Keyword: cities

Using street art for sustainable urban tourism

This research was conducted by Montserrat Crespi-Vallbona and Oscar Mascarilla-Miró at the Universitat de Barcelona, Spain

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This paper looked at how ‘mature tourist destinations’ sustainably attract new and returning visitors who are increasingly seeking novel, active and affective experiences. They studied the ‘Open Air Street Gallery’ in Barcelona – an example …

The economic impact of hosting a European Capital of Culture

This research was conducted by Andrej Srakar and Marilena Vecco at the University of Ljubljana, Slovenia and Erasmus University Rotterdam, the Netherlands.

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This article looked at the impact on the Slovenian city of Maribor of being the 2012 European Capital of Culture. It found that the event boosted tourism and …

Understanding arts engagement in Chinese cities

This research was conducted by Pascal Courty and Fenghua Zhang at the University of Victoria, Canada and Wuhan University, China

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This paper analysed survey data to paint a picture of arts engagement in 13 different cities across China. The data was broken down by the demographic characteristics of the individuals …

Three barriers that hold back the use of public art to provoke debate

This research was conducted by Meghan Robidoux and Jason F. Kovacs at Queen’s University, Canada and the University of Seoul, Korea

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This article is based on conversations with artists and leaders at arts organisations in Toronto, Canada that produce public art intended to provoke thought about the environment. The …

Music preferences map onto economic and political divides in America

This research was conducted by Charlotta Mellander, Richard Florida, Peter J. Rentfrow and Jeff Potter at Jönköping University, Sweden and three other institutions

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This paper looked at the musical preferences of people living in 95 of the largest urban areas in the US in order to arrive at an area-level …

The use of arts and creativity in place branding strategy

This research was conducted by Waldemar Cudny, Roberta Comunian and Anita Wolaniuk at the Jan Kochanowski University, Poland and two other institutions

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Place branding is increasingly common, and this paper examines how the post-industrial city of Łódź in Poland has devised a branding strategy to combine its complex heritage …

What makes for a cultural and creative city

This research was conducted by Valentina Montalto and three others at the European Commission

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This paper describes the work that went in to creating the Cultural and Creative Cities Monitor (a project of the European Commission designed to identify the indicators that reveal the key components of a cultural or …

Fostering creativity by building the ‘good city’

This research was conducted by Justin O’Connor and Kate Shaw at Monash University and University of Melbourne, Australia

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Many accounts of the ‘creative city’ stress the economic benefits of the arts. This paper argues that the arts also play an integral role in fostering inclusive urban communities. Furthermore, that …

By | 24 March 2015 |