Special Issue "Urban Sustainable Development and the Idea of Creative City"

A special issue of Sustainability (ISSN 2071-1050). This special issue belongs to the section "Sustainable Urban and Rural Development".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 January 2022.

Special Issue Editor

Prof. Dr. Tomas Kačerauskas
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Department of Philosophy and Cultural Studies, Faculty of Creative Industries, Vilnius Gediminas Technical University, LT-01132 Vilnius, Lithuania
Interests: creativity studies; management of creativity; philosophy of communication; creative city
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Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

This Special Issue is focused on the topic of urban sustainable development and the idea of the creative city. It aims to include novel research on the creative city in the sustainable urban environment, the creative urban economy under the conditions of global competitiveness, creative city policy, communication within the creative urban communities, and other aspects of creative cities under the conditions of sustainable urban development.  

Theoretical and empirical articles on sustainable aspects of a creative city, on creative sectors of urban economy, and on creative urban agents are welcome.

Contributions focusing on different aspects of sustainable creative cities, the urban sustainable creative economy, and the indices of creative cities, as well as on ethical and ecological aspects of urban creativity, are encouraged.

Prof. Dr. Tomas Kačerauskas
Guest Editor

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Keywords

  • creative city
  • creative economy
  • urban sustainable development
  • creativity ethics and creative ecology

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Environmental Sustainability of Creative Economy: Evidence from a Lithuanian Case Study
Sustainability 2021, 13(17), 9730; https://0-doi-org.brum.beds.ac.uk/10.3390/su13179730 - 30 Aug 2021
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The objective of the undertaken study is to investigate the sustainability of creative economy and present a case study providing the main findings on the linkages between creative economy and sustainable development. The in-depth literature review of the creative economy and sustainable development [...] Read more.
The objective of the undertaken study is to investigate the sustainability of creative economy and present a case study providing the main findings on the linkages between creative economy and sustainable development. The in-depth literature review of the creative economy and sustainable development offered the main insights in the development of the case study hypotheses. A case study on the biggest music festival that was organised in Lithuania is provided. The findings confirm that creative economy can be environmentally sustainable, and the customers identified their clear preferences for sustainability criteria in music festivals; however, not all these preferences are properly addressed by the organisers of cultural events, as it was revealed by this case study. The results of a quantitative study show that the festival participants are increasingly expressing the need for sustainable music festivals, but organisers have not yet taken the necessary actions to address this need. It is likely that, in the near future, the festival organisers in Lithuania will have to start applying various sustainability criteria during the festivals in order to attract more visitors and generate more income from such events as well to ensure environmental safety. The practical implications of conducted study are equally important for all stakeholders, such as the community, policymakers, companies, and regulatory agencies that are concerned with the implementation of sustainable development practices. Full article
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Urban Creative Sustainability: The Case of Lublin
Sustainability 2021, 13(7), 4072; https://0-doi-org.brum.beds.ac.uk/10.3390/su13074072 - 06 Apr 2021
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The proposed research aims to investigate the concept of creative urban sustainability. We asked, what are the factors conditioning creativity in spaces where cultures meet in cities and how do they stimulate urban sustainable development. The empirical material analysed are the results of [...] Read more.
The proposed research aims to investigate the concept of creative urban sustainability. We asked, what are the factors conditioning creativity in spaces where cultures meet in cities and how do they stimulate urban sustainable development. The empirical material analysed are the results of interviews conducted with cultural managers. We introduce philosophical and sociological approaches based mainly on criticism of writing and the analytical and synthetic method. In the framework of the creative city we illustrate Lublin’s model of spatial innovations, in which culture and creativity have convergence with economic development. We conclude with a conceptual discussion of the creative urban sustainability problems. In particular, we reveal how these issues could help in shaping a theoretic consensus about the function of spaces planning in sustainable development strategies emphasising the importance of creativity as a social resource and also as an agent of social and economic change. Full article
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