Theses Master's

Governance and Gentrification in Creative Industry Clusters - A Case Study of Three Creative Clusters in Beijing

Gu, Peiqin

The thesis aims to reveal the relationship between the government’s cultural creative industry development policy and the response from the creative class. The thesis mainly assumes that the policy plays an important role in guiding the formation of creative clusters but fails to facilitate creative businesses in the long run. Through interview and second hand data collection in three creative industry clusters, 798 Art Zone, No.46 Fangjia Hutong and Nanluoguxiang in Beijing, the thesis mainly finds that the existing governance strategy can’t protect the identity of 798 Art Zone and No.46 Fangjia Hutong, the roles of creative class were marginalized in redevelopment process and the government should learn from Nanluoguxiang’s case in constructing platform to promote the participation of creative class to balance the interests of different stakeholders in clusters.

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Academic Units
Urban Planning
Thesis Advisors
Li, Xin
M.S., Columbia University
Published Here
July 3, 2014