KUULTO-julkaisut 2015

  • Cultural access and activation: Civic participation in local sustainable communities.

Tekijät: Anita Kangas & Sakarias Sokka.
Artikkeli teoksessa: Culture and Sustainability in European Cities: Imagining Europolis (Toim. S. Hristova, M. Šešić, & N. Duxbury), s. 141–153.
Routledge, 2015: Routledge Studies in Culture and Sustainable Development


Cultural sustainability requires recognition of local cultural values, equal rights, and the cultural logic of the respective communities in policy planning and decision-making. Cultural participation can prevent social displacement and produce feelings of togetherness that are significant for the welfare of a community and personally experienced quality of life. Community-based and participatory approaches can strengthen the empowerment of local inhabitants and make it possible to widen access to cultural services. This chapter emphasizes the interconnectedness of cultural and social sustainability. Sustainability implies an integration of economic efficiency, the preservation of essential resources, and the continuation of social and cultural identity.