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The Creative Class and The Conception of Creative City


  • Rumen Andreev

    (University of National and World Economy, Sofia, Bulgaria)


The concept of “creative citiå” has become popular among people who are concerned with the future of cities. Creativity, creative industries and cultural resources are increasingly seen as a remedy for urban development in the postin­dustrial economy. The importance of the city has been increasing and if until recently, companies competed to recruit talented people to create innovations, after the information age, the sig­nificance of the workplace has been decreas­ing at the expense of the place for living. The concept was best developed and popularized by Charles Landry and Richard Florida. The objec­tive of this article was to present the concept of the creative city growth with its importance for the creative class, which has become a key driv­ing resource in modern economy. A comparative analysis of the different concepts of creative city with Richard Florida’s creative class theory was made.

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  • Rumen Andreev, 2017. "The Creative Class and The Conception of Creative City," Ikonomiceski i Sotsialni Alternativi, University of National and World Economy, Sofia, Bulgaria, issue 4, pages 127-137, October.
  • Handle: RePEc:nwe:iisabg:y:2017:i:4:p:127-137

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    creative city; creative class; work;
    All these keywords.

    JEL classification:

    • L21 - Industrial Organization - - Firm Objectives, Organization, and Behavior - - - Business Objectives of the Firm
    • O30 - Economic Development, Innovation, Technological Change, and Growth - - Innovation; Research and Development; Technological Change; Intellectual Property Rights - - - General
    • Z10 - Other Special Topics - - Cultural Economics - - - General


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