Creative city movements in Toronto and Vancouver: A comparative analysis

Darchen, Sebastien (2011). Creative city movements in Toronto and Vancouver: A comparative analysis. In: Paul Maginn, Proceedings of the 3rd World Planning Schools Congress. 3rd World Planning Schools Congress (WPSC2011), Perth, W.A., Australia, (1-18). 4-8 July 2011.

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Author Darchen, Sebastien
Title of paper Creative city movements in Toronto and Vancouver: A comparative analysis
Conference name 3rd World Planning Schools Congress (WPSC2011)
Conference location Perth, W.A., Australia
Conference dates 4-8 July 2011
Proceedings title Proceedings of the 3rd World Planning Schools Congress
Place of Publication Perth, W.A., Australia
Publisher University of Western Australia
Publication Year 2011
Sub-type Fully published paper
ISBN 9781740522373
Editor Paul Maginn
Start page 1
End page 18
Total pages 18
Collection year 2012
Language eng
Abstract/Summary This paper takes a critical perspective in analysing the origin and evolution of creative city movements in Toronto and Vancouver in the context of a network society. The paper analyses the transfer of creative city ideas into cultural and economic development policies at the city level in two different contexts. Firstly, we consider the funding mechanisms and the governance aspect in the implementation of creative city strategies in each context. Secondly, we consider the impact of the concept of the creative city on the practice of planning professionals in the context of urban regeneration. This research is based on an analysis of policy documents from each city and on 19 interviews of stakeholders involved in the implementation of creative city strategies at the city level or in culture-led regeneration initiatives. Our research indicates that the case of Toronto is closer to the econ-centric model, and Vancouver is closer to a model that integrates different approaches and that we qualify as hybrid. However, in conclusion we present the common features of creative city movements in each city.
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Institutional Status UQ
Additional Notes Paper Presented in Track 1 (Governance, politics and conflicts)

 
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