Planning The Creative City: Reconciling Global Strategies With Local Subcultures

Grant number: DP0987867 | Funding period: 2009 - 2012



Increasing land values in all major Australian cities are placing pressure on local creative initiatives. Displacement of small cultural producers and the consequent dispersal of local networks is damaging to the urban social and economic fabric. This research will assess the challenges to strong and thriving creative subcultures in gentrifying cities. By identifying cases of best practice in Australia, and with reference to similar practices overseas, the project will expand the range of regulatory and negotiating tools available to state and local governments to maintain their valuable creativity and local cultural diversity.