An extension of the creative milieu notion is how you encourage groups of people to be imaginative en masse. Open-source amendments to software is a version of this in a more restricted area. What is a city variety? Perhaps it does not need to be so dramatic;
if thousands of people were 'creative' perhaps it could be too much. Incremental creativity might be the answer, whereby the open mindset is legitimated by leadership groupings or the media. For instance the change of Copenhagen from a car-dominated city to a walking and cycling city must in its initial stages have involved 1000s of cyclists going against the grain of then current thinking. The same is true for recycling schemes. It is the atmosphere that creates the context for innumerable smaller things to occur which in themselves display only a tiny speck of creativity.
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