Silvia Cerisola, Politecnico di Milano, Italy
Edward Elgar Publishing, 2019

The book explores the relationship between cultural heritage and local economic development by introducing the original idea that one possible mediator between the two can be identified as creativity. The book econometrically verifies this idea and demonstrates that cultural heritage, through its inspirational role on different creative talents, generates an indirect positive effect on local economic development. These results justify important new policy recommendations in the field of cultural heritage.

Published:31 May 2019 ISBN:9781788975285
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‘This book is one of the very first to explore a perspective too often forgotten in the debates on the value of cultural heritage. It deals with the support of cultural heritage for creativeness and helps us understand heritage as an asset for the future, and not merely as a footprint of the past. Moreover this book combines theoretical and statistical perspectives, which makes a seminal contribution for both practitioners and academics.’
– Xavier Greffe, University of Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne, France
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