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dc.contributor.advisorMyers, Garth A.
dc.contributor.authorLong, Joshua
dc.date.accessioned2009-06-18T20:06:12Z
dc.date.available2009-06-18T20:06:12Z
dc.date.issued2008-07-30
dc.date.submitted2008
dc.identifier.otherhttp://dissertations2.umi.com/ku:2611
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/1808/5250
dc.description.abstractAn increasing number of North American cities are demonstrating vocal resistance to perceived homogenization and corporatization of the urban landscape. In Austin, Texas, a grassroots movement has emerged as a form of resistance to these cultural and economic changes. "Keep Austin Weird," a slogan that has evolved from grassroots cultural movement to rallying cry for local business, is now being appropriated by numerous cities experiencing similar growth patterns (i.e. Boulder, Louisville, Albuquerque, and Portland, Oregon). This particular research is investigated in light of recent studies of the "Creative Class." Austin has been dubbed a Creative City success story by scholar Richard Florida and others, but is experiencing many challenges and externalities typical of growth in so-called Creative Cities. Ultimately, this research explores the inherent interconnections between sense of place, urban governance, and popular resistance. It also questions the potential sustainability of creative strategies for growth and the importance of civic participation. Keywords: Creative Cities, Sense of Place, Localization, Urban Landscape.
dc.format.extent267 pages
dc.language.isoEN
dc.publisherUniversity of Kansas
dc.rightsThis item is protected by copyright and unless otherwise specified the copyright of this thesis/dissertation is held by the author.
dc.subjectGeography
dc.subjectUrban and regional planning
dc.titleWeird City: Sense of Place and Creative Resistance in Austin, Texas
dc.typeDissertation
dc.contributor.cmtememberBrown, J. C.
dc.contributor.cmtememberMetz, Brent E.
dc.contributor.cmtememberO'Lear, Shannon
dc.contributor.cmtememberGibson, Jane
dc.thesis.degreeDisciplineGeography
dc.thesis.degreeLevelPH.D.
dc.rights.accessrightsopenAccess


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