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Dr Rachel Granger

Job: Reader Creative Industries Management

Faculty: Business and Law

School/department: Faculty of Business and Law

Address: LeC: HU 4.94

T: 0116 250 6193

E: rachel.granger@dmu.ac.uk

W: www.dmu.ac.uk

 

Personal profile

Rachel specialises in the economic geography of creative industries, the performance of creative cities, and on emerging technologies that facilitate and capture the value of the nuanced ecologies of creative work. Her current work focuses on Brexit and the Creative Industries, Augmented Reality as a third space in Universities’ role in creative industries, whilst previous work has focused on cultural-led gentrification in metropolitan areas, the support for live-work spaces in creative industries, and creative investment in post-recession cities. Rachel has worked with Creative Scotland, the Western Ireland Development Commission, Province of British Columbia, individual theatre companies, regional development agencies, and several London boroughs to conduct impact studies of creative sectors, investigate value chains, and map growth in digital media and arts sub-sectors.  Rachel is a board member for the FarGO and Electric Wharf creative communities in the West Midlands, is a South East and Midlands Policy Chair for the Institute of Economic Development, works closely with Leicester’s Cultural Quarter, and is an international panel member on the European Colloquium on Culture, Creativity and the Economy.

http://thecreativespeaker.podbean.com/

Areas of teaching

Creative Research Methods

Introduction to Creative Industries

Qualifications

PhD, MSc, PGCert, BA(Hons), ILM

Courses taught

MSc Business Management in the Creative Industries 

Conference attendance

Granger, R.C. (2016) Serial Mastery: Higher Education and the Creative Industries, Fifth European Colloquium on Culture, Creativity and Economy, Seville October 2016

Granger, R.C. (2015) Changing Visitor production and Consumption in Hastings – Post-Recession Regeneration or a Reworking of the Innovation Discourse? Fourth Global Conference on Economic Geography, Oxford, 19-23 August 2015

Granger, R.C. (2015) Live-Work Units: Evidence and policy debate, Middlesex University, 24-25 June 2015

Granger, R.C. (2015) Live-Work Units as Units of Creative Place-Making, Creative Place-making and Its Micropublics, Association of American Geographers Annual Meeting, Chicago, 21-15 April 2015

Granger, R.C. (2015) A Tale of Two Cities: Spatial Change Through Rent Gap and Spatial Fixes, Planetary Rent Gaps, Shifting Capital Flows and the Gentrination of the Global Semi-periphery, Association of American Geographers Annual Meeting, Chicago, April 2015

Granger, R.C. (2014) Panelist: Approaching Creativity and the Cultural Economy, Third European Colloquium on Culture, Creativity and Economy, Amsterdam October 2014

Granger, R.C. (2014) Understanding the Value of Culture in Macro Economic Analysis, Third European Colloquium on Culture, Creativity and Economy, Amsterdam October 2014

Granger, R.C. (2014) LETS and the Totness Pound as Alternative Economic Spaces, House of Commons Research Committee, May 2014

Granger, R.C. (2014) Spatial-Relational Mapping of Scotland’s Theatre Sector, Analyzing Urban networks, RGS-IBG Annual International Conference, London August 2014

Granger, R.C. and Park, H-Y (2014) Urban Change, Perceptions and Identities: Visitor-led Transformation of London’s Boundaries, Changing Boundaries in London, University of Lisbon, Portugal June 2014

Granger, R.C. (2013) Creative Cities as Spatial Fix, ESRC Seminar Series Crisis and the City: Austerity-led Financial Development, University of York, July 2013

Granger, R.C. (2013) Learning Lessons from Investment in America and Asia Pacific for European Post-Recession Cities. European Urban and Regional Studies, University of Sussex, July 2013

Granger, R.C. (2013) Learning Lessons from America and Asia Pacific for European Post-Recession Cities. Learning from Melbourne, Sydney, Singapore, and Chicago. Cities and the Crisis Workshop – London School, of Economics, 17 May 2013

Granger, R.C. (2012) ‘Piracy and the Creative Process: an alternative view of creative economies and innovation’, Session convenor, Royal Geographical Society, Edinburgh, 2012 (sponsored by the Economic Geography Research Group, RGS)

Granger, R.C. and Mould, O. (2012) Portfolio Work and Urban Resilience, Royal Geographical Society, Edinburgh, 2012 (sponsored by the Economic Geography Research Group, RGS)

Granger, R.C. (2012) Creative Cities Panel Discussion. Lanchester Gallery Projects, Coventry, 24 May 2012.

