The second seminar in the Engage 2018 seminar series World Heritage Site Cities of Inspiration focuses on Bordeaux. It has probably the largest urban World Heritage Site in the world. Even the buffer zone completely surrounds the whole city centre. This feels like a place we can learn from!

Also it is a port and has a large dockside area called the Bassins a Flot that is being regenerated and about which we have already found much inspiration. There has been a narrative in Liverpool that UNESCO status holds back development and progress but we will see how that isn’t the case in Bordeaux or, as we learnt in the first seminar, in Strasbourg either.

The video below is simply magnifique! Truly inspirational it helps us to realise that we will indeed be inspired by their story:

You can learn more about Bordeaux through the following links:

You can register for the Bordeaux seminar on 17.10.18 HERE

You can read more about the WHS Cities of Inspiration series HERE

Anne-Laure Moniot CV HERE