This is our monthly round-up from our sectors of interest, for March 2019.
Culture and creative industries:
Greater Manchester published its first culture strategy.
While London produced a Cultural Infrastructure Plan and a supporting interactive map.
The House of Commons Culture, Media and Sport Committee reported on the state of the live music industry.
The DCMS is carrying out a tailored review of Historic England, starting with a public consultation.
A Dutch museum is to repatriate colonial-era works it thinks were stolen.
That theme (repatriation) is discussed in an interesting-looking new podcast by the cultural commentator Tiffany Jenkins, called Behind the Scenes at the Museum. The first interview is with Tristram Hunt of the V&A.
ALVA released its latest annual dataset of visitor attraction numbers, showing growth of almost 9%.
The Scottish Government published a high-level summary of its recent consultation on tourist taxes.
Place-making and urban regeneration:
The LGA launched a report on culture-led regeneration.
The British Chambers of Commerce and Legal & General explored ‘building the towns and cities of tomorrow’, with case studies of several British cities.
The Create Streets project published a big study looking at what makes a successful street or public square.
In Fourth Street news, we were delighted to be commissioned by Exeter City Council to examine the feasibility of a new multi-purpose performance venue in the city.
Finally, our director, Dan Anderson, was one of those asked by the Architects’ Journal for an assessment of the Tulip, the controversial high-rise visitor attraction planned for the City of London, which has just received planning permission.