Granger, R.C. (2012) The Spatialities of the Digital Economy, Annual Meeting of the Association of American Geographers, New York, February 2012

Granger, R.C. (2011) Examining Flows and Creative Spaces - Spatial-Relational Mapping Digital and Creative Sectors in UK and North America, Creative Regions Summer School, University of Kent, Canterbury, July 2011

Granger, R.C. (2011) Spatial-Relational Mapping Techniques, Centre for Regional Economic Analysis, Fuergeisas Portugal, July 2011

Granger, R.C. (2011) Developing Empirical Tools for Relational Economic Geography – The Contribution of Spatial-Relational Mapping to New Economic Geography, RGS-IBG Annual International Conference Aug-Sept 2011, ‘After Relationality: New directions for economic geography’.

Granger, R.C. (2011) Convenor, ‘Post-Florida Cities’, Annual Meeting Association of American Geographers, April 2011, Seattle

Granger, R.C. (2011) Place Appeal and Place Retention in Creative Cities, Association of American Geographers, April 2011

Granger, R.C. (2010) Regeneration Management Network, 10th Anniversary Conference, Coventry, June 2010

Granger, R.C. (2010) Discovering Networks, Underground Scenes and Lock-in Through Relational Economics, Association of American Geographers, 14-18 April 2010

Granger, R.C. (2010) Constructing and Constricting Advantage in the UK Games Industry, UK Serious Games Institute, 28 April, 2010

Granger, R.C., Hamilton, C. and Evans, R. (2010) On the Trail of Richard Florida’s ‘Creative Class’ 10 Years On! Association for Cultural Economics International (ACEI), Copenhagen, 10-12 June 2010

Granger, R.C. (2010) What is Regeneration? Fierce Festival: Regeneration, Warwick Arts Centre, 28 June 2010 

Granger, R.C. (2010) Learning about Sustainability from Cuba’s ‘Special Period’, UK Regeneration Management Research Network, Coventry 30 June 2010

Granger, R. and Hamilton, C. (2010) Sectoral and Organisational Lock-In in the Creative Industries: How strong ties can constrict rather than construct competitive advantage, European Regional Science Association (ERSA), Jonköping, 19-23 August 2010

Granger, R. (2010) Sustainable High Growth Strategies in Post-Industrial Economies, Uppsala University, Sweden, 23 August 2010

Granger, R. (2010) Creative Sustainability: a relational examination of underground scenes and creative lock-in, European Urban and Regional Studies, Vienna 15-17 September 2010

Granger, R. (2010) Cities at a Crossroads: achieving sustainability through relocalisation, European Urban and Regional Studies, Vienna 15-17 September 2010

Granger, R.C. (2010) Localisation as a sustainability tool, Regional Studies Association Winter Conference, London, November 2010

Granger, R., Piercy, E. and Goodier, C. (2009) Peak Oil: Learning lessons from Cuba’s ‘Special Period’, Nordic Environmental Social Sciences (NESS), London, June 2009

Granger, R. (2009) The Role of the Underground in the Performing and Digital Arts Scene, Regional Studies Association International Network “Creative Regions”, Cardiff, April 2009

Regeneration Advisor, Coventry Retail Development, Warwickshire Chamber of Commerce, June 2009

Planning and Regeneration Advisor, Planning Inquiry, Rugby Radio Mast, West Midlands, June 2009

Regeneration Advisor, BBC Radio (Coventry and Warwickshire), Jan 2008, August 2008

Granger, R. (2008) Public Policy Design and Accountability, International Urban Development Association Summer School, Masse Lubrense, Italy

Granger, R. (2008) Problematising Measurement of the Knowledge-Driven Economy, DIME International Conference, Newcastle University, Sept 2008

Key research outputs

Granger, R.C. (2016) The Impact of Leicester City Football Club on Leicester, Leicester Castle Business School Report, September 2016

Granger, R.C. (2016) ‘Visitor-led Transformation of East London Creative Scene: Re-Gentrification Along the Kingsland Road’, in European Planning Studies

Granger, R.C. (2016) Post-Recession Cities. London: Sage

Roberts, P., Granger, R.C. and Sykes, H. (eds) (2016) The Regeneration Handbook: from urban regeneration to sustainable communities. London: Sage

Jeffrey, P. and Granger, R.C. (2016) ‘Physical and Environmental Aspects’, in Roberts, R., Granger, R.C. and Sykes, H. (eds) The Regeneration Handbook: from urban regeneration to sustainable communities. London: Sage

McNally, M. and Granger, R. (2016) Transnational Perspectives of Urban Policy, in Roberts, P., Granger, RC. and Sykes, H. (eds) The Regeneration Handbook: from urban regeneration to sustainable communities. London: Sage

Granger, R. (2016) Social and Community Issues, in Roberts, P., Granger, R.C. and Sykes, H. (eds) The Regeneration Handbook: from urban regeneration to sustainable communities. London: Sage

Granger, R. (2015) Spatial-Relational Mapping in Socio-Institutional Perspectives of Urban Innovation, in Watson, A. and Taylor, C. (eds) Creative Cities Special Series. London: Routledge

