- April 9, 2020
Deadline: April.6th Monday, Beijing time
Using specific examples, critically examine how the creative industries have been used to try to regenerate different cities and urban spaces.
Presentation: essays should be clearly structured, make sure that your essay considers all of the following elements:
v main argument and presentation of evidence
v bibliography and a word count
Essays should be double spaced, use clear paragraphs and be neatly presented – use headings and sub-headings to break up your text if you wish, though this is not compulsory.
Referencing: essays will reference all source material and quotations in the text using the HARVARD system. Failure to reference adequately, properly and fully will lead to a significant loss of marks.
Bibliography: essays will include a bibliography in HARVARD format. All essays must have a bibliography. Essays handed in without a bibliography will be penalised.
Academic writing style: essays will be written in such a way that they draw upon texts in the reading list, attribute all ideas and arguments, summarise ideas and arguments, quote from the authors concerned, reference all sources used and include these in the bibliography.
Quotation: use quotations from the literature sparingly to illustrate your arguments and support your work – but always give the source and reference.
Spelling and Grammar: try to maintain good spelling and grammar; use spell-check and ask others to read your work if you’re unsure.
Plagiarism: Try to avoid copying or plagiarising material. It will be detected and could result in penalties. See the department advice on plagiarism in your Study Handbook and in the Programme Handbook.
This essay is related to a lecture Creative Cities, Creative Spaces
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Brown, J. (2017) Curating the ‘Third Place’? Coworking and the mediation of creativity, Geoforum 82, pp. 112-126.
Clare, K. (2013) The essential role of place within the creative industries: Boundaries, networks and play, Cities 34, pp. 52-57.
Di Marino, M. and Lapintie, K. (2017) Emerging workplaces in post-functionalist cities, Journal of Urban Technology 24, 3, pp. 5-25.
Dovey, J., Pratt, A.C., Moreton, S., Virani, T., Merkel, J. and Lansdowne, J. (2016) Creative Hubs: Understanding the New Economy, British Council, London. https://creativeconomy.britishcouncil.org/media/uploads/files/HubsReport.pdf.
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Landry, C. (2008) The creative city: a toolkit for urban innovators. London: Comedia (2nd edition).
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