Creative and cultural industries, broadly defined, are now considered by many policy makers across Europe at the heart of their national innovation and economic development agenda. Similarly, many European cities and regions have adopted policies to support and develop these industries and their local support infrastructures. However this policy-making agenda implicitly incorporates (and indeed often conflates) elements of cultural and creative industries, the creative class and so on, which are typically employed without due consideration of context. Thus a better understanding is required. To this end, this book features eight research papers, split evenly with regard to geographical focus between the UK and continental Europe (the latter covering Spain, Germany, France, Luxemburg and Belgium individually and in combination). There is also a similar division in terms of those focusing primarily on the policy level (the chapters of Clifton and Macaulay, Mould and Comunian, Pareja-Eastaway and Pradel i Miquel, Perrin) and those of the individual creative actor (the chapters of Alfken et al, Bennett et al, Wedemeier and Brown). This book was previously published as a special issue of European Planning Studies.
1. Creative Regions in Europe: Challenges and Opportunities for Policy
Nick Clifton, Roberta Comunian and Caroline Chapain
2. Home from Home? Locational Choices of International "Creative Class" Workers
3. Hung, Drawn and Cultural Quartered: Rethinking Cultural Quarter Development Policy in the UK
Oli Mould and Roberta Comunian
4. Creativity, Cohesion and the ‘Post-conflict’ Society: A Policy Agenda (Illustrated from the Case of Northern Ireland)
Nick Clifton and Tony Macaulay
5. Living Hand to Mouth: Why the Bohemian Lifestyle Does Not Lead to Wealth Creation in Peripheral Regions?
Sophie Bennett, Steven Mcguire and Rachel Rahman
6. Towards the Creative and Knowledge Economies: Analysing Diverse Pathways in Spanish Cities
Montserrat Pareja-Eastaway and Marc Pradel i Miquel
7.Creative Regions on a European Cross-Border Scale: Policy Issues and Development Perspectives
8. Factors Explaining the Spatial Agglomeration of the Creative Class: Empirical Evidence for German Artists
Christoph Alfken, Tom Broekel and Rolf Sternberg
9. Creative Professionals, Local Amenities and Externalities: Do Regional Concentrations of Creative Professionals Reinforce Themselves Over Time?