The New Economy of the Inner City: Restructuring, Regeneration and Dislocation in the Metropolis
Wall Scholars Cafe
15 Apr 2009
Talk by Thomas Hutton, Community & Regional Planning and Centre for Human Settlements
A quarter century following the restructuring process which swept away the traditional manufacturing economy of the metropolis, new industries and enterprises are transforming postindustrial landscapes of the inner city. These creative, technology-intensive industries are integral to the emergence of the 'new inner city' of the 21st century. This presentation addresses the critical intersections between process and place which underpin the formation of creative enterprises in the inner city's new industrial districts, demonstrating the global reach of development and innovation across urban systems. Instructive case studies include London, San Francisco, Singapore and Vancouver, as well as reference examples such as New York, Melbourne, Milan, Florence, and Hanoi.
Lunch and talk 12 to 1:30 pm, but welcome 11:45 to 2:00 pm.