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July 08, 2013

Call for Papers: INTERDISCIPLINARY CONFERENCE The Idea of Creative City and the Urban Policy Debate (October 17-18, 2013, Cracow)

Deadline: July 15, 2013

The Department of European Studies at the Cracow University of Economics (Poland) and the Jagiellonian Club warmly invites you to attend the INTERDISCIPLINARY CONFERENCE The Idea of Creative City and the Urban Policy Debate to be held on 17-18 October 2013, Cracow, Poland. We are interested in research, both theoretical and empirical, and on exploration of particular cases from all over the world, which can highlight potentials and pitfalls of putting the theoretical idea into practice. In particular, we are looking for comparative studies and different cases which may provide a lesson for Central Europe.

We address this conference to the representatives of academia dealing with urban studies, to the artistic community, policy-makers and non-governmental organizations interested in culture, creativity and urban policy. Our aim is to bring together people fascinated by the dynamic changes in contemporary cities.

We invite potential participants from across disciplines as well as practitioners to submit ABSTRACTS of no more than 300 words by 15 JULY 2013 drawing upon, but not limited to, such issues as

1. The concept of “creative cities” as a development strategy

What does creativity mean in the city context? what exactly constitutes creative cities? How can cities be more creative? How can creative resources be used in the city development? What is the role of culture in the city economic development? Why some cities attract new inhabitants, organization, companies and other not? What is cultural planning? What are the weak aspects of the concept of creative cities? To what extent can this concept be applied in practice?

2. Creative class as a driving force of the post-industrial economy

Who the members of a “creative class” actually are? Does this concept encompass other spheres than the culture sector? In what ways can creative class contribute to urban development? How shall urban policy deal with the “creative class”?

3. Strategies of creativity around the world

What are the successful examples of creative cities around the world? Can their models be applied in other contexts? How people's creativity can be mobilized? What can bring creative people to the city and make them stay? How do policymakers conceptualize and adopt “creativity”? What kind of creative strategies contribute to urban development? In this session we are interested in case studies and comparative analysis from various parts of the world.

Please send abstracts to: creative_cities3.0@kj.org.pl

Abstracts with proposals should include the title, the author’s name, email address, and institutional affiliation.

Conference fee is 100 EUR, for Ph.D students fee is 50 EUR. The fee will cover catering during the conference and conference materials.

The accepted papers will be published online on the conference website. This will enable more fruitful discussions. After the conference selected papers will be published as an ebook.

Fort further details visit http://creativecities.uek.krakow.pl


Dobroslawa Wiktor-Mach
on behalf of the organizers

Posted by parmelee at July 8, 2013 11:39 AM