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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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

AEA Consulting has released the 2020 Cultural Infrastructure Index. Now in its fifth 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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Capturing Value and Preserving Identity

Commissioned by GCDN and written by Kiley Arroyo, the Capturing Value and Preserving Identity report aims to describe how a vetted suite of public finance tools and inclusive practices can help cultural districts and similar urban areas leverage existing assets to spur investment, create new revenue streams and advance equitable development.


Connecting civic and cultural leaders

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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.