What Cultural Planning is about?
Cultural planing is about increasing participation
in cities and countering:
Differences in status: Elite residential aras, slums, suburbs etc. (Peter Marcuse, 2002)
Cultural divisions: parts of cities idenitifes by ethnic. language, national descent or style
Divisions by functional role: residential areas, industrial arfeas or for specific trades
The cultural planning approach is closely linked
to a number of key elements:
The role and methodology of CM and individual mapping formats with stakeholders/artists and community to create a common knowledge platform covering character, identity, resources of the neighborhood/town.
Creating a common platform and process to imagine future state of society/neighborhood and to explore possibilities of change through artistic, gaming, digital tools.
The formation of open inclusive design and co-creative processes to design concrete projects with specific user groups/neighborhood groups e.g. children/youths, examples of organizing projects / programs for culturally driven change.
The on-going process of sustaining and connecting with the community and city/stakeholders and external partners and the (self)management of complex projects with multiple stakeholders.
Sustainability (social, urban, resources) as the key to securing a long term ‘legacy’ and integrating the project into strategic programs of the city / region business models. How to ensure dissemination and learning of cultural planning?