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European Culture Capitals and Local Development Strategies: Comparing the Genoa and Lille 2004 Cases

European capitals of culture have become a case study of primary inter-est for those concerned with the assessment of the long-run impact of systematic cultural policies. Starting from the first edition 1985, highly diverse cities have been chosen for this program, each one carrying its own socio-economic background, its endowment of cultural capital and so on. Consequently, different cities have chosen and implemented very different models of culture capitals, thereby generating different local impacts both in a short- and long-run perspective. The two cities nominated for 2004, Genoa and Lille, provide the basis for an interesting comparative study in that they have opted for very different models. Continue reading European Culture Capitals and Local Development Strategies: Comparing the Genoa and Lille 2004 Cases

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