Case Study Window – Cultural Cluster, Capital and Cityscape: The Cultural Economy of Japanese Creative Cities

Authored by: Masayuki Sasaki

The Ashgate Research Companion to Planning and Culture

Print publication date:  September  2013
Online publication date:  March  2016

Print ISBN: 9781409422242
eBook ISBN: 9781315613390
Adobe ISBN: 9781317042167


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With a major shift toward globalization and the knowledge-based economy, the industrial city is already declining. A great deal of attention is being given to the development of a new type of city, ‘the creative city’. These cities are characterized by the formation of clusters of creative industries, such as film, video, music and arts. (See also Miller, and O’Connor, Chapters 3 and 10, this volume.) These are also cities where ‘the creative class’ made up of high-tech experts, artists and creators prefer to live.

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