Cultural Planning: An Urban Renaissance? by Graeme Evans

By Graeme Evans

Utilizing an ancient and modern research, Cultural making plans examines how and why the cultures were deliberate and the level to which cultural facilities were thought of on the town making plans. From its old roots within the towns of classical Athenian, Roman and Byzantium empires, to the eu Renaissance, public tradition exhibits either an ancient continuity and modern reaction to fiscal and social switch. while the humanities are thought of an extension of welfare provision and human rights, the artistic industries and cultural tourism also are very important for fiscal development and employment within the post-industrial age. despite the fact that, the recent 'Grand Projects', which glance to the humanities as a component of city regeneration, are typically on the expense of either neighborhood cultural facilities and a culturally different society.
Cultural Planning is the 1st e-book at the making plans of the humanities and tradition and the interplay among the kingdom arts coverage, the cultural financial system and city and town making plans. It makes use of case experiences and examples from Europe, North the USA and Asia.
The booklet demands the adoption of consultative making plans coverage, distributive types and a extra built-in method of either tradition and concrete layout, to avoid the reinforcement of current geographical and cultural divides.

Show description

Read or Download Cultural Planning: An Urban Renaissance? PDF

Best urban planning & development books

Building Rules: How Local Controls Shape Community Environments and Economies

City and suburban progress is a burning neighborhood factor for groups around the usa and lots of different elements of the area. issues comprise keeping habitats, excessive charges of infrastructure, social inequalities, traffic jam and extra intangible concerns approximately ”quality of lifestyles. ” voters strain public officers to accentuate improvement laws, flying within the face of neighborhood ”growth machines.

National Policy Responses to Urban Challenges in Europe (Euricur Series (European Institute for Comparative Urban Research))

This publication offers a different evaluation of city coverage carried out via nationwide experts within the fifteen 'old' member states of the european. Focussing on fresh adjustments within the improvement of the bigger towns and alterations in policymaking via nationwide experts with admire to city improvement, the booklet is based round 15 'country chapters', written by means of nationwide specialists within the box of city improvement.

Cultural Planning: An Urban Renaissance?

Utilizing an historical and modern research, Cultural making plans examines how and why the cultures were deliberate and the level to which cultural facilities were thought of on the town making plans. From its historic roots within the towns of classical Athenian, Roman and Byzantium empires, to the ecu Renaissance, public tradition exhibits either an historical continuity and modern reaction to monetary and social swap.

Building smart cities : analytics, ICT, and design thinking

The time period "smart urban" defines the recent city surroundings, one who is designed for functionality via info and verbal exchange applied sciences. provided that nearly all of humans internationally will reside in city environments in the following few many years, it isn't striking that vast attempt and funding is being put into efforts to improve options and plans for reaching "smart" city progress.

Additional resources for Cultural Planning: An Urban Renaissance?

Example text

In every age someone, looking at Fedora as it was, imagined a way of making it the ideal city, but while he constructed his miniature model, Fedora was already no longer the same as before…. The building with the globes is now Fedora’s museum. g. Church, Crown or ‘tribe’) or a system of democratic consensus—and the place that the arts have in a particular society or community and therefore in the planning for human settlements. This book is neither a treatise on urban design and morphology through the ages nor a social historical account of ‘culture’ or its specific manifestations and building types, although both are touched upon in assessing the evolving relationships between urban and city planning and cultural amenity and development.

Taking examples from North America and Europe, including major cultural zones in Berlin and Vienna, the arts and urban renaissance formula is reviewed here and in developing countries, notably in South East Asia and Latin America. The Westernised models of urban regeneration and architecture are evident in many of these developing countries, echoing the universalist approach to the development of heritage sites by the World Bank and others. The involvement of Western development agencies in the promotion of culture within developing and restructuring states provides another example of where cultural planning might engage with community and cultural needs, rather than the heritage tourism strategy adopted to regeneration here as in post-industrial cities in more advanced states.

This is dealt with in the context of the place of amenity in emerging town and country planning legislation and the particular place of the arts and entertainment in the post-War reconstruction and formation of welfare states and its socialist manifestation in Peoples Palaces and Houses of Culture. Concepts and case-studies of distributive policies for cultural provision are then presented, comparing French and British state arts policy and the development of the arts centre and maison de la culture as a gradually universal phenomenon in local and municipal cultural provision.

Download PDF sample

Rated 4.52 of 5 – based on 36 votes