There has been a significant increase in cities looking towards music, and greater culture, to spurn economic development, social change and fairer growth. This has created a term - 'music cities' - which has come to mean everything from branding to tourism, to looking at affordable housing for musicians and creatives in regeneration projects. But going back to how our cities are designed, planned and built, what is music's role? Is there any scholarship that could be developed to better understand this, and what would it dictate, advocate for or prove? In this panel presented in partnership with Sound Diplomacy and the SXSW Cities Summit, a number of global experts from across music, planning and placemaking deconstruct what music urbanism means, and why it is important to the success of our cities.
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