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The Creative City: A Toolkit for Urban Innovators

By: Charles Landry


Paperback | Jul 2008 | Edition: 2 | #173519 | ISBN-13: 9781844075980
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Hardback | Jul 2008 | Edition: 2 | #173521 | ISBN-13: 9781844075997
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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 to contain a new introduction and case studies.

* 'A stimulating book which will help to change our outmoded views on the importance of imagination and culture as creative forces in the renaissance of our cities. This book will power the post-industrial revolution' Lord Richard Rogers * 'Immensely rewarding. A veritable cascade of stimulating ideas for anyone practically involved in making their city work' Ketso Gordhan, CEO, City of Johannesburg * 'Tremendously useful for practitioners in urban planning and revitalization' 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


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 (co-) author of The Art of City-Making and The Intercultural City. Published with Comedia

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