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.

Creative Industries and Urban Development

Creative Industries and Urban Development

Author: Terry Flew

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317967286

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.

Cities, Culture and Creativity

Cities, Culture and Creativity

Author: UNESCO

Publisher: UNESCO Publishing

ISBN: 9789231004520

Category: Political Science

Page: 112

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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.

Creative Industries and Urban Spatial Structure

Creative Industries and Urban Spatial Structure

Author: Helin Liu

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9783319166100

Category: Science

Page: 238

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This book explores the dynamics of the interaction between the development of creative industries and urban land use in Nanjing, a metropolis and a growth pole in the Yangtze River Delta. In the last two decades, China's economy has been undergoing dramatic growth. Yet, accompanying with China's economic success is the disturbing environmental deterioration and energy concerns. These issues together with the diminution of the advantage of low-cost labour force present many Chinese cities, particularly big cities specialising in manufacturing in the most developed regions, the urgency to find new approaches to "creative China". As an ancient city featured by abundance of cultural heritages and legacies of heavy industries, Nanjing has been striving for a decade to transform its economy towards a creative economy by cultivating creative industries. In parallel with the flourishing of creative industries are contest for land resources among different interest parties and restructuring of urban land use. Both are new challenges for urban planning. This complex process is examined in this book by an interdisciplinary approach which integrates GIS, ABM, questionnaire investigation and interview.

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.

Creative Economies, Creative Cities

Creative Economies, Creative Cities

Author: Lily Kong

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9781402099496

Category: Science

Page: 234

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Justin O’Connor and Lily Kong The cultural and creative industries have become increasingly prominent in many policy agendas in recent years. Not only have governments identified the growing consumer potential for cultural/creative industry products in the home market, they have also seen the creative industry agenda as central to the growth of external m- kets. This agenda stresses creativity, innovation, small business growth, and access to global markets – all central to a wider agenda of moving from cheap manufacture towards high value-added products and services. The increasing importance of cultural and creative industries in national and city policy agendas is evident in Hong Kong, Singapore, Taiwan, South Korea, Beijing, Shanghai and Guangzhou, Australia, and New Zealand, and in more nascent ways in cities such as Chongqing and Wuhan. Much of the thinking in these cities/ countries has derived from the European and North American policy landscape. Policy debate in Europe and North America has been marked by ambiguities and tensions around the connections between cultural and economic policy which the creative industry agenda posits. These become more marked because the key dr- ers of the creative economy are the larger metropolitan areas, so that cultural and economic policy also then intersect with urban planning, policy and governance.

Routledge Handbook of Cultural and Creative Industries in Asia

Routledge Handbook of Cultural and Creative Industries in Asia

Author: Lorraine Lim

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317337270

Category: Social Science

Page: 388

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Recent years have witnessed the remarkable development of the cultural and creative industries (CCIs) in Asia, from the global popularity of the Japanese games and anime industries, to Korea’s film and pop music successes. While CCIs in these Asian cultural powerhouses aspire to become key players in the global cultural economy, Southeast Asian countries such as Malaysia and Thailand are eager to make a strong mark in the region’s cultural landscape. As the first handbook on CCIs in Asia, this book provides readers with a contextualized understanding of the conditions and operation of Asian CCIs. Both internationalising and de-Westernising our knowledge of CCIs, it offers a comprehensive contribution to the field from academics, practitioners and activists alike. Covering 12 different societies in Asia from Japan and China to Thailand, Indonesia and India, the themes include: State policy in shaping CCIs Cultural production inside and outside of institutional frameworks Circulation of CCIs products and consumer culture Cultural activism and independent culture Cultural heritage as an industry. Presenting a detailed set of case studies, this book will be an essential companion for researchers and students in the field of cultural policy, cultural and creative industries, media and cultural studies, and Asian studies in general.

The Oxford Handbook of Creative Industries

The Oxford Handbook of Creative Industries

Author: Candace Jones

Publisher: Oxford Handbooks

ISBN: 9780199603510

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 577

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The creative industries are an important part of modern economies, recognised increasingly by governments, firms and the general public as sources of beauty and expression as well as financial value and employment. Scholars have produced growing creative industries research, but thus far this work has been distributed across fields of business and management, economics, geography, law, or studies of individual sectors or activities like design or media. This authoritative handbook collects together the distilled knowledge of these areas into a single source. It first addresses fundamentals of how creativity occurs in individuals, teams, networks and cities, then covers perspectives on how this creativity is realised as various kinds of value through work, entrepreneurs, symbolism, and stardom. The organisation of creative industries is then reviewed such as project ecologies, events, genres and user innovation. Social and economic structures and activities such as sunk costs, spillovers, brokerage and disintermediation are reviewed, and finally the Handbook addresses policy and development, examining the changing landscapes of copyright protection as well as the emerging economies forming new centres of creative industry through global value chains.This is a comprehensive reference work with twenty-seven chapters by leading international experts.

