SK – Capitalizing on Culture

Saskatchewan Institute of Public Policy – University of Regina


Remarks in this Briefing Note were presented as part of a public forum in Saskatoon, SK, on September 14, 2006.

In their articles panellists discuss: urban planning with a cultural lens; the centrality of culture in urban wealth creation; and basic questions of authentic urban identity. Readers are invited to consider the role of the university, the arts and public investment and the role of the artist in urban planning.

The basis for these discussions is the idea of the creative city, an evolving concept arising from the work of thinkers such as economist Richard Florida and former Winnipeg mayor and urban strategist Glenn Murray.


Jeremy Morgan, Greg Baeker, Peter Stoicheff, Peter MacKinnon, Randy Burton and Brenda Baker