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Guest article: How Social Inequality And Other Inconvenient Truths Could Upset the Innovation Apple Cart (Part 2)

by Linda Lees* (click here for Part 1) What the Brookings study advocates is not only a top down approach to urban planning, but something akin to a gated community for the creative class save a passing reference to the … Continue reading

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Guest article: How Social Inequality And Other Inconvenient Truths Could Upset the Innovation Apple Cart (Part 1)

by Linda Lees* Instability, creative tension, and entrepreneurial people on society’s margins are some of the qualities that have always been the hallmarks of dynamic and creative cities. So said Professor Sir Peter Hall in the probing book he wrote … Continue reading

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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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