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Today is a new metropolitan age and for the first time ever more people live in cities than they do anywhere else. As cities strengthen their international and cultural influence, the global world is acted out most articulately in the world's urban hubs — through its diverse cultures, broad networks and innovative styles of governance. Looking at the city through its internal dynamics, the book examines how governance and cultural policy play out in a national and international framework.

Making a truly global contribution to the literature, editors Isar and Anheier bring together a truly international and highly-respected collection of scholars. In doing so, they skilfully steer debates beyond the city as an economic powerhouse, to cover issues that fully comprehend a city's cultural dynamics and ...

Cities, Culture and Sustainable Development
Cities, culture and sustainable development
NancyDuxbury, CatherineCullen, and JordiPascual

Since the turn of the new millennium, cities have been at the heart of initiatives to include culture in sustainability planning and policy discussions, and are linked to the rise of a new, emergent model of sustainability, informed by the ideal of UNESCO's positions on the contributions of cultural diversity to sustainable development, the recovery of historical and culture-specific approaches and worldviews, and local-level community development trends. The new paradigm is being advanced through a wide range of grassroots, varied and experimental initiatives, rooted in a pervasive and heightened concern for public participation. Arguing that the ingredients needed to fully elaborate and impose it are all in play, the authors describe how the ...

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