Tuesday, July 7, 2009
Pavilhão de Portugal, Parque das Nações
Cities, according to Richard Florida (see http://www.creativeclass.org), are decisive actors in a country’s economy. According to Florida, conglomerates that invest in creativity will be those that, in the big picture of the economy of knowledge, will gain more relevance.
In Portugal, the subject of the creative cities has been drawing more and more attention in many towns and regions. The university of Aveiro is, in fact, organizing a contest of ideas that has drawn multiple teams of high school students (seehttp://cidadescriativas.blogs.sapo.pt/).
This event aims to explore the experiments of the local governments, cultural agents, creative industries and the universities of cities such as Amsterdam, Austin, Barcelona, Helsinki and Lisbon.