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Making connections : creative industries networks in outer-suburban locations

Felton, Emma & Collis, Christy (2011) Making connections : creative industries networks in outer-suburban locations. In Gibson, Chris (Ed.) Creativity in Peripheral Places Redefining the Creative Industries. Routledge (Taylor & Francis Group), pp. 57-70.

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Abstract

The role of networks and their contribution to sustaining and developing creative industries is well documented (Wittel 2001; Kong 2005; Pratt 2007). This article argues that although networks operate across geographical boundaries, particularly through the use of communication technologies, the majority of studies have focussed on the ways in which networks operate in a) specific inner-urban metropolitan regions or b) specific industries. Such studies are informed by the geographical mindset of creative city proponents such as Florida (2002) and Landry (2000) in which inner-urban precincts are seen as the prime location for creative industries activity, business development and opportunity. But what of those creative industries situated beyond the inner city? Evidence in Australia suggests there is increasing creative industries activity beyond the inner city, in outer-suburban and ex-urban areas (Gibson & Brennan-Horley 2006). This article identifies characteristics of creative industries networks in outer-suburban locations in Melbourne and Brisbane. It argues that supporting and sustaining creative industries networks in these locations may require different strategies than those applied to inner-city networks. The article thus contributes to the growing understanding of the cultural economic geography of creative industries.

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ID Code: 50156
Item Type: Book Chapter
Additional Information: reprint of Felton, Emma, Collis, Christy, & Graham, Philip W. (2010) Making connections : creative industries networks in outer suburban locations. Australian Geographer, 41(1), pp. 57-70.
Keywords: creative industries, outer suburbs, suburbia, cultural economic geography
ISBN: 9780415696685
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > LANGUAGES COMMUNICATION AND CULTURE (200000) > OTHER LANGUAGE COMMUNICATION AND CULTURE (209900)
Divisions: Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Creative Industries Faculty
Current > Schools > School of Media, Entertainment & Creative Arts
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2011 Routledge (Taylor & Francis Group)
Deposited On: 05 Sep 2012 08:18
Last Modified: 17 Sep 2012 12:19

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