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Creative Cities International — The Vitality Index (VI)

by Brendan Colgan Last summer Creative Cities International (CCI) launched a new cultural impact study in the U.S.  entitled the Vitality Index (VI) [click here for the report]. The study aims to model the “human experience of the city at its … Continue reading

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M&Ms in Wisconsin – Part I: Madison

By Renard Teipelke The picture of the United States in the media often tends to be limited to the coastal areas versus the ‘crazy’ heartland. There are many states that are probably more important than the Mid-Western state of Wisconsin … Continue reading

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Place Specificity and Unique Cities. An answer to Kavaratzis (Part 2)

by Ares Kalandides (read part 1 here) Läpple proposes the following four constitutive elements of space, which can help us think about what we need to look for: First, the material-physical substrate of social relations, as the material external form … Continue reading

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Place Specificity and Unique Cities. An answer to Kavaratzis. (Part 1)*

by Ares Kalandides The other day Mihalis Kavaratzis made a very interesting point about the uniqueness of places (read Mihalis’ article here). He observed that while city promotion campaigns try to create difference, what they actually do is produce homogeneity. … Continue reading

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The Distinctiveness of Cities: Modes of Re-Production | International Conference | 15th-17th of June 2011 | Darmstadt (Germany)

This summer the LOEWE Research Area “Intrinsic Logic of Cities” of the Technical University of Darmstadt organizes an international conference,which  foccusses on the question whether cities are molded by an intrinsic logic. The aim will be an investigation on how … Continue reading

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