Creative Cities: Conceptual Issues and Policy Questions

  title={Creative Cities: Conceptual Issues and Policy Questions},
  author={Allen J. Scott},
  journal={Journal of Urban Affairs},
  pages={1 - 17}
  • A. Scott
  • Published 1 January 2006
  • Economics
  • Journal of Urban Affairs
ABSTRACT: This article represents a broad and occasionally polemical meditation on the nature and significance of creative cities. I seek to situate the concept of creative cities within the context of the so-called new economy and to trace out the connections of these phenomena to recent shifts in technologies, structures of production, labor markets, and the dynamics of locational agglomeration. I try to show, in particular, how the structures of the new economy unleash historically specific… 
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