Last November Bilbao was named Best European City by The Academy of Urbanism, adding to a long list of prizes the city has collected over the past decade. It was yet another reminder of the city’s emergence from a deep economic, political and social crisis, leaving behind its industrial past to become a thriving cultural and economic engine for the Basque Country and Spain.
Bilmes, Linda J., Fernando Monge, and Jorrit de Jong. "Can Policymakers Repeat Bilbao's Success?" Apolitical. August 7, 2019.