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OLAZABAL ARRABAL, Maydelin Annerys; RODRIGUEZ MENDEZ, Vilda  and  GONZALEZ FONTES, Ramón. Cultural Identity as a Local Resource, and its Integration to Local Development Management. Rev retos [online]. 2021, vol.15, n.1, pp. 27-60.  Epub Mar 25, 2021. ISSN 2306-9155.


Theoretical and methodological aspects that support the integration of cultural identity as a local resource, to local development -from the perspective of municipal development strategy- in order to make better use of its potential in the activation of territorial development.


This study relied on theoretical methods, such as analysis and synthesis, and induction-deduction.

Main results:

Stemming from the recognition of the role of culture, and cultural resources in the creation of local development capacities, several aspects related to the emergence of cultural identity as a local resource, its functions, main qualities, elements that condition its potential character for development, sources of the resource, and several ways to use it, were revealed.


The results of this study offer theoretical and methodological guidelines to integrate cultural identity, since it shows elements that permit identifying and defining strategic objectives, and use cultural identity as an instrument that orients municipal government activity in mobilizing local resources and potentialities for territorial development.

Keywords : cultural resources; cultural identity; local development management; municipal development strategy.

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