Université de Neuchâtel

Urban and regional studies in the experience economy: What kind of turn?

Jeannerat, Hugues ; Lorentzen, Anne

In: European Urban and Regional Studies, 2013, vol. 20, no. 4, p. 363-369

The paper introduces a special issue on ‘the experience turn in development and planning’. It is argued that the notion of the experience economy is able to challenge established theories of the culture economy in three ways. First, by placing consumption and consumers as point of departure for innovation and valuation. Secondly, by approaching place as valuable for consumption, and finally...