Where do rural and urban cultures intersect and combine?

Rural and urban areas share cultural features and qualities with each other that are appreciated by residents as well as visitors. Understanding the blurring of rural-urban boundaries is crucial for understanding dynamics, such as rural commuting, rural lifestyles, cultural entrepreneurship or the commercialisation of cultural elements in rural areas.  

The Cultural Connections CoP is a network of four European regions: Tukums (Latvia), Metropolitan Area of Styria (Austria), Lucca (Italy) and Mid Wales (UK).

 

Three Lessons from ROBUST's Cultural Connections Community of Practice

The ROBUST Cultural Connections Community of Practice (CoP) reports on their early findings about how culture can create and strengthen connections between rural and urban areas.

 

News: New Lessons From the Cultural Connections Community of Practice »

Read and download the report here »

 

 

 

 

How will ROBUST deal with cultural connections?

Talis Tisenkopfs (Baltic Studies Centre), the leaders of ROBUST's Community of Practice on cultural connections, share some details on the subject in an interview.

 

Read the full interview »

 

 

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News about Rural-Urban Europe and the ROBUST project is published regularly in the INFORMED CITIES newsletter.

ROBUST is a European research project involving 24 partners from 11 countries. ROBUST receives funding from the European Union's Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No 727988.

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