London's Cultural Strategy: Invest in Creativity
The mayor of London recently published "Cultural Metropolis," a vision championing the need to invest in the ideas, innovations, and culture found in the city.
There's a competitive nature amongst large cities around the world, and the superlative “best” is often used to describe what each metropolis has to offer. Can your city brag about having a cultural strategy that champions ideas, innovation, and creativity? Ask London, and the answer is a resounding yes – thanks to the city's mayor, Boris Johnson. This past Monday, Johnson published Cultural Metropolis, a visionary recommendation to strengthen the cultural life of Londoners across the capital. The case set forth acknowledges the contributions of the cultural and creative sectors in London and recognizes how continued support and investment leading up to the 2012 Olympics will provide a brilliant opportunity for London to shift its cultural activity and participation.