Making connections : creative industries networks in outer urban locations

Felton, Emma, Collis, Christy, & Graham, Philip W. (2011) Making connections : creative industries networks in outer urban locations. In Gibson , Chris (Ed.) Creativity in ‘Peripheral’ Places: Redefining the Creative Industries. Routledge, Oxford, United Kingdom.

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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 among creative industry workers located 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 or ‘hub’ for creative industries activity, business development and opportunity.

But what of those creative industries situated beyond the inner city? Evidence in Australia suggests that there is increasing creative industries activity beyond the inner city, in outer-suburban and ex-urban areas (Gibson and Brennan-Horley 2006). This article identifies features of networks operating two outer-suburban locations.

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ID Code: 50257
Item Type: Book Chapter
Keywords: networks, technology, creative industries, creative clusters, outer-suburban
ISBN: 9780415696685
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 > Schools > School of Media, Entertainment & Creative Arts
Deposited On: 13 May 2012 23:24
Last Modified: 17 Aug 2016 15:51

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