More yuppy stuff coming soon: gentrification, cultural policy, social inclusion and the arts

Glow, Hilary, Johanson, Katya and Kershaw, Anne 2014, More yuppy stuff coming soon: gentrification, cultural policy, social inclusion and the arts, Continuum, vol. 28, no. 4, pp. 495-508, doi: 10.1080/10304312.2014.907870.

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Title More yuppy stuff coming soon: gentrification, cultural policy, social inclusion and the arts
Author(s) Glow, HilaryORCID iD for Glow, Hilary
Johanson, KatyaORCID iD for Johanson, Katya
Kershaw, AnneORCID iD for Kershaw, Anne
Journal name Continuum
Volume number 28
Issue number 4
Start page 495
End page 508
Total pages 14
Publisher Taylor & Francis
Place of publication Melbourne, Vic.
Publication date 2014-07-04
ISSN 1030-4312
Keyword(s) cultural planning
cultural policy
social inclusion
Summary Responding to gentrification has become a key planning issue for many urban municipalities. Local governments need to balance the often-competing agendas of urban regeneration, social inclusion and arts access and participation. This paper argues that arts and cultural units within local government bear the impact of such tensions. More importantly, however, local government policies and their implementation represent a third position in the polarised discussion on the cultural impact of gentrification. The example discussed here is the rapidly gentrifying City of Maribyrnong in Melbourne’s western suburbs: a municipality where any potential realisation of the economic benefits of gentrification is balanced against the needs of a significant population of resident professional artists, and the social inclusion needs of socio-economically disadvantaged residents. Maribyrnong’s arts and cultural unit, like those within many municipalities in the developed world, has had to develop cultural policies and plans as tools for negotiating complex relationships and diverse needs of community members by considering the economic, social and cultural benefits of the arts for all residents.
Language eng
DOI 10.1080/10304312.2014.907870
Field of Research 200206 Globalisation and Culture
150404 Sport and Leisure Management
Socio Economic Objective 940201 Civics and Citizenship
HERDC Research category C1 Refereed article in a scholarly journal
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