Understanding the Creative City Through New Digital Mapping Technologies

Human geographer Dr. Chris Brennan-Horley is visiting Edmonton next week and is giving a presentation at the City-Region Study Centre entitled:

Where is creativity in the city? Understanding the creative city through new digital mapping technologies  

Chris Brennan-Horley asks us to re-evaluate our assumptions about where creativity resides in the city. Using new digital mapping technologies to study suburbs and inner city areas in Australia, Brennan-Horley provides evidence that suburbs are perhaps not as mundane as we think. This talk will discuss these mapping tools and techniques that can now enable researchers and planners to map in detail the ‘where’ of creativity in the city.

When: Tuesday April 19th, 2011.  7:00-8:30PM
Where: Room 150
Telus Centre, University of Alberta
111 Street and 87 Avenue (map)
Public Transit:  University LRT Station
Parking:  Under the Timm’s Centre, next door (112 Street and 87 Avenue)

About the Speaker:

Dr. Chris Brennan-Horley is a human geographer based at the Australian Centre for Cultural Environmental Research, at the University of Wollongong, NSW, Australia. His research, which partners with a range of government, arts, and commercial agencies, explores applications of geospatial tools and techniques to cultural research questions – specifically those around the spatiality of cultural and creative industries in urban and regional contexts.

Who should come?
This event will be of interest to planning professionals, government officials and administrators, developers, community groups, and citizens who are interested in creative cities and GIS technology.

Admission is free; registration is suggested. Limited seating.  Register here.

Documentation of a showing of Terrible Karma: Reverberations of the Triangle Shirtwaist Factory - a mobile audio-visual installation that was exhibiting inside a UHaul truck in downtown Manhattan, NY by experimental geographers Adeola Enigbokan and Merle Patchett.

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