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The Social Impact of Cultural Districts

Commissioned by GCDN and written by Professor Geoffrey Crossick, the Social Impact of Cultural Districts report proposes a typology of the social impacts aimed at, and to some extent achieved by, cultural districts. These are illustrated with examples from current objectives and practice of GCDN members.


AEA Consulting's Cultural Infrastructure Index

Undertaken by AEA Consulting and now in its third edition, the Index seeks to measure investment in capital projects in the cultural sector, identifying projects with a budget of US$10 million or more that were publicly announced or completed within the 2018 calendar year


Meet our Members

Meet the people that make the network through a series of exclusive monthly interviews with leading GCDN members.


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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.