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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 ...

Creative City, City Marketing, Creative Industries and Cultural Policy: Challenges for Antwerp
Creative city, city marketing, creative industries and cultural policy: Challenges for Antwerp
AnnickSchramme and KatiaSegers

A certain ‘creativity hysteria’ is abroad in Europe today, as exemplified by the choice of 2009 as the ‘European Year of Creativity and Innovation’. The notion of the ‘creative city’ dominates the policy thinking of most European cities and regions. In Flanders, Antwerp leads the way in the elaboration and implementation of ‘creative city’ frameworks. But how relevant are such frameworks in the broader context of arts and culture policy? How has the city taken up ‘creative city’ thinking and how is this related to city marketing and cultural policy in general? Do these frameworks work to mutual benefit or ...

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