Monograph: Cultural Development in Creative Communities
The spectacular success of Richard Florida's book, The Rise of the Creative Class, has yielded a tremendous opportunity for the cultural sector. Civic leaders around the country are rushing to cultivate new economic development strategies to build creative capital, and many are taking a fresh look at how cultural development contributes to authentic, vibrant, creative and economically successful communities.
Cultural Development in Creative Communities describes how this opportunity fits into cultural development theory and practice over the last couple of decades; examines Portland, Oregon, as a creative city case study; and suggests specific cultural development and planning practices that link to current economic development and broader community strategies. This monograph also includes a resource section of recent studies and research on the issue.
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