报告题目：Getting Creative with Housing? Liverpool’s Baltic Triangle and Bristol’s Paintworks as case studies
主 讲 人：Julie Tian Miao博士 墨尔本大学
Florida’s ‘creative class’ terminology emphasises the desirability of policy to drive better life-work balance, providing personalised housing and vibrant neighbourhood amenities. Interest in these themes is to be found so far in the urban economics and sociology literature. Little however is known about the demand-supply interactions emanating from property market dynamics. This paper explores the mixed-use housing and the locations of housing provision in two key contrasting development initiatives - Paintworks, Bristol and Baltic, Liverpool. Findings from interviews and field observations revealed that a ‘business as usual’ attitude dominates the development sector. Regulatory controls, risk aversion, inert housing consumption preferences, and short-term speculation, all played their part in deferring the emergence of innovative housing products in the UK. In conclusion the paper emphasises the continuing need to understand the connection between housing and economic development, including specifically creativity and innovation.
Dr Julie Tian Miao is a Senior Lecturer in Property and Economic Development in the Melbourne School of Design, University of Melbourne, and is an honorary Fellow in Shanghai Jiaotong University and Hong Kong University. Previously she worked as Lecturer in Urban Planning and Development in Glasgow University. Having spent my social and professional life across three continents of Australasia, Asia and Europe, Julie has developed a fast-rising research profile concerned with the complexity of modern cities, innovations and their socio-economic consequences. She has a career total of 44 outputs, including 22 articles and 2 co-authored books. She also led 20 projects; 12 as chief investigator with personal research income totalling ?258,691 (~AU$491,513) in the past three years. She has been invited to deliver FIVE keynotes and FOUR plenaries internationally, and invited as the board-member for a Leverhulme International Network and the Regional Studies Association.