Granger, R. (2013) ‘Spatial-relational Mapping in Socio-Institutional Perspectives of Urban Innovation’, in European Planning Perspectives 20(2), pp335-341

Granger, R.C. (2012) ‘Enterprise Zone Policy – Developing Sustainable Economies Through Area-based Fiscal Incentives’, in Urban Practice and Review, 5(3), pp335-341

Granger, R. (2012) ‘Review of Urbanism in the Age of Climate Change’, in Canadian Journal of Urban Research, p160

Granger, R.C. (2012) ‘What Relational Techniques Tell Us about Glue, Platforms and Resilience in Contemporary Creative Clusters’, in Compass

Granger, R.C. (2011) Review of Myers (2011) African Cities. Alternative Visions of Urban Theory and Practice. Urban Geography Research Group, Royal Geographical Society

Granger, R.C. and Hamilton, C. (2010) ‘Creative Spaces: the role of the underground and the prospect of lock-in in the creative industries’, in Regional Studies Association Regions (277) 13

Granger, R.C. and Hamilton, C. (2010) ‘Re-Spatializing the Creative Industries: a relational examination of underground spaces and professional and organisational lock-in’, in Creative Industries Journal 3(2-3), 47-60

Granger, R.C. (2010) ‘What Now for Urban Regeneration? A Decade of Entrepreneurial Urbanism’, in Proceedings of the ICE, Journal of Urban Design and Planning 163(1), 7-16

Granger, R.C., Andrews, P, and Wringe, J. (2010) ‘LETs as an Alternative, Post-Capitalist Economic Space? Learning Lessons from the Totnes ‘Acorn’’, in Local Economy 25(7), pp573-583

Granger, R.C. (2010) ‘Cities that Don’t Cost the Earth’, in Planning Perspectives 26(1), pp119-150

Granger, R. and Hamilton, C. (2010) Breaking New Ground. Relational Mapping of the Creative Industries. External Report: Coventry University

Granger, R. (2009/10) ‘Talking About Regeneration’, Coventry and Warwickshire in Business (12) 32-34

Granger, R.C., Piercy, E. and Goodier, C. (2010) ‘Peak Oil and Planning Post-Carbon Cities: learning from Cuba’s ‘Special Period’’, Proceedings of ICE, in Journal of Urban Design and Planning 163(4), 169-176

Granger, R. (2009) ‘A Canadian Priorities Agenda: Policy Choices to Improve Economic and Social Wellbeing’, in British Journal of Canadian Studies 22(2), 58

Granger, R. (2008) ‘Vancouver: Limits to Success? In Journal of the Institution for Economic Development Issue 101, pp10-14

Granger, R. (2011) ‘Creative Canada: On the trail of Richard Florida’s Creative Professionals’, in The Canadian Metropolis (eds) Shaw, S., Morgan, C. And Dennis, R. Brookings Institute/Institute for the Study of the Americas

Granger, R.C. and Hamilton, C. (2010) ‘Creative Spaces: the role of the underground and the prospect of lock-in in the creative industries’, Regional Studies Association Creative Regions Network, Cardiff April 2009 (277) 13

Collins, P. and Granger, R.C. (2010) A Study on the Economic Impact Assessment of a proposed Creative Economy Support Strategy in the Western Region of Ireland. Report for the Western Development Commission, Ireland.

Granger, R. (2008) State-led Gentrification: The Impact of a Decade of UK Urban Renewal, Regeneration Working Paper Series 2008-4, Coventry University

Granger, R. (2008) Problematising Measurement of the Knowledge-driven Economy, Regeneration Working Paper Series, 2008-3

Granger, R. (2008) On the Trail of Richard Florida’s Creative Professionals, Regeneration Working Paper Series 2008-2, Coventry University

Consultancy work

Evaluating Problem-based Learning in International and Interdisciplinary Student Settings – Learning and Teaching Scholarship Grant and Erasmus Mobility Grants (2015-16) 

Live or Work? - Sustainability + Network/RCUK (2014-15) 

Barnet Triennial Economic Strategy – Barnet Borough Council (2013-14) 

Post-Recession Cities – Royal Geographical Society, Association of American Geographers, Australian Geographic (2012-13)

Economic Impact of the Arts – Northumberland Strategic Arts Forum (2014) 

Evaluating Scotland’s London 2012 Cultural Programme – Creative Scotland (2012-13) 

Sector Review of Scottish Theatre - Creative Scotland (2011-12) 

Spatial-Relational Mapping Software - Royal Geographical Society and HEIF4 (2011) 

Economic Impact Assessment of the Creative Economy, Western Ireland – Western Development Commission (2010) 

Functional Geographies of Entrepreneurship and Innovation – Advantage West Midlands (2009-12) 

In a Nutshell – Homes and Communities Agency (2009-10) 

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