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Creative cities and regions: The case for local economic diversity

Desrochers, P. and Leppälä, Samuli 2011. Creative cities and regions: The case for local economic diversity. Creativity and Innovation Management 20 (1) , pp. 59-69. 10.1111/j.1467-8691.2010.00586.x

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In their recent discussion of the Richard Florida and Jane Jacobs-inspired ‘creative cities’ policy literature, Hospers and Pen argue that despite increasingly more effective ‘space shrinking’ technologies, cities remain among the most suitable locations for creative activities of all types. This paper supplements their contribution by documenting more concretely how economically diversified cities provide a fertile environment for the discovery and development of new technological combinations. In doing so, we try to illustrate how a better understanding of the linkages between creativity and urban agglomeration would benefit from a multidisciplinary approach that studies both phenomena simultaneously.

Item Type: Article
Date Type: Publication
Status: Published
Schools: Business (Including Economics)
Subjects: G Geography. Anthropology. Recreation > GV Recreation Leisure
H Social Sciences > HT Communities. Classes. Races
Publisher: Wiley-Blackwell
ISSN: 0963-1690
Last Modified: 04 Jun 2017 04:31

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