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Title: Preface
Authors: Yiğitcanlar, Tan
Velibeyoğlu, Koray
Baum, Scott
Keywords: City planning
Urban policy
Urban development
Publisher: Information Science Reference
Source: Yiğitcanlar, T., Velibeyoğlu, K., and Baum, S. (2008). Preface. In T. Yiğitcanlar, K. Velibeyoğlu, & S. Baum, (Eds.), Creative Urban Regions: Harnessing Urban Technologies to Support Knowledge City Initiatives, (pp. xvii-xxii). Hershey: Information Science Reference.
Abstract: In the rapidly growing knowledge economy, the talent and creativity of those around us will be increasingly decisive in shaping economic opportunity. Creativity can be described as the ability to produce new and original ideas and things. In other words, it is any act, idea, or product that changes an existing domain or transforms an existing domain into a new one. From an economic perspective, creativity can be considered as the generation of new ideas that is the major source of innovation and new economic activities. As urban regions have become the localities of key knowledge precincts and knowledge clusters across the globe, the link between a range of new technologies and the development of ‘creative urban regions’ (CURs) has come to the fore. In this sense, creativity has become a buzz concept in knowledge-economy research and policy circles. It has spawned ‘creative milieus,’ ‘creative industries,’ ‘creative cities,’ ‘creative class,’ and ‘creative capital.’ Hence, creativity has become a key concept on the agenda of city managers, development agents, and planners as they search for new forms of urban and economic development.
ISBN: 9781599048383
Appears in Collections:City and Regional Planning / Şehir ve Bölge Planlama
Scopus İndeksli Yayınlar Koleksiyonu / Scopus Indexed Publications Collection

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