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Establishing Association for Urban Creativity (AUC)
Establishing AUC is a project stemming out of the research program at Osaka City University 'Reinventing the City for Cultural Creativity and Social Inclusion'. This program was selected as Global Center of Excellence by Japan's ministry of education, culture, sports, science and technology (MEXT). Based on this government-supported five-year program, Urban Research Plaza at Osaka City University has stimulated international and interdisciplinary research on urban studies.
URP has already led to the launching of a new journal "City, Culture and Society (CCS)" published by Elsevier. This is the first challenge to publish a 'real' international journal from Asia. The 21st century has been dubbed the century of cities: sustainable cities, compact cities, post-modern cities, mega-cities. CCS focuses on urban governance, under the banner of cultural creativity and social inclusion. The aim of journal is to stimulate a new interdisciplinary paradigm that embraces multiple perspectives.
AUC is a project that aims to generate synergies between scholars and cross-fertilization of ideas. The meeting of AUC will be held at major cities in the world, and the meetings will generate temporary buzz for urban scholars. One of the expectations for AUC is a contribution towards polycentric landscape of academic production under globalization.
The next meeting will be held in London in June 2013 or July.
Council Members (2012-2013)
Edmond Préteceille, Senior researcher, OSC, SciencesPo
Adrian Favell, Professor of Sociology at SciencesPo
Marisol Garcia, Professor, University of Barcelona
Lilly Kong, Vice President, National University of Singapore
Klaus R. Kunzmann, Professor, Technische Universität Dortmund
Luciana Lazzeretti, Professor, University of Florence
Toshio Mizuuchi, Professor, Osaka City University
Andy Pratt, Professor, Kings College, University of London
Masayuki Sasaki, Professor, Osaka City University
Allen J. Scott, Professor, University of California, Los Angeles
Sharon Zukin, Professor, City University of New York
Hiroshi Okano, Professor, Osaka City University
*The 1st Meeting of Association for Urban Creativity (AUC) was held on 6th July, 2012 at the Institut d'Etudes Politiques de Paris (SciencesPo). This 1st meeting is the remarkable meeting co-managed by Osaka City University Urban Research Plaza and SciencesPo Observatoire Sociologique du Changement. Over 10 Guest-presenters and a lot of participants attended the meeting from US, UK, Italy, Spain, Germany, Nederland and Germany other than France and Japan. From UNESCO, Mr. Christian Manhart the Chief of the Museum and Creativity Section and Sawako Takeuchi, President of Maison de la culture du Japon a Paris gave a comments on expectation for the AUC.
Masayuki Sasaki, Professor, Director of URP, Osaka City UniversityEdmond Préteceille, Senior Researcher, OSC, Sciences Po
1. Alain Chenu, Director of OSC, Sciences Po2. Tommaso Vitale, Professor at Cities Program in Sciences Po3. Christian Manhart, Chief of the Museum and Creativity Section at UNESCOUrban Creativity and Sustainable Development
[Session 1] Chair: Hiroshi Okano, Professor, Osaka City University
On the Creativity of City, Creative City and Creative Industries
1. Allen J. Scott, Professor, University of California, Los AngelesBeyond the Creative City2. Andy Pratt, Professor, King's College, University of LondonCulture as Engine3. Luciana Lazzeretti, Professor, University of FlorenceThe remarkable resilience of cities of art: the challenge of a new Renaissance in Florence
*Round table discussion
[Session 2] Chair: Tommaso Vitale, Professor, Sciences Po
Culture, Social Relations, Urban Policies and Conflicts
1. Olga Gritsai, ACRE Project Manager, University of AmsterdamThe spatial mobility of the creative class in Europe: a challenge for policy-markers2. Marisol Garcia, Professor, University of Barcelona'The transformation of the Barcelona model: culture,urban regeneration, and governance.'3. Elsa Vivant, Maître de conférences, University Paris Est Marne la ValléeThe social contradictions of the creative city: a research agenda*Round table discussion
Special Comment: Expectation for the AUC by Honorable Guests Sawako Takeuchi, President, Maison de la culture du Japon à Paris
[Session 3] Chair: Marisol Garcia, Professor, University of Barcelona
On the Inclusive City, Social Inclusion through Arts and Culture1. Toshio Mizuuchi, Professor, Osaka City UniversityThe East Asia Inclusive CITYNet Workshop2. Hong Gyu Jeon, Associate Professor, Osaka City UniversityCommunity Rebuilding Through Multicultural Work：Searching for the Inclusive Immigrant City from the Tohoku-model of Multicultural Practices3. Shin Nakagawa, Professor, Osaka City UniversityAsian Arts Management：Cultural Approach against Crisis*Round table discussion
Final discussion on the future activities to be planned by/for AUC