Zoekresultaat: 4 artikelen

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    Cities and regions have long captured the imagination of sociologists, economists, and urbanists. From Alfred Marshall to Robert Park and Jane Jacobs, cities have been seen as cauldrons of diversity and difference and as fonts for creativity and innovation. Yet until recently, social scientists concerned with regional growth and development have focused mainly on the role of firms in cities, and particularly on how these firms make location decisions and to what extent they concentrate together in agglomerations or clusters. This short article summarizes recent advances in our thinking about cities and communities, and does so particularly in light of themes advanced in my recently published book, The Rise of the Creative Class, which focuses on diversity and creativity as basic drivers of innovation and regional and national growth. This line of work further suggests the need for some conceptual refocusing and broadening to account for the location decisions of people as opposed to those of firms as sources of regional and national economic growth. In doing so, this article hopes to spur wider commentary and debate on the critical functions of cities and regions in 21st century creative capitalism.


Richard Florida
Copyright 2004, Richard Florida. Dit artikel wordt gepubliceerd in overeenstemming met Susan Schulman, A Literary Agency, New York. Adres: H. John Heinz School of Public Policy and Management, Carnegie Mellon University, 4800 Forbes Avenue, Pittsburg, PA 15213, Verenigde Staten, e-mail: florida@cmu.edu

    Parents are worried about the safety of their youngsters in public space, although they do not define all public space as dangerous for their children. This article discusses empirical research of the views of parents of fourteen and fifteen year olds on the safety in different environments. Parents in cities, suburbia and the countryside in the Dutch province of Groningen all worry about the safety of their children. Nevertheless, differences exist in the ways in which they reproduce images of 'the city as a jungle' and the 'rural idyll.' These dominant images influence the parental concerns and the way parents protect their youngsters. At the same time, parents hold alternative and sometimes contradictory views about the appropriateness of their residential environment. Furthermore, parents' opinions on safety are not exclusively based on the places their children visit. Besides local experiences, national and international news frame the parents' views. This is of considerable importance for local safety policies.


Renske Emmelkamp
Dr. Renske Emmelkamp promoveerde recentelijk op het proefschrift Een veilig avontuur. Alledaagse plaatsen en vrijetijdsbesteding in de verhalen van jongeren en ouders (Amsterdam: in eigen beheer). Zij publiceerde voorts in 2002 'Gevaarlijke plaatsen voor de jeugd' in Rooilijn, 9: 425-33 en in 2001 'Über Stadt und Land hinaus. Die Besorgnis von Eltern und Jugendliche in der öffentlichen Domäne' in: L. Deben en J. van de Ven (red.), Berlin und Amsterdam. Globalisierung und Segregation, Amsterdam: Het Spinhuis, 44-66. Adres: Sumatrakade 1205, 1019 RJ Amsterdam, tel.: 020-4715082/06-29027886, e-mail: r.emmelkamp@xs4all.nl

Talja Blokland
Talja Blokland is universitair docent sociologie aan de afdeling Sociologie en Culturele Antropologie van de Universiteit van Amsterdam en buitengewoon hoogleraar Samenlevingsopbouw aan de afdeling Sociologie van de Erasmus Universiteit Rotterdam. Adres Talja Blokland: ASSR, Kloveniersburgwal 48, 1012 CX Amsterdam, e-mail: t.v.blokland@uva.nl

Ruth Soenen
Ruth Soenen is Onderzoeker Fonds Wetenschappelijk Onderzoek – Vlaanderen aan het departement Sociale en Culturele Antropologie, Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, België. Adres Ruth Soenen: Departement Sociale en Culturele antropologie, Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, Tiensestraat 102, 3000 Leuven, België, e-mail: ruth.soenen@ant.kuleuven.ac.be

    This article discusses the changes in the safety policy in the Netherlands over about the last fifteen years. These changes are analysed as reactions to the problems that the police and other criminal justice agencies face and which result from the shift from a modern to a late modern society. Five main changes are distinguished: in the organisational and managerial arrangements of the police; in the relation between the state (police) and other (both public and private) agencies; the rise of extra-judicial instruments and the growing attention for the position of victims; the increasing use of technological instruments for surveillance and crime prevention; and a harsher and more punitive policy. These changes create new fundamental questions for a future safety policy.


Jan Terpstra
Dr.ir. J.B. Terpstra is werkzaam bij het Instituut voor Maatschappelijke Veiligheidsvraagstukken (ipit) van de Universiteit Twente. Hij verricht de laatste jaren vooral onderzoek rond politie, justitie en veiligheidszorg. Terpstra publiceerde eerder ook over onder meer maatschappelijke achterstand, sociale zekerheid en beleidsuitvoering. Recente publicaties hebben onder andere betrekking op samenwerking in de lokale veiligheidszorg, Justitie in de Buurt en sturing van politie en politiewerk. Adres: Instituut voor Maatschappelijke Veiligheidsvraagstukken (ipit), Universiteit Twente, Postbus 217, 7500 AE Enschede, e-mail: j.b.terpstra@utwente.nl
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