1st Edition

Routledge Companion to Creativity and the Built Environment

Edited By Julie T. Miao, Tan Yigitcanlar Copyright 2024
    610 Pages 111 B/W Illustrations
    by Routledge

    This book crtitically examines the reciprocal relationship between creativity and the built environment and features leading voices from across the world in a debate on originating, learning, modifying, and plagiarizing creativities within the built environment.

    The Companion includes contributions from architecture, design, planning, construction, real estate, economics, urban studies, geography, sociology, and public policies. Contributors review the current field and proposes new conceptual frameworks, research methodologies, and directions for research, policy, and practice. Chapters are organised into five sections, each drawing on cross-disciplinary insights and debates:

    • Section I connects creativity, productivity, and economic growth and examines how our built environment stimulates or intimidates human imaginations.
    • Section II addresses how hard environments are fabricated with social, cultural, and institutional meanings, and how these evolve in different times and settings.
    • Section III discusses activities that directly and indirectly shape the material development of a built environment, its environmental sustainability, space utility, and place identity.
    • Section IV illustrates how technologies and innovations are used in building and strengthening an intelligent, real-time, responsive urban agenda.
    • Section V examines governance opportunities and challenges at the interface between creativity and built environment.

    An important resource for scholars and students in the fields of urban planning and development, urban studies, environmental sustainability, human geography, sociology, and public policy.

    Foreword: Creativity and the Built Environment

    Charles Landry


    1. A reflection on the interface between creativitiy and the built environment

    Julie T. Miao and Tan Yigitcanlar



    2. Built cultural heritage and local development

    Silvia Cerisola


    3. Impact of the Built Environment on the Spatial Heterogeneity of Regional Innovation Productivity

    Wu Kangmin, Wang Yang, Zhang Hong’ou, Liu Yi, Ye Yuyao


    4. Housing, Productivity and Creativity

    Zhiyuan Li


    5. Community and business innovation in the Indonesian kampung cases from Semarang

    Nicholas A. Phelps and Holi B. Wijaya


    6. The infrastructures of innovation districts

    Julie T. Miao


    7. Workplace repositioning post-pandemic

    Eileen Sim


    8. Creativity in Sustainable Finance

    Kruti Upadhyay and Raghu Dharmapuri Tirumala


    9. Creativity in Blue Economy Financing

    Raghu Dharmapuri Tirumala and Kruti Upadhyay



    10. Creativity and the City

    Dan Eugen Ratiu


    11. Between performativity and spectacle

    Rishika Mukhopadhyay


    12. The role of community arts organisations in heritage-led regeneration and placemaking

    Michael Buser and Monisha Ahmed


    13. Learning by failing better

    Martín Arias-Loyola and Francisco Vergara-Perucich


    14. The circuit of memory, creativity and built environment in the making in Gwangju, South Korea

    HaeRan Shin


    15. Artists, arts and culture-based city revitalization, and the built environment

    Meghan Ashlin Rich


    16. Culture-led regeneration and urban governance

    Anna Laura Palazzo and Romina D’Ascanio


    17. The art of dancing for urban design

    Tommi Inkinen



    18. End of the Holocene City

    Francisco Javier Carrillo


    19. Industry 4.0, Lean Production and Sustainability

    Cristina Ciliberto; Raffaella Taddeo; Katarzyna Szopik-Depczyńska; Tan Yigitcanlar; Giuseppe Ioppolo


    20. Collingwood Yards

    Esther Anatolitis and Hélène Frichot


    21. Driving Innovation and Equity in the 21st Century Australian City

    Rob McGauran


    22. Flagship architecture and city branding

    Amparo Tarazona Vento


    23. The Corporate Campus

    D.J. Huppatz


    24. Urban design dimensions of creative clustering

    Stephen Wood, Kim Dovey and Lucinda Pike


    25. The dark side of creativity

    Marcus Foth, Skye Doherty, and Nick Kelly



    26. The application of big data and technology in urban transport management

    Mark Stevenson and Avita Streatfield


    27. Customer uptake and preference analysis for Mobility as a Service (MaaS) schemes

    Xiaoyang Yu, Prithvi Bhat Beeramoole, Chaitrali Shirke, Paul Scott, Alexander Paz


    28. Who Speaks for Smart Cities?

    Mark Wilson, Travis Decaminada, Cornelius Darcy, and Eva Kassens-Noor


    29. The new socio-spatial dimensions of creativity

    Daniel de O. Vasconcelos


    30. Augmented and Virtual Reality and Creativity in the Built Environment

    Jennifer Whyte and Dragana Nikolić


    31. Virtual Reality and Desiring-Production

    Peter Raisbeck and Michaela Prunotto


    32. Lean construction in China

    Yanqing Fang and Shang Gao


    33. Co-designing Infrastructures

    Sarah Bell, Charlotte Johnson, Tse-Hui Teh, Kat Austen, and Gemma Moore


    34. Creativity and Innovation

    Ana Cristina Fachinelli, Suélen Bebber, Bianca Libardi, and Thais Zimmermann Suzin


    35. Smart City in the creativity-built environment nexus

    Julie T. Miao, Adiwan Fahlan Aritenang and Nadia Gissma


    36. Melbourne’s skyscrapers

    Giorgio Marfella



    37. The Multifunction Polis

    Paul Walker


    38. The creative city in Australia

    Emma Felton


    39. Suburbs by design

    Alan Pert and Nicholas A. Phelps


    40. Innovation Districts and the Physical Environment of Knowledge-Based Economic Development

    Joshua Drucker


    41. Tech-development, public space, and planning failures

    Carla Maria Kayanan


    42. The planning of creative Paris

    Jacob Thomas Simpson


    43. University incubators as sites of creativity and innovation

    Sha Liu and Kristian Ruming


    44. Planning and sustaining an inclusive urban infrastructure of cultural amenities

    Robert C. Kloosterman and Jochem de Vries 


    45. Global Cities in the Making

    Caitlin Morrissey and Michele Acuto


    Afterword: From Creative Cluster to Innovation Complex

    Sharon Zukin


    Julie T. Miao is an Associate Professor in the Faculty of Architecture, Building and Planning, University of Melbourne; a visiting scholar at Harvard University; and an Australian Research Council Discovery Early Career Research Fellow. Her main research interests lie in innovation-space, urban entrepreneurism, and intrapreneurial state.

    Tan Yigitcanlar is an eminent Australian researcher and author with international recognition and impact in the field of smart and sustainable city development. He is a Professor of Urban Studies and Planning at the School of Architecture and Built Environment, Queensland University of Technology, Brisbane, Australia.

    "This rich and diverse collection connects the idea of the creative city with a much broader research base, and offers a really valuable base for rethinking the role of creativity in the urban environment. The editors have assembled a book that stimulates thoughts on new connections and combinations and challenges the way we look at the city. It should be a required reading for all students of the urban environment."

    David Charles, Northumbria University, UK

    “Creativity is not just the product of gifted individuals and it does not exist 'in the air.' It is a social process which is embedded in our urban landscapes and built environment. This volume brings together a wide range of contributors to help us better understand this critical nexus.”

    Richard Florida, author of The Rise of the Creative Class 

    "Miao and Yigitcanlar offer a truly interdisciplinary resource on the multifaceted intersections between human creativity and the urban context. Authors dig into an impressive range of issues and open critical lines of inquiry that deepen our knowledge of this important research area. Ambitious in scope and scale, The Routledge Companion of Creativity and the Built Environment will be a go-to reference on urban creativity for years to come."

    Carl Grodach, Foundation Professor of Urban Planning and Design, Monash University, Australia