SMH: Artists tapped to renew cities’ ailing CBDs?


SMH Sydney Morning Herald

Can artists be used to renew a ‘steel city’?

2thinknow says ‘yes’ if part of a broader innovation change initiative. Our Innovation Cities Index 2010 ranks Geelong above Newcastle within the same classification, for the record.

From Chris Zappone at the Age newspaper (republished Sydney Morning Herald):

Artists tapped to renew cities’ ailing CBDs?

The discussion is one approach to improving cities, the use of artists for renewal. Examples used are recent movements to renew steel / manufacturing centres Newcastle & Geelong.

As leaders in the Innovation Economy, 2thinknow encourage urban artist-led projects for renewal. 2thinknow gives a quotation to the article.

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