In news: Chief minister of Delhi will be representing Delhi and India at the World Cities Culture Forum
About World Cities Culture Forum(WCCF)
- WCCF is convened by the BOP consulting, UK
- The forum provides a way for policy makers in 40 key cities to share research and intelligence, and explore the vital role of culture in their future prosperity.
- This year’s theme: ‘The Future of Culture’
- Members: The forum comprises 40 world cities including London, Tokyo and New York, all of which recognise the impact and importance of culture and creativity, and seek to inculcate these values in public policy and city planning.
- WCCF members share the belief that culture is the key to their future as sustainable urban centres. BOP conducts comparative research to measure the impact and importance of culture and creativity, and shares it with the Forum so members can make evidence-based policy decisions.
Woking of the forum
- Forum members collaborate via a programme of events including themed symposia, regional summits and workshops.
- These events feed into the annual World Cities Culture Summit.
- Hosted on a rotating basis by member cities, this unique gathering allows city leaders to share ideas and knowledge about the role of culture as an organising principle for the sustainable city of the future.
The World Cities Culture report
It is published by the forum every three years, with data and details on innovative projects from cities across the world. The last report was published in 2018, said the forum’s website.
The decision to attend the World Cities Culture Forum comes at a time when the Delhi government is drafting a cultural policy for the Capital.This year’s theme ‘The Future of Culture’ will play a crucial role in reimagining the culture of Delhi, especially in the wake of several devastating challenges and COVID crisis faced by the people in the last one year