Cities, Culture and Creativity

Cities, Culture and Creativity

Author: UNESCO

Publisher: UNESCO Publishing

ISBN: 9789231004520

Category: Political Science

Page: 111

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Culture and creativity have untapped potential to deliver social, economic, and spatial benefits for cities and communities. Cultural and creative industries are key drivers of the creative economy and represent important sources of employment, economic growth, and innovation, thus contributing to city competitiveness and sustainability. Through their contribution to urban regeneration and sustainable urban development, cultural and creative industries make cities more attractive places for people to live in and for economic activity to develop. Culture and creativity also contribute to social cohesion at the neighborhood level, enable creative networks to form and advance innovation and growth, and create opportunities for those who are often socially and economically excluded. The ongoing COVID-19 pandemic has had a deep impact on the cultural sector, yet it has also revealed the power of cultural and creative industries as a resource for city recovery and resilience. More generally, cities are hubs of the creative economy and have a critical role to play in harnessing the transformative potential of cultural and creative industries through policies and enabling environments at the local level. 'Cities, Culture, and Creativity' (CCC) provides guiding principles and a CCC Framework, developed by UNESCO and the World Bank, to support cities in unlocking the power of cultural and creative industries for sustainable urban development, city competitiveness, and social inclusion. Drawing from global studies and the experiences of nine diverse cities from across the world, the CCC Framework offers concrete guidance for the range of actors -- city, state, and national governments; creative industry and related private-sector organizations; creatives; culture professionals and civil society-- to harness culture and creativity with a view to boosting their local creative economies and building resilient, inclusive, and dynamic cities.

Handbook of Culture and Creativity

Handbook of Culture and Creativity

Author: Angela K.-Y. Leung

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780190455705

Category: Psychology

Page: 288

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The Handbook of Culture and Creativity is a collaborative effort to provide readers with an in-depth and systematic inquiry into the cultural processes of creativity and innovation, as well as the creative processes of cultural transformation. As the editors acknowledge, creativity emerges from dialogical interaction with cultural imperatives, norms, and artifacts, but culture also evolves and transforms through a generative process fueled by creativity. In order to illuminate nuanced insights on the complex culture-creativity nexus, this volume is organized into four broad sections: reciprocal relationships, socio-cultural contexts, diversifying experiences and creativity, and policy and applied perspectives. Edited by Angela K.-Y. Leung, Letty Kwan, and Shyhnan Liou, this cogent volume features cutting-edge evidence and research, and lays the groundwork for pursuing a new science for integrating the study of culture and creativity.

Creative Industries and Urban Development

Creative Industries and Urban Development

Author: Terry Flew

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317967279

Category: Science

Page: 88

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The concept of creative industries has developed considerable academic and policy momentum in the 21st century. There has been a connection identified between the rise of creative industries and the urbanisation of the world’s population, particularly in relation to the significance of cities as sites of cultural production and consumption. Much of the work on creative industries and cities, however, has drawn upon 'imagined geographies' about the relationship between creativity and place. This collection draws together contributions that critically appraise recent urban cultural policy discourses, as well as reflecting on the role of culture and creative industries in the future development of cities. This book is based on a special issue of The Information Society: An International Journal.

Culture and Creativity for the Future of Cities

Culture and Creativity for the Future of Cities

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ISBN: 9276359214

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Although the mainstream understanding of sustainable development has focused particularly on economic, social and environmental dimensions, an increasing number of academics, organisations and cultural industry leaders have stressed the essential role of cultural aspects. Policy approaches emphasising the importance of culture for sustainable development support the role of cultural rights, a dynamic notion of culture, the interconnectedness of economic, social, environmental and cultural factors and the value of core aspects of culture (e.g., heritage, diversity, creativity). Applying this at urban and local level becomes important because of the increasing 'localisation' of development goals, as outlined in the SDGs and the New Urban Agenda. Cities operate as 'laboratories' in addressing emerging challenges, the effective role of local governments and their associations, and mobilise all local stakeholders in connecting culture with sustainable development. This compilation of a theoretical study on the contribution of culture to sustainable urban development, with best practices and methodologies, illustrates some of the latest priorities put forward by the European Union. It targets cultural stakeholders, local authorities, urban activists and subsidising bodies interested in developing and supporting holistic, people-centred and sustainable urban development approaches based on culture and the creative sectors, in the regional contexts of Africa, Asia, and Latin America.

Sustainable City and Creativity

Sustainable City and Creativity

Author: Tüzin Baycan

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317047957

Category: Political Science

Page: 476

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The notion of 'creative cities' - where cultural activities and creative and cultural industries play a crucial role in supporting urban creativity and contributing to the new creative economy - has become central to most regional and urban development strategies in recent years. A creative city is supposed to develop imaginative and innovative solutions to a range of social, economic and environmental problems: economic stagnancy, urban shrinkage, social segregation, global competition or more. Cities and regions around the world are trying to develop, facilitate or promote concentrations of creative, innovative and/or knowledge-intensive industries in order to become more competitive. These places are seeking new strategies to combine economic development with quality of place that will increase economic productivity and encourage growth. Against this increasing interest in creative cities, this volume offers a coherent set of articles on sustainable and creative cities, and addresses modern theories and concepts relating to research on sustainability and creativity. It analyses principles and practices of the creative city for the formulation of policies and recommendations towards the sustainable city. It brings together leading academics with different approaches from different disciplines to provide a comprehensive and holistic overview of creativity and sustainability of the city, linking research and practice. In doing so, it puts forward ideas about stimulating the production of an innovative knowledge for a creative and sustainable city, and transforming a specific knowledge into a general common knowledge, which suggests best future policy actions, decision-making processes and choices for the change towards a human sustainable development of the city.

