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The Creative city: a toolkit for urban innovators

Author: Landry, Charles Publisher: Earthscan, 2008. ; Comedia, 2008.Edition: 2nd ed.Language: EnglishDescription: 299 p. ; 22 cm.ISBN: 9781844075980Type of document: BookBibliography/Index: Includes bibliographical references and index
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Includes bibliographical references and index


The Creative City A Toolkit for Urban Innovators Contents List of Case Studies Acknowledgements Setting the Scene Preface to 2nd Edition The Drama of Urban Change Introduction to 2nd Edition The Creative City: Its Origins and Futures PART ONE: URBAN GROUNDSHIFTS 1 Rediscovering Urban Creativity Why are some cities successful? Culture moving centre stage The varieties of creativity 2 Urban Problems, Creative Solutions The contemporary city Fault-lines in urbanism 3 The New Thinking Innovative thinking for changing cities Imagine a city 3 3 6 11 20 20 31 41 49 71 viii x xi xvi xxi PART TWO: THE DYNAMICS OF URBAN CREATIVITY 4 Creative Urban Transformations Embedding a culture of creativity in a smaller city: The Creative Town Initiative Helsinki: Uncovering a hidden resource Innovation in a non-innovative setting: Emscher Park Seeding innovation: The Urban Pilot Programme 5 Foundations of the Creative City Embedding creativity into the genetic code: The preconditions Personal qualities Will and leadership Human diversity and access to varied talent: Mixing people Organizational culture Fostering strong local identity Urban spaces and facilities Networking and associative structures 6 The Creative Milieu Origins of interest What is a creative milieu? The qualities of a creative milieu Harnessing the triggers of creativity Conclusion PART THREE: A CONCEPTUAL TOOLKIT OF URBAN CREATIVITY 7 Getting Creative Planning Started What is a conceptual toolkit? The Creative City strategy method 163 163 166 79 79 87 90 98 105 105 107 108 111 112 118 119 125 132 132 133 140 142 157 Culture and creativity Getting the ideas factory going: Creative tools and techniques Civic creativity 8 Rediscovering Urban Creativity The urban innovations matrix Lifecycle thinking Urban RandD 9 Assessing and Sustaining the Creative Process The cycle of urban creativity The Creative City Development Scale New indicators for creative cities Urbanism and urban literacy 173 176 190 197 197 205 215 224 224 233 239 246 PART FOUR: THE CREATIVE CITY AND BEYOND 10 The Creative City and Beyond Contours of the next wave of creativity and innovation Towards the Learning City From planning to urban strategy making Appendix 1: Cultural Industries in Tower Hamlets Appendix 2: Glasgow's Cultural Strengths Appendix 3: Visual Arts in Glasgow Acronyms and Abbreviations Bibliography About Comedia Index 257 257 266 268 272 274 275 276 277 286 287

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