Creative philanthropy and smart cities
Keywords:creative philanthropy, smart cities, innovation
The” creative philanthropy” is more and more present in recent debates and studies, along with models of” charity/ service”,” scientific/philanthropy” or” new scientific” approaches. Belonging rather to the third model, “creative philanthropy” is a basic characteristic of the new philanthropy at the beginning of the 21st century that offers some of the funds to take a different way to help the society. Anheier & Leat (2006)appreciate that “philanthropy is experiencing a crisis due to a lack of awareness about the potential that foundations could have. The ability to overcome this crisis provides the key to reinventing philanthropy as a central institution of modern society”. In this context, creative philanthropy becomes a central issue of today’s philanthropic foundations. The progress of smart cities is to be added to the issues researched before. Recent field literature offers a numerous example of cities where” philanthropy is integral to progress”. This study is a detailed approach of the conjunction/contiguity between creative philanthropy and smart cities, offering arguments and development support for more extensive studies in the future.
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