Cultural and creative clusters – a systematic literature review and a renewed research agenda.

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  • Universite d'Angers, Faculte de Droit Economie et Gestion


Cultural/Creative Quarters/Clusters/Districts’ (CCC) have become very popular local development strategies in the last 30 years as reflected within the Urban Planning, Geography, Economics and Cultural Studies literature. However, this multi-disciplinarity has rendered the CCC academic field of research quite fuzzy as authors offers their own definition or borrow from each other without clear explanations. In order to address this issue, this paper presents a systematic literature review and analyses the ways these concepts have evolved, what have been the themes and dimensions associated with them, how they have been studied and researched, and then suggest a renewed research agenda.


Original languageEnglish
JournalUrban Research & Practice
Early online date19 Nov 2018
Publication statusE-pub ahead of print - 19 Nov 2018