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Critical Debates in Culture and Place, 2019/20, Semester 1
Dr Jon Ward
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Bailey, C., Miles, S., & Stark, P. (2004). Culture-led urban regeneration and the revitalisation of identities in Newcastle, Gateshead and the North East of England. International Journal of Cultural Policy, 10(1), 47–65.

Bagwell, S. (2008). Creative clusters and city growth. Creative Industries Journal, 1(1), 31–46.

Barnes, K., Waitt, G., Gill, N., Gibson, C. (2006) Community and nostalgia in urban revitalisation: a critique of urban village and creative class strategies as remedies for ‘social problems’, Australian geographer. ISSN: 0004-9182, 37(3), pp. 335-354.

Bassett, K. (1993). Urban cultural strategies and urban regeneration: a case study and critique. Environment and planning. A : environment and planning. ISSN: 0308-518x, 25(12), 1773–1788.

Bell, D., & Jayne, M. (2010). The creative countryside: policy and practice in the UK rural cultural economy. Journal of Rural Studies ISSN: 1882-4560, 26(3), 209–218.

Bell, D. & Jayne, M. (eds.) (2004) City of quarters : urban villages in the contemporary city ISBN: 0754634140, Ashgate, Aldershot.

Bianchini, F. (2013). ‘Cultural planning’ and its interpretations. In Young, G. & Stevenson, D. (eds). 2013. The Ashgate Research Companion to Planning and Culture   

Bianchini, F. & Ghilardi, L. (2007). Thinking Cultural About Place. Place Branding and Public Diplomacy. 3(4). 280-286.

Brennan-Horley, C., & Gibson, C. (2009). Where is creativity in the city? Integrating qualitative and GIS methods. Environment and Planning A, 41(11), 2595–2614.

Catungal, J. P., & Leslie, D. (2009). Contesting the creative city: race, nation, multiculturalism. Geoforum. ISSN: 0016-7185, 40(5), 701–704.

Cheer, J. M., & Reeves, K. J. (2015). Colonial heritage and tourism: Ethnic landscape perspectives. Journal of heritage tourism ISSN: 1743-873X, 10(2), 151–166.

Comunian, R., & Mould, O. (2014). The weakest link: creative industries, flagship cultural projects and regeneration. City, Culture and Society ISSN: 1877-9166, 5(2), 65–74.

Currid, E. (2007). How art and culture happen in New York: implications for urban economic development. Journal of the American Planning Association. ISSN: 0194-4363, 73(4), 454–467.

Currid, E., & Williams, S. (2010). The geography of buzz: art, culture and the social milieu in Los Angeles and New York. Journal of economic geography ISSN: 1468-2702, 10(3), 423–451.

Currier, J. (2009). Art and power in the new China: An exploration of Beijing’s 798 district and its implications for contemporary urbanism. The town planning review. ISSN: 0041-0020; 1478-341X, 79(2–3), 237–265.

Dean, C., Donnellan, C., & Pratt, A. C. (2010). Tate Modern: pushing the limits of regeneration. City, Culture and Society, 1(2), 79–87.

Evans, G. (2009). Creative cities, creative spaces and urban policy. Urban studies. ISSN: 0042-0980, 46(5–6), 1003–1040.

Evans, G. (2003). Hard-Branding the Cultural City – From Prado to Prada. International Journal of Urban and Regional Research ISSN: 0309-1317; 1468-2427, 27(2), 417–440.

Florida, R. (2002). The rise of the creative class and how it is transforming leisure, community and everyday life. New York: Basic Books.  

Florida, R. (2017). The new urban crisis : gentrification, housing bubbles, growing inequality, and what we can do about it ISBN: 9781786074010 (pbk.) : £10.99. New York: Basic Books.

Garcia, B. (2004) ‘Urban regeneration, arts programming and major events: Glasgow 1990, Sydney 2000 and Barcelona 2004’, The international journal of cultural policy. ISSN: 1028-6632, 10.1: 103-116

García, B. (2005). Deconstructing the city of culture: The long-term cultural legacies of Glasgow 1990. Urban studies. ISSN: 0042-0980, 42(5), 841–868.

Grodach, C. (2010). Art spaces in community and economic development: connections to neighborhoods, artists, and the cultural economy. Journal of Planning Education and Research ISSN: 0739-456X, 31(1), 74–85.

Grodach, C. (2008). Museums as Urban Catalysts: The Role of Urban Design in Flagship Cultural Development. Journal of Urban Design ISSN: 1357-4809, 13(2), 195–212.

Grodach, C. (2010). Beyond Bilbao: Rethinking Flagship Cultural Development and Planning in Three California Cities. Journal of Planning Education and Research ISSN: 0739-456X, 29(3), 353–366.

