Arts Management Quarterly No 127: Culture and Urban Development

The impact of the arts sector on urban development is very heterogeneous. The latest version of the two most important international roadmaps on this topic, United Nation’s New Urban Agenda and the 2030 Sustainable Development Goals, acknowledge arts and culture as facilitators in fields such as social cohesion, education, or well-being. But to implement these effects into urban development road maps, the patterns and demands of local cultural infrastructures first have to be specified. Such basic work is the perfect starting point for arts professionals and artists to become part of comprehensive urban planning processes. Issue No 127 of Arts Management Quarterly sheds light on the impact that arts and culture can have on urban development. With it, we hope to inspire you to dive deeper into urban trends and to develop visions for the city of the future. 

With the Louvre Abu Dhabi and the Zeitz Museum of Contemporary Art Africa in Kapstadt, two new big-player cultural institutions are opening in 2017. Just like the Guggenheim Bilbao, they have the chance to change the cities they are situated in in a positive way. But in contrast to Bilbao, both museums are characterized by a strong foreign influence. The question therefore is: Can role models for the impact of culture on urban development be transferred to other world regions and cultural contexts?

"Culture and Urban Development" - table of contents:

  • The Creative City. An obituary? by Klaus R. Kunzmann - Page 2
  • How the concept of the smart city can meet social challenges, Interview with Chirine Etezadzadeh - Page 11
  • Habitat III and Documenta 14, by Nicholas Anastasopoulos - Page 14
  • Arts and the Sustainable Development Goals in Ukraine, by Olena Lazorenko - Page 19
  • Participatory Urban Development through Culture. The program "Actors of Urban Change“, by Elisabeth Kremer and Agnieszka Surwiłło-Hahn - Page 24
  • Art Projects on Urban Development in Japan, by Hazuki Kosaka and Tokushu Inamura - Page 29

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Management Topic: Policy & Research
Cultural Area: General
Submitted by editor-in-chief on Nov 01, 2017