The creative cities discourse: Production and/or consumption?

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The already considerable debate about what constitutes a 'creative' city becomes ever more critical as the world urbanizes at a rapid pace. In this chapter the author argues that the key tensions in discussions over what makes cities more conducive to and supportive of creativity revolve around perspectives that are either production-centric or consumption-centric. Scholars are increasing prepared to claim priority for the city-region over the nation-state as an economic and cultural agent in the contemporary world, but are they ready to deal with major changes in the nature of cultural production and consumption themselves? A number of examples of new challenges for the creative cities 'discourse' rounds out the chapter.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationCities, Cultural Policy and Governance [Volume 5: The Cultures and Globalization Series]
EditorsY R Isar, H K Anheier
Place of PublicationUnited Kingdom
PublisherSAGE Publications Ltd
Number of pages11
ISBN (Print)9781446201220
Publication statusPublished - 2012
Externally publishedYes


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