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Culture as a Dimension to Rethink Metropolitan Spaces

This webinar aimed to bring a cultural perspective to the design of metropolitan governments. The right to participate in culture has enormous power over the redistribution of the right to the city, and this was presented by representatives of the municipalities of Rome, Barcelona, Xi'an and Buenos Aires.


This session, starred by the representatives from Rome, Barcelona, Xi'an and Buenos Aires, included inputs and key drivers regarding culture and its impact in people’s life in a metropolitan context. It also provided with a perspective on the challenges and opportunities to ensure the quality of life in metropolitan spaces. 

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Video of the session

  • Luca Bergamo, Deputy Mayor, Rome
  • Enrique Avogadro, Minister for Cultural Affairs, Buenos Aires
  • Wang Chenjia, Dean of the Intercultural Research Institute at Northwestern University, Xi’an
  • Dani Granados, Representative for Cultural Rights, Barcelona City Council
  • Jordi Pascual Coordinador de la Comisión de cultura de la organización mundial de Ciudades y Gobiernos Locales Unidos (CGLU)
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Public space and Housing
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