Creative City A Toolkit for Urban Innovators

ISBN-10: 1844075982
ISBN-13: 9781844075980
Edition: 2nd 2008 (Revised)
Authors: Charles Landry
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Book details

List price: $46.95
Edition: 2nd
Copyright year: 2008
Publisher: Routledge
Publication date: 7/14/2008
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 352
Size: 5.50" wide x 8.50" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.210
Language: English

The Creative City is a clarion call for imaginative action in developing and running urban life. It shows how to think, plan and act creatively in addressing urban issues, with remarkable examples of innovation and regeneration from around the world. This revised edition of Charles' Landry's highly influential text has been updated to contain a new introduction and case studies.

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
Urban Groundshifts
Rediscovering Urban Creativity
Why are some cities successful?
Culture moving centre stage
The varieties of creativity
Urban Problems, Creative Solutions
The contemporary city
Fault-lines in urbanism
The New Thinking
Innovative thinking for changing cities
Imagine a city
The Dynamics of Urban Creativity
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
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
The Creative Milieu
Origins of interest
What is a creative milieu?
The qualities of a creative milieu
Harnessing the triggers of creativity
Conclusion
A Conceptual Toolkit of Urban Creativity
Getting Creative Planning Started
What is a conceptual toolkit?
The Creative City strategy method
Culture and creativity
Getting the ideas factory going: Creative tools and techniques
Civic creativity
Rediscovering Urban Creativity
The urban innovations matrix
Lifecycle thinking
Urban R&D
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
The Creative City and Beyond
The Creative City and Beyond
Contours of the next wave of creativity and innovation
Towards the Learning City
From planning to urban strategy making
Cultural Industries in Tower Hamlets
Glasgow's Cultural Strengths
Visual Arts in Glasgow
Acronyms and Abbreviations
Bibliography
About Comedia
Index

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