The Geography of South Africa

The Geography of South Africa

Author: Jasper Knight

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9783319949741

Category: Science

Page: 326

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This edited collection examines contemporary directions in geographical research on South Africa. It encompasses a cross section of selected themes of critical importance not only to the discipline of Geography in South Africa, but also of relevance to other areas of the Global South. All chapters are original contributions, providing a state of the art research baseline on key themes in physical, human and environmental geography, and in understanding the changing geographical landscapes of modern South Africa. These contributions set the scene for an understanding of the relationships between modern South Africa and the wider contemporary world, including issues of sustainable development and growth in the Global South.

From the Subsidized Muse to Creative Industries: Convergences and Compromises

From the Subsidized Muse to Creative Industries: Convergences and Compromises

Author: Keti Lelo

Publisher: Roma TrE-Press

ISBN: 9788832136807

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 152

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La difficoltà di "collocare" le attività economiche derivanti dalla cultura e dalla creatività in un contesto di coerenza ed intelligibilità ha impedito agli studiosi e ai responsabili delle politiche economiche di giungere a conclusioni condivise sui criteri di definizione di questo settore economico. La mancanza di chiarezza nella terminologia raggiunse l'apice alla fine degli anni Novanta, quando le "industrie creative" sostituirono le "industrie culturali", termine fino ad allora ampiamente diffuso e utilizzato nelle politiche culturali nazionali e internazionali. Alla luce dell'intenso dibattito accademico sviluppato attorno alle industrie culturali e creative, la prima parte di questo libro analizza tensioni, dibattiti e divergenze nelle definizioni, nonché le peculiari caratteristiche di queste industrie. Vengono inoltre illustrati gli effetti dell'applicazione di diversi schemi di classificazione del settore culturale e creativo sul suo peso economico, e discusse le difficoltà che esso incontra nella competizione con altri settori per accedere ai programmi di finanziamento europeo. La seconda parte del libro indaga le molteplici relazioni che le industrie creative installano tra di loro e con il contesto urbano. I modelli di localizzazione delle imprese creative vengono analizzati in un caso di studio nella Città metropolitana di Roma. Le distribuzioni spaziali dei diversi settori creativi sono studiate utilizzando punti georiferiti come input per un modello statistico basato sulla funzione K di Ripley. Un'ipotesi nulla di distribuzione casuale viene verificata per le seguenti condizioni: analizzando la distribuzione spaziale di ogni singolo settore creativo rispetto al resto delle attività creative; confrontando a coppie i settori creativi per identificare quelli che rivelano attrazione reciproca; confrontando, per ciascun settore creativo, i modelli di localizzazione delle attività core-creative rispetto alla localizzazione delle rispettive funzioni di servizio. L'analisi empirica ha mostrato che, nella maggior parte dei casi, i settori core-creativi hanno la tendenza di raggrupparsi nello spazio a piccole distanze mentre i rispettivi settori di servizio sono dispersi internamente e disposti attorno al cuore. I confronti reciproci hanno rivelato l'esistenza di cluster creativi urbani caratterizzati dalla coesistenza di diverse attività creative.

The Chinese Dream

The Chinese Dream

Author: Neville Mars

Publisher: 010 Publishers

ISBN: 9789064506529

Category: Architecture

Page: 396

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"China is in the midst of breakneck transformation. The last 30 years of astonishing economic growth and political and cultural reform are driven by the urbanization processes which are remaking the world today. But the new China is now halfway built: within the next 30 years the world?s most populous nation will most likely take center-stage as global superpower, with hundreds of millions of new urbanites flooding into rapidly swelling cities. But this urban boom? presenting no less than the construction of a new society? is taking place almost without time to think. The present is so all-consuming that fast realities threaten to eclipse the slow dream of tomorrow. Taking as its starting point the goal announced in China in 2001 to build 400 new cities of 1 million inhabitants each by 2020, or 20 new cities a year for 20 years, the book explores the hopes and hazards of dreaming on such a scale. The question being asked is in fact no less than how to build a new utopia. But is China mortgaging its present for a promised future, and doing so at the same time that current speeds of construction eclipse any real forward planning? The Chinese Dream is a visual tour de force, both encyclopedic in scope and holistic in approach. Cutting across all levels of scale? from individual to nation? and backed by a truly multi-disciplinary team (encompassing architecture & urban planning, politics, economics, arts & culture, environmental concerns, and sociology) the book synthesizes a vast body of research to tackle the big questions of today, and to unpack the paradoxes at the heart of China?s struggle for change."--Publisher's website

Science, Technology and Innovation in BRICS Countries

Science, Technology and Innovation in BRICS Countries

Author: Swapan Kumar Patra

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781000049305

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 154

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The term BRICS (Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa) is gaining global attention both in scholarly and popular discourse. BRICS countries are crucial in terms of their vast areas, huge population and have massive economic potential. These countries are also categorized as developing countries and are aspiring to be considered as developed countries. There is commonality among these countries in that they have similar issues and problems, which may require common solutions. Science, Technology and Innovation in BRICS Countries examines whether more emphasis on Science Technology and Innovation (STI) capability building could be the solution to these countries’ economic upgradation and poverty reduction. This book is a collection of various Science Technology and Innovation (STI) issues of BRICS economics, and will be of interest to general readers, scholars working in this field, as well as policy makers all over the globe. The contributions come from various scholars across the globe who have published their BRICS economics research in a special issue of the African Journal of Science, Technology, Innovation and Development.