UBC to focus on Cultural Planning and Development
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August 11, 2011, Vancouver - UBC Continuing Studies announces the launch of a new international centre focusing on cultural planning and development with a founding investment from 2010 Legacies Now and the Province of British Columbia. Cultural planning is a holistic approach to the identification and strategic development of creative and cultural resources to enhance livability and strengthen both community and economic development.

“UBC is an ideal location to establish an international centre focusing on cultural planning and development,” says Burke Taylor. “Vancouver has a solid reputation for cultural planning, and the success of the Creative City Network of Canada demonstrates our ability to provide innovative leadership in concept and practice as well as professional development. In addition, UBC is a globally recognized and respected educational institution.”

The first cultural planning and development programs will be introduced in the spring of 2012. An online graduate certificate and other professional development programs will be designed to expand the capacity for effective cultural planning and development provincially, nationally and internationally.

Read the full Media Release here.