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By Stefan Krätke

This ebook demanding situations the recent city progress recommendations of the artistic classification and inventive industries from a serious city thought perspective.

  • Critiques Richard Florida's well known books approximately towns and the artistic category
  • Presents another method in response to analyses of empirical learn facts about the German city process and the case learn regions, Hanover and Berlin
  • Underscores that the tradition takes a number one function in conforming with neoliberal conceptions of work markets

Chapter 1 Creativity and Innovation lower than the Command of Capital (pages 12–36):
Chapter 2 inventive towns as a brand new city progress Ideology (pages 37–91):
Chapter three Innovation and information Networks in a Metropolitan sector (pages 92–127):
Chapter four Creativity within the tradition and Media Industries (pages 128–157):
Chapter five neighborhood Clustering of the Cultural economic climate within the city of Berlin (pages 158–193):
Chapter 6 Synthesis: The artistic Capital of towns (pages 194–207):

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Hence we can expect successful economic development in those cities and regions where the “creative class” is concentrated. Consequently, urban growth policy should be aimed at attracting members of the creative class (see Florida 2005). Politicians and social scientists in Germany and other European countries now widely subscribe to this concept. Florida’s “creative class” theory has gained notoriety in part for its convincing simplicity. It identifies factors for success in regional economic development in an era of intense international competition, and is politically relevant as an easily understood orientating concept for political decision makers in cities and regions.

Interurban competition for circulating “consumer funds” is directed toward attracting affluent new citizens to the city, as well as cultural tourists, conference tourists, and so on. The competitive strategy in this realm is based on the extension of attractive shopping malls, cultural facilities, entertainment quarters, the insertion of signature architecture, the upgrading of built environments particularly in the inner city areas (as a precondition or supply-side component of gentrification projects), and the provision of highquality “green” environments and leisure facilities.

The knowledge-based economy represents an approach to capturing broad trends in contemporary economic restructuring which are of particular relevance to urban economies, since the knowledge-intensive subsectors of the economy are selectively concentrating in large cities and metropolitan regions (Krätke 2007). The debate on urban development prospects in the era of the knowledge economy (see Raspe and van Oort 2006) is strongly related to the debate on urban regions’ innovation capacities and the role of cities as major innovation centers for diverse economic subsectors.

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