Cultural Planning and Development

Around the world, cultural, urban and municipal planners bring vibrancy to communities in the form of arts, culture, and creative expression. Many regions have embraced cultural development as a key strategy to promote sustainable growth and urban engagement.

Our courses and workshops leverage the strengths of international leaders in cultural planning and development to offer a global perspective, along with the training and support required for a career in this growing field.

Courses and Programs


Course Name
Creating Strategic Plans (UC001)   
Creative Placemaking (UC003)   
Cultural Tourism: An Asset-Based Economic Development Strategy (UC006)   
Culture's Role in Sustainable Development: Meaning, Principles and Implementation (UC039)    
Festivals, Events and Eventful Communities (UC004)   
Foundations of Cultural Planning (UC002)   
Negotiating Successful Community Partnerships Between Cultural Organizations (UC038)    
Online Workshop: Activating the Soft Power of Cultural Institutions (UC034)   
Online Workshop: Arts and Social Change (UC023)   
Online Workshop: Ask the Audience - Public Participation in Decision-Making (UC032)   
Online Workshop: Best Practices in Museum Governance and Strategic Planning (UC035)   
Online Workshop: Building Community-Based Resilience Through Innovations in Community Engagement and Innovation Networks (UC025)   
Online Workshop: Case Studies in Cultural Citizenship (UC021)   
Online Workshop: Changing the Leadership of Culture and the Culture of Leadership (UC036)   
Online Workshop: Creative Economy and Cultural Planning - The Smaller City Perspective (UC015)   
Online Workshop: Cultural Entrepreneurship (UC011)   
Online Workshop: Cultural Planning - An International Perspective (UC018)   
Online Workshop: Cultural Planning and Processes of Urban Change (UC019)   
Online Workshop: Cultural Practices and Strategies in the Digital Realm (UC033)   
Online Workshop: Culture and Sustainable Development (UC012)   
Online Workshop: Digital Culture and Cultural Policy (UC010)   
Online Workshop: Digital Culture and Museums (UC016)   
Online Workshop: Engaging Audiences through Digital Media in Museums (UC037)    
Online Workshop: Historic Preservation and the Cities of Tomorrow (UC024)   
Online Workshop: Intangible Cultural Heritage (UC013)   
Online Workshop: Intercultural Cities (UC020)   
Online Workshop: Managing for Success in Public Art (UC017)   
Online Workshop: Resourceful Design Innovation by Re-imagining Existing Urban Assets (UC014)   
Tourism Workshop 1: Emerging Cultural Tourism Trends and Practices - An International Perspective (UC026)   
Tourism Workshop 2: Strategic Cultural Tourism Planning (UC027)   
Tourism Workshop 3: Leveraging Cultural Tourism for Community Development (UC028)    
Tourism Workshop 4: Destination Development Workshop - Enhancing Authentic Cultural Experiences (UC029)   
Tourism Workshop 5: Improving Your Brand - Marketing Cultural Resources (UC030)   


Cultural Planning

UBC Certificate Program
The UBC Certificate in Cultural Planning addresses the growing demand for cultural planners with knowledge and expertise to guide cultural policy and development initiatives. LEARN MORE