Advanced Cultural Districts: Innovative Approaches to by Alberto Francesconi

By Alberto Francesconi

Complicated Cultural Districts explores the organisational layout matters in the cultural historical past area, with specific specialize in the complicated sorts of cultural districts for neighborhood socio-economic improvement.

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For such an approach to work, however, there needs to be a clear and stable boundary between the entity being designed and the context for which it is being designed. 351). 0005 44 Advanced Cultural Districts and private actors), the geographic extension of the area (4 municipalities with about 153,000 inhabitants), the huge financial investments (a total amount of 8 million Euros), the heterogeneity of the sectors (both cultural and non) potentially involved, the challenging intrinsic aims of a cultural district and the high number of interventions in both tangible and intangible assets.

We have exploited our field experience as researchers and insiders to develop this case study (Yin, 1994), and to juxtapose what we have seen and lived through and what was ‘suggested’ by the Foundation through its tender notice, guidelines and formal documents. We have chosen to combine pieces of direct observation and participation, document analysis and research to support our arguments, that is, participatory action research (PAR) (Rahman, 2008; Chevalier & Buckles, 2013). Thus, our opinions come from the interweaving of practice and reflexivity.

Only a few important stakeholders were involved The guidelines require ‘completeness’ in all parts. The feasibility study must lead to the conception, initiation, analysis, and design of a cultural district, to be then constructed and maintained. The project constantly evolved over time. The cultural district is not a concrete, tangible, reified object. The feasibility study must clearly present the project objectives in terms of externalities of the system, economies of scale and/or economies of scope, etc.

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