Urban Cultural Projects: Research, Practice, Policy

June, 2015

This is the summary report of a convening hosted by the CPC at the University of Chicago's Center in Paris on June 1–2, 2015. The convening entailed two days of presentations and discussions with European colleagues about urban cultural projects—variously identified as “creative placemaking,” “urban regeneration,” or “culture-led development.”

The terms may be different, but collectively they refer to the broad range of artistic and cultural projects and activities that are being strategically cultivated in local neighborhoods, towns, cities, and regions to spur economic, social, and community development and to animate social spaces with a distinctive sense of place and cultural vitality.

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