The Creative Class in Utero? The Australian City, the Creative Economy and the Role of Higher Education Atkinson, Rowland en_US Easthope, Hazel en_US 2021-11-25T15:28:49Z 2021-11-25T15:28:49Z 2009 en_US
dc.description.abstract The idea of the ‘creative city’ has become increasingly popular over recent decades in Australia, with planners and policy-makers connecting popular ideas about economic development to the ‘soft’ attributes of cities, such as liveability, innovation and creativity. The espousal of these ideas through policy has seen cities increasingly being branded as innately creative while seeking to attract ‘creative’ classes. We discuss how these ideas are worked through the strategic operations of city-State governments, using the example of universities to illustrate how planning emphasizes the training and retention of students as part of a creative class in utero. We detail deliberative efforts around student attraction and retention that form broader multi-level partnership efforts at consolidating economic development. We report on empirical research involving a hundred interviews, with community and city-level key actors, and the analysis of policy and State budget documentation. We find that universities, in partnership with city and State governments and private partners, tactically draw on the liveability of their cities to attract students as part of a broader effort to attain stronger positions within the creative economy. en_US
dc.language English
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dc.rights CC BY-NC-ND 3.0 en_US
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dc.source Legacy MARC en_US
dc.title The Creative Class in Utero? The Australian City, the Creative Economy and the Role of Higher Education en_US
dc.type Journal Article en
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unsw.relation.faculty Arts Design & Architecture
unsw.relation.ispartofissue 3 en_US
unsw.relation.ispartofjournal Built Environment en_US
unsw.relation.ispartofpagefrompageto 307-318 en_US
unsw.relation.ispartofvolume 34 en_US
unsw.relation.originalPublicationAffiliation Atkinson, Rowland, University of Tasmania en_US
unsw.relation.originalPublicationAffiliation Easthope, Hazel , City Futures Research Centre, Faculty of Built Environment, UNSW en_US School of Built Environment *
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