Working in the Australian suburbs: Creative industries workers’ adaptation of traditional work spaces

Felton, Emma (2013) Working in the Australian suburbs: Creative industries workers’ adaptation of traditional work spaces. City, Culture and Society, 4(1), pp. 12-20.

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The cultural and creative industries contribution to the economic and social sustainability of cities is a well acknowledged phenomenon which has accelerated in the era of urban renewal since the late twentieth century. The second-tier city of Brisbane, Australia was for many years considered a cultural backwater in the national context, yet its recent urban development within a short period of time has produced a city that now has all the hallmarks of a ‘creative city’. Brisbane’s transformation has been shaped by urban and cultural policies that are largely focussed around its inner-metropolitan localities, producing a growth in cultural infrastructure and the aestheticisation of inner-city precincts. However, like most Australian cities, the majority of Brisbane’s population live, and increasingly work in the suburbs. This article is based on a large research project that shows that creative industries workers are well represented across suburban localities. The article examines the policy and planning implications for creative industries located in Australian outer suburbs and the communities in which they are located.

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ID Code: 52684
Item Type: Journal Article
Refereed: Yes
Keywords: Creative cities, Policy, Planning, Suburbs, Urban development, Creative work places
DOI: 10.1016/j.ccs.2012.12.002
ISSN: 1877-9166
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > BUILT ENVIRONMENT AND DESIGN (120000) > URBAN AND REGIONAL PLANNING (120500)
Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > LANGUAGES COMMUNICATION AND CULTURE (200000) > CULTURAL STUDIES (200200)
Divisions: Current > Schools > School of Design
Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Creative Industries Faculty
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2012 Elsevier.
Deposited On: 23 Jul 2012 23:55
Last Modified: 01 Apr 2016 16:35

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