Connecting communities via culture-led regeneration – exploring incentive and momentum with UK city of culture 2013 shortlisted candidates


Principal Investigator: Mrs Kerry Wilson (Liverpool John Moores University)
Co-investigators: Dr David O'Brien (City University London), Professor Ian Grosvenor (University of Birmingham)
Collaborators: Sheffield City Council; Norwich City Council; Birmingham City Council.
Duration: From 2011 to 2012

The Cultural Cities Research Network was formed in March 2011 to discuss the impact of bidding for the UK City of Culture 2013 title. Network members included different individuals and communities involved with or interested in the bidding process from the three shortlisted cities of Birmingham, Norwich and Sheffield. Together the network considered what connects cities during the shared experience of bidding for cultural titles.