The Housing & Ideology Symposium at City Hall in Dublin, Ireland aimed to establish a forum for a myriad of voices to explore the experiences of living in an obedient city and point the way towards possible solutions. We attempted to understand what has brought us to this point and the role ideology has played in this.
In this talk Philip Lawton examines the role of ‘creative class’ ideas in urban and economic policy formation: the case of Dublin, Ireland.
Philip Lawton is an Assistant Professor in Geography at Trinity College Dublin. His research is interested in the intersections between the political economy of place, social space, and everyday experiences of cities. Recently, he has published work on gentrification, suburbanization, and the role of image-making in the transformation of contemporary cities. Ultimately, the research is driven by a desire to create more inclusive and socially sustainable cities.