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Economic prosperity, suburbanization, and the creative workforce : findings from Australian suburban communities

Flew, Terry (2011) Economic prosperity, suburbanization, and the creative workforce : findings from Australian suburban communities. Spaces and Flows : An International Journal of Urban and ExtraUrban Studies, 1(2), pp. 83-98.

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    Abstract

    This paper considers the changing relationship between economic prosperity and Australian suburbs, noting that what has been termed “the first suburban nation” in experiencing an intensification of suburban growth in the 2000s, in the context of economic globalization. The paper reports on a three-year Australian Research Council funded project into “Creative Suburbia”, identifying the significant percentage of the creative industries workforce who live in suburban areas. Drawing on case studies from suburbs in the Australian cities of Brisbane and Melbourne, it notes the contrasts between the experience of these workers, who are generally positive towards suburban life, and the underlying assumptions of “creative cities” policy discourse that such workers prefer to be concentrated in high density inner urban creative clusters.

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    ID Code: 45788
    Item Type: Journal Article
    Additional Information: Article restricted pending Publisher permission
    Keywords: Cities, Networks, Representation, Globalization, Suburbanization, Urban Cultural Policy, Creative Workforce, Creative Industries, Suburbs
    ISSN: 2152 7857
    Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > STUDIES IN HUMAN SOCIETY (160000) > HUMAN GEOGRAPHY (160400) > Economic Geography (160401)
    Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > STUDIES IN HUMAN SOCIETY (160000) > HUMAN GEOGRAPHY (160400) > Social and Cultural Geography (160403)
    Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > STUDIES IN HUMAN SOCIETY (160000) > HUMAN GEOGRAPHY (160400) > Urban and Regional Studies (excl. Planning) (160404)
    Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > LANGUAGES COMMUNICATION AND CULTURE (200000) > COMMUNICATION AND MEDIA STUDIES (200100) > Communication Technology and Digital Media Studies (200102)
    Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > LANGUAGES COMMUNICATION AND CULTURE (200000) > CULTURAL STUDIES (200200) > Consumption and Everyday Life (200203)
    Divisions: Current > Research Centres > ARC Centre of Excellence for Creative Industries and Innovation
    Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Creative Industries Faculty
    Past > Institutes > Institute for Creative Industries and Innovation
    Current > Schools > Journalism, Media & Communication
    Copyright Owner: Copyright 2011 Common Ground Publishers
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    Deposited On: 09 Sep 2011 08:27
    Last Modified: 09 Sep 2011 08:27

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