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Today is a new metropolitan age and for the first time ever more people live in cities than they do anywhere else. As cities strengthen their international and cultural influence, the global world is acted out most articulately in the world's urban hubs — through its diverse cultures, broad networks and innovative styles of governance. Looking at the city through its internal dynamics, the book examines how governance and cultural policy play out in a national and international framework.

Making a truly global contribution to the literature, editors Isar and Anheier bring together a truly international and highly-respected collection of scholars. In doing so, they skilfully steer debates beyond the city as an economic powerhouse, to cover issues that fully comprehend a city's cultural dynamics and ...

The Creative City: Compelling and Contentious
The creative city: Compelling and contentious

There have always been creative cities, but today we are trying to plan them. Is this possible? More and more cities call themselves creative and by this they often mean they have a strong cultural and creative economy infrastructure as well as a large creative class. This is a narrow definition as urban creativity has a far wider scope.

What is a Creative Place?

A creative place can be a room, a building, a street, a neighbourhood and a creative city or a city-region is a good amalgam of all these. The qualities of each are rather similar: a sense of comfort and familiarity, usually a good blending of the old and new, variety and choice ...

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