballet productions. But what brought her the most public attention were her Nanas, giant sculptures that revolutionized the representation of women in art. Read more

Bilbao travels to the United Arab Emirates to show its experience as a city of events

Bilbao is taking part in the VII International Conference on Urban Planning, more specifically on the concept of city of events, that is taking place at Ajman Culture Center in the UAE. The Mayor of Bilbao, Ibon Areso, is participating in today’s opening ceremony. There will also be representatives from Perth (Australia), Edinburgh (UK) and Barcelona.
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Bilbao takes part in the III Inter-American Conference on Efficiency in Public Management, organized by the Organization of American States (OAS)

Today March 5, Bilbao City Council is taking part in the Third Inter-American Conference on Innovative Experiences in Public Effective Management, organized by the Organization of American States (OAS) in the Mexican Municipality of Pachuca del Soto. Read more

Bilbao takes part in an International Forum on healthy and sustainable cities in London

Bilbao City Council, invited by Milan City Council, has attended, together with other cities from around the world (Amsterdam, Bruges, Göteborg, Sao Paulo, London, Marseille, Medellin, Daegu, New York, Shanghai, Torino, Paris, Milan), to an International Forum in London, aimed at nutrition and sustainable systems of feeding in cities.
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Hundreds of people were interested in Bilbao-Bizkaia tourist offer at the ITB Berlin Fair

Hundreds of people have been interested in the tourist offer that, for the second year in a row, Bilbao-Bizkaia has moved to the German capital. Until Sunday, March 8, Berlin hosted ITB Fair, which turns the city into the world capital of tourism. Read more

Bilbao City Council will participate in the Second European Congress of proximity, participation and citizenship

The event aims to explore new ways of making local policy for the adaptation of municipalities and their citizens to new economic and social circumstances.
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Bilbao explains her model of urban transformation in India

Bilbao explains her model of urban transformation in India in front of a select audience of architects, planners and politicians involved in the urban development of the Asian country, as part of the seminar “Urban Experiences: Bilbao & Delhi” organized by Shiv Nadar University in collaboration with the India International Centre. Read more

ARTESHOP: “One business, one work of art”

ARTESHOP BILBAO celebrates its fifth edition and this time 75 stores selected by Bilbao Ekintza among those who have expressed interest in participating and 75 students selected by the Faculty of Fine Arts at the UPV / EHU, will reconcile their interesst in providing 75 new works of art created specifically for this event to citizens of Bilbao. Read more

(Español) El arte tecnológico e interactivo de OPN Studio inunda Bilbao Arte hasta el próximo 24 de abril

(Español) Bilbao Arte abre la temporada expositiva de producción propia este año con “Límbica”, del colectivo OPN Studio, que integran Susana Ballesteros y Jano Montañés. Artistas residentes en Bilbao Arte en 2014, su proyecto ha sido uno de los 7 seleccionados por un jurado, de entre los 36 becados a lo largo del año pasado, para protagonizar una exposición individual en 2015 en la sala de Bilbao Arte, ubicada en Urazurrutia, 32. Read more