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Seeing the outer suburbs : addressing the urban bias in creative place thinking

Collis, Christy, Freebody, Simon P., & Flew, Terry (2011) Seeing the outer suburbs : addressing the urban bias in creative place thinking. Regional Studies, Online, pp. 1-13.

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Abstract

Seeing the outer suburbs: addressing the urban bias in creative place thinking, Regional Studies. This paper draws upon quantitative and qualitative research into Australian cities to question the assumption that creative industries workers inherently seek to cluster in inner-urban areas. It challenges this foundational assumption by combining a critical application of the location quotient analysis of major Australian cities with qualitative research drawn from interviews with creative workers based in suburban Melbourne and Brisbane. The findings provide analyses as to why many creative industries workers prefer to locate themselves in outer suburban places. There is also discussion of the implications of these findings for future work on the cultural geography and policies of creative industries.

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ID Code: 47694
Item Type: Journal Article
Keywords: Creative industries, Suburbs, Creative cities, Location quotient, Urban geography, Cultural economic geography
DOI: 10.1080/00343404.2011.630315
ISSN: 0034-3404
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 > LANGUAGES COMMUNICATION AND CULTURE (200000) > COMMUNICATION AND MEDIA STUDIES (200100) > Communication Technology and Digital Media Studies (200102)
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 Routledge (Taylor & Francis Group)
Copyright Statement: This is a preprint of an article whose final and definitive form has been published in the journal Regional Studies, which is available online at: http://www.tandfonline.com/loi/cres20
Deposited On: 13 Dec 2011 03:04
Last Modified: 02 Feb 2014 05:55

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