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Handbook of Creative Cities

Edited by David Emanuel Andersson, Nottingham University Business School, China, Åke E. Andersson, formerly Professor, Department of Economics, Jönköping International Business School, Jönköping, Sweden and Charlotta Mellander, Associate Professor, Department of Economics, Jönköping International Business School, Sweden, Martin Prosperity Institute, Rotman School of Management, University of Toronto, Canada
With the publication of The Rise of the 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 åke 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 contributions 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 and urban future.
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Publication Date: 2011
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With the publication of The Rise of the 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 Åke 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 contributions 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 and urban future.

Being truly international in its scope, this major Handbook will be particularly useful for policy makers that are involved in urban development, academics in urban economics, economic geography, urban sociology, social psychology, and urban planning, as well as graduate and advanced undergraduate students across the social sciences and in business.
Contributors: P. Adler, Å.E. Andersson, D.E. Andersson, D.F. Batten, T.N. Clark, R. Comunian, E. Currid-Halkett, P. Desrochers, G. diZerega, A. Faggian, S. Find, R. Florida, F.E. Foldvary, T.M. Gabe, P. Gordon, C. Graziul, D.F. Hardwick, R.G. Holcombe, S. Ikeda, B. Johansson, A. John, C. Karlsson, K.M. King, C.M. Kiriakos, J. Klaesson, C. Landry, S. Leppälä, C.W. Matthiessen, C. Mellander, S. Moroni, P.S. Morrison, P.J. Rentfrow, A.W. Schwarz, D. Silver, D.K. Simonton, K.M. Stolarick, V.H. Storr, T. Vinodrai
Contents:

PART I: FOUNDATIONS
1. Analysing Creative Cities
David Emanuel Andersson and Charlotta Mellander

2. Creative People Need Creative Cities
Åke E. Andersson

3. The Creative Class Paradigm
Richard Florida, Charlotta Mellander and Patrick Adler

4. Big-C Creativity in the Big City
Dean Keith Simonton

5. Clusters, Networks and Creativity
Charlie Karlsson

PART II: PEOPLE
6. The Open City
Peter Jason Rentfrow

7. The Value of Creativity
Todd M. Gabe

8. Understanding Canada’s Evolving Design Economy
Tara Vinodrai

9. Technology, Talent and Tolerance and Inter-regional Migration in Canada
Karen M. King

10. Higher Education and the Creative City
Roberta Comunian and Alessandra Faggian

PART III: NETWORKS
11. Research Nodes and Networks
Christian Wichmann Matthiessen, Annette Winkel Schwarz and Søren Find

12. Scenes, Innovation, and Urban Development
Dan Silver, Terry Nichols Clark and Christopher Graziul

13. The Arts: Not Just Artists (and Vice Versa)
Elizabeth Currid-Halkett and Kevin M. Stolarick

14. The Creative Potential of Network Cities
David F. Batten

15. Why Being There Matters: Finnish Professionals in Silicon Valley
Carol Marie Kiriakos

PART IV: PLANNING
16. Creative Cities Need Less Government
David Emanuel Andersson

17. Land-use Regulation for the Creative City
Stefano Moroni

18. The Emergence of Vancouver as a Creative City
Gus diZerega and David F. Hardwick

PART V: MARKETS
19. Cultivating Creativity: Market Creation of Agglomeration Economies
Randall G. Holcombe

20. The Sociability and Morality of Market Settlements
Arielle John and Virgil Henry Storr

21. Creative Environments: The Case for Local Economic Diversity
Pierre Desrochers and Samuli Leppälä

22. Does Density Matter?
Peter Gordon and Sanford Ikeda

23. Creative Milieus in the Stockholm Region
Börje Johansson and Johan Klaesson

24. The Creative City and its Distributional Consequences: The Case of Wellington
Philip S. Morrison

PART VI: VISIONS
25. Contract, Voice and Rent: Voluntary Urban Planning
Fred E. Foldvary

26. A Roadmap for the Creative City
Charles Landry

Index