Planning for a City of Culture gives us a new way to understand how cities use arts and culture in planning, fostering livable communities and creating economic development strategies to build their brand, attract residents and tourists, and distinguish themselves from other urban centers worldwide. While the common thinking on creative cities may coalesce around the idea of one goal––economic development and branding––this book turns this idea on its head.
Goldberg-Miller brings a new, fresh perspective to the study of creative cities by using policy theory as an underlying construct to understand what happened in Toronto and New York in the 2000s. She demystifies the processes and outcomes of stakeholder involvement, exogenous and endogenous shocks, and research and strategic planning, as well as warning us about the many pitfalls of neglecting critical community voices in the burgeoning practice of creative placemaking. This book is an essential resource in examining the development and sustainability of the global trend of integrating arts and culture in city planning and urban design that has become an international phenomenon.
Perfect for students, scholars, and city-lovers alike, Planning for a City of Culture illuminates the ways that this creative city trend went global, with the two case study cities serving as perfect illustrations of the power and promise of arts and culture in current and future municipal strategies.
Please visit Shoshanah Goldberg-Miller's website for more information and research: www.goldberg-miller.com
Table of Contents
SECTION I: Setting the Stage
Chapter One: Introduction
Chapter Two: Creative Urbanism in Toronto and New York: An Overview
SECTION II: The Creative Cities Conversation
Chapter Three: Understanding the Creative City through a Policy Lens
Chapter Four: Impacting Cities through Arts & Culture: Implications for the Built Environment, Economic Vitality and Community Engagement
SECTION III: Planning Cities of Culture: Toronto and New York
Chapter Five: The Amalgamated City of Toronto: Targeting the Knowledge Economy
Chapter Six: Toronto’s Perfect Cultural Storm: Policy, Partnerships, and the Public
Chapter Seven: New York: The City Where Culture Never Sleeps
Chapter Eight: Recharging New York’s Cultural Magnet: Municipal Planning, Creative Placemaking and Local Development
SECTION IV: Building and Rebuilding Creative Cities
Chapter Nine: Creating Toronto’s Cultural Camelot & Reviving NYC’s Golden Apple: Analyzing the Cities’ Policy Interventions and Strategic Outcomes
Chapter Ten: Planning, Actualizing and Revitalizing Cities of Culture: Inspiration, Caveats and Lessons Learned