This book analyses the influence of art and culture as an engine to promote the resilience of regional and urban economies. Under a multidiscplinary perspective, the book examines the contribution of some creative regions and cities as places in which processes of transformation, innovation and growth are activated in response to external pressures. Through different theoretical frameworks and empirical investigations and suggesting a critical discussion of the notion of resilience, the authors argue that cultural and creative resources may offer a sustainable model in order to afford different typologies of shocks. The book will appeal scholars of regional and urban science and cultural and creative economies and will open up a number of considerations for policy makers.
This volume was originally published as a special issue of European Planning Studies.
Table of Contents
1. Responding to and resisting resilience 2. Turin and Lingotto: resilience, forgetting and the reinvention of place 3. The Calatrava model: reflections on resilience and urban plasticity 4. Resilience in ruins: the idea of the ‘arrested dialectic’ in art after resilience’s failures 5. Adaptation, adaptability and resilience: the recovery of Kobe after the Great Hanshin Earthquake of 1995 6. Resilience and the role of arts and culture-based activities in mature industrial districts 7. Blue notes: Slovenian jazz festivals and their contribution to the economic resilience of the host cities 8. Beyond resilience: learning from the cultural economy 9. Tourism and regional economic resilience from a policy perspective: lessons from smart specialization strategies in Europe
Philip Cooke is Professor at the Centre of Innovation at West University of Applied Sciences, Bergen, Norway. He is an official advisor to the European Parliament Committee on Regional Development and his research interests lie in studies of regional innovation systems, knowledge economies, entrepreneurship, clusters and networks.
Luciana Lazzeretti is Professor in Economics and Management at the University of Florence, Italy. She is scientific coordinator of the Doctorate Programme in ‘Development Economics and Local Systems’ of the University of Florence and Trento.