In May 2017, the Global Cultural Districts Network (GCDN), an initiative of AEA Consulting, met in Barcelona, Spain for its annual meeting, gathering over 120 cultural and urban leaders from 26 different countries. Over the course of three days, participants visited three different cultural districts: the Poblenou Urban District, El Raval Cultural District, and the L’Hospitalet Cultural District. Beyond guided tours, the convening featured panel discussions, workshops, and presentations on topics including cultural tourism, international collaborations and co-commissions, animation of public space, branding and identity of cultural districts, lighting and urban design, and cultural infrastructure.

A brief overview of the convening can be found here.

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