Urban Development and Public Space: Culture as a Driver for Cities

This paper is the outcome of a round table event that took place on the 4th of June 2015 and which was organised in the context of the 8th EU-LAC Summit/ 2nd EU-CELAC Summit of 10-11 June 2015. This initiative, taken by EU-LAC Foundation in partnership with the Centre for Fine Arts in Brussels (BOZAR), with the support of the European Commission - DG DEVCO, EUNIC and More Europe, has the objective of strengthening relations between Europe, the Caribbean and Latin America. More than 20 experts from different backgrounds - academics, members of international institutions, artists, journalists and specialists from private and public sectors and civil society - from those regions gathered to discuss the theme “Urban Development and Public Space: Culture as a Driver for Cities” and introduce the urban context of the Summit’s theme “Shaping our Common Future: working for prosperous, cohesive and sustainable societies for our citizens”.