Urban Development

Museums are often at the heart of successful urban regeneration initiatives. They help regions to assert their identities, bring back investment and consumers and enhance the quality of life in urban areas. They can help revive and diversify the local economy and the competitiveness of their environment.

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Recent News in Urban Development

Contribute to UN Study on Cultural Rights and Public Space    News | Projects & Calls | Urban Development | Sharing

 |  The United Nations Special Rapporteur in the field of cultural rights invites people to contribute to the current study on “Cultural rights and public space” by filling out a questionnaire.
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Environmentally Sustainable Museum opened in Addis Ababa    News | Museums as Social Agents | Museum Management | Urban Development | NEMO activities

 |  When the alternative arts and ecological institution Zoma Museum in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, opened earlier this year a clear focus was set on making the institution as environmentally friendly as possible. An inspiring example of...
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How to Maximise the Impact of Museum, Culture and Local Development    News | Cultural Tourism | Museum Management | Intercultural Dialogue | Urban Development

 |  A recent guide by ICOM and the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) advises policymakers, both at the local and national level, on how to design efficient local development strategies that leverage culture...
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