The main purpose of this article is to examine some consequences of using cultural resources (in its context specific appearances) to describe the knowledge dynamics of economic systems and its impact on places as a territory of complex agents and institutions. The focus is on the ability of economic growth to guarantee sustainable use of arts or cultural resources as knowledge resources in a concept of economic progress as a sustainable development, that means the whole range of structural, economic, socio-cultural and institutional changes accompanying growth. A caseof economic progress it could be seen as a synonymous for a better quality of life, that is not only as growth in GNP: it does involve growth in income, but what is more important are often non-economic variables like the cultural resources governance which generate services and functions contributing directly and indirectly to individual and collective wellbeing, as well as supplying the factors necessary to support productivity as creativity, innovative form of organizations, sense making, new tastes and preferences. In this way sustainability becomes synonymous of an economic process which does not change the basic functions of ecosystems. Sustainable development also as sustainability of cultural resources means an increase over time of a better quality of life as better knowledge of ourselves. The cultural and art resources as a rich component of environment, in all aspects, must (and can) "support" this notion of the economic system, enabling it to live and grow. Eco-economists and art-economist claim that the emphasis must be placed on the system’s needs, rather than individual ones. This implies an ethical judgment on the role and rights of individuals living today as regards survival of the system and future generations’ welfare. Moreover, given that individual behavior is driven by egoistic motivations, supporters of sustainability examine how such behavior can be modified and how such modifications can be achieved. Generally speaking quality and wealth should not trade off but an “open approach” is required also adopting self-sustainability category overall for cultural resources as a part of complexity of environment system resources. Regional system of culture and museum networking in a specific place defines better examples of identity tools as a source of ecology value in the governance of complexity of global interdipendencies. This definition of cultural resources covers every culture/artistic ecosystem function producing utility and profit as well as factors supporting life quality of a nation. In any case we wish to underline the culture’s multi-functional nature as a fuel of an eco-social-system. Some of these functions require extraction and conversion of original culture resources while other services are provided as long as cognitive acting reserve (a sort of intelligent data warehousing for the community) is left relatively unchanged.
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