Culture, Technology and the City

Written by Terry Flew on October 9, 2012

My paper to the Beijing Research Centre for Science of Science, Beijing Academy of Science and Technology (BJAST), to be presented on 11 October 2012, can be downloaded here.

The abstract for the paper is below:

The 21st century has been described as the “century of cities”. By 2030, 70 per cent of the world’s population will live in cities, with the most rapid urbanization occurring in the developing world. This paper will draw up geographer Ed Soja’s concept of the

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Creative Industries and Urban Development

Written by Terry Flew on August 19, 2012

My new edited book, Creative Industries and Urban Development: Creative Cities in the 21st Century, will be available from September 9 through Routledge.

The contributors are:

1. Introduction: Creative Industries and Cities Terry Flew
2. Beyond the Inner City: Real and Imagined Places in Creative Place Policy and Practice Christy Collis, Emma Felton and Phil Graham
3. Putting inspiration on the map: Qualitative GIS for creative city research Chris Brennan-Horley, Susan Luckman, Chris Gibson, Julie Willoughby-Smith
4. Upwave Cities, Creative Cities: the Case

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Anti-suburbanism at The Courier-Mail

Written by Terry Flew on March 21, 2012

Excellent article by Alan Davies in The Urbanist (available from Crikey site) about the typical media practice of blaming suburban life for social ills. In this case, it is Brisbane’s Courier-Mail attributing the unfortunate death of a mother and son to the anomie of suburban life:

The Courier Mail reported the death of a son and his elderly mother in their Brisbane home earlier this month under the headline “Left to die a lonely death in the suburbs”. Their bodies were

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