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Micro-community engagement and area-based regeneration in East London: The case of Chrisp Street Market (2020)
Journal Article
Virani, T. (2020). Micro-community engagement and area-based regeneration in East London: The case of Chrisp Street Market. City, Culture and Society, 22, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ccs.2020.100345

This paper critically engages with how the notion of community is used in local economic development in England. Its primary concern is how current understandings of the concept of ‘community’ in regeneration, as well as how it is instrumentalised th... Read More about Micro-community engagement and area-based regeneration in East London: The case of Chrisp Street Market.

Coworking spaces in urban settings: Prospective roles? (2020)
Journal Article
Nakano, D., Shiach, M., Koria, M., Vasques, R., Gomes dos Santos, E., & Virani, T. (2020). Coworking spaces in urban settings: Prospective roles?. Geoforum, 115, 135-137. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.geoforum.2020.04.014

Coworking spaces (CWS) are workplaces created to provide infrastructure and interaction opportunities for independent professionals and freelancers. They are a result of a trend toward flexible and project-based assignments, shared use of durable ass... Read More about Coworking spaces in urban settings: Prospective roles?.

São Paulo’s creative hubs: Local embeddedness as a tool for creative cluster development (2020)
Book Chapter
Virani, T., Nakano, D., Shiach, M., & Poli, K. (2020). São Paulo’s creative hubs: Local embeddedness as a tool for creative cluster development. In M. Komorowski, & I. Picone (Eds.), Creative Cluster Development: Governance, Place-Making and Entrepreneurship. (1). Taylor & Francis (Routledge). https://doi.org/10.4324/9780429319020

In Brazil creative clusters policy misses the importance of creative hubs that are locally embedded. Through an examination of two creative hubs in West São Paulo, this chapter shows that the more locally embedded hub activity is, the more likely loc... Read More about São Paulo’s creative hubs: Local embeddedness as a tool for creative cluster development.

Hip Hub? Class, Race and Gender in Creative Hubs (2019)
Book Chapter
Virani, T., & Gill, R. (2019). Hip Hub? Class, Race and Gender in Creative Hubs. In R. Gill, A. C. Pratt, & T. E. Virani (Eds.), Creative Hubs in Question. , (131-154). Palgrave Macmillan

Creative Hubs In Question - Introduction (2019)
Book Chapter
Virani, T., Gill, R., & Pratt, A. (2019). Creative Hubs In Question - Introduction. In R. Gill, A. C. Pratt, & T. E. Virani (Eds.), Creative Hubs in Question. , (1-26). Palgrave Macmillan

Creative Hubs In Question: Place, space and work in the creative economy (2019)
Book
Gill, R., Virani, T. E., & Pratt, A. C. (Eds.). (2019). Creative Hubs In Question: Place, space and work in the creative economy. Palgrave Macmillan. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-10653-9

Creative hubs have become a cornerstone of economic and cultural policy with only the barest amount of discussion or scrutiny. This volume offers the first interrogation of creative hubs, with ground-breaking critical writing from a combination of es... Read More about Creative Hubs In Question: Place, space and work in the creative economy.

Creative clusters, social inclusion, and sustainability: The case of Hackney Wick and Fish Island (2018)
Report
Virani, T., Piza, A., & Shiach, M. (2018). Creative clusters, social inclusion, and sustainability: The case of Hackney Wick and Fish Island. London: LB Tower Hamlets, LB Hackney, Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park

This report emerges from a research project jointly commissioned by Hackney Council, Tower Hamlets Council and the London Legacy Development Corporation. It was created to inform the local authorities’ bid to the Mayor of London’s Creative Enterprise... Read More about Creative clusters, social inclusion, and sustainability: The case of Hackney Wick and Fish Island.

Cultural Policy Innovation Creative Economy - Introduction (2017)
Book Chapter
Virani, T., & Shiach, M. (2017). Cultural Policy Innovation Creative Economy - Introduction. In M. Shiach, & T. Virani (Eds.), Cultural Policy, Innovation and the Creative Economy. , (1-15). Palgrave Macmillan

Cultural Policy Innovation and the Creative Economy: Creative collaborations in Arts and Humanities research (2016)
Book
Virani, T., & Shiach, M. (2016). Cultural Policy Innovation and the Creative Economy: Creative collaborations in Arts and Humanities research. London: Palgrave Macmillan. https://doi.org/10.1057/978-1-349-95112-3

This book develops important new insights into the conditions that enable effective collaborations between arts and humanities researchers and SMEs in the creative economy. Drawing on the work of Creativeworks London, an AHRC-funded Knowledge Exchang... Read More about Cultural Policy Innovation and the Creative Economy: Creative collaborations in Arts and Humanities research.

Creative hubs: Understanding the new economy (2016)
Report
Dovey, J., Pratt, A., Moreton, S., Virani, T., Merkel, J., & Lansdowne, J. (2016). Creative hubs: Understanding the new economy. British Council

A dynamic ecosystem of creative spaces and communities has developed over the last 10 years. This report has been commissioned to better understand their diverse value, processes and motivations and in doing so, analyse how best to support and stimul... Read More about Creative hubs: Understanding the new economy.