The Cultural Economy of Cities

  title={The Cultural Economy of Cities},
  author={Allen J. Scott},
  journal={International Journal of Urban and Regional Research},
  • A. Scott
  • Published 1 June 1997
  • Economics
  • International Journal of Urban and Regional Research
An increasingly important fraction of contemporary economic activity is devoted to the production of cultural outputs, i.e. goods and services with high levels of aesthetic or semiotic content. This kind of economic activity is especially, and increasingly, associated with a number of large cities scattered over the globe. A conceptual account of this phenomenon is provided on the basis of an exploration of the character of place‐specific forms of culture generation and the agglomerative… 

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