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Creative Destruction? Creative firms, workers and residential gentrification

Kitsos, Tasos; Nathan, Max; Gutierrez-Posada, Diana; (2023) Creative Destruction? Creative firms, workers and residential gentrification. (Creative PEC Discussion Papers ). Creative Industries Policy and Evidence Centre: Newcastle, UK. Green open access

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Abstract

An established theoretical and case study literature discusses how the creative industries, and Creative City policies, may drive neighbourhood gentrification. However, this literature is inconclusive on the size of these links; whether creative activity drives neighbourhood change or follows it, and how this happens; and differences across creative firms, workers and activities, notably the role of artists and ‘the arts’ versus other creative sectors. This paper seeks to clarify these questions by testing the links between creative activity presence and residential gentrification. We explore these issues for neighbourhoods in England and Wales, using rich microdata on creative firms and workers for the 2000s and 2010s. We find that the overall links between localised creative activity and subsequent gentrification is small, even in the most creatively-dense neighbourhoods. The role of creative firms is more stable, but substantively smaller, than that of creative workers. The overall picture hides important variations across places, properties and activity types.

Type: Working / discussion paper
Title: Creative Destruction? Creative firms, workers and residential gentrification
ISBN-13: 978-0-7017-0275-5
Open access status: An open access version is available from UCL Discovery
Publisher version: https://pec.ac.uk/discussion-papers/creative-destr...
Language: English
Additional information: All our work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International Licence, unless it says otherwise. We hope you find it useful.
UCL classification: UCL
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > UCL BEAMS
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > UCL BEAMS > Faculty of the Built Environment
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > UCL BEAMS > Faculty of the Built Environment > Centre for Advanced Spatial Analysis
URI: https://discovery.ucl.ac.uk/id/eprint/10175146
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