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Cultural Districts

In general, cultural districts, sometimes also referred to as cultural quarters, cultural neighborhoods, cultural milieus, or cultural clusters, are geographical areas predominantly in sizable towns, cities, or metropolises focusing on artistic and cultural activities through the presence of a building structure dedicated to accommodating a range of such activities; purpose-designed, adapted, or even appropriated spaces to create a favorable environment facilitating the provision of such goods and services; and residents with inspiring minds promoting such ideas and working methods.

The building structure is often characterized by a mixture of densely arranged residential and commercial properties that emerged during the transition to industrialization as homes for immigrants and the working poor. Today, these tenements (once multifamily dwellings in the urban core) are endowed with flats in the ...

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