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Creative cities: the cultural industries and the creative class

Creative cities: the cultural industries and the creative class Abstract.The aim of this article is to critically examine the notion that the creative class may or may not play as a causal mechanism of urban regeneration. I begin with a review of Florida's argument focusing on the conceptual and theoretical underpinnings. The second section develops a critique of the relationship between the creative class and growth. This is followed by an attempt to clarify the relationship between the concepts of creativity, culture and the creative industries. Finally, I suggest that policy‐makers may achieve more successful regeneration outcomes if they attend to the cultural industries as an object that links production and consumption, manufacturing and service. Such a notion is more useful in interpreting and understanding the significant role of cultural production in contemporary cities, and what relation it has to growth. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Geografiska Annaler Series B Human Geography Taylor & Francis

Creative cities: the cultural industries and the creative class

Geografiska Annaler Series B Human Geography , Volume 90 (2): 11 – Jun 1, 2008

Creative cities: the cultural industries and the creative class

Geografiska Annaler Series B Human Geography , Volume 90 (2): 11 – Jun 1, 2008

Abstract

Abstract.The aim of this article is to critically examine the notion that the creative class may or may not play as a causal mechanism of urban regeneration. I begin with a review of Florida's argument focusing on the conceptual and theoretical underpinnings. The second section develops a critique of the relationship between the creative class and growth. This is followed by an attempt to clarify the relationship between the concepts of creativity, culture and the creative industries. Finally, I suggest that policy‐makers may achieve more successful regeneration outcomes if they attend to the cultural industries as an object that links production and consumption, manufacturing and service. Such a notion is more useful in interpreting and understanding the significant role of cultural production in contemporary cities, and what relation it has to growth.

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Publisher
Taylor & Francis
Copyright
© 2008 Swedish Society for Anthropology and Geography
ISSN
1468-0467
eISSN
0435-3684
DOI
10.1111/j.1468-0467.2008.00281.x
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Abstract

Abstract.The aim of this article is to critically examine the notion that the creative class may or may not play as a causal mechanism of urban regeneration. I begin with a review of Florida's argument focusing on the conceptual and theoretical underpinnings. The second section develops a critique of the relationship between the creative class and growth. This is followed by an attempt to clarify the relationship between the concepts of creativity, culture and the creative industries. Finally, I suggest that policy‐makers may achieve more successful regeneration outcomes if they attend to the cultural industries as an object that links production and consumption, manufacturing and service. Such a notion is more useful in interpreting and understanding the significant role of cultural production in contemporary cities, and what relation it has to growth.

Journal

Geografiska Annaler Series B Human GeographyTaylor & Francis

Published: Jun 1, 2008

Keywords: creative class; creative city; cultural industries; urban regeneration

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