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Mission, Bilbao, Spain: European Capital of Culture International Delegation

The Pittsburgh Technology Council’s Creative Technology Network is now taking applications for our first annual international benchmarking mission. This year, on September 18th-21st, we will be visiting Bilbao, a storied city located in the Basque region of northern Spain. The “Bilbao effect,” as it has become known, describes a city that has dramatically reinvented itself through well directed investments in the arts, transportation infrastructure and urban design.  
During this mission, our participants will enjoy first-hand learning opportunities through case studies, direct interaction with thought leaders, and site visits to some of the city’s treasured assets. The trip aims to be a case study on successful urban redevelopment through arts, infrastructure, and design, as well as a lesson on how to build inclusive community support for critical projects. 
For more information or to attend, contact Kim Chestney at 

Later Event: September 28
Co-CREATING at the Thrival Festival