Bernard Blanc is an urban planner, doctor of management and member of the Academy of Architecture. For 27 years, he was manager of public development and construction organisations in Paris, Nancy, Saint-Nazaire and then Bordeaux, where he served as managing Director of Aquitanis, the public housing office of the metropolis, from 2008 to 2019. As such, he received the Mies van der Rohe Award as contracting authority for the Grand Parc GHI project in 1999.
Founder of the New Paradigms transition consultancy, he is the author of books on Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) and on citizen participation in the making of the city.
Since 2020, he is deputy for urban planning in the city of Bordeaux. In 2021, he led the creation of the Bordeaux Frugal Building framework, which aims to support the production of housing in an environmental, urban and architectural quality approach that meets the contemporary challenges of ecological, energy and societal transitions.