Andy Pratt has a new publication based upon a lectures he gave in Osaka last year. Andy’s papers are published in GCOC Document 9, International Symposium: Urban regeneration through cultural creativity and social inclusion. The 1st International round table meeting ‘Towards the Century of Cities’, Urban Research Plaza, Osaka City University, Osaka. ISBN 978-4-88065-270-2.
Andy contributed a paper on the future of the academic field of creative cities for a special session organised by the journal City, Culture and Society. In addition Andy’s main paper to the symposium was on ‘The cultural contradictions of the creative city’ a strident critique of the relationship between neo-liberalism and the creative city. This paper is currently in press, in a modified and much developed version, to be published in the journal City, Culture and Society Volume 2(3) later this year, as part of a special issue of the journal on UNESCO’s Creative City Network.