Creative Cities and Regions: The Case for Local Economic Diversity

11 Pages Posted: 28 Feb 2011

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Pierre Desrochers

University of Toronto - Department of Geography; PERC - Property and Environment Research Center

Samuli Leppl

affiliation not provided to SSRN

Date Written: February 17, 2011

Abstract

In their recent discussion of the Richard Florida and Jane Jacobs-inspired creative cities policy literature, Hospers and Pen argue that despite increasingly more effective space shrinking technologies, cities remain among the most suitable locations for creative activities of all types. This paper supplements their contribution by documenting more concretely how economically diversified cities provide a fertile environment for the discovery and development of new technological combinations. In doing so, we try to illustrate how a better understanding of the linkages between creativity and urban agglomeration would benefit from a multidisciplinary approach that studies both phenomena simultaneously.

Suggested Citation

Desrochers, Pierre and Leppl, Samuli, Creative Cities and Regions: The Case for Local Economic Diversity (February 17, 2011). Creativity and Innovation Management, Vol. 20, Issue 1, pp. 59-69, 2011, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1772403 or http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1467-8691.2010.00586.x

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