Before and after the creative city : the politics of urban cultural policy in Austin, Texas

Grodach, Carl (2012) Before and after the creative city : the politics of urban cultural policy in Austin, Texas. Journal of Urban Affairs, 34(1), pp. 81-97.

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Abstract

This article examines the politics and practice of urban cultural policy in Austin, Texas. I demonstrate how aspects of the local context frame how local government and cultural sector interests strive to initiate the direction of policy. While larger trends—such as Richard Florida's creative city thesis—influence cultural policy and planning, specific contextual factors including prior economic development and growth management policy, departmental organization, the forum for interaction between municipal actors and non-governmental coalitions, and the character of the city's cultural economy mediate such trends to produce policy outcomes. As this case shows, contemporary urban cultural policy is not simply due to the rise of the creative city discourse, but is an evolving product of past policy structures and shaped by local institutions and actors.

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ID Code: 74433
Item Type: Journal Article
Refereed: Yes
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DOI: 10.1111/j.1467-9906.2011.00574.x
ISSN: 1467-9906
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 > BUILT ENVIRONMENT AND DESIGN (120000) > URBAN AND REGIONAL PLANNING (120500) > Urban Analysis and Development (120507)
Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > STUDIES IN HUMAN SOCIETY (160000) > POLICY AND ADMINISTRATION (160500) > Arts and Cultural Policy (160502)
Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > STUDIES IN HUMAN SOCIETY (160000) > POLICY AND ADMINISTRATION (160500) > Urban Policy (160514)
Divisions: Current > Schools > School of Civil Engineering & Built Environment
Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Science & Engineering Faculty
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2011 Wiley-Blackwell Publishing, Inc.
Copyright Statement: This is the accepted version of the following article: Grodach, C. (2012), Before and after the creative city: the politics of urban cultural policy in Austin, Texas. Journal of Urban Affairs, 34: 81–97, which has been published in final form at doi: 10.1111/j.1467-9906.2011.00574.x
Deposited On: 29 Jul 2014 22:41
Last Modified: 11 Mar 2016 13:31

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