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Bild - Anders Lund Hansen

Anders Lund Hansen

Senior lecturer

Bild - Anders Lund Hansen

Creative Copenhagen : Globalization, urban governance and social change

Author

  • Anders Lund Hansen
  • Hans Thor Andersen
  • Eric Clark

Summary, in English

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.

Department/s

  • Department of Human Geography

Publishing year

2001

Language

English

Pages

851-869

Publication/Series

European Planning Studies

Volume

9

Issue

7

Document type

Journal article

Publisher

Taylor & Francis

Topic

  • Human Geography

Keywords

  • inequality
  • segregation
  • politics
  • polarization

Status

Published

ISBN/ISSN/Other

  • ISSN: 1469-5944