Central to ARTSCAPE's cultural planning services is the understanding that supporting cultural and creative life is fundamental to the long term sustainability of our communities.
ARTSCAPE recognises the importance of quality of life in creating successful communities. Communities with a high quality of life attract people - smart people. In the words of urban economist Edward Glaesar (Harvard University), who speaks about the importance of quality of life – “these cities attract smart people and enable them to work and play collaboratively. There is no such thing as a successful city without human capital.”
In a nutshell, whether it’s a city or rural village, quality of life represents an individual’s physical, mental, social and cultural wellbeing. Naturally, this highlights the pivotal role of culture in the attainment of quality of life and how the very success of a Place is balanced upon it. The attainment of quality of life is naturally sympathetic with the concept of culture forming the 4th pillar of sustainability (cultural vibrancy, economic prosperity, environmental responsibility and social justice).
The attainment of quality of life is naturally sympathetic with the concept of culture forming the 4th pillar of sustainability (cultural vibrancy, economic prosperity, environmental responsibility and social justice).
We argue that the economic pillar cannot succeed without culture.
ARTSCAPE'S Cultural Planning approach incorporates a wide range of skills and tasks and could include:
Arts and cultural precinct planning
Arts and cultural infrastructure studies
Cultural landscape studies and analysis
Cultural materials, public art and collections audits
Community consultation processes
ARTSCAPE uses cultural studies to arrive at solutions that will most effectively resonate with the human beings who choose to live, work and play there. Our work may include audits and detailed research into the social economic background of a place.