Anne Power, Jörg Plöger and Astrid Winkler

in Phoenix cities

Published by Policy Press

Published in print March 2010 | ISBN: 9781847426833
Published online March 2012 | e-ISBN: 9781447302964 | DOI:

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This chapter examines the collapse of Bilbao, Spain as a major industrial city during the period from 1970 to 2000, and describes its recovery efforts. The recovery of Bilbao has been facilitated by a combination of determined public-sector leadership and an existing entrepreneurial culture. This enabled the design of interventions and special agencies to confront the symptoms of the crisis. Another beneficial factor for the city's recovery is the strong regional and local cultural identity.

Keywords: Bilbao; industrial city; Spain; public sector; entrepreneurial culture; cultural identity

Chapter.  4897 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Urban and Rural Studies

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