Your SlideShare is downloading. ×
Globalization and Suburbanization
Upcoming SlideShare
Loading in...5

Thanks for flagging this SlideShare!

Oops! An error has occurred.

Saving this for later? Get the SlideShare app to save on your phone or tablet. Read anywhere, anytime – even offline.
Text the download link to your phone
Standard text messaging rates apply

Globalization and Suburbanization


Published on

Presentation to 5th Creative China, Harmonious World International Forum on Cultural Industries, Beijing, China, 9 October 2010

Presentation to 5th Creative China, Harmonious World International Forum on Cultural Industries, Beijing, China, 9 October 2010

Published in: Education
  • Be the first to comment

  • Be the first to like this

No Downloads
Total Views
On Slideshare
From Embeds
Number of Embeds
Embeds 0
No embeds

Report content
Flagged as inappropriate Flag as inappropriate
Flag as inappropriate

Select your reason for flagging this presentation as inappropriate.

No notes for slide


  • 1. Globalization and Suburbanization: Can Creative Industries Develop in Outer Urban Zones?
    Terry Flew
    Professor of Media and Communication
    Creative Industries Faculty
    Queensland University of Technology
    Paper presented to 5th Creative China, Harmonious World International Forum on Cultural Industries
    9 October, 2010
  • 2. Brisbane Case Studies
  • 3. Melbourne Case Studies
  • 4. Australia as an Urban Nation
  • 5. Australia as an Urban Nation
    75% of Australians live in cities with populations > 100,000
    50% of Australians live in five major cities: Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Adelaide, Perth
    Australia’s population will grow from 22 million in 2010 to 35 million in 2050
    Most of the new population will live in the suburbs of major cities
  • 6. Australia: The World’s First Suburban Nation?
    Separated homes a priority since European settlement (1788 - )
    “Australia’s founders … anticipated a sprawl of homes and gardens rather than a clumping of terraces and alleys” (Graeme Davison)
    Suburban home: ability to work in the city but retreat to the peace and serenity of the suburbs (like the countryside)
    Suburban expansion and private home ownership promoted by all governments
  • 7. Two phases of Australian globalization
    Australian economy always very open to trade and international capital flows
    Decision to remove controls over exchange rate and capital flows 1983
    Uneven development between Australian cities and regions
    Decline of manufacturing regions
    Rise of Sydney as “world city” and centre of FIRE (finance, insurance, real estate) sectors
    Mid-1990s to 2010
    More balanced development between Australian cities and regions
    Mining regions very dynamic but also other cities
  • 8. Australia’s “New Prosperity” from mid-1990s to present
  • 9. Unemployment rates in Australia by state/territory, 1992-2010
  • 10. Trends in the 21st century Australian city (Bill Randolph)
    Fall in average household size
    Turn around of inner cities
    Rapid growth of peri-urban fringe
    Suburbanization of disadvantage (VAMPIRE index)
    Increasing disparities between suburbs
    Suburbanization of multiculturalism
    Dispersal of employment
    Tension in urban planning between consolidation and outwards expansion
    Rise of urban mega-regions (e.g. SE Queensland)
    Rise of sea change/tree change regions
  • 11. Our findings
    Many Australian creative industries workers work live and work outside of the inner city
    Our focus was on the outer suburbs of major cities (Brisbane and Melbourne) rather than regional centres
    Australian CI workforce 3.2 – 4.8% of total workforce
    Suburban CIs 2-3% of workforce
    Inner urban CIs 6-9% of total workforce
  • 12. Creative Industries Employment, Brisbane
  • 13. Creative Industries Employment, Melbourne
  • 14. What did we find?
    Serenity of the suburbs is a choice made by creative workers, not a necessity driven by costs
    Creative workers find too many pressures to “conform” in the inner cities
    Ability to live and work in a similar area provides more time for creative work
    People with children tend to prefer the suburbs
    Too many industry association meetings in the inner city
    Suburban business associations do not typically suit creative workers
    Access to high-speed broadband a key issue
  • 15. Australian CI Employment, 2006
  • 16. Australian CIs as industry share, 2006