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Multidimensional management framework for creative places

Onur Mengi (Department of Industrial Design, Izmir University of Economics, Izmir, Turkey)
Mirko Guaralda (School of Design, Queensland University of Technology, Brisbane, Australia)

Journal of Place Management and Development

ISSN: 1753-8335

Article publication date: 4 February 2020

Issue publication date: 16 June 2020




The purpose of this paper is to explore the creative city discourse expanding on current tangible and intangible strategies, by integrating recent placemaking tactics to develop a multidimensional framework for designing creative places.


The methodology is based on a framework analysis and critical meta-review of current research on creative city and placemaking.


The findings show that there are three additional factors related to placemaking tactics in the established literature: institutional factors, human factor and arts and design factor emerging from the intersection of creative city and placemaking frameworks.

Practical implications

The findings of this study can inform a more holistic approach to placemaking in creative cities in both theory and practice, namely, a multidimensional place management framework for creative environments of today.


This paper contributes to the current trends in creative city and the development of placemaking guidelines. It provides a simplified view of an exhaustive list of existing literature.



Mengi, O. and Guaralda, M. (2020), "Multidimensional management framework for creative places", Journal of Place Management and Development, Vol. 13 No. 3, pp. 297-317.



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