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Creativity, culture and tourism : the case of Istanbul and London film industries

Durmaz, Bahar, Platt, Stephen, & Yigitcanlar, Tan (2009) Creativity, culture and tourism : the case of Istanbul and London film industries. In Proceedings of the Cities as Creative Spaces for Cultural Tourism Conference, Boğaziçi University, Istanbul.

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Abstract

During the last decade many cities have sought to promote creativity as a driver for economic growth. They have done this by encouraging specific sectors of creative industries.

This paper focuses on the film industry as one of these sectors which also has a high level of interaction with place. Film industry, has had an important role in incubating the creativity potential. It can be a powerful magnet for creative people, fostering indigenous creativity and attracting outside talent, and might thus contribute to the formation of creative cities.

This recent research suggests that the film industry has positively effect on tourism by increasing place recognition through the locations used in films and for cities that host film festivals. Film festivals provide events, workshops and experiences that allow visitors to express themselves through interaction with the place and its living culture. This paper examines the importance of creative industries for both urban development and sustainable tourism. To explore the relation between creative tourism, culture and the film industry and its effect on successful tourism planning this paper presents the preliminary findings of case studies of the film industry in Beyo

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ID Code: 29520
Item Type: Conference Paper
Keywords: Creativity, Creative Industries, Culture, Tourism, Urban Restructuring, Film Industry
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > BUILT ENVIRONMENT AND DESIGN (120000) > URBAN AND REGIONAL PLANNING (120500) > Urban Analysis and Development (120507)
Divisions: Past > QUT Faculties & Divisions > Faculty of Built Environment and Engineering
Past > Schools > School of Urban Development
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2009 [please consult the authors]
Deposited On: 27 Jan 2010 08:59
Last Modified: 01 Mar 2012 00:02

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