Book Chapter

Cultural policies for sustainable development: four strategic paths

N Duxbury, A Kangas, C De Beukelaer

Cultural Policies for Sustainable Development | Routledge - Taylor & Francis | Published : 2018


Introductory chapter: The concept of sustainable development is commonly divided into environmental, economic, social and cultural dimensions. While a variety of international actors have declared the importance of culture in sustainable development, jointly articulating this clearly has been difficult. For example, the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) that were adopted by the UN General Assembly in September 2015 contained only the most fleeting mention of culture. None of the SDGs referred directly to the case for integrating culture into sustainable development planning and decision-making. The role of cultural policy has remained unclear.