The ASPAC Culture Committee was established in 2015 with the goal to promote culture as the forth pillar of sustainable development in Asia Pacific cities and local governments. It aims to influence policy formulation, facilitate knowledge-sharing of cultural policies and exemplary practices, and establish an active culture network in the region.

Solo City, as one of the founding members of the Culture Committee, will host the first UCLG ASPAC forum on culture, with the theme of culture’s integration in local planning. Overall, the title “Collaborative Culture” reflects an aspiration and determination to promote the rich and diverse culture of the Asia Pacific region, and to encourage contributions for its further development. The UCLG ASPAC Forum on Culture in Local Planning will be conducted in Solo, Indonesia at 25-26 October 2016.


  • Knowledge-sharing among cities and local governments of culture- related policies and exemplary practices/activities.
  • Awareness-raising in the region on the value of integrating culture in local planning.
  • Developing strategies to expand the reach of the Culture Committee and its goals.
  • Serve as a platform for networking and cooperation on culture between cities and local governments, and other stakeholders.

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