Grodach, C., Foster, N., & Murdoch, J. (2018). Gentrification, displacement and the arts: Untangling the relationship between arts industries and place change. Urban studies. ISSN: 0042-0980, 55(4), 807–825.

Gu, X. (2015). Cultural economy and urban development in Shanghai. In K. Oakley & J. O’Connor (Eds.), The Routledge companion to the cultural industries. Abingdon: Routledge.  

Hall, P., (2000) Creative Cities and Economic Development, Urban studies. ISSN: 0042-0980, Vol.37, No.4, pp.639-649.

Harris, A., & Moreno, L. (2012). Creative City Limits: urban cultural economy in a new era of austerity. London: Urbanlab. Available at:

Harvey, D. (1989). From managerialism to entrepreneurialism: the transformation in urban governance in late capitalism. Geografiska Annaler ISSN: 0435-3684, 71(1), 3–17.

Kabanda, P. (2018). The creative wealth of nations : can the arts advance development? ISBN: 9781108437684 (paperback); 9781108423571 (hardcover); 1108423574 (hardcover); 1108437680 (paperback) Cambridge: CUP

Killick, A. (2019). Resisting the Creative Economy on Liverpool’s North Shore: Art-Based Political Communication in Practice. Westminster Papers in Communication and Culture, 14(1), 1–17.

Kong, L. (2007). Cultural icons and urban development in Asia: economic imperative, national identity, and global city status. Political geography. ISSN: 0962-6298, 26(4), 383–404.

Kong, L. (2009). Making Sustainable Creative/Cultural Space in Shanghai and Singapore. Geographical Review, 91(1), 1–22.

Landry, C. (2000). The Creative City: a toolkit for urban innovators. London: Earthscan.

Landry, C. and Bianchini, F., (1995) The creative city ISBN: 9781898309161; 1898309167, London, Demos OCR REQUESTED BY LIBRARY (GW 05/09/2017)   Available at:

Lashua, B. D. (2011). An atlas of musical memories: Popular music, leisure and urban change in Liverpool. Leisure/Loisir, 35(2), 133–152.

Lashua, B., Cohen, S., & Schofield, J. (2010). Popular music, mapping, and the characterization of Liverpool. Popular Music History, 4(2), 126–144.

Lee, N. (2014). The creative industries and urban economic growth in the UK. Environment and Planning A ISSN: 0308-518x, 46(2), 455–470.

Ley, D. (2003). Artists, aestheticisation and the field of gentrification. Urban studies. ISSN: 0042-0980, 40(12), 2527–2544.

Lloyd, R. (2004). The neighborhood in cultural production: material and symbolic resources in the new bohemia. City & Community, 3(4), 343–372.

Lloyd, R. (2010). Neo-Bohemia: art and commerce in the postindustrial city (2nd ed.). Abingdon: Routledge.  

Luckmann, S. (2012) Locating cultural work : the politics and poetics of rural, regional and remote creativity. London, Palgrave-MacMillan

Markusen, A., & Schrock, G. (2006). The artistic dividend: urban artistic specialisation and economic development implications. Urban studies. ISSN: 0042-0980, 43(10), 1661–1686.

Mathews, V. (2014). Incoherence and tension in culture-led redevelopment. International Journal of Urban and Regional Research ISSN: 0309-1317; 1468-2427, 38(3), 1019–1036.

Mathews, V. (2010). Aestheticizing space: art, gentrification and the city. Geography compass. ISSN: 1749-8198, 4(6), 660–675.

McCann, E.J. (2007) Inequality and politics in the creative city-region: questions of livability and state strategy, International Journal of Urban and Regional Research ISSN: 0309-1317; 1468-2427, 31(3), pp 188-196.

Miles, S., & Paddison, R. (2005). Introduction: the rise and rise of culture-led urban regeneration. Urban studies. ISSN: 0042-0980, 42(5), 833–839.

Mommaas, H. (2004). Cultural clusters and the post-industrial city: towards the remapping of urban cultural policy. Urban studies. ISSN: 0042-0980, 41(3), 507–532.

Oakley, K., & Ward, J. (2018). The art of the good life: culture and sustainable prosperity. Cultural Trends, 27(1), 4–17.

Parker, B. (2008). Beyond the Class Act: gender and race in the “creative city” discourse. In J. N. DeSena (Ed.), Gender in an Urban World ISBN: 1849505578; 9781849505574 (pp. 201–233). Bingley: Emerald.

Peck, Jamie. 2005. “Struggling with the Creative Class.” International Journal of Urban and Regional Research ISSN: 0309-1317; 1468-2427 29 (4): 740–70.  

