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Economic Dynamics and Sustainable Development – Resources, Factors, Structures and Policies

Proceedings ESPERA 2015 – Part 1 and Part 2

Edited By Luminita Chivu, Constantin Ciutacu, Valeriu Ioan-Franc and Jean-Vasile Andrei

The book is dedicated to the 150th anniversary of the Romanian Academy. It contains the most valuable 100 papers presented at the International Conference «Economic Scientific Research – Theoretical, Empirical and Practical Approaches» (ESPERA 2015). The event is initiated annually by the National Institute for Economic Research «Costin C. Kirițescu» of the Romanian Academy. ESPERA aim to present and evaluate the economic scientific research portfolio as well as to argue and substantiate development strategies, including European and global best practices. ESPERA intend to become a scientific support for the conceptualization and the establishment of policies and strategies and to provide a systematic, permanent, wide and challenging dialogue within the European area of economic and social research.

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Creative Cities - A Model of Sustainable City Planning (Maria Moldoveanu / Valeriu Ioan-Franc)


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Maria Moldoveanu & Valeriu Ioan-Franc1

Creative Cities - A Model of Sustainable City Planning

Abstract: Cities play a leading role in the sustainable development of the localities. Owing to their capacities and complex functions, they can stimulate economic innovation and cultural creativeness, the utilisation of the collective intelligence, the training of the local entrepreneurial and intellectual abilities. Being included in networks and associations (e.g. Creative Cities Network), major urban centres promote excellence, cultural diversity and successful partnership models, and support creative businesses and sustainable development of urban areas by stimulating constructive energies.

According to Politiques pour la créativité, a UNESCO Guide promoted in 2012, developed cities have an undisputable creative potential, usually gathering all major actors of the creative industries - authors, producers, distributors, advertisers, etc. - i.e. they have the necessary means to mobilise this potential to the urban communities’ benefit.

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