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Title: Place management of a creative city: The case of Izmir
Authors: Mengi, Onur
Durmaz Drinkwater, Sıdıka Bahar
Öner, Aslı Ceylan
Velibeyoğlu, Koray
Keywords: Creative city
Design city
Hard factors
Identity enhancement
Place management
Issue Date: 2017
Publisher: Inderscience Enterprises Ltd.
Source: Mengi, O., Durmaz Drinkwater, S. B., Öner, A. C. and Velibeyoğlu, K. (2017). Place management of a creative city: The case of Izmir. International Journal of Knowledge-Based Development, 8(3), 271-291. doi:10.1504/IJKBD.2017.086437
Abstract: This study investigates how place management is used to render a creative city through the combination of soft factors as intangible characteristics and hard factors as tangible characteristics of the built environment. The study focuses on Izmir, Turkey; exploring its potential as an emerging creative city. The methodology is a descriptive analysis of recent urban design and planning activities of creative cities, reviews projects and strategies in Izmir. Findings provide a framework for place management tools and their strategic use for integration of art, design, creativity and knowledge in creative cities. Place management is used as a tool for image building and identity enhancement, and for quality of place to attract creative and knowledge workers. In the case of Izmir, hard factors triggered the formation process whereas soft factors have taken strengthen the initiative. However, both of them are yet not strong enough to creative public awareness and critical mass.
ISSN: 2040-4476
Appears in Collections:City and Regional Planning / Şehir ve Bölge Planlama
Scopus İndeksli Yayınlar Koleksiyonu / Scopus Indexed Publications Collection
Sürdürülebilir Yeşil Kampüs Koleksiyonu / Sustainable Green Campus Collection
WoS İndeksli Yayınlar Koleksiyonu / WoS Indexed Publications Collection

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