This research is based on projects working in east and north London (Cultural Planning for Sustainable Communities; Hydrocitizenship) as well as recently completed studies for the DCMS (The Contribution of Culture to Place Shaping.)
Jonathan Ward is the post-doctoral research assistant for CUSP’s arts and culture theme, based in the School of Media and Communication at the University of Leeds. His research focusses on issues around cultural policy, cultural labour and culture-led urban policy.
Kate Oakley is the CUSP co-investigator leading the arts and culture theme. She has written extensively on cultural policy including in her most recent book “Culture, Economy and Politics: The Case of New Labour” (with David Hesmondhalgh, David Less and Melissa Nisbett). Kate is Professor of Cultural Policy at the School of Media and Communication, University of Leeds.
Graeme Evans is Professor Urban Cultures & Design and Director of the Art & Design Research Institute (www.adri.mdx.ac.uk).