The Creative City: A Toolkit for Urban Innovators

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Earthscan, 2012 - 350 pagina's
"Cities have always been the crucible of culture and civilization, and the hubs of wealth creation. But today they face enormous challenges. Compounded by infrastructural, economic and social problems, dramatic changes are taking place. If cities are to flourish, there has to be a paradigm shift in the way they are managed, to draw fully on the talents and creativity of their own residents - businesses, city authorities and the citizens themselves.The Creative City is both a clarion call for imaginative action in the development and running of urban life, and a clear and detailed toolkit of methods by which our cities can be revived and revitalized. Presenting case studies and examples of urban innovation and regeneration from around the world, it analyses the crucial steps and disciplines involved. It shows how to think, plan and act creatively in addressing urban issues, and how to apply the methods described in any city. The book proposes a new form of imaginative strategic urban planning. It will help all those attempting to tackle urban problems to make more of the opportunities, and harness more of the energies available, for creating liveable, vibrant and attractive cities."--PUBLISHER'S WEBSITE.
 

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Inhoudsopgave

List of Case Studies
viii
Acknowledgements
x
Setting the Scene
xi
Preface to 2nd Edition The Drama of Urban Change
xvi
Its Origins and Futures
xxi
URBAN GROUNDSHIFTS
1
THE DYNAMICS OF URBAN CREATIVITY
77
A CONCEPTUAL TOOLKIT OF URBAN CREATIVITY
161
THE CREATIVE CITY AND BEYOND
255
Appendices
272
Acronyms and Abbreviations
276
Bibliography
277
About Comedia
286
Index
287
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Over de auteur (2012)

Charles Landry is an international authority on the future of cities and the creative use of culture in urban revitalization. In 1978, he founded Comedia, which seeks to rethink the major global issues for cities. He is author of The Art of City-Making (2006) and co-author of The Intercultural City (2007).

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