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Creative, culture tourism and place-making : Istanbul and London film industries

Durmaz, Bahar, Platt, Stephen, & Yigitcanlar, Tan (2010) Creative, culture tourism and place-making : Istanbul and London film industries. International Journal of Culture, Tourism and Hospitality Research, 4(3), pp. 198-213.

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Abstract

During the last decade many cities have sought to promote creativity by encouraging creative industries as drivers for economic and spatial growth. Among the creative industries, film industry play an important role in establishing high level of success in economic and spatial development of cities by fostering endogenous creativeness, attracting exogenous talent, and contributing to the formation of places that creative cities require. The paper aims to scrutinize the role of creative industries in general and the film industry in particular for place making, spatial development, tourism, and the formation of creative cities, their clustering and locational decisions. This paper investigates the positive effects of the film industry on tourism such as incubating creativity potential, increasing place recognition through locations of movies filmed and film festivals hosted, attracting visitors and establishing interaction among visitors, places and their cultures. This paper reveals the preliminary findings of two case studies from Beyoglu, Istanbul and Soho, London, examines the relation between creativity, tourism, culture and the film industry, and discusses their effects on place-making and tourism.

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ID Code: 38644
Item Type: Journal Article
Keywords: Culture, Tourism, Performing Arts, Cinema, Turkey, United Kingdom
DOI: 10.1108/17506181011067592
ISSN: 1750-6182
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > BUILT ENVIRONMENT AND DESIGN (120000) > URBAN AND REGIONAL PLANNING (120500) > Regional Analysis and Development (120505)
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 2010 Emerald Group Publishing Limited
Deposited On: 19 Nov 2010 12:12
Last Modified: 01 Mar 2012 00:23

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