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Handbook of Creative Cities by David Emanuel Andersson, Ake E. Andersson, Charlotta Mellender <b/r> Source: Edward Elgar

Handbook of Creative Cities

David Emanuel Andersson, Ake E. Andersson, Charlotta Mellender

Published by Edward Elgar, 2011 | ISBN 9781849801508

With the publication of The Rise of Creative Class by Richard Florida in 2002, the "creative city" became the new hot topic among urban policymakers, planners and economists. Florida has developed one of three path-breaking theories about the relationship between creative individuals and urban environments. The economist Ake E. Andersson and the psychologist Dean Simonton are the other members of this "creative troika". In the Handbook of Creative Cities, Florida, Andersson and Simonton appear in the same volume for the first time. The expert contributors in this timely Handbook extend their insights with a varied set of theoretical and empirical tools. The diversity of the contributors reflect the multidisciplinary nature of creative city theorizing, which encompasses urban economics, economic geography, social psychology, urban sociology and urban planning. The stated policy implications are equally diverse, ranging from libertarian to social democratic visions of our shared creative urban future.


• Analysing creative cities
David Emanuel Andersson and Charlotta Mellender
• Creative people need creative cities
Ake E. Andersson
• The creative class paradigm
Richard Florida, Charlotta Mellender and Patrick Adler
• Big-C creativity in the big city  
Dean Keith Simonton
• Clusters, networks and creativity
Charlie Karlsson

• The open city
Peter Jason Rentfrow
• The value of creativity  
Todd M. Gabe
• Understanding Canada's evolving design economy  
Tara Vinodrai
• Technology, talent and tolerance and inter-regional migration in Canada  
Karen M. King
• Higher education and the creative city  
Roberta Communian and Alessandra Faggian

• Research nodes and networks
Christian Wichmann Matthiessen, Annette Winkel Schwaez and Soren Find
• Scenes, innovations and urban development
Daniel Silver, Terry Nichols Clark and Christopher Graziul
• The arts: not just artists (and vice versa)  
Elizabeth Currid-Halkett and Kevin M. Stolarick
• The creative potential of network cities  
David F. Batten
• Why being there matters: Finnish protessionals in Silicon Valley  
Carol Marie Kiriakos

• Creative cities need less government
David Emanuel Andersson
• Land-use regulation for the creative city  
Stefano Moroni 
• The emergence of Vancouver as a creative city  
Gus diZerega and David F. Hardwick

• Cultivating creativity: market creation of agglomeration economies
Randall G. Holcombe
• The sociability and morality of market settlements
Arielle John and Virgil Henry Storr
• Creative environments: the case for local economic diversity
Pierre Desrochers and Samuli Leppala
• Does density matter?  
Peter Gordon and Sanford Ikeda
• Creative milieus in the Stockholm region
Borje Johansson and Johan Kiaesson
• The creative city and its distributional consequences: the case of Wellington
Phila S. Morrison

• Contract, voice and rent: voluntary urban planning  
Fred E. Foldvary
• A roadmap for the creative city  
Charles Landry

David Emanuel Andersson: Associate Professor in the Institute of Public Affairs Management at the National Sun Yat-sen University, Kaohsiung, Taiwan.
Ake E. Andersson: Professor in the Department of Economics at Jonkoping International Buisness School, Jonkoping, Sweden.
Charlotta Mellander: Associate Professor in the Department of Economics at Jokoping International Buisness School, Sweden an in the Martin Prosperity Institute, Rotman School of Management at the University of Toronto, Canada. 

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