Commenced in January 2007
Frequency: Monthly
Edition: International
Paper Count: 31431
Analysis of Creative City Indicators in Isfahan City, Iran

Authors: Reza Mokhtari Malek Abadi, Mohsen Saghaei, Fatima Iman


This paper investigates the indices of a creative city in Isfahan. Its main aim is to evaluate quantitative status of the creative city indices in Isfahan city, analyze the dispersion and distribution of these indices in Isfahan city. Concerning these, this study tries to analyze the creative city indices in fifteen area of Isfahan through secondary data, questionnaire, TOPSIS model, Shannon entropy and SPSS. Based on this, the fifteen areas of Isfahan city have been ranked with 12 factors of creative city indices. The results of studies show that fifteen areas of Isfahan city are not equally benefiting from creative indices and there is much difference between the areas of Isfahan city.

Keywords: Grading, creative city, creative city evaluation indicators, regional planning model.

Digital Object Identifier (DOI):

Procedia APA BibTeX Chicago EndNote Harvard JSON MLA RIS XML ISO 690 PDF Downloads 2338


[1] Scott. Alleu.j, "Creative cities conceptual, issues and policy Questions", university of California, Los Angeles, Technology, the Netherland, 2006, pp. 15-35.
[2] Mcgranhn, David & Wojan, Timothy, "recasting the creative class to Examine Growth processes in Rural and urban counties", Regional studies, 2007, vol41, 2, p.197-216.
[3] Moazeni, A. (2010), "The investigation of social grounds of creative and innovative city indices, case study of Iran provinces”, Isfahan, Isfahan University, PhD thesis of social sciences.
[4] Rabani Khorasgani, A.; Rabani, R., Adibi, M.; Moazeni, A. (2011), the investigation of the role of social diversity in creation of creative and innovative cities (Case study: Isfahan city). Geography and Development. (21).
[5] Yencken, David, "Creative cities", Published in space place& culture, 2013.
[6] Sasaki, Masayuki, "Developing creative cities through networking", 2008, pp. 3-15.
[7] Beaker, Greg, Glen Murray, "creative city planning Frame-work", Toronto, 2008, p.26.
[8] Maharati, Y.; Jalali, A. "The conceptual model of entrepreneurship development in creative cities. Mashhad: Ferdowsi University, 2011, pp. 18-20.
[9] Landry Charls, "lineages of the creative city, research journal for Creative city (Rjcc)", 2006, vol. no. 1. March, published by Comedid.
[10] Qarib, O., Hossein Pour, A. (2012). The investigation of creative city formation indices (Case study: Mashhad). The second national student conference of entrepreneurship. Mashhad: Ferdowsi University.
[11] Hosperz, John. (2011). Creative cities, developed places in knowledge economy. Journal of development and education of geography. (3). Pp. 26-35.
[12] lazrak, Faroek, peter Nijkamp, pit Rietveld, jan Rouwendal, cultural heritage and creative cities: An economic evaluation perspective, Deptof spatial Economics vu university Amsterdam, 2010, p. 1.
[13] Roman, Arie and Jacob trip, Key Elements of creative city development: An Assessment of local policies in Amsterdam and Rotterdam, Delft University of, 2004.
[14] Bayliss, Darring, Theris of the creative city: culture and creativity in Copenhagen, European studies, Abingdon, 2007, vol.5, lss7.
[15] Sawyer, R. Keith, Explaining Creativity. The Science of Human Innovation. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2006, p. 30.
[16] Qara Gozlo, A., Qaderi,I.; Mir Abbasi, R. The planning of creative city. Tehran (2012): Azrakhsh publication.
[17] Richard Brecknock,"creative capital: creative industries in the "creative city", 2003.
[18] Hekmat Niya, H.; Mousavi, M.N. (2011).The application of model in geography emphasizing on urban and regional development. Elm va Novin Publication.