London Metropolitan University Research Institutes

Intercultural Cities and the Use of Public Space


Sue Bagwell
Tel: +44 (0) 20 7133 4103

Brief description

This study forms part of the Council of Europe's Intercultural Cities Programme. The initiative includes a research programme designed to test the hypotheses:

a) that diversity represents, under certain conditions, an advantage for city development

b) that a comprehensive, strategic approach to urban diversity management, based on the principles of interculturality as defined in the ICC programme documents, helps to minimise the costs of diversity and brings tangible social and economic benefits for cities.

The Cities Institute is contributing to the second of these by undertaking an analysis of the literature on open space and diversity and the development of a number of case studies from across Europe. The case studies will be designed to demonstrate how the conception and management of public space can sucessfully serve the diverse needs of different communities and contribute to social cohension.  


Council of Europe




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