Culture & Heritage
Across Europe’s regions and cities, culture is highly valued by residents and visitors alike. Cultural and creative industries are also a vital asset for regional economic competitiveness and attractiveness, while cultural heritage is a key element of the image and identity of cities and regions, and oftentimes the focus of city tourism. Integrating culture and heritage in regional and local development strategies stimulates the development of creative businesses; promotes traditional cultural assets, brings spill-over effects to the wider local community.
TOURISM-FRIENDLY CITIES is an Action Planning Network aimed at exploring how tourism can be made sustainable in medium-sized cities, reducing the...
CO4CITIES is the UIA - URBACT Transfer Mechanism pilot network that transfers the methodological structure of UIA CO-CITY: the Regulation on...
KAIRÓS is an URBACT Action Planning Network focused on cultural heritage as a driver for sustainable urban development and regeneration. In ancient...
The ACCESS Action Planning Network believes that a more inclusive culture has the ability to facilitate greater understanding of individuals and...
Can heritage be an engine for urban development? by Miguel Rivas, KAIRÓS Lead Expert
“I welcome in my restaurant voyagers, not tourists. People who are curious and respectful of the local lifestyle, who appreciate that the daily menu...
“Culture with everyone”: Why creating culturally inclusive cities is changing the way capital city policymakers approach their work
Happy, healthy, prosperous cities are rich in culture but culture does not enrich and empower everyone equally.
Find out why (and how) to share urban good practices!