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‘A Pleasingly Blank Canvas’: Urban Regeneration in Northern Ireland and the Case of Titanic Quarter

Ramsey, Phil (2013) ‘A Pleasingly Blank Canvas’: Urban Regeneration in Northern Ireland and the Case of Titanic Quarter. Space and Polity, 17 (2). 164 -179. [Journal article]

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URL: http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/13562576.2013.817513

DOI: 10.1080/13562576.2013.817513

Abstract

The ongoing development of Titanic Quarter in Belfast, Northern Ireland, has already made significant changes to the area. The site on which the Titanic was built has been redeveloped as an area for tourism, business, education and the creative industries. The site has been developed following a significant inflow of private capital, and with the additional support of local government and public finance. This article outlines how economic and political forces have coalesced in Belfast to the point that the violent period of the ‘Troubles’ in Northern Ireland can be said to have created a ‘pleasingly blank canvas for regeneration’.

Item Type:Journal article
Keywords:Political Economy; Urban Regeneration; Creative Industries; Political Geography; Public Space; Belfast; Northern Ireland; Northern Ireland and the Troubles: The Titanic
Faculties and Schools:Faculty of Social Sciences > School of Communication
Faculty of Social Sciences
Research Institutes and Groups:Centre for Media Research
ID Code:36082
Deposited By: Dr Phil Ramsey
Deposited On:21 Oct 2016 10:44
Last Modified:17 Oct 2017 16:26

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