Making Competitive Cities (Real Estate Issues) by Sako Musterd, Alan Murie

By Sako Musterd, Alan Murie

The publication investigates the impression at the competitiveness of towns constructing inventive industries (arts, media, leisure, inventive company providers, architects, publishers, designers) and knowledge-intensive industries (ICT, R&D, finance, law). It presents major new wisdom to the theoretical and sensible figuring out of the stipulations essential to stimulate "creative wisdom" towns.

The editors evaluate the socio-economic advancements, reports and techniques in thirteen city areas throughout Europe: Amsterdam, Barcelona, Birmingham, Budapest, Dublin, Helsinki, Leipzig, Milan, Munich, Poznan, Riga, Sofia and Toulouse. those have diversified histories and roles; comprise capital and non-capital towns of alternative sizes; characterize towns with assorted financial buildings; and varied cultural, political and welfare country traditions.

Through this huge set of examples, Making aggressive Cities informs the talk approximately artistic and knowledge-intensive industries, monetary improvement, and competitiveness guidelines. It makes a speciality of which metropolitan areas have a greater probability to advance as "creative wisdom areas" and which don't, in addition to investigating why this can be so and what can coverage do to persuade change.

Chapter authors from 13 ecu associations conscientiously review, reformulate and empirically try out assumptions approximately towns and their power for attracting artistic and knowledge-intensive industries. in addition to a scientific empirical comparability of advancements with regards to those industries, the publication examines the pathways that towns have and surveys either the unfavorable and optimistic affects of other triumphing conditions.

Special Features:

  • Analyses hyperlink among knowledge-intensive sectors and concrete competitiveness
  • Offers proof from thirteen ecu city areas drawn from an enormous study project
  • Establishes a brand new benchmark for educational and coverage debates in a fast-moving field

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