Revisiting the Arts as a Socially Innovative Urban Development Strategy
Arts and cultural activities have become an increasingly important aspect of urban and regional development. Can such projects be seen as socially innovative? Socially innovative projects are here understood as those that create new ways of looking at problems, new organizational means for dealing with problems, and solutions that go beyond market efficiency. This lecture will consider arts-based redevelopment projects at multiple scales, including initiatives to build regional creative economies and creative clusters, and to revitalize buildings and neighborhoods. Research for this lecture is drawn primarily from US cities with some examples from Canada and Europe.
Discussant: Montserrat Pareja-Eastaway Research Group CRIT Coordinator
Sala de graus
Facultat d’economia i empresa
Universitat de Barcelona