Sustainable City and Creativity: Promoting Creative Urban Initiatives (Sustainable City and)

Venue: Aula Magna Storica Università di Napoli Federico II

Location: Napoli, Italy

Event Date/Time: Sep 24, 2008 End Date/Time: Sep 26, 2008
Abstract Submission Date: Jun 15, 2008
Paper Submission Date: Jun 15, 2008
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The aim of the Meeting is to analyze in depth principles and practices of the creative city for the formulation of policy lessons and recommendations able to contribute to the building of a creative city.
In particular, it will be focused on the following issues:
1. what is a creative city; how the creative city actually works, which are the key features and the critical elements conditioning creativity; how ideas turn into urban innovations; the drivers stimulating a city to innovate, the barriers and the constraints;
2. which are the benefits of the creative city in terms of competitiveness, environment, welfare, social stability, quality of life, vitality;
3. which are the key assets, infrastructures and tools required to promote creative processes in cities towards competitive, sustainable and cohesive places, and how public policy can influence the creative city.
The Scientific Committee - composed by Sir Peter Hall, Tuzin Baycan Levent, Roberto Camagni , Giuliana Di Fiore, Francesco Forte, Luigi Fusco Girard, Klaus Kunzmann, Peter Nijkamp, John Rees, Pierluigi Sacco and Roger Stough - has been involved in order to identify the Meeting themes/contents


Additional Information

Call for Papers: The Scientific Committee invites researchers and practitioners from all over the world to submit abstracts of papers for oral or poster presentations at the meeting. Your abstract should be about 30 - 60 lines in English, and should also indicate information on all authors of the paper, i.e. the title, affiliation, full address, phone, e-mail address and the interested Session. The number of Sessions to be activated will be defined according to the selected papers. The papers should present theoretical approach (full research paper with innovative results) and/or practical experiences with ex post evaluation and lessons learned and/or preliminary ideas with work in progress. Each submitted paper will be reviewed by members of the Scientific Committee (SC). The SC will decide about the acceptance for presentation in one of the parallel sessions or for the poster session. The papers to be presented and then published in a proceeding volume will be selected. Contact: Luigi Fusco Girard: