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Competitiveness, creativity, and place-based development

Huggins, Robert ORCID: and Clifton, Nick 2011. Competitiveness, creativity, and place-based development. Environment and Planning A 43 (6) , pp. 1341-1362. 10.1068/a43559

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This paper seeks to make a link between the concepts of competitiveness and the `creative class' at a place-based level. The paper explores the relationship between creativity and competitiveness at the local level across the UK using a rural ^ urban framework. A growing competitiveness divide between rural and urban areas is found. Also, the creative class is found to be more evenly distributed than might be anticipated a priori. In conclusion, we argue that city-region approaches to economic development are having a detrimental impact on the competitiveness of rural regions.

Item Type: Article
Date Type: Publication
Status: Published
Schools: Geography and Planning (GEOPL)
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HT Communities. Classes. Races
Publisher: Pion
ISSN: 0308-518X
Last Modified: 18 Oct 2022 14:01

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