Rethinking Innovative Milieus
Edited by Leïla Kebir, Olivier Crevoisier, Pedro Costa and Véronique Peyrache-Gadeau
Chapter 6: Bairro Alto revisited: sustainable innovations, reputation building and urban development
This chapter analyses the role of sustainable innovations in creative milieus, studying Bairro Alto cultural district, in Lisbon. A double perspective is used, analysing, on one hand, some sustainable innovations which have been introduced during recent years with the purpose to develop quality of life and minimize use conflicts in the area; and on the other hand, a collective sustainable innovation, linked to the perception of the risks in the evolution of the territorial system and the representations agents have about it. The chapter focuses in particular on reputation and symbolic issues which challenge more traditional approaches to urban sustainable development processes and the innovative milieu concept.
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