ENCATC Book Series on Cultural Management and Cultural Policy Education
On 16 December in Brussels at the 3rd ENCATC Research Award Ceremony , Alessia Usai
from the University of Cagliari in Italy, winner of the 2015 ENCATC Research
Award, presented her new book “The Creative City. Cultural policies and urban
regeneration between conservation and development”, the second volume of the
ENCATC Book Series on Cultural Management and Cultural Policy Education. The
second winner 2015, Annika Hampel from the University of Hildesheim in
Germany will publish her work in 2017.
This book focuses on the relationships between the creative city principles and the planning approach introduced by the European Landscape Convention in order to identify best practices for the development of innovative cultural policies and new urban regeneration tools. The research is characterized by a cross-cutting approach to cultural heritage. It proposes a new model for the design of advanced cultural districts consisting of a benchmark methodology and a "toolbox" of spatial, economic and social indicators that can be used to build the necessary knowledge. Finally, having Sardinia Region (IT) as reference, the book offers a picture of programs and plans to which the methodology and the toolbox can be applied, outlining their potential impacts within cultural and spatial planning.