Creative Cities

David Yencken

“If an advertising guru, a famous writer and an even more famous philosopher between them are right, in order to foster creativity we need curiosity about life in all its aspects, imagination to picture what we desire, will to bring it into being, and understanding of desire, emotion and knowledge as the wellsprings of all human behaviour to encourage its widespread adoption. These are, however, personal attributes of creativity. How should they best be supported in a creative city? What principles should guide us and what characteristics can we discern today as fundamental requirements in such cities? …”