Tag Archives: UNESCO

Living Identities: Intangible Cultural Heritage

By Renard Teipelke Imagine the following situation: A city needs a new or extended piece of infrastructure and as a result it has to deal with the World Heritage status of a corresponding place/building/structure. Often big fights come with the … Continue reading

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Culture as a city development tool: Barranquilla, Colombia, American Capital of Culture 2013

by Claudia Rojas Last week while surfing the web, I found out that Barranquilla, Colombia, was selected “American’s Capital of Culture 2013”. For those who keep track of the cultural move in the Caribbean, I guess the award was not … Continue reading

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UNESCO’s Creative Cities Network

by Valentin Schipfer So you’ve never heard of Graz,  the capital of the Austrian state of Styria?  Well, it’s time to drop you a line. Besides its specialization in research and development ( 1/3 of all high-tech-innovation in Austria originates … Continue reading

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UNESCO’s Creative Cities Network |Part 2| Glasgow City of Music

Last week we introduced this first article in a new series of articles about UNESCO’s Creative Cities Network to appear here on the Place Management and Branding blog. We began with the first part of Kenneth Wardrop’s two part article … Continue reading

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UNESCO’s Creative Cities Network |Part 1| Edinburgh City of Literature

We would like to introduce this first article in a new series of articles about UNESCO’s Creative Cities Network to appear here on the Place Management and Branding blog. The Network aims at developing international cooperation among cities and encouraging … Continue reading

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BiblioRed: Books and Urban Development in Bogotá, Colombia

by Ares Kalandides The first time I visited the public library Virgilio Barco was in 2008. At the time, I knew little about Bogotá and nothing about Colombian architects. What surprised me was not only the architecture, an open building … Continue reading

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