Creative City as an Urban Development Strategy

Creative City as an Urban Development Strategy

Author: Suet Leng Khoo

Publisher: Springer Nature

ISBN: 9789811612916

Category: Political Science

Page: 201

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This book is a pioneering work to position the creative city concept within Malaysian urban development discourse. The chapters are written and systematically sequenced to be all-encompassing and comprehensible to audiences both from the academic and non-academic realms. The nascency of creative city development in Malaysia has motivated the timely exploration of the viability of this strategy for selected Malaysian cities (i.e. Kuala Lumpur, George Town, Ipoh, Johor Bahru). The book also discusses the global discourse on creative city and its critiques. This is followed by an overview of Malaysia’s macrolevel socio-economic and political structures as well as national policies to frame the Malaysian creative city narrative. The case study chapters are novel, as each Malaysian city unravels its unique experiences and dissects the way the city responds to the creative city agenda amidst local nuances and idiosyncrasies.

Cities of Culture

Cities of Culture

Author: Deborah Stevenson

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781134084357

Category: Social Science

Page: 175

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Culture now has a prominent place on the urban policy and re-profiling agendas of cities around the world. City-based cultural planning emphasising creativity in all its guises has emerged as a significant local policy initiative, while the notion of the ‘creative city’ has become an urban imaging cliché. The proliferation of local blueprints for cultural planning/creative cities has been remarkable, while supra-state bodies such as the European Union and UNESCO are also fostering the use of culture in strategies to revive cities and urban economies and to brand places as ‘different’. Cities of Culture highlights significant trends in cultural planning since its inception, revealing and analysing key discourses and influential (globally-circulating) manifestos and processes, as well as their interpretation and implementation in specific places. With reference to examples drawn from Europe, Australia, Asia and North America, Cities of Culture provides insights into the application of urban cultural strategies in different local, national and international contexts, highlighting regularities, tensions and intersections as well as core underpinning assumptions. This book explores the now-pervasive expectation that cultural planning is capable of achieving a wide range of social, economic, urban and creative outcomes. It will be of interest for students and scholars of urban sociology, urban studies, cultural policy studies and human geography.

The Creative City

The Creative City

Author: James E. Doyle

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317037057

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 248

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The Creative City: Vision and Execution, edited by James E. Doyle and Biljana Mickov, challenges the popular understanding of the Creative City, by bridging the gap between the Creative City as concept and the Creative City as practice and, in so doing, provides a contemporary template for policy makers, city planners, and citizens alike. The book will offer researchers and pragmatists a series of real-life examples of successful cultural and creative practice throughout Europe, reflecting on the analysis and thinking that forms our contemporary understanding of the creative city. It will examine and explain the changes to the concept of the ’creative city’, explore its connectivity to the cultural sector as well as other sectors and practices across Europe and will serve to illustrate the perspectives of Cultural Managers, Educators, Professionals and Researchers from the creative sector in Dublin and Europe. This book will present the reader, and the cultural sector at large, with a new reality based on the quality of contemporary creative practice. Doyle and Mickov address cultural trends such as sustainability and social networking and how they value-impact our attitudes towards culture and the creative city By recognizing that we live in a time of rapid change, which affects all systems, financial models, resources, the economy and technology, we also recognize that the creative process is at the heart of our responses to these changes.

Culture and Creativity for the Future Cities

Culture and Creativity for the Future Cities

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ISBN: 9276359249

Category: City planning

Page: 176

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Although the mainstream understanding of sustainable development has focused particularly on economic, social and environmental dimensions, an increasing number of academics, organisations and cultural industry leaders have stressed the essential role of cultural aspects. Policy approaches emphasising the importance of culture for sustainable development support the role of cultural rights, a dynamic notion of culture, the interconnectedness of economic, social, environmental and cultural factors and the value of core aspects of culture (e.g., heritage, diversity, creativity). Applying this at urban and local level becomes important because of the increasing 'localisation' of development goals, as outlined in the SDGs and the New Urban Agenda. Cities operate as 'laboratories' in addressing emerging challenges, the effective role of local governments and their associations, and mobilise all local stakeholders in connecting culture with sustainable development. This compilation of a theoretical study on the contribution of culture to sustainable urban development, with best practices and methodologies, illustrates some of the latest priorities put forward by the European Union. It targets cultural stakeholders, local authorities, urban activists and subsidising bodies interested in developing and supporting holistic, people-centred and sustainable urban development approaches based on culture and the creative sectors, in the regional contexts of Africa, Asia, and Latin America.

Cities and Creativity from the Renaissance to the Present

Cities and Creativity from the Renaissance to the Present

Author: Ilja Van Damme

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781351681797

Category: History

Page: 276

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This volume critically challenges the current creative city debate from a historical perspective. In the last two decades, urban studies has been engulfed by a creative city narrative in which concepts like the creative economy, the creative class or creative industries proclaim the status of the city as the primary site of human creativity and innovation. So far, however, nobody has challenged the core premise underlying this narrative, asking why we automatically have to look at cities as being the agents of change and innovation. What processes have been at work historically before the predominance of cities in nurturing creativity and innovation was established? In order to tackle this question, the editors of this volume have collected case studies ranging from Renaissance Firenze and sixteenth-century Antwerp to early modern Naples, Amsterdam, Bologna, Paris, to industrializing Sheffield and nineteenth-and twentieth century cities covering Scandinavian port towns, Venice, and London, up to the French techno-industrial city Grenoble. Jointly, these case studies show that a creative city is not an objective or ontological reality, but rather a complex and heterogenic "assemblage," in which material, infrastructural and spatial elements become historically entangled with power-laden discourses, narratives and imaginaries about the city and urban actor groups.