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(Sustainable Urban Development: What Role Can Culture Play?)

Culture can be a tool for change across boundaries. In this Medea Vox episode, we’re discussing culture in regard to sustainable urban development. What role can culture play? Can we look at culture as a dimension to—or a pillar of—sustainability that is equal to environmental responsibility, social equity, and economic viability?

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This episode is a conversation between Jordi Pascual, coordinator for culture in the organization United Cities and Local Governments (UCLG); Asko Kauppinen, associate professor in English and Cultural Studies at Malmö University; and Clara Norell, director of ISU, the Institute for Sustainable Urban Development in Malmö.

This interview was held in connection with Urban Research Day, an annual event hosted by ISU. This time, the Urban Research Day was held as a joint venture with Malmö City’s UN Conference, Sustainable City Development. ISU works with culture and sustainable urban development as part of the political mandate given to ISU by the Municipality of Malmö in 2011, “to explore the role of culture as the fourth dimension of sustainable urban development.”

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