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In: Geografický časopis, vol. 62, no. 1
Location factors of the creative and knowledge-intensive industries in European metropolitan regions
Rok, strany: 2010, 3 - 19
location factors, creative sector, European metropolitan regions, ACRE project
The emergence and rapid development of creative and knowledge-based industries is one of the features of both a structural change of the world economy and society as well as the process of advancing metropolitanization. Metropolitan regions are among those where this sector is developing especially dynamically, turning into one of the most important markers of their competitiveness. The identification of mutual interdependences between the process of accommodating creative knowledge and the competitiveness of metropolitan regions within the enlarged European Union has become the subject of an international research project called ACRE, implemented within the EU Sixth Framework Programme. The project's central question is: What conditions (in particular, so-called “soft” factors) stimulate creative urban processes? Relying on the results obtained under this project, the article focuses on the process of development of the creative knowledge sector in 13 European metropolitan regions which participate in the ACRE project. In particular, it presents: (a) a general outline of the above-mentioned project in the context of Richard Florida’s concept of a creative class and a creative city and (b) an analysis of factors determining the location and development of the creative knowledge sector.
Stryjakiewicz, T. 2010. Location factors of the creative and knowledge-intensive industries in European metropolitan regions. In Geografický časopis, vol. 62, no.1, pp. 3-19. ISSN 0016-7193.
Stryjakiewicz, T. (2010). Location factors of the creative and knowledge-intensive industries in European metropolitan regions. Geografický časopis, 62(1), 3-19. ISSN 0016-7193.