Creative Copenhagen : Globalization, urban governance and social change

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Creative Copenhagen : Globalization, urban governance and social change. / Lund Hansen, Anders; Andersen, Hans Thor; Clark, Eric.

In: European Planning Studies, Vol. 9, No. 7, 2001, p. 851-869.

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T1 - Creative Copenhagen : Globalization, urban governance and social change

AU - Lund Hansen, Anders

AU - Andersen, Hans Thor

AU - Clark, Eric

PY - 2001

Y1 - 2001

N2 - The introduction of 'creativity' and the 'creative city' in imagineering Copenhagen and in strategies for developing its urban competitiveness is analysed from a perspective on relations between processes of globalization, developments in urban government/governance and social geographic change. This perspective problematizes what on the surface seems to be an unequivocally positive quality ('creative') and goal ('creativity'). We argue there is a need to recognize the social costs of developments that are glossed over by the creative city rhetoric, including diminished representative democracy, social and geographic polarization and considerable displacement of the marginalized.

AB - The introduction of 'creativity' and the 'creative city' in imagineering Copenhagen and in strategies for developing its urban competitiveness is analysed from a perspective on relations between processes of globalization, developments in urban government/governance and social geographic change. This perspective problematizes what on the surface seems to be an unequivocally positive quality ('creative') and goal ('creativity'). We argue there is a need to recognize the social costs of developments that are glossed over by the creative city rhetoric, including diminished representative democracy, social and geographic polarization and considerable displacement of the marginalized.

KW - inequality

KW - segregation

KW - politics

KW - polarization

U2 - 10.1080/09654310120079805

DO - 10.1080/09654310120079805

M3 - Article

VL - 9

SP - 851

EP - 869

JO - European Planning Studies

JF - European Planning Studies

SN - 1469-5944

IS - 7

ER -