Culture & Cultural Heritage

In recent years, culture and cultural heritage have emerged as central themes in discussions about sustainable development. Culture and our shared heritage can be seen as a “fourth pillar” of sustainability, capable of driving forward debates on our common urban future.

A number of initiatives and actions on culture and sustainable development have been undertaken both at the international and the European level. ICLEI supports local governments in exploring new opportunities for fostering local/regional identity, in developing place-specific civic economies, and in involving diverse groups and their traditions in developing a shared vision of a sustainable city.


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