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Cultural Regeneration Drives Economic Renewal in Riga, Latvia


Can small countries, as part of the EU, regenerate in the face of economic pressures and a younger population in flight? Author and curator Lucy Bullivant recently visited Latvia’s capital city Riga, European Capital of Culture in 2014, during the country’s centenary celebrations.

Meeting with architects, urban designers, developers, planning policymakers, along with transport and sustainability specialists, she reflects on how the country is coping with multiple pressures with innovative energy and, as such, is experiencing something of a cultural renaissance.

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