Cultural LiteracyCultural Literacy in relation to urban design is defined in the strategy as being made up of the following elements

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Cultural Awareness - the ability to see that our built and natural environment is part of our traditions, social values, beliefs, politics, technology and economy . Cultural Knowledge - the ability to take that awareness and then facilitate creative processes that enable the designer (as well as others) to read and record the specific dynamics, signs, signifiers, themes and design principles. Cultural Literacy -the ability to create meaning, dialogue, moments and aesthetics that resonate with the cultural elements of place and people. Cultural Literacy, when it is shared, ultimately leads to Cultural Capital.

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