No one is exactly sure what will come from Worcester teaming with London-based Futurecity to develop ideas for the Theatre District.
But then, that’s what art is like.
Someone lifts a pen, a paintbrush — and expectations lift, too. We have to wait and see what develops.
Tuesday’s announcement by the Massachusetts Cultural Council strikes us as a low-risk leap into a wider look at urban planning.
In essence, Futurecity, which for more than a decade has served as a self-described “placemaker” for municipalities in England and elsewhere, will work with the state’s three largest cities to brainstorm ways to incorporate art and culture into local economic-development projects.
The focus of Futurecity Mass in Boston will be the Fenway Cultural District, while Springfield will discuss its Central Cultural District.
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