University Circle as a hub for Creative Industries

Submitted by Ed Morrison on Sun, 12/12/2004 - 11:56.

We have a remarkable opportunity to begin weaving together University Circle as a hub in our network of creative industries in NEO. Yesterday, I provided development officers at University Circle, Inc. an insight on how we can begin. You can download the presentation.

Toronto is another city that has seized on the creative industries as a core economic development strategy. Earlier this week, civic leaders in Toronto held a session with Charles Landry. (Download his CV. Read more

He's got a bunch of publications, and we need to start reading some of what he has to say. Read more. I've ordered a copy of The Creative City: a toolkit for urban innovators.

Also, this week Vermont issued a report on their creative industries strategy. You can read more about it here. You can also download the report.

Finally, in Michigan this week, the governor's Cool Cities initiative listened to Malcolm Gladwell, author of The Tipping Point. Over 1,000 people attended the conference. Read more about the conference.

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Ed, fyi - the pdf presentation file won't unlatch for me...Thanks for the informative post.  I'll be back...