The Creative City: Vision and Execution, edited by James E. Doyle and Biljana Mickov, challenges the popular understanding of the Creative City, by bridging the gap between the Creative City as concept and the Creative City as practice and, in so doing, provides a contemporary template for policy makers, city planners, and citizens alike. The book will offer researchers and pragmatists a series of real-life examples of successful cultural and creative practice throughout Europe, reflecting on the analysis and thinking that forms our contemporary understanding of the creative city. It will examine and explain the changes to the concept of the ’creative city’, explore its connectivity to the cultural sector as well as other sectors and practices across Europe and will serve to illustrate the perspectives of Cultural Managers, Educators, Professionals and Researchers from the creative sector in Dublin and Europe. This book will present the reader, and the cultural sector at large, with a new reality based on the quality of contemporary creative practice. Doyle and Mickov address cultural trends such as sustainability and social networking and how they value-impact our attitudes towards culture and the creative city By recognizing that we live in a time of rapid change, which affects all systems, financial models, resources, the economy and technology, we also recognize that the creative process is at the heart of our responses to these changes.
Part 1 Witnessing the Creative City: Culture in the global city. Creative city: levels of creativity. Art in public space in the city of Bremen: 40 years of tradition. Part 2 Assessing Governance: Community Center Rojc: the creative hub of Pula. Retooling governance: Ireland and the 'pret-a-creer' Utopia. The creative city: full STEAM ahead. A dialogue on cultural precincts: 'teeth will be provided for you'. Governance in cultural organizations in a creative city: Reims, France. Part 3 New Policy Paths: Not even wrong. Sticky culture. Growing the creative economy: reframing industrial policy objectives. Culture as a byword for urban development: the Italian experience. Social participation issues in becoming a creative city: learning from European capitals of culture. Part 4 Future Voices: Art and surveillance in the city: we ignored the pre-cogs and never looked up. Creativity of the audience: saving the world with beauty, that is, with art, is worth trying. On creativity. Afterword: extreme future.