Urban Policy and Cultural Production
International research around the changing dynamics among the creative industries and urban manufacturing.
- Professor Carl Grodach Monash Art, Design and Architecture
- Dr Xin Gu
- Prof Justin O’Connor Monash Arts
- Prof Chris Gibson
- Dr Andrew Warren University of Wollongong
- Australian Research Council Discovery Project: $214,500 (2017–2019)
We aim to provide new insights that advance urban cultural policy and support equitable economic development.
Professor Carl Grodach
In 2017, the Australian Research Council funded a new interdisciplinary Discovery Project entitled Urban Cultural Policy and the Changing Dynamics of Cultural Production.
The project brings together researchers from Monash Urban Planning and Design, University of Wollongong, and University of the West of England with backgrounds in urban planning, community development, economic geography, sociology and cultural policy studies.
The Urban Cultural Policy project undertakes comparative international case study research around the changing dynamics of the creative economy, particularly the emergent relationships with a complex urban manufacturing sector. It considers the performance of Australian cities in comparison with counterparts in the United States, China, and Germany, on their efforts to foster and deepen the creative industries/manufacturing interface through spatial planning and policy.
Researchers are documenting how changing industry, urban development, land use change, technological, and policy dynamics affect cultural production. The project aims to identify lessons for Australian cities to develop new policies around cultural production and manufacturing.
Download research publications
- Resilience and adaptation in gentrifying urban industrial districts: The experience of cultural manufacturers in San Francisco and Melbourne, IJURR
- A new model of sustainable industrial land use, Global Planning Innovations for Urban Sustainability (2019)
- Advancing Manufacturing?: Blinkered Visions in U.S. and Australian Urban Policy, Urban Policy and Research
- Made in Marrickville: Enterprise and cluster dynamics at the creative industries-manufacturing interface, Carrington Road precinct, Urban Cultural Policy and the Changing Dynamics of Cultural Production
- Manufacturing and cultural production: Towards a progressive policy agenda for the cultural economy, City, Culture and Society
- Placing production in urban cultural policy: The locational patterns of cultural industries and related manufacturing, Journal of Urban Affairs
- The institutional dynamics of land use planning: Urban industrial lands in San Francisco, Journal of the American Planning Association
- Three ways to fix the problems caused by rezoning inner-city industrial land for mixed-use apartments, The Conversation
- Urban cultural policy and creative city making, Cities
- Zoning in on urban manufacturing: Industry location and change among low-tech, high-touch industries in Melbourne, Australia, Urban Geography