The Origins & futures of the creative city / by Charles Landry

By: Landry, Charles.
ISBN: 9781908777003.Edition: 1st ed.Publisher: Bournes Green : Comedia, 2012Description: 60 p.Series: Shorts: 01Summary: The city faces an escalating crisis that cannot be solved by a ‘business as usual’ approach, including the challenge of living together with great diversity and difference, addressing the sustainability agenda, rethinking its role and purpose to survive well economically, culturally and socially and to manage increasing complexity. These are some of the future priorities for creativity. Creativity needs to address the issues that really matter globally. Curiosity, imagination and creativity are the pre-conditions for nventions and innovations to develop as well as to solve intractable urban problems and to create interesting opportunities. Unleashing the creativity of citizens, organizations and the city is an empowering process. It harnesses potential and is a vital resource. It is a new form of capital and a currency in its own right. (Font: Autor)
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The city faces an escalating crisis that cannot be solved by a ‘business as usual’ approach, including the challenge of living together with great diversity and difference, addressing the sustainability agenda, rethinking its role and purpose to survive well economically, culturally and socially and to manage increasing complexity. These are some of the future priorities for creativity. Creativity needs to address the issues that really matter globally. Curiosity, imagination and creativity are the pre-conditions for nventions and innovations to develop as well as to solve intractable urban problems and to create interesting opportunities. Unleashing the creativity of citizens, organizations and the city is an empowering process. It harnesses potential and is a vital resource. It is a new form of capital and a currency in its own right. (Font: Autor)

Setting the scene -- Waves of change -- The trajectory of the original idea -- Qualities & characteristics -- A creative place -- The shifting global landscape -- The dynamics of creativity -- The competitive platforms for ambitious creative cities -- Contours of the new

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