1st Edition

Creative Milieux
How Urban Design Nurtures Creative Clusters

Edited By

Quentin Stevens

ISBN 9781138106666
Published June 7, 2017 by Routledge
164 Pages

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Book Description

The so-called ‘creative industries’ are increasingly being presented as an important tool of urban regeneration and economic development. Until now, research on the clustering of such activities has been limited to economics, geography and urban policy. This book is the first to gather together emerging research in urban design and spatial planning that explores what characteristics of the built form of cities support the distinctive activity patterns of various creative industries, and how and why they cluster together at a range of local scales. The book offers detailed case studies and comparative analyses of creative city neighbourhoods on five continents. Contributions examine urban forms, building types, and other qualities of place that attract and retain creative workers and foster creative production, outlining a range of methodologies for studying them. Taken altogether, Creative Milieux offers new insights for urban design practice, and for its role in wider urban policy. This book was originally published as a special issue of the Journal of Urban Design.

Table of Contents

1. Creative Milieux: How Urban Design Nurtures Creative Clusters Quentin Stevens

2. Culture-led Regeneration in the Post-industrial Built Environment: Complements and Contradictions in Victory Square, Vancouver Murray Mckenzie & Thomas Hutton

3. Urban Design, Public Space and the Dynamics of Creative Milieux: A Photographic Approach to Bairro Alto (Lisbon), Gràcia (Barcelona) and Vila Madalena (São Paulo) Pedro Costa & Ricardo Lopes

4. Creative Multiplicities: Urban Morphologies of Creative Clustering Stephen Wood & Kim Dovey

5. Creative Milieux of Fashion and Reuse in Tokyo, Bangkok and Singapore D. Boontharm

6. Analyzing the Quality of Place: Creative Clusters in Soho and Beyoğlu S. Bahar Durmaz

7. The Extended Workplace in a Creative Cluster: Exploring Space(s) of Digital Work in Silicon Roundabout Juliana Martins

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Quentin Stevens is Associate Professor and Director of the Centre for Design and Society at RMIT University, Melbourne, Australia. He is author of The Ludic City, joint author of Memorials as Spaces of Engagement, and co-editor of Loose Space, The Uses of Art in Public Space, and Transforming Urban Waterfronts.