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2nd Edition

The Creative City
A Toolkit for Urban Innovators

ISBN 9781844075980
Published July 14, 2008 by Routledge
352 Pages

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Book Description

The Creative City is a clarion call for imaginative action in developing and running urban life. It shows how to think, plan and act creatively in addressing urban issues, with remarkable examples of innovation and regeneration from around the world. This revised edition of Charles Landry's highly influential text has been updated with a new, extensive overview.

Table of Contents

Preface to 2nd Edition The Drama of Urban Change * Introduction to 2nd Edition The Creative City: Its Origins and Futures * Part I: Urban Groundshifts * Rediscovering Urban Creativity * Urban Problems, Creative Solutions * The New Thinking * Part II: The Dynamics of Urban Creativity * Creative Urban Transformations * Foundations of the Creative City * The Creative Milieu * Part III: A Conceptual Toolkit of Urban Creativity * Getting Creative Planning Started * Rediscovering Urban Creativity * Assessing and Sustaining the Creative Process * Part IV: The Creative City and Beyond * The Creative City and Beyond * Bibliography * Index

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Charles Landry is an international authority on the future of cities and the creative use of culture in urban revitalization. In 1978, he founded Comedia, which seeks to rethink the major global issues for cities. He is author of The Art of City-Making (2006) and co-author of The Intercultural City (2007).


'This book will power the post-industrial revolution.' Lord Richard Rogers 'Exceptional.' Erick Villagomez, Re:place 'Loaded with clever, thought-provoking ideas.' Landscape Design 'Tremendously useful.' Development and Change 'Charles Landry is one of the very few people with the experience and imagination to address the fundamental problems that confront cities today.' Tim Campbell, Head of the Urban Partnership, The World Bank 'Immensely rewarding. A veritable cascade of stimulating ideas.' Ketso Gordhan, CEO, City of Johannesburg 'Finally, someone who has figured out how to make culture a vital part of the modern city.' Marc Pachter, Senior Strategy Advisor to the Secretary of the Smithsonian, Washington, DC 'Filled with good advice' George Morgan, Centre for Cultural Research, University of Sydney