|Title||Creative small settlements. Culture-based solutions for local sustainable development.|
|Authors||Verdini, G. and Ceccarelli, P.|
Culture can play a fundamental role in fostering sustainable patterns of urban and regional development. This is the message of the Global Report ‘Culture for Sustainable Urban Development’, which UNESCO has coordinated for the UN-HABITAT III Conference (Quito, October 2016). The Global Report shows that a promising culture-based vision of urban development is flourishing in different forms in several cities across the world. Even small and medium settlements located at the periphery of large cities or within their metropolitan areas, and normally associated with marginalisation or deprivation, have the potential to fully utilise their cultural resources, in both tangible (urban and architectural heritage, cultural infrastructure, etc.) and intangible form (skills, knowledge, competencies). However these small settlements, and their respective communities, require different analytical tools in order to understand their complexity and ad hoc policies to manage their assets in sustainable forms.
|Keywords||culture; creativity; rural-urban linkages; small settlements; unesco.|
|Publisher||University of Westminster|
|Place of publication||London|
|Published online||07 Jun 2017|