Inlämning av Examensarbete / Submission of Thesis

Jonas Rakelmann , pp. 55. DSN/School of Planning and Media Design, 2009.

The work

Författare / Author: Jonas Rakelmann
Titel / Title: Clusters and the Creative Class in Urban Strategies - Two European Cases
Abstrakt Abstract:

The thesis is analyzing the influence of two popular theories on urban strategies. The Cluster Theory established by Michael Porter and the Creative Class Theory associated with Richard Florida are both dealing with the issue of fostering economic development. They are very popular at the moment, but choose a contrary approach. While Porter is concentrating on fast productivity growth through a network of interrelated companies which might attract well educated employees in return, Florida is emphasizing the need for attracting creative people in the very first step, in order to stimulate the development. A case study shows the manifestation of the theories in urban strategies. The implementation is based on political considerations and attitude more than scientific based reasons. The theories have different supporters throughout the political scene and are transformed in reality. They are mixed with other concepts and some terms that appear in the theories are even used for recognition only, because they are fashionably. Urban strategies do not draw entirely on one theory, but use a mix of adapted concepts, even if they have a contrary approach.

Ämnesord / Subject: Fysisk planering - Spatial Planning\Regional Planning

Nyckelord / Keywords: Cluster Creative Class Porter Florida

Publication info

Dokument id / Document id:
Program:/ Programme Magisterprogram Fysisk planering/Masters programme in European Spatial Planning
Registreringsdatum / Date of registration: 10/06/2009
Uppsatstyp / Type of thesis: Magisterarbete/Master's Thesis (60 credits)


Handledare / Supervisor: Jan-Evert Nilsson
Examinator / Examiner: Lars Emmelin
Organisation / Organisation: Blekinge Institute of Technology
Institution / School: DSN/School of Planning and Media Design

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Files & Access

Bifogad uppsats fil(er) / Files attached: thesis.pdf (573 kB, öppnas i nytt fönster)