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  • Wang, Xi (2016)
    In this thesis, I mainly research two questions through two cases studies—the Cable Factory and Kalasatama community (Suvilahti) based on the Human capital theory and Richard Florida’s Creative Class theory. The two research questions are: 1 why city needs to attract the key professionals 2 how to build up creative centres/cities to attract, maintain and generate creative class and creativity, especially through culture and arts. The Human Capital Theory argues and manifests the high quality human capital—talent is the key factor to promote the regional growth under the creative economy era. While Florida’s Creative Class theory identifies the specific type of talent—the creative class and concludes their preference on their location choices—creative centers/creative cities. By this way, he comes up with a 3T model and related principles to research how to build up creative centers/cities. In the thesis, I mainly take theoretical research and empirical database analysis methods. The database comes from interviews, city policy data and reports, regional marketing brochures and webpage infos. Moreover, two cases studies of the cultural transformation—the Cable Factory and Kalasatama community (Suvilahti) are researched to explore how to build up a creative center/city, especially from arts and culture. As a conclusion, creative class is the No.1 factor to promote the regional growth. To attract and maintain creative class, creative centers/cities with diverse and open environment are top preference choice. While arts and culture are not only entertainment tools, but also effective planning instruments to assist to establish creative centers/cities. To build up a creative city, there need both the creative use of arts and culture and the government policy makers and social community’s assistances as facilitators.