Beyond the inner city : real and imagined places in creative place policy and practice

Collis, Christy, Felton, Emma, & Graham, Philip W. (2010) Beyond the inner city : real and imagined places in creative place policy and practice. The Information Society, 26(2), pp. 104-112.

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As the economic and social benefits of creative industries development become increasingly visible, policymakers worldwide are working to create policy drivers to ensure that certain places become or remain ‘creative places’. Richard Florida’s work has become particularly influential among policymakers, as has Landry’s. But as the first wave of creative industrial policy development and implementation wanes, important questions are emerging. It is by now clear that an ‘ideal creative place’ has arisen from creative industries policy and planning literature, and that this ideal place is located in inner cities. This article shifts its focus away from the inner city to where most Australians live: the outer suburbs. It reports on a qualitative research study into the practices of outer-suburban creative industries workers in Redcliffe, Australia. It argues that the accepted geography of creative places requires some recalibration once the material and experiential aspects of creative places are taken into account.

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ID Code: 28149
Item Type: Journal Article
Refereed: Yes
Keywords: creative industries, outer suburbs, suburbia
ISSN: 0197-2243
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > LANGUAGES COMMUNICATION AND CULTURE (200000) > CULTURAL STUDIES (200200)
Divisions: Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Creative Industries Faculty
Past > Institutes > Institute for Creative Industries and Innovation
Past > Schools > Journalism, Media & Communication
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2010 Taylor & Francis
Deposited On: 23 Oct 2009 05:08
Last Modified: 19 Aug 2014 03:56

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