The Creative City in Namibia: Development Potential for Windhoek?

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Dokumentart: Report
Date: 2016-07-30
Source: Global Studies Working Papers of the Tübingen Institute of Geography ; 35
Language: English
Faculty: 7 Mathematisch-Naturwissenschaftliche Fakultät
Department: Geographie, Geoökologie, Geowissenschaft
DDC Classifikation: 550 - Earth sciences
Keywords: Kulturwirtschaft , Namibia , Windhuk , Stadtentwicklung
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In conclusion, it can be said that the concept of the creative city holds definitely potential for Windhoek. Being inclusive and empowering, the creative core might not be too large. Yet, with all related individuals accounted for, the creative industries potentially provide some income for a fair share of the population. These effects could even be enhanced, if government begins to acknowledge the value of these industries and incorporates their firms more strongly into its economic vision and strategy papers – export-orientation, stimulating local manufacturing and knowledge-intensive companies are all targets of Namibia’ s “Vision 2030”, targets that industries like fashion design and filmmaking already meet today.

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