Diane-Gabrielle Tremblay and Angélo Battaglia
Diane-Gabrielle Tremblay and Arnaud Scaillerez
Sustainability and competitiveness now require new working spaces for creative workers. This enhances collaboration, flexibility, improvisation, and new possibilities for interaction. These workers now have the ability to rethink continually their specialization and their relationships with workers in related areas of creative activity. A co-working space facilitates the collaboration of independent workers, and frees them from traditional corporate structures, which are confining to many creative workers. It is just one more step to give these workers the opportunity to telecommute and to interact through increasing distances, and to create family and residential situations that are more congenial and productive.
Diane-Gabrielle Tremblay and Juan-Luis Klein
Juan-Luis Klein and Diane-Gabrielle Tremblay
The chapter presents a survey of the main theoretical elements, debates and strategic perspectives on the link between cultural creation and the building of social cohesion in the city. The question addressed is: How can a cultural creation-oriented approach contribute to making the city more cohesive while contributing to its overall economic and social development? The chapter is divided into three sections. The first defines the main concepts and presents the main challenges. The second section provides a summary of the main debates on creation and creativity in the city and offers some innovative proposals. The third section sets the groundwork for a city development approach that would allow building a more cohesive city on the basis of cultural creation. The chapter shows that creation can be a collective way of enhancing the quality of life for all citizens and this calls for innovative forms of governance.