Nancy Duxbury


Nancy Duxbury, PhD, is a Researcher and Co-coordinator of the "Cities, Cultures and Architecture" research group at CES. She is the Principal Investigator of a major research project on creative tourism, «CREATOUR: Creative Tourism Destination Development in Small Cities and Rural Areas» (2016-2019). Her research also focuses on culture and sustainability, cultural planning, and cultural mapping. She is part of the Organzing Committe for the Training Series "Publish-do-not-Perish: Survive the Stampede", which offers Advanced Training Seminars for PhD and post-PhD researchers. She is an Adjunct Professor of the School of Communication, Simon Fraser University, Vancouver, Canada, and the School of Urban and Regional Planning, University of Waterloo, Canada. She holds a doctorate in Communication and a master's in Publishing from Simon Fraser University. Her research has examined municipal involvement in cultural development, cultural infrastructure, cultural indicators, culture and sustainability, cultural policy, and book publishing.

Latest Publications

Book Chapter

Duxbury, Nancy (2019), Thoughts on Future Directions, in Valentina Riccardi; Virgílio Ferreira (org.), Portugal Green Guide: Creative Responses to Sustainability. Singapore: Asia-Europe Foundation (ASEF)


Duxbury, Nancy; Richards, Greg (orgs.) (2019), A Research Agenda for Creative Tourism. Cheltenham, UK: Edward Elgar Publishing

Book Chapter

Duxbury, Nancy (2019), Catalyzing creative tourism in small cities and rural areas in Portugal: The CREATOUR approach, in K. Scherf (org.), Creative Tourism and Sustainable Development in Smaller Communities. Calgary: University of Calgary Press