Nancy Duxbury


Nancy Duxbury, PhD, is a Researcher and Co-coordinator of the Cities, Cultures and Architecture Research Group (CCArq); a Co-coordinator of the CES Summer and Winter Schools; and a member of the European Expert Network on Culture. She holds a PhD in Communication from Simon Fraser University, Canada, specializing in cultural development and policy in regards to book publishing. Her current research focuses on culture and local sustainability, culture-based development in small cities and rural areas, cultural mapping, and cultural planning. She is the Principal Investigator of a major research project on creative tourism, "CREATOUR: Creative Tourism Destination Development in Small Cities and Rural Areas" (2016-2020); and lead of the CES team contributing to the H2020 project "UNCHARTED: Understanding, Capturing and Fostering the Societal Value of Culture" (2020-2024). She is also a member of the H2020 project "URBiNAT" and lead consultant to the project "CREATOUR AZORES." She was the European Expert for the South Africa-EU Strategic Partnership project "Cultural Mapping, Planning and Impact Assessment for Sustainable and Just Urban Development" (EuropeAid/137708/DH/SER/ZA). She is part of the Organizing Committee for the Training Series "Publish-do-not-Perish: Survive the Stampede" at CES. She is an Adjunct Professor of Simon Fraser University and Thompson Rivers University, Canada.

Latest Publications

Book Chapter

Duxbury, Nancy; Silva, Sílvia (2020), Activating creative tourism in small cities and rural areas in Portugal: The CREATOUR research-and-application approach | Impulsionar o turismo criativo em cidades de pequena dimensão e zonas rurais de Portugal: a abordagem investigação-ação do projeto CREATOUR, in N. Duxbury and S. Silva (org.), CREATOUR: Catalisando Turismo Criativo em Cidades de Pequena Dimensão e em Áreas Rurais. Coimbra: Imprensa da Universidade de Coimbra

Article in Scientific journal

Duxbury, Nancy (2020), "Cultural and creative work in rural and remote areas: An emerging international conversation", International Journal of Cultural Policy

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Article in Scientific journal

Duxbury, Nancy (2020), "Mapeamento cultural: enfrentando o desafio de políticas e planejamentos culturais mais participativos e pluralistas", Todas as Artes: Revista Luso-Brasileira de Artes e Cultura, 3, 2