Pratt, A. C. (2009). Urban regeneration: from the arts “feel good” factor to the cultural economy: a case study of Hoxton, London. Urban studies. ISSN: 0042-0980, 46(5–6), 1041–1061.

Pratt, A. C. (2011). The cultural contradictions of the creative city. City, Culture and Society ISSN: 1877-9166, 2(3), 123–130.  

Pratt, A. C. (2008). Creative cities: the cultural industries and the creative class. Geografiska Annaler ISSN: 0435-3684, 90(2), 107–117.

Qian, J., He, S., & Liu, L. (2013). Aestheticisation, rent-seeking, and rural gentrification amidst China’s rapid urbanisation: The case of Xiaozhou village, Guangzhou. Journal of rural studies. ISSN: 0743-0167, 32, 331–345.

Roche, M. (2000) Mega-events and cultural citizenship: consumerism, inclusion/ exclusion and internationalism, in Mega-events and modernity : Olympics and expos in the growth of global culture ISBN: 0415157129 pbk.; 0415157110, London, Routledge

Sassatelli, M. (2002) ‘Imagined Europe: The Shaping of a European Cultural Identity through EU Cultural Policy’, European journal of social theory. ISSN: 1368-4310, 5(4), 435-451.

Scott, A. J. (2000). The Cultural Economy of Cities. London: SAGE.

Scott, A. J. (2006). Creative cities: conceptual issues and policy questions. Journal of urban affairs. ISSN: 0735-2166, 28(1), 1–17.

Smith, L. (2006). Uses of heritage. London: Routledge.

Smith, L., & Campbell, G. (2016). The elephant in the room: heritage, affect and emotion. In Logan, W., Nic Craith, M., and Kockel. A companion to heritage studies, Chichester: John Wiley and Sons, pp. 443-460.

Stevenson, D. (2004). “Civic gold” rush. The international journal of cultural policy. ISSN: 1028-6632, 10(1), 119–131.

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Urry, J. and Larsen, J. (2011). The tourist gaze 3.0. London: Sage.

Vivant, E. (2013). Creatives in the city: urban contradictions of the creative city. City, Culture and Society ISSN: 1877-9166, 4(2), 57–63.

Ward, J. (2018). Down by the sea: visual arts, artists and coastal regeneration. International Journal of Cultural Policy, 24(1), 121–138.

Wilson, K., & O’Brien, D. (2012). It’s Not the Winning – Reconsidering the Cultural City. Liverpool: Institute of Cultural Capital. Available online

Wood, A., 1998. Making sense of urban entrepreneurialism. The Scottish geographical magazine. ISSN: 0036-9225114(2), pp.120-123.

Zukin, S. (2010). Naked City: the death and life of authentic urban places. Oxford: Oxford University Press.

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BOP Consulting. (2017). Creative Industries: A Toolkit for Cities and Regions. London: CIC. Available from:

BOP Consulting. (2018). World Cities Culture Report 2018. London: World Cities Culture Forum. Available from:

Duxbury, N., Hosagrahar, J., & Pascual, J. (2016). Why must culture be at the heart of sustainable urban development? Barcelona: United Cities and Local Governments.

Evans, G., & Shaw, P. (2004). The Contribution of Culture to Regeneration in the UK: A Review of the Evidence. London: DCMS.

Florida, R., Mellander, C., & King, K. (2015). The Global Creativity Index. Toronto: Martin Prosperity Institute.

Knell, J., & Oakley, K. (2007). London’s Creative Economy: an accidental success? London: The Work Foundation. Available online

Local Government Association. (2009). Investing in Creative Industries: a guide for Local Authorities. London: Local Government Association.

Local Government Association. (2013). Driving Growth through Local Government Investment in the Arts. London: Local Government Association.

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Mateos-Garcia, J., & Bakhshi, H. (2016). The Geography of Creativity in the UK creative networks. London: NESTA. Retrieved from

Oakley, K. (2014). Creating space: A re-evaluatuion of the role of culture in regeneration. London: AHRC.

Stern, M. J., & Seifert, S. C. (2017). The Social Wellbeing of New York City’s Neighborhoods: The Contribution of Culture and the Arts (Culture and Social Wellbeing in New York City (2014-16) No. 1). Retrieved from

Vella-Burrows, T., Ewbank, N., Mills, S., Shipton, M., Clift, S., & Gray, F. (2014). Cultural Value and Social Capital: investigating social capital, health and wellbeing impacts in three coastal towns undergoing culture-led regeneration. Folkestone: SDHRC and NEA. Available onlineISSN: 0735-2166

This list was last updated on 26/09/2019