Planning for a City of Culture : Creative Urbanism in Toronto and New York, Hardback Book

Planning for a City of Culture : Creative Urbanism in Toronto and New York Hardback


Planning for a City of Culture gives us a new way to understand how cities use arts and culture in planning, fostering livable communities and creating economic development strategies to build their brand, attract residents and tourists, and distinguish themselves from other urban centers worldwide.

While the common thinking on creative cities may coalesce around the idea of one goal--economic development and branding--this book turns this idea on its head.

Goldberg-Miller brings a new, fresh perspective to the study of creative cities by using policy theory as an underlying construct to understand what happened in Toronto and New York in the 2000s.

She demystifies the processes and outcomes of stakeholder involvement, exogenous and endogenous shocks, and research and strategic planning, as well as warning us about the many pitfalls of neglecting critical community voices in the burgeoning practice of creative placemaking.

This book is an essential resource in examining the development and sustainability of the global trend of integrating arts and culture in city planning and urban design that has become an international phenomenon.

Perfect for students, scholars, and city-lovers alike, Planning for a City of Culture illuminates the ways that this creative city trend went global, with the two case study cities serving as perfect illustrations of the power and promise of arts and culture in current and future municipal strategies. Please visit Shoshanah Goldberg-Miller's website for more information and research:


  • Format: Hardback
  • Pages: 246 pages, 18 Line drawings, black and white; 14 Halftones, black and white; 4 Tables, black and whi
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
  • Publication Date:
  • Category: Urban communities
  • ISBN: 9781138233584



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