Landry Charles - UK

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Charles Landry is the founder of COMEDIA, Europe’s leading cultural planning consultancy.
He is regarded as an international authority on city futures and the use of culture in city revitalization, cultural planning and heritage issues, strategic policy development, and cultural industries. His book 'The Creative City: A toolkit for urban innovators' was published in May 2000 to wide acclaim. He has lectured widely in Europe, the USA, Australia and Africa and has presented over 150 keynote addresses on various topics. Most recently he was 'Thinker in Residence' for South Australia, advising the premier and state on greater Adelaide's future potential, 2003.

COMEDIA has worked in 35 countries and undertaken several hundred projects concerned with city and regional strategies for revitalising public, social and economic life through cultural activities.
Charles Landry has been responsible for over 180 assignments for national and local authorities and funding agencies both in the UK and abroad.
Charles Landry was born in 1948 and studied in Britain, Germany and Italy.