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The location of artist clusters and the neighbourhoods they live in: An analysis of where artists live in Vancouver from 1991 to 2011

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This paper builds on the body of literature led by Ann Markusen in exploring where different types artists live in urban metropolitan areas. Findings from this paper provide further understanding of where artists live within Vancouver and what factors influence their location choices. Using census and national household survey data from 1991, 2001 and 2011, this paper examines the varying demographic and socio-economic characteristics of the neighbourhoods artists live in across Metro Vancouver. This longitudinal analysis applies the granger causality test to identify what factors attract and displace artists over time. A geo-spatial analysis shows that artist occupations cluster in central neighbourhoods near the downtown core in the City of Vancouver and have tendencies to be drawn towards different types of artist facilities.
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