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Creativity In Planning: A Fuzzy Concept?

K. Kunzmann
Published 2005 · Sociology

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Abstract In recent years, all around the world, Europe, America, Asia, creativity has become a buzz word m urban and regional policy. Cities and regions have to be “creative” (Landry 2000) in order to cope with the challenges of technological and structural change, to be competitive or to qualify as locations for the new creative class (Florida 2000). Creative industries are considered the engine for future economic development and the salvation for run-down inner city quarters, brownfields or first-generation suburbs. Business consultants earn their fees by stressing creativity as the most essential condition for the success of innovative businesses. Hence, it is not surprising that “creativity” has become a much used term m urban and regional policies. The following essay presents findings on creativity without the ambition to bring clarity into a concept, which is open for further interpretation. It is rather an invitation to creative thinking and action m planning.
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