The World Cities Culture Report 2012 explores the culture of 12 of the world's most important cities through data and policy analysis. By using more than 60 measures of cultural activity for each city it gives an unprecedented level of insight into their cultural strengths. This has been combined with portraits of nine of the cities, written in conjunction with them, examining the policy context in which culture is shaped in each place.
The report, though, is only the most visible part of a wide-ranging collaboration between the 12 cities. That project has brought the cities together to exchange ideas and learn from each other at events in Shanghai and London. As the project co-ordinators, we at BOP are hoping to build on the success of the World Cities Culture Report 2012 by extending the number of cities involved and developing a further programme of events, and working towards the next World Cities Culture Report in 2015.
In the meantime this website draws on the World Cities Culture Report 2012 and the events programme to date to paint a picture of urban culture in its most dynamic and diverse locations.
Paul Owens, Managing Director, BOP Consulting
You can download a pdf of the report below:World Cities Culture Report 2012
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