GeoJournal Library

City Imaging: Regeneration, Renewal and Decay

Editors: Brabazon, Tara (Ed.)

  • Builds new models for social and economic development after the global economic crisis
  • Combines ‘bottom up’ community activism and ‘top down’ governmental policy interventions
  • International focus with specific attention on global, second tier and third tier cities
  • Activates the next stage of the creative industries, arching beyond Richard Florida’s 'The Rise of the Creative Class, Who’s Your City and The Great Reset'
  • Combines Urban Studies, Postcolonial Studies, Tourism Studies, Communication, Cultural Studies and Media Studies and Urban and Regional Development
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About this book

This book examines the paradoxes, challenges, potential and problems of urban living.  It understands cities as they are, rather than as they may be marketed or branded. All cities have much in common, yet the differences are important.  They form the basis of both imaginative policy development and productive experiences of urban life.

The phrase ‘city imaging’ is often used in public discourse, but rarely defined.   It refers to the ways that particular cities are branded and marketed. It is based on the assumption that urban representations can be transformed to develop tourism and attract businesses and in-demand workers to one city in preference to another. However, such a strategy is imprecise. History, subjectivity, bias and prejudice are difficult to temper to the needs of either economic development or social justice. 

 

The taste, smell, sounds and architecture of a place all combine to construct the image of a city. For researchers, policy makers, activists and citizens, the challenge is to use or transform this image. The objective of this book is to help the reader define, understand and apply this process. 

After a war on terror, a credit crunch and a recession, cities still do matter. Even as the de-territorialization of the worldwide web enables the free flow of money, music and ideas across national borders, cities remain important. City Imaging: Regeneration, Renewal, Decay surveys the iconography of urbanity and explores what happens when branding is emphasized over living.

Table of contents (20 chapters)

  • Introduction: Sliced Cities

    Brabazon, Tara

    Pages 1-9

  • Glasgow the Brand: Whose Story Is It Anyway?

    Lennon, Mhairi

    Pages 13-27

  • My State Had a Mining Boom and All I Got Was This Lousy Train-Line

    McRae, Leanne

    Pages 29-52

  • Swan Valley Sideways: Economic Development Through Taste and Tourism in Western Australia

    Brabazon, Tara

    Pages 53-70

  • The Atrium: A Convergence of Education, Leisure and Consumption

    Hagan, Danny

    Pages 71-82

Buy this book

eBook $99.00
price for USA (gross)
  • ISBN 978-94-007-7235-9
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: EPUB, PDF
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $129.00
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-94-007-7234-2
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
Softcover $129.00
price for USA
  • Customers within the U.S. and Canada please contact Customer Service at 1-800-777-4643, Latin America please contact us at +1-212-460-1500 (Weekdays 8:30am – 5:30pm ET) to place your order.
  • Due: October 14, 2016
  • ISBN 978-94-024-0699-3
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
City Imaging: Regeneration, Renewal and Decay
Editors
  • Tara Brabazon
Series Title
GeoJournal Library
Series Volume
108
Copyright
2014
Publisher
Springer Netherlands
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media Dordrecht
eBook ISBN
978-94-007-7235-9
DOI
10.1007/978-94-007-7235-9
Hardcover ISBN
978-94-007-7234-2
Softcover ISBN
978-94-024-0699-3
Series ISSN
0924-5499
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
VII, 268
Number of Illustrations and Tables
11 b/w illustrations
Topics