Growing design: challenges and constraints facing design agencies in three English city regions


Sunley, Peter, Pinch, Steven and Macmillen, James (2010) Growing design: challenges and constraints facing design agencies in three English city regions. Regional Studies, 44, (7), 873-887. (doi:10.1080/00343401003604671 ).

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Challenges and constraints facing design consultancies in three English city-regions, Regional Studies. There is some debate as to whether creative industries can thrive in second-tier industrial city-regions, as well as in leading global cities. This paper uses the results of firm interviews with design consultancies to examine their experiences in three industrial cities in the United Kingdom: Manchester; Newcastle, and Birmingham. It highlights the major constraints on growth in each city and it emphasizes the quantity and quality of demand, and the availability of skilled labour. It considers the effects of design and cultural policy initiatives and finds that most measures are perceived to have had only ambiguous and minor supportive impacts

Item Type: Article
ISSNs: 0034-3404 (print)
1360-0591 (electronic)
Subjects: G Geography. Anthropology. Recreation > G Geography (General)
Divisions: University Structure - Pre August 2011 > School of Geography > Economy, Culture, Space
ePrint ID: 166573
Date Deposited: 01 Nov 2010 08:24
Last Modified: 27 Mar 2014 19:18
URI: http://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/166573

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