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Length: 45:36


An exciting mix of creative professionals, technologists and entrepreneurs are driving the development of the world’s leading cultural capitals. The creative and cultural industries are one of the growth drivers of the economy and this trend is repeated across the globe. The dynamism, scale and diversity of leading world cities make them hubs for cultural activity but is the growth of a creative city largely organic or can we engineer it through tools such as policy and investment? How do we balance top down with community empowerment?

This panel explores the ingredients that make the leading cultural cities tick and looks at what can be done to foster and encourage further growth in terms of developing appropriate environments, networks and infrastructure. It also examines how the Cultural Sector can better interface with other creative clusters in New York such as the growing tech scene and other opportunities such as urban development projects.

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This talk is presented by

Clive Dutton OBE - Co-founder, The Line: East London Sculpture Walk

Clive is an internationally recognised urban regeneration expert.

He was involved in the Olympic regeneration legacy in East London, working for the London Borough of Newham where he was Executive Director of Regeneration and Inward Investment. Projects included the creation of a city within a capital city in Stratford, the redevelopment of Canning Town,the regeneration of the Royal Docks and the innovative Meanwhile London Project.

Clive was previously Director of Regeneration and Planning for Birmingham City Council, where he was awarded the Midlands Property Personality of the Year in 2009.Projects included the Big City Plan, New Street Station redevelopment, The Cube, the Library of Birmingham, Longbridge redevelopment, Eastside and City Park.

Prior to that he held senior positions at numerous metropolitan authorities, an Urban Development Corporation and a City Challenge Partnership. He produced the Dutton Report on how to regenerate West Belfast, following the Good Friday Agreement.

He worked for UK Government on the Urban White Paper, assisted the UK Urban Task Force and was a member of the Oldham Independent Review.

Clive was also Director of Regeneration for a major UK private developer.

He has presented at myriad international events and has been published widely.

He was awarded an OBE for services to urban regeneration in 1998.

Justine Simons - Head of Culture, City Hall, London & Chair, World Cities Culture Forum

Justine is the Chair of the World Cities Culture Forum and believes culture is the essential ingredient in cities and that no city can succeed and thrive in the 21st century without it.

As Head of Culture for the Mayor of London for over a decade, Justine has played a central role in the cultural revitalization of London - with Mayors from both sides of the political spectrum.

She leads London’s Cultural Policy and shapes the Mayor’s Investment Strategy for the Creative Industries which covers film, fashion and design. She spearheaded the largest cultural festival ever staged in London for the 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games.

Justine oversees City Hall’s work across music, theatre, international cultural exchange, visual arts, cultural policy and arts in the public realm. She has built the Fourth Plinth Commission into the UK’s biggest sculpture prize and chairs the Big Dance, the world’s biggest participatory dance festival, now in 23 countries.

She serves on the boards of the British Fashion Council, British Film Commission, London Design Festival, Artichoke Trust and the Mayor’s Thames Festival. Prior to the Mayor’s Office, Justine worked in the field of contemporary dance for ten years with a variety of leading venues.