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The last two decades have been an exciting and richly productive period for debate and academic research on the city. The SAGE Handbook of New Urban Studies offers comprehensive coverage of this modern re-thinking of urban theory, both gathering together the best of what has been achieved so far, and signalling the way to future theoretical insights and empirically grounded research. Featuring many of the top international names in the field, the handbook is divided into nine key sections: SECTION 1: THE GLOBALIZED CITY SECTION 2: URBAN ENTREPRENEURIALISM, BRANDING, GOVERNANCE SECTION 3: MARGINALITY, RISK AND RESILIENCE SECTION 4: SUBURBS AND SUBURBANIZATION: STRATIFICATION, SPRAWL, SUSTAINABILITY SECTION 5: DISTINCTIVE AND VISIBLE CITIES SECTION 6: CREATIVE CITIES SECTION 7: URBANIZATION, URBANITY AND URBAN LIFESTYLES SECTION 8: NEW DIRECTIONS ...

Creative Clusters in Urban Spaces
Creative Clusters in Urban Spaces
Lnia Marques
INTRODUCTION

The development of urban spaces in the last few decades has often been related to creativity. This has also stimulated debates around concepts such as the ‘creative city', ‘creative industries’ or ‘creative cluster'. In academia, but also in policy-making, discussions around different aspects of the binomial creativity and city are still common. The importance of these discussions is not so much about arriving at a single definition or even achieving a certain consensus around a term, but rather it lies in the diversity of the connections between creativity and the city, which are provided by a range of multidisciplinary perspectives; economic, social, artistic or even policy-making.

The literature on creativity and cities confirms the diversity ...

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