Nancy Duxbury holds a doctorate in Communication from Simon Fraser University, Canada, specializing in cultural policy. Since 2009, she has been a Senior Researcher at the Centre for Social Studies, University of Coimbra, Portugal and, since 2010, Co-coordinator of its Cities, Cultures and Architecture Research Group.
Her research has examined the integration of culture in local sustainable development, with an emphasis on the policy and planning frameworks that enable this; culture-based development models in smaller communities; and the emerging interdisciplinary field of cultural mapping, which bridges insights from academic inquiry, community practice, and artistic approaches to understanding and articulating place. Building on these foundations, she is now the Principal Investigator for a major three-year research and demonstration project on creative tourism in Portugal, entitled “CREATOUR: Creative Tourism Destination Development in Small Cities and Rural Areas.” The project involves five Portuguese research centres and 40 pilots, and aims to link the cultural and tourism sectors within a context of inclusive and sustainable local and regional development. Her research is interdisciplinary in nature and her events and publications are designed as meeting places that bring together academic and practice-based knowledges, including artistic perspectives and approaches.
She is a member of the European Expert Network on Culture, and was Chair of the Policies working group of a European research network on “Investigating Cultural Sustainability” (2011-2015). She is also an Adjunct Professor of the School of Communication, Simon Fraser University, and of the School of Urban and Regional Planning, University of Waterloo, Canada, and was co-founder and Director of Research of the Creative City Network of Canada.
More information on her research and publications can be obtained from her academic homepage.
Duxbury, N., Garrett-Petts, W. F., & MacLennan, D. (Eds.). (2015). Cultural mapping as cultural inquiry. New York: Routledge.
Hristova, S., Dragićević Šešić, M., & Duxbury, M. (Eds.). (2015). Culture and sustainability in European cities: Imagining Europolis. London: Routledge.
Duxbury, N. (Ed.). (2013). Animation of public space through the arts: Toward more sustainable communities. Coimbra: Almedina.
Guest edited journal issues
Kangas, A., Duxbury, N., & De Beukelaer, C. (Eds.). (Forthcoming). Special issue: Cultural policies for sustainable development. International Journal of Cultural Policy, 23(1).
Duxbury, N., & Longley, A. (Eds.). (2016). Special issue: Cultural mapping: Making the intangible visible. City, Culture and Society, 7(1).
Duxbury, N., & Jeannotte, M. S. (Eds.). (2015). Special double issue: Cultural mapping in planning and development contexts. Culture and Local Governance / Culture et Gouvernance Locale, 5(1-2).
Saper, C., & Duxbury, N. (Eds.). (2015). Special Issue: Mapping culture multimodally. HyperRhiz, 12.
Duxbury, N., Canto Moniz C., & Sgueo, G. (Eds.). (2013). Special Issue: Rethinking urban inclusion: Spaces, mobilisations, interventions. Cescontexto – Debates, 2.
Duxbury, N., Fortuna, C., Bandeirinha, J. A., & Peixoto, P. (Eds.). (2012). Special Issue: Em torno da cidade criativa (Beyond the creative city). Revista Crítica de Ciências Sociais, 99.
Duxbury, N., & Jeannotte, M. S. (Eds.). (2011). Special double issue: Culture and sustainable communities. Culture and Local Governance / Culture et Gouvernance Locale, 3 (1-2).
Kangas, A., Duxbury, N., & De Beukelaer, C. (Forthcoming). Introduction: Cultural policies for sustainable development. International Journal of Cultural Policy, 23(1).
Duxbury, N., Kangas, A., & De Beukelaer, C. (Forthcoming). Cultural policies for sustainable development: Four strategic paths. International Journal of Cultural Policy, 23(1).
Longley, A., & Duxbury, N. (2016). Introduction: Mapping cultural intangibles. City, Culture and Society, 7(1): 1-7.
Duxbury, N. (2015). Positioning cultural mapping in planning and development contexts: An introduction. Culture and Local Governance, 5(1-2): 1-7.
Jeannotte, M.S., & Duxbury, N. (2015). Advancing knowledge through grassroots experiments: Connecting culture and sustainability. Journal of Arts Management, Law and Society, 45(2), 84-99.
