Renewal body aims to boost role of culture

More effort needs to go into promoting the crucial role of culture in regeneration, according to the British Urban Regeneration Association (BURA).

In its response to the government's consultation on the role of culture in regeneration schemes, BURA's steering and development forum points out that there have been numerous examples of high-profile landmark buildings providing wider social and economic impacts that benefit the local community.

The forum's response adds that culture can play an important role in local, small-scale regeneration programmes and has a role in rural regeneration just as much as urban renewal.

Forum manager Simon Burwood said: "Public art can make a major contribution to giving a place character and identity and can generate civic pride."


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