Over this past two decades, this approach often referred to as “cultural planning” has offered alternatives to the mainstream public authority approach to urban planning, which is often lead by infrastructural led, investment, top down and long-term planning and primarily concerned with a spatial approach.
The role and methodology of CM and individual mapping formats with stakeholders/ artists and community to create a common knowledge platform covering character, identity, resources of the neighborhood /town.
Creating a common platform and process to imagine future state of society/ neighborhood and to explore possibilities of change using a.o. artistic, gaming, digital tools.
The formation of open inclusive design and co-creative processes to design concrete projects with specific user groups/neighborhood groups e.g. children/ youths, examples of organizing projects/ programmes for culturally driven change.
The on-going process of sustaining and connecting with the community and city/ stakeholders and external partners and the (self) management of complex projects with multiple stakeholders.
Sustainability (social, urban, resources) as the key to securing a long term “legacy” and integrate the project in to strategic programs of the city/ region business models etc. How to ensure dissemination and learning of cultural planning?
”There is a dramatic contrast between finance and social capital: with finance the more you spend the less you have; with social capital it is it is the reverse in that the more you encourage it the more you get.”