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Pier Luigi Sacco

In: The SAGE Handbook of New Urban Studies

Chapter 17: Events as Creative District Generators? Beyond the Conventional Wisdom

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Events as Creative District Generators? Beyond the Conventional Wisdom
Events as Creative District Generators? Beyond the Conventional Wisdom
Pier Luigi Sacco
WHY SHOULD EVENTS MATTER FOR CREATIVE DISTRICTS?

Large events with global or at least continental resonance have always attracted the attention and interest of politicians, stakeholders, civil society, and the media (Gold and Gold, 2008). Olympics, Expos, Culture Capitals, World Forums, and all kinds of similar initiatives put cities and territories under the spotlight, promising to attract money and all sorts of long-term benefits for local communities (Andranovich et al., 2001) – and this sounds particularly seductive in times of uncertainty and weak economic growth in many developed economies, but also for emerging, booming countries that are striving to find their place on the global visibility ...

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