01 Feb 2015
Culturizing Sustainable Cities | call for case studies
How can artistic/cultural practices be embedded within the planning and development of more sustainable cities?
The research project Culturizing Sustainable Cities is searching for examples, from anywhere in the world, of two types of initiatives: (1) Development / implementation of policy and other actions of local authorities to integrate culture into local sustainable city planning and public policies, and to support art-environment activities
(2) Local artistic/heritage/cultural activities involving local residents that help connect people to the environment and develop more sustainable living practices.
In Phase 1, the project will develop an online collection of profiles and case studies (globally distributed) selected from these examples. In Phase 2, two locations where clusters of cultural-environmental activities or major policy/planning innovations are identified will be examined in-depth.
The project advises that they will be collecting examples until about February 2015 but will review examples received and adjust if more examples are required in particular fields or areas.
You can find on the website an online form with suggested areas of information required for examples
For more information on the Culturizing Sustainable Cities project and to submit case suggestions, please visit: http://www.ces.uc.pt/projectos/culturizing/
Dr. Nancy Duxbury, Researcher, Centre for Social Studies, University of Coimbra, Portugal
Image: Wake Up the Earth Festival 2006, Jamaica Plain, Boston, U.S.A., organised by Spontaneous Celebrations, photo courtesy of Claudia Carvalho