Megacity vs. 2nd-Tier City

Posted: March 13th, 2009 | Author: | Filed under: creative industries | Tags: , , | No Comments »

According to the three posts, in my opinion, it can be seen that there is distance between big city like Shanghai and Ningbo, in some degree, the gap between them is a bit huge. Shanghai is a megacity that has a mature development in cultural and economic areas. Compared to Shanghai, Ningbo succeed in export economy, however, it has many unnoticed cultural elements, or in other words, there cultural elements have inadequate attention. Our group talked with the host of No Space, he said very few people know about this kind of exhibition even it was free. With little publicity, the lack of attention on creative events and the discrete distribution of the population who are interested in this area may be some reasons of making distance. Government in some part plays an important role in establishing urban creative industries. Ningbo maybe cannot copy the model of Shanghai but it has its own advantages, such as geographical position and economic success.

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