Inequalities in Creative Cities

Issues, Approaches, Comparisons

  • Ulrike Gerhard
  • Michael Hoelscher
  • David Wilson

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xvii
  2. Introduction and Theoretical Background

  3. Different Dimensions of Inequalities in Specific Cities

  4. Beyond the Global North

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 215-215
    2. David Wilson, Ulrike Gerhard, Michael Hoelscher
      Pages 261-270

About this book


This edited volume is a lively and timely appraisal of “ordinary cities” as they struggle to implement creative redevelopment and economic growth strategies to enhance their global competitiveness. The book is concerned with new and often unanticipated inequalities that have emerged from this new city movement. As chronicled, such cities – Cleveland (USA), Heidelberg (Germany), Oxford (UK), Groningen (Netherlands), Montpellier (France), but also cities from the Global South such as Cachoeira (Brazil) and Delhi (India) – now experience new and unexpected realities of poverty, segregation, neglect of the poor, racial and ethnic strife. To date planners, academics, and policy analysts have paid little attention to the connections between this drive in these cities to be more creative and the inequalities that have followed. This book, keenly making these connections, highlights the limited visions that have been applied in this planning drive to make these cities more creative and ultimately more globally competitive.


creative cities neoliberalism inequality urban geography urban sociology international comparison interdisciplinary empirical research urban theory gender race ethnicity education social inequality city planning poverty unemployment ordinary cities

Editors and affiliations

  • Ulrike Gerhard
    • 1
  • Michael Hoelscher
    • 2
  • David Wilson
    • 3
  1. 1.Geographisches InstitutUniversität HeidelbergHeidelbergGermany
  2. 2.Deutsche Universität für VerwaltungswissenschaftenSpeyerGermany
  3. 3.University of Illinois-Urbana-ChampaignChampaignUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s) 2017
  • Publisher Name Palgrave Macmillan, New York
  • eBook Packages Social Sciences
  • Print ISBN 978-1-349-95114-7
  • Online ISBN 978-1-349-95115-4
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