1st Edition

Creative Industries and Urban Development Creative Cities in the 21st Century

Edited By Terry Flew Copyright 2013
    96 Pages
    by Routledge

    96 Pages
    by Routledge

    The concept of creative industries has developed considerable academic and policy momentum in the 21st century. There has been a connection identified between the rise of creative industries and the urbanisation of the world’s population, particularly in relation to the significance of cities as sites of cultural production and consumption. Much of the work on creative industries and cities, however, has drawn upon 'imagined geographies' about the relationship between creativity and place. This collection draws together contributions that critically appraise recent urban cultural policy discourses, as well as reflecting on the role of culture and creative industries in the future development of cities.

    This book is based on a special issue of The Information Society: An International Journal.

    1. Introduction: Creative Industries and Cities Terry Flew, Queensland University of Technology, Australia

    2. Beyond the Inner City: Real and Imagined Places in Creative Place Policy and Practice Emma Felton and Christy Collis, Queensland University of Technology, Australia

    3. Re-imagining the Creative City: Towards more dynamic mapping methodologies Chris Gibson and Chris Brennan-Horley, Centre for Cultural Environmental Research, University of Wollongong, Australia

    4. Developing a Creative Cluster in a Post-Industrial City: CIDS and Manchester Justin O’Connor and Xin Gu, Queensland University of Technology, Australia

    5. Creative Industries and Upwave Cities: the Case of London John Montgomery, Urban Cultures Ltd, UK

    6. Beijing as a Media Capital: A colossus in the making? Angela Lin Huang, Queensland University of Technology, Australia

    7. Creative Industries after a Decade of Debate Terry Flew and Stuart Cunningham, Queensland University of Technology, Australia


    Terry Flew is Professor of Media and Communications at the Queensland University of Technology, Australia. He is the author of The Creative Industries: Culture and Policy (2012), New Media: An Introduction (2008) and Understanding Global Media (2007), and is a leading international figure in creative industries research. From 2008-2010 he led an Austrlaian Research Council project into creative industries and suburban development. During 2011-2012, he headed a review of media classification for the Australian Federal government.