The Creative City. Cultural Policies and urban regeneration between conservation and development

By Dr. Alessia Usai, 2015 ENCATC Research Award Winner

Publication Year: 2016
Length: 204 pages
Language: English
ISBN: 978-2-8076-0192-5


This book focuses on the relationships between the creative city principles and the planning approach introduced by the European Landscape Convention in order to identify best practices for the development of innovative cultural policies and new urban regeneration tools. The research is characterized by a cross-cutting approach to cultural heritage. It proposes a new model for the design of advanced cultural districts consisting of a benchmark methodology and a “toolbox” of spatial, economic and social indicators that can be used to build the necessary knowledge. Finally, having Sardinia Region (IT) as reference, the book offers a picture of programs and plans to which the methodology and the toolbox can be applied, outlining their potential impacts within cultural and spatial planning.