The Earth Institute presents Vincent Feltesse, President of the Bordeaux Urban Community, Bordeaux, France, Mayor of the City of Blanquefort, France, 2001-2012.
Though often ridiculed for its complex nature, France’s spatial organization allows for interaction among various tiers of power. Felteese argues that the much-needed, forthcoming administrative reform must introduce a new power dispensation, with more democracy in metropolitan government, while affording the various spatial authorities more scope for experimentation.
Vincent Feltesse has been the Mayor of the city of Blanquefort since 2001 and was elected the President of the Bordeaux Urban Community in 2007. At 45, he is the youngest president currently in the service of an Urban Agglomeration Authority in France. After being elected at the French National Congress in June 2012, he resigned from being mayor.
Feltesse has been an associate professor at the Institute for Political Studies in Bordeaux. He graduated from HEC Paris, School of Management, and has a degree in Modern History from the Institute for Political Studies in Paris.
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