The Sustainability of Creative Cities
The purpose of this report is to capture the creative city experience in everyday terms, drawing on empirical research with creative workers and residents in two creative cities: Leicester and London. The intention is to subject the notion of the creative city construct to further scrutiny and to provoke wider debate about the design, practices, and ambitions of a creativity city within the context of a city’s economy and society. The cities of Leicester and London were selected to represent distinct creative cities with different outlooks, policy focus, and behaviours. There is a tendency in the literature and policy to use Creative Cities as an amorphous term, which assumes the same behaviour and impact, whilst in practice, a taxonomy of different creative cities would be beneficial.
Citation : Granger, R.C. (2017) The Sustainability of Creative Cities. Leicester: De Montfort University
Research Group : Centre for Urban Research on Austerity
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