Duxbury, N., & Saper, C. (2015). Introduction: Mapping culture multimodally. HyperRhiz, 12.
Carvalho, C. P., & Duxbury, N. (2014). Artistic intervention projects and cultural memory: Experiences from Portugal’s centre region. Culture / Kultura: International Journal for Cultural Research, 4(8), 21-32.
Duxbury, N., & Jeannotte, M. S.. (2012). Including culture in sustainability: An assessment of Canada’s integrated community sustainability plans. International Journal of Urban Sustainable Development, 4(1), 1‑19. doi:10.1080/19463138.2012.670116
Ferreira, I., & Duxbury, N. (Forthcoming). Cultural projects, public participation, and small city sustainability. In K. Soini, S. Asikainen, K. Plebanzcyk, L. Rojac-Mijatovic, & C. Brites (Eds.), Perspectives for culture in sustainable futures: Theories, policies, practices. Jyväskylä: SoPhi, Department of Social Sciences and Philosophy, University of Jyväskylä.
Duxbury, N. (Forthcoming). La cartografía cultural – hacia las políticas y la planificación culturales más participativos y pluralistas? (Cultural mapping – towards more participative and pluralist cultural policies and planning?). In M. Rebón & M. Ortiz (Eds.), Indicadores culturales 2015. Buenos Aires: Instituto de Políticas Culturales “Patricio Loizaga,” Universidad Nacional Tres de Febrero (UNTREF).
Duxbury, N., Baltà, J., Hosagrahar, J., & Pascual, J. (2016). Culture in urban development policies: An agenda for local governments. In Culture: Urban future – Global report on culture for sustainable urban development (pp. 204-211). Paris: UNESCO.
Cardielos, J.P., Lobo, R., Peixoto, P., Mota, E., Duxbury, N., & Caiado, P. (2016). Mondego: o surdo murmúrio do rio. In P. Peixoto & J.P. Cardielos (Eds.), A Água como património: Experiéncias de requalificação das cidades com água e das paisagens fluviais (pp. 95-112). Coimbra: Impressa da Universidade de Coimbra (Coimbra University Press).
Duxbury, N., & Jeannotte, M. S. (2015). Making it real: Measures of culture in local sustainability planning and implementation. In L. MacDowall, M. Badham, E. Blomkamp, and K. Dunphy (Eds.), Making culture count: The politics of cultural measurement. Hampshire, UK: Palgrave Macmillan.
Duxbury, N., Garrett-Petts, W. F., & MacLennan, D. (2015). Cultural mapping as cultural inquiry: Introduction to an emerging field of practice. In N. Duxbury, W.F. Garrett-Petts & D. MacLennan (Eds.), Cultural mapping as cultural inquiry (pp. 1-42). New York: Routledge.
Duxbury, N. (2015). European cities as cultural projects: Where is culture in urban sustainability policy? In S. Hristova, M. Dragićević Šešić & N. Duxbury (Eds.), Culture and sustainability in European cities: Imagining Europolis (pp. 69-85). London: Routledge.
Duxbury, N., & Jeannotte, M. S. (2013). Global cultural governance policy. In G. Young & D. Stevenson (Eds.), The Ashgate research companion to planning and culture (pp. 361-376). London: Ashgate.
Duxbury, N., Cullen, C., & Pascual, J. (2012). Cities, culture and sustainable development. In H.K. Anheier, Y.R. Isar & M. Hoelscher (Eds.), Cities, cultural policy and governance (pp. 73-86). London: Sage.
Nelson, R., Duxbury, N., & Murray, C. (2012). Cultural and creative economy strategies for community transformation: Four approaches. In J. Parkins & M. Reed (Eds.), The social transformation of rural Canada: New insights into community, culture and citizenship (pp. 368-386). Vancouver: University of British Columbia Press.
Duxbury, N. (2011). Shifting strategies and contexts for culture in small city planning: Interlinking quality of life, economic development, downtown vitality, and community sustainability. In A. Lorentzen & B. van Heur (Eds.), Cultural political economy of small cities (pp. 161-178). London: Routledge.
Duxbury, N., & Murray, C. (2010). Creative spaces. In H.K. Anheier, Y.R. Isar & C. Waterman (Eds.), Cultural expression, creativity and innovation. London: Sage.