The City of London Corporation with the support of the Global
Cultural Districts Network (GCDN), has commissioned a research to
understand how cultural districts can embed sustainable development
practices in their work and by extension, in our cities.

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The Three Bells – a podcast about culture in its urban context
produced by AEA Consulting and the Binnacle Foundation
for the Global Cultural Districts Network.

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AEA Consulting's Cultural Infrastructure Index

GCDN is pleased to present AEA Consulting's 2022 Cultural Infrastructure Index. Now in its seventh edition, the Index seeks to measure investment in capital projects in the global cultural sector, identifying projects with a budget of US$10 million or more that were publicly announced or completed within the last calendar year.

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The GCDN advocacy guide makes a case for the support of cultural districts,
and provides a core set of ideas and a framework that cultural leaders can use
to communicate with stakeholders.

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This report, commissioned by the Global Cultural Districts Network (GCDN)
and written by Tarek Virani, looks at “how cultural districts
in the Global South are either innovating or creating the conditions
to meet the needs of new and existing challenges”.


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The Global Cultural Districts Network (GCDN) is an international federation committed to improving the quality of urban life through the contribution of the arts, culture and creative industries.

The membership network fosters cooperation and knowledge-sharing among those responsible for creative and cultural districts, and engages leaders in culture and in urban development through convenings, research and collaborations in order to inform global, local and sectoral agendas.

The GCDN is an initiative of AEA Consulting.