Cultural production in the suburban context

Authored by: Alison L. Bain

The Routledge Companion to the Suburbs

Print publication date:  August  2018
Online publication date:  September  2018

Print ISBN: 9781138290235
eBook ISBN: 9781315266442
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Around the world, cities have experienced intense suburbanization. Demographic growth and urban restructuring have rapidly transformed the form and use of suburbs, producing places of great structural and cultural complexity. Urban cultural policy and planning have yet to adequately engage with this complexity. This chapter argues that when policymakers operate within a paradigm of prescriptive creative urban policy, socio-spatial inequities between city and suburb are accentuated, encouraging the neglect and constraint of suburban cultural production.

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