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Expertise

Places

We help local authorities, city leaders, and developers to map and plan for dynamic cultural places and projects across scales.

Our work supports creative, dynamic and vibrant places from individual buildings and regeneration projects to creative districts and clusters through to cultural strategies, creative economy measurement and cultural asset mapping for entire towns, cities and regions.

We bring to our place-based work a keen understanding of global forces and trends as well as the ability to take a nuanced approach to local opportunities and challenges.

Over the past twenty years, our work has helped cities and towns across the UK to measure, map and plan their current and future cultural provision.

Through our work managing and leading the World Cities Culture Forum and through projects in Europe, South America, the Middle East and Asia, our work has set the agenda for some of the most pressing urban cultural policy opportunities and challenges of the day.

The services we offer include:

  • Sector strategies and reviews
  • Cultural master planning
  • Concept development
  • Urban cultural strategy and policy development
  • Mapping local area creative ecosystems
  • Cultural infrastructure planning
  • Market and economic appraisals

Projects: Fashion District, Cultural Cities Enquiry, Liverpool Music Strategy, Creative Industries Toolkit, WCCF Making Space for Culture Report, Chengdu