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City of Literature
Milan, with more than one million residents, represents the 3% of the Italian population and is the core of one of the biggest metropolitan areas in Europe. Milan is also the second university city in Italy, and generates approximately 10% of Italy’s GDP. The main drivers of the City’s development are finance, education and the creative industries, among which Milan is internationally famous for fashion and style, architecture, design, entertainment and advertising.
Milan has always had a long and rich literary tradition and a vital editorial scene having been the hometown of great authors, including Nobel Prize Fo. It has also welcomed writers from all over Italy and foreign writers, like Stendhal and Hemingway, who wrote about their visit to the City.
Following this tradition, Milan hosts international events for literature and publishing professionals: the four days long Bookcity Milan, literary festivals and bookfairs – Bookpride and Tempo di Libri with its International Rights center - literary magazines and blogs, prizes for new talents and several creative writing schools and courses together with programs for young writers and readers.
Milan has a tradition of cooperation between the public and the private sector in political and cultural life: an example of such partnerships is Patto di Milano per la Lettura aimed at restoring value to the act of reading as an essential part of a new idea of citizenship.
Since 2014 Milan has a Smart City strategy, involving several stakeholders, aiming to strengthen the innovative startups and creative companies.
The city played a key role in the creation of “ Le Città del Libro”, the network of Italian bookcities wich connects towns with programs promoting literature and reading as a means to improve the quality of life.
CONTRIBUTION TO THE NETWORK
The initiatives developed by the city are leveraging on the network streghtening Milan’s sustainable urban development. The projects envisaged focus on different and complementary aspects of sustainability:
- consolidate the variety of initiatives associated with publishing and reading. This will make cultural partecipation easier and cultural promotion more efficient, enriching the city’s interest to narrative;
- develop and strengthen the sense of citizenship;
- facilitate the integration of different aspects of the city’s cultural life and open opportunities for creative productions and contamination among cultural sectors;
- contribute to the Smart City strategy with specific initiatives targeting environmental sustainability and address the issue of urban sustainability in increasingly global societies;
- ensure international collaboration and exchanges of best practices in crucial aspects for a sustainable development in a global setting;
- multiply opportunities for international talented young authors to emerge and favour international opportunities for operators in the book industry.