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Cultural Quarters and Urban Regeneration: The Case of Cathedral Quarter Belfast

McManus, Carla and Carruthers, Clare (2014) Cultural Quarters and Urban Regeneration: The Case of Cathedral Quarter Belfast. International Journal of Cultural Policy, 20 (1). pp. 78-98. [Journal article]

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URL: http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/10286632.2012.737322

DOI: 10.1080/10286632.2012.737322


Elements of culture and cultural policy have now become firmly integrated within urban design and regeneration practice. Culture is recognised as a driver of economic renewal and many cities have utilised culture as an additional means of achieving regeneration outcomes through the application of designated cultural quarters. This study provides a critical evaluation of the regeneration and development of Cathedral Quarter Belfast, exploring the integration of cultural and economic strategies to encourage greater cultural provision and economic development as well as examining the role of culture as a catalyst in the regeneration process. It does so by utilising a mixed methodology incorporating qualitative key informant interviews and a quantitative survey of visitors to the quarter. This research examines and challenges existing theories in relation to culture-led regeneration making a valuable contribution to the literature on the application of cultural quarters and identifies areas for further investigation.

Item Type:Journal article
Faculties and Schools:Ulster Business School > Department of Hospitality and Tourism Management
Ulster Business School
ID Code:30212
Deposited By: Dr Clare Carruthers
Deposited On:30 Sep 2014 10:22
Last Modified:30 Sep 2014 10:22

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