chapter 4: Findings: ICR engagement by mid-sized US cities (why I decided…
chapter 4: Findings: ICR engagement by mid-sized US cities
describing my approach - details on the cities that were included and why as well as the list of the people I spoke with
noting that many of the cities that these cities are enaging with are ones that the us has a fraught relationship with under the current administration
noting the different creative industries/cultural domains that US cities are engaging with cities around the world on (design, music, craft...)
some overall context on US cities at the moment ... how many people live in them, their economic might, etc
notes from mckinsey report ... contribution to GDP .. and notes on p.9 on the might of 'middleweight' american cities
maybe referencing the the national league of cities or us conference of mayors?
detailing the reasons why these cities engage in international cultural relations
Confronting shared challenges (affordability for creatives, financing of culture)
bringing in the world cities culture forum?
Sharing best practices (cultural policy and planning)
bringing in notes/ideas from Tim Campbell//smart cities
bring in anecdotes from the GCDN meeting
Aligning with key regions
future anecdotes and details of what these engagements look like in practice
(or better to weave these anedcotes throughout?)
noting how US cities are reevalutaing the significance + approach of their existing ICR programmes, most notably sister cities
*include academic research supporting sister cities...
why I decided to focus on mid-sized US cities
kickoff early with the stat from pew on the economy being a number one election issue
they can potentially benefit the most from being able to learn from their counterpart city of ...
going into how more and more american cities want to be seen as globally competitive
reframing culture as an important tool for those areas in particular
potential economic, trade and investment beenfit to them
didn't want this paper to reinforcing narrative/positions of divides between blue and red parts of america
include chart on which cities are participating in which networks
including ideas from my metropolis piece (look back at my notes)
ways these cities are engaging
bilateral ... city to city partnerships
introducing the networks that cities are in
areas where this could fill in foreign policy gaps
declining funding for international development