1st Edition

Spatial Dynamics in the Experience Economy

    266 Pages
    by Routledge

    266 Pages 17 B/W Illustrations
    by Routledge

    This book explores the dynamics of place, location and territories from the perspective of an experience-based economy. It offers a valuable contribution to this new approach and the planning and management challenges it faces.

    This book emphasises three key avenues to understanding the experience economy. First, the book reconsiders innovation processes and the relationship between the consumption and production of experience value. Second, it considers emerging forms of governance related to experience-based development in businesses and cities. Third, it examines the role of place as a value, resource and outcome of experiential innovation and planning.

    This book will be of interested to researchers concerned with urban and regional development.

    I Introduction 1. Spatial dynamics in the experience economy II Theoretical Developments and Methodology Challenges 2. Towards a Staging System Approach to Territorial Innovation 3. Negotiating and Producing Symbolic Value 4. Municipalities as Experiential Stagers in the New Economy: Emerging Practices in Frederikshavn, North Denmark III Relations in the Experience Economy 5. Selling the stage: Exploring the Spatial and Temporal Dimensions of Interactive Cultural Experiences 6. Qualifying Aesthetic Values in the Experience Economy: the Role of independent Fashion Boutiques in curating Slow Fashion 7. The `Airbnb Experience´ and the Experience Economy: The Spatial, Relational and Experiential Inbetweenness of Airbnb IV Construction of Stages and Places in the Experience Economy 8. A Comprehensive Socio-economic Model of the Experience Economy: the Territorial Stage 9. Val d’Europe: an Experience Economy Landscape tamed by Affect 10. Bollywood-in-the-Alps: Popular Culture Place-making in Tourism 11. The Spatial and Experiential Dimensions of Coastal Zone Tourism in Denmark V Governance in the Experience Economy 12. Pursuing Happiness in planning? The Experience economy as Planning Approach 13. Engagements in Place: Bricolage Networking in Tourism and the Experience Economy 14. Cultural Heritage as an Experiential Resource in Planning


    Anne Lorentzen is Associate Professor at University of South Denmark, Denmark.

    Lise Schrøder is Associate Professor in the Department of planning at Aalborg University, Denmark.

    Karin Topsø Larsen is a PhD student in the Department of Planning at Aalborg University, Denmark.