Title: The implications of creative industries for regional outcomes

Authors: Scott Baum, Kevin O'Connor, Tan Yigitcanlar

Addresses: Urban Research Program, Griffith University Brisbane, 170 Kessels Road, Nathan, QLD 4111, Australia. ' Urban Planning, University of Melbourne, Victoria 3010, Australia. ' Faculty of Built Environment and Engineering, School of Urban Development, Queensland University of Technology, 2 George Street, Brisbane, Qld 4001, Australia

Abstract: As the 21st century progresses, the most successful economies and societies will be creative ones. Worldwide, governments are producing strategies to encourage the development of creative industries and to strengthen the role of knowledge cities nationally and internationally. There is a significant policy discussion regarding the role of creative clusters in strengthening local economies and significant energy has been expended discussing the many positive outcomes of such developments. This article takes these issues as a starting point and considers the role of creative industries within broader concerns regarding uneven metropolitan development. By developing a typology of jobs across Australia|s metropolitan regions, the article will consider the broad social and economic impacts of uneven development of creative industry jobs between metropolitan regions and also the implications for individual metropolitan regions and policy outcomes.

Keywords: Australia; creative class; creative industries; regional development; social development; economic development; metropolitan regions; policy outcomes.

DOI: 10.1504/IJFIP.2009.022098

International Journal of Foresight and Innovation Policy, 2009 Vol.5 No.1/2/3, pp.44 - 64

Published online: 18 Dec 2008 *

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