Çınar, Sena
Nowadays, creativity is fundamental in many aspects of life. A core component of the creative economy era, the creative community refers to a community of creative class, creative entrepreneurs, authorities, and local people. Creative communities have become important attractions for local cities. For this reason, the emergence of the creative class, which is expressed as creative people, artists, bohemians, or the new middle class, and creative entrepreneurs have caused it to play an important role in the restructuring process of cities. This period of changes even the basic components of cities, namely identity characteristics. However, there are very few studies on the relationship between the creative community and urban identity. For these reasons, the main purpose of this research is to investigate the effects of urban identity characteristics on the location decision of the creative class and creative entrepreneurs. Also study aims to understand the effects of this situation on urban identity. To this end, two main research questions are posed. The current research aimed to understand the relationship between the creative community and urban identity through a specific case Urla-İzmir employing two different data collection methods. The data were obtained from interviews and questionnaires. While the survey study was conducted with the creative class and entrepreneurs who settled in Urla later, the interview study was conducted with creative entrepreneurs, local governments, decision-makers and people with whom the creative class had high interaction. Interview results and survey results support each other. The results show that natural environmental identity features and sociocultural identity features are effective in the creative class's preference for Urla. In addition, the rise of the creative class in Urla as a result of the increase had an impact on Urla's urban identity.


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Citation Formats
S. Çınar, “THE RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN THE CREATIVE COMMUNITY AND URBAN IDENTITY: THE CASE OF URLA,” M.S. - Master of Science, Middle East Technical University, 2023.