Book Chapter

Creative communities: the arts, social responsibility and sustainable planning and development

L Joubert

Advances in Architecture Series | WIT PRESS | Published : 2004

Abstract

This paper is about the arts, social responsibility and sustainable development and presents how the arts and culture can play a significant role in regenerating communities. These issues provide the background for how viable and creative communities can be achieved through the fusion of cultural development within regions, cities, towns, villages and neighbourhoods. Of course it is vital to understand the fundamental necessity of sustainable development in regard to strong economies, employment opportunities, and good access to services, attractive and safe surroundings and environmental protection. Success in achieving the principles advocated by Agenda 21 is increasingly becoming the vang..

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