“CULTURE AS A FACTOR OF GROWTH”
Date: November 13-15, 2018
Place: St. Petersburg
URBANISM AS PART OF MODERN CULTURE
The 5th International NDPC Forum, organized by the Russian Ministry of Culture jointly with the Northern Dimension Partnership on Culture will be held in St. Petersburg, on November 14, 2018.
Urbanism as a part of modern culture will be the key topic of this year’s Forum.
The Forum is devoted to the development of the Northern Dimension regions through culture and creative industries. While last year the discussion centered on the advancement of cultural tourism and sustainable development, this time the focus will be primarily on the promotion of culture in modern cities.
In the post-industrial society, the cities come forward as the principal actors and competitors in the field of socio-cultural development. Therefore, new models are required of the city as an environment encouraging the progress of culture and creative industries, condensing and concentrating creative and intellectual energy. Such models are the key to stable economic growth and territorial development.
Urbanism will be considered from the standpoint of shaping the environment, stimulating a favorable social and economic climate and creative and intellectual potential of residents, as well as the preservation of historical and cultural heritage.
One of the main objectives of the Forum is to consider methods of using urban space as cultural clusters, as well as platforms to boost business and creative industries and acquaint the participants of the Forum with the possibility of renovating the urban environment in the historical and morphological framework of the territories.
The Forum is intended for entrepreneurs, experts in the field of creative industries, representatives of government bodies, cultural institutions and public organizations.