Keyword: regeneration

Urban culture strategies don’t work in rural areas

This study was conducted by Jørn Cruickshank at the University of Agder, Norway

Summary

This study examined two villages in the Sedestal region of Norway (Bykle and Valle) and describes the outcomes of the different cultural planning strategies used in both areas. Bykle has experienced remarkably stronger demographic and economic growth …

By | 27 February 2017 |

The adverse effects of art-led regeneration

This research was conducted by Jonathan Ward at the University of Leeds, UK

Summary

The seaside town of Margate, South East England, has undergone a substantial art-led regeneration, with the intention of transforming it into a creative and interactive place. This has led to greatly increased cultural activity and attracted many …

By | 30 May 2016 |

The arts have an important role in regenerating communities

This article was written by Alan Kay.

Summary

This article is based on a study of four arts projects in Scotland, each had an important role to play in local regeneration programmes. It found that, overall, art projects are versatile, can be used in training and employment, appeal to young people …

By | 5 May 2015 |

The role of the arts in event-led regeneration policies

This research was conducted by Beatriz García at the University of Glasgow

Summary

This paper argues that event-led urban regeneration strategies do not necessarily lead to the development of sustainable arts programming. It recommends a more balanced and locally embedded approach towards city renewal through arts and culture. The paper features …

By | 11 December 2014 |

How European Capitals of Culture attempt to stimulate growth

This research was conducted by Greg Richards at Tilburg University, The Netherlands.

Summary

Event-led regeneration policies – and in particular the European Capital of Culture programme – have become popular elements of urban and economic policy. The paper reviews the history and development of the European Cultural Capital event, and analyses the extent …

By | 11 December 2014 |