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Creative Economy And Creative Cities


  • Marta-Christina Suciu

    () (Academy of Economic Studies of Bucharest, Romania)


The paper sets out why creativity has become so important to urban and regional economics. It focuses on the role of creativity, creative industries, creative economy, creative class and creative cities for the modern urban economics. It points out the idea that the power of the future economy lays within the development of the creative city. The aim of a creative city is to make us to think of our city as a living work of art, where citizens can involve and engage themselves in the creation of a transformed place. Every city can be more creative that it currently is and the task for the city wanting to be creative is to identify, nurture, harness, promote, attract, and sustain talent and to mobilize ideas, resources and organizations.

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  • Marta-Christina Suciu, 2009. "Creative Economy And Creative Cities," Romanian Journal of Regional Science, Romanian Regional Science Association, vol. 3(1), pages 82-91, June.
  • Handle: RePEc:rrs:journl:v:3:y:2009:i:1:p:82-91

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    1. Richard Florida & Charlotta Mellander & Kevin Stolarick, 2008. "Inside the black box of regional development: human capital, the creative class and tolerance," Journal of Economic Geography, Oxford University Press, vol. 8(5), pages 615-649, September.
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    1. Cristina Andreea FLOREA, 2015. "Creative And Innovative Cities – A New Perspective For Sustainable Development," Network Intelligence Studies, Fundația Română pentru Inteligența Afacerii, Editorial Department, issue 5, pages 49-54, June.
    2. Cristina Andreea Florea, 2015. "Clusters – A Strategy for Long Run Development," Eurasian Journal of Social Sciences, Eurasian Publications, vol. 3(1), pages 20-24.
    3. Baluta AURELIAN VIRGIL & Andronie MARIA & Raicu ILIOARA Sofia, 2014. "Improvement Practice of the Students in a EU Project. Economic and Social Importance and Lessons for the Future. Case study of Spiru Haret University," International Conference on Economic Sciences and Business Administration, Spiru Haret University, vol. 1(1), pages 46-52, December.
    4. Dobre, Ana Maria, 2012. "Intangible assets as a source of competitiveness in the post-crisis economy. The role of trademarks," MPRA Paper 48780, University Library of Munich, Germany.

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    creative economy; creative cities; urban economics; creative class; sustainable development.;

    JEL classification:

    • R11 - Urban, Rural, Regional, Real Estate, and Transportation Economics - - General Regional Economics - - - Regional Economic Activity: Growth, Development, Environmental Issues, and Changes
    • R58 - Urban, Rural, Regional, Real Estate, and Transportation Economics - - Regional Government Analysis - - - Regional Development Planning and Policy
    • R59 - Urban, Rural, Regional, Real Estate, and Transportation Economics - - Regional Government Analysis - - - Other


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