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European Creativity and Urban Regeneration

Abstract

Since the end of the 1980s, in the light of research conducted by Charles Landry that theorized and formalized the concept of the Creative City, Creativity, along with other economic activities, has been considered as something that marks the life of cities.
Under its sign, a large part of post-industrial societies found the necessary momentum for urban and economic revitalisation, responding to the stagnation resulting from the collapse of industrial society (Albuquerque, 2006). Through the production of art and the strengthening of its cultural fabric, through the support of artists and infrastructures, Creative Industries grew and developed. Cities like Manchester, London and Liverpool saw their economy grow, the latter becoming a major cultural hub in the UK, incorporating music, performing arts, museums and art galleries, as well as an active and attractive nightlife.
Through a literature review focused on the key concepts and studies relating to the economic potential of Creativity, we seek to understand Creativity’s state, its impact and economic impulse and the importance of cultural policies, with the ultimate objective of understanding Creative and Cultural Industries as a secure source of sustainability for the future.

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Pages:127 to 140
Section: Systems
How to Cite
Oliveira, A. and Paulino, F. (2017) “European Creativity and Urban Regeneration”, The Journal of Public Space, 2(2), pp. 127-140. doi: 10.5204/jps.v2i2.98.

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Author Biography

ISMA Instituto Universitário da Maia
Portugal Portugal
Fernando Faria Paulino, PhD in Anthropology (Visual Anthropology), Professor at University Institute of Maia, Dept. of Communication Sciences and Information Technologies (in the areas of visual communication, visual semiotics, documentary video, photography and new media), researcher at CITEI - Research Center for Technologies and Intermedia Studies and researcher at CIAC Research Centre for Arts and Communication / University of Algarve. He is the Head Coordinator of the undergraduate degree of Multimedia Communication | University Institute of Maia, Coordinator of CLM Multimedia Lab Center ISMAI and Coordinator of the CCCom Communication Sciences Center ISMAI. Research interests: anthropology, visual anthropology and anthropology of visual communication; methodology, technology and epistemology of images and audiovisual culture; visual semiotics and visual culture; digital media, multimedia / hypermedia, documentary film and documentary photography; interactive documentary, i-docs and web-docs; anthropology, cultural heritage, culture and tourism development. Author of several scientific articles, documentary filmmaker, as well as hypermedia products author, essentially based on anthropological content nature.

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