GCDN members are invited to regular convenings to share emerging best practices, hear expert panels, and discuss the place of cultural precincts and complexes in urban policy, economic development, and related areas of public policy such as travel and tourism.


GCDN Annual Convening – Lugano 2020

Making a Difference: Agency, Accountability and Impact

The 2020 GCDN Annual Convening will bring together international cultural and civic leaders to consider the role of cultural districts in a changing world. Co-hosted by LAC Lugano Arte e Cultura in Switzerland, the convening will explore social impact; climate crisis; land value capture; and the relationship between anchor institutions and the creative industries.

Find out more about Lugano 2020.