By Alberto Francesconi
Complex Cultural Districts explores the organisational layout concerns in the cultural background region, with specific specialize in the complex different types of cultural districts for neighborhood socio-economic improvement.
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Therefore, it is important that the districts choose suitable courses of action to guarantee a continuous impulse towards high profile choices, in order to fully exploit interventions in the built cultural heritage in terms of the growth of human capital, the production and dissemination of knowledge, the updating and the strengthening of individual and collective awareness, the implementation of more up-to-date methodologies for the protection of the built cultural heritage’. The comparison framework To our knowledge, in the literature there is a lack of a commonly accepted framework that allows the comparison of different cultural district projects.
In this form, an area focuses on a specific cultural sector, for example the motion picture industry in Los Angeles. More frequently, US districts are related to the form of the metropolitan cultural district as described by Santagata (2002; 2004). This form uses arts and cultural services to attract people, to counteract economic industrial decline and to design a new image of the city. There are cases of metropolitan cultural districts born from a willingness to influence the location choices of the creative class (Florida, 2002) to generate high levels of human and social capital, to attract investment and to support innovation-oriented activities (Porter, 1998).
The parameters can vary according to the criteria for defining the boundaries of the district (see Chapter 1). For example, by adopting a formal perspective, the scale of the district could be effectively assessed through the number of municipalities, provinces and/or mountain communities involved. In adopting a systemic–relational perspective, we should take into account elements of territorial identity, strong social relationships and networks, such as local dialects or a common sense-making in Alpine valleys.