#BM2050: Screenings on Bordeaux Metropole 2050

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Launched in February 2018, #BM2050 is a large-scale consultation bringing together the 28 municipalities of the territory with the aim of designing and imagining the future of Bordeaux Metropole. The first results of the #BM2050 approach were presented on 29 March by Patrick Bobet (President of Bordeaux Métropole), Jacques Mangon (Vice-President of Bordeaux Metropole in charge of #BM2050 and Mayor of Saint-Médard-en-Jalles), Nicolas Florian (Mayor of Bordeaux and Vice-President of Bordeaux Metropole) and Alain Anziani (First Vice-President of Bordeaux Metropole). After analysing the 2,000 proposals, 4 possible scenarios emerged.


Family walking in ecological city


The vision #BM2050 for the future of the Bordeaux Metropolis


During 12 months of meetings on the territory and on the mission site, during debates, hackatons, creatthons, contests and serious game (47,485 players), 2,000 contributions were collected by the organizers. The topics discussed in this consultation are varied and cover all the parameters of society such as mobility, culture, education, artificial intelligence, food, health, solidarity and many others. More than 120,000 metropolitans participated in this new vision and 4,000 people and 1,600 schoolchildren were present at the grand finale at the H14 in Bordeaux on March 29th. This 2050 vision is a common goal to be achieved and the figures of the consultation do not lie, the interest is very real:

  • 15,000 people responded to the questionnaires;
  • 50 stops of the “Camion of the future” through the 28 municipalities of the Metropolis;
  • 90 pitches at the home of the #BM2050 project;
  • 14 university partners;
  • 800 minutes of videos on various themes;
  • 18 days for 36 debates, or 90 hours of exchanges and proposals;
  • Consultations in 18 municipalities;
  • 250 debaters;
  • 7 major conferences and 4,000 participants;
  • 47,485 players in the serious game
  • 1,700 children participating in the “Imaginary Objects” project;
  • 10 colleges and high schools…


Projection 1: Continuous and self-regulating metropolisation


This is the least desirable projection but unfortunately the one that corresponds to the current codes of society, a continuous metropolis contributing to the increase in inequality and the increase in the price of living. Thus, the increase in the price of real estate will contribute to the remoteness of the middle class outside the Metropolis. The dependence on thermal transport, the feeling of injustice and decommissioning will be felt more and more.


Projection 2: A decarbonization of the Metropolis


The fight against global warming, health risks and global population growth is the fight of all around the world and the inhabitants of the Bordeaux Metropolis have in their conscience. This projection therefore highlights a clear need for decarbonization of our industries and our society. Bordeaux Metropole will be more and more dense, the public authorities and elected officials must anticipate this growth and restrict access to the city to cars (ban on diesel vehicles, obligation of electric cars, urban tolls …). This decarbonization also requires improved insulation of buildings, a ban on the use of concrete for construction or the imposing of short circuits.


aerial view of Bordeaux


Projection 3: A alliance of nature and society


Nature is an integral part of life, we must respect it and live in communion with it. The Metropolis is composed of 28,000 hectares of nature and a river, La Garonne, crossing 12 communes. So much space to highlight and use wisely. This projection focuses on the reopening of the esteys, the rediscovery and development of the water system, the creation of underground technical galleries thus authorizing the reorganization of the networks. Nature therefore plays a strategic role in the evolution of society and the development of the territory, participating in the birth of shared vegetable gardens.


Projection 4: A Balance of Territories


This projection is the projection of intellectual exchanges, goods or people. The creation of a network of sharing, collaboration, ecosystems, support of human energies, innovative and flexible. Bordeaux Metropole would become a territory of mobility, metropolitan, new modes of travel respectful of the environment, the development of employment in peri-urban, experimentation and agility in all sectors of activity.

The last 3 projections are the most favourable and ambitious. They will ask for the participation of all for the development of this Bordeaux Metropolis. The construction sites are essential to develop the territory, for the good of all, we must work together. Many major projects are emerging and contribute to the innovative influence of the Metropolis in France and around the world, thus encouraging other metropolises to do the same. We are facing an existential challenge and to succeed in the challenge, we must totally change the way we operate.


Kevin HEUGAS – BORDEAUX Business



http://www.aquitaineonline.com/actualites-en-aquitaine/bordeaux-metropole/8061-bm2050-scenarios-pour-bordeaux-et-sa-metropole.html – Philippe CLOUTET / April 8, 2019

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