Reimagining where we live: cultural placemaking and the levelling up agenda
Reimagining where we live: cultural placemaking and the levelling up agenda is a House of Commons Committee report, with recommendations to government (the Government has two months to respond).
It looks at how high streets and town centers, the heart of our communities, are in long-term decline, and opportunities and barriers to reverse this trend.
Place-based approaches to culture can be locally-led and engaging, deliver direct and indirect benefits, and support education, pride in place, health, and wellbeing, and therefore support the Government deliver on the missions set out in its Levelling Up agenda. However, the inquiry found pervasive and persistent barriers to cultural placemaking (what we would define as creative placemaking).
Creative Scotland provided evidence for the DCMS Committee Inquiry including Midsteeple Quarter, Culture Collective, and the Embers report.