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Critical Debates in Culture and Place, 2021/22, Semester 2
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 Policy10(1), 47–65.

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

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

Bell, D., & Jayne, M. (2010). The creative countryside: policy and practice in the UK rural cultural economy. Journal of Rural Studies26(3), 209–218.

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.40(5), 701–704.

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

Comunian, R., & Mould, O. (2014). The weakest link: creative industries, flagship cultural projects and regeneration. City, Culture and Society5(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.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 geography10(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.79(2–3), 237–265.

Dean, C., Donnellan, C., & Pratt, A. C. (2010). Tate Modern: pushing the limits of regeneration. City, Culture and Society1(2), 79–87.

Duxbury, N. (2020). Cultural and creative work in rural and remote areas: An emerging international conversation. International Journal of Cultural Policy, 00(00), 1–18. 

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

Evans, G. (2003). Hard-Branding the Cultural City – From Prado to Prada. International Journal of Urban and Regional Research27(2), 417–440.

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

Grincheva, N. (2020). Glocal diplomacy of Louvre Abu Dhabi: museum diplomacy on the cross-roads of local, national and global ambitions. Museum Management and Curatorship, 35(1), 89–105.

Grodach, C. (2010). Art spaces in community and economic development: connections to neighborhoods, artists, and the cultural economy. Journal of Planning Education and Research31(1), 74–85.

Grodach, C. (2008). Museums as Urban Catalysts: The Role of Urban Design in Flagship Cultural Development. Journal of Urban Design13(2), 195–212.

Grodach, C. (2010). Beyond Bilbao: Rethinking Flagship Cultural Development and Planning in Three California Cities. Journal of Planning Education and Research29(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., 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. 

Gu, X., Lim, M. K., & O’Connor, J. (Eds.). (2020). Re-imagining Creative Cities in Twenty-First Century Asia. Cham, Switzerland: Springer

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

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

Kabanda, P. (2018). The creative wealth of nations: can the arts advance development? Cambridge: CUP

Kong, L. (2007). Cultural icons and urban development in Asia: economic imperative, national identity, and global city status. Political geography.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, London, Demos Core Available at:

Lashua, B. D. (2011). An atlas of musical memories: Popular music, leisure and urban change in Liverpool. Leisure/Loisir35(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 A46(2), 455–470.

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

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

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.43(10), 1661–1686.

Mathews, V. (2014). Incoherence and tension in culture-led redevelopment. International Journal of Urban and Regional Research38(3), 1019–1036.

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

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

Mommaas, H. (2004). Cultural clusters and the post-industrial city: towards the remapping of urban cultural policy. Urban studies.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 (pp. 201–233). Bingley: Emerald.

Peck, Jamie. 2005. “Struggling with the Creative Class.” International Journal of Urban and Regional Research29 (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.46(5–6), 1041–1061.

Pratt, A. C. (2011). The cultural contradictions of the creative city. City, Culture and Society2(3), 123–130. 

Pratt, A. C. (2008). Creative cities: the cultural industries and the creative class. Geografiska Annaler 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.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 cultureLondon, Routledge

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.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.10(1), 119–131.

Urry, J. (1992). The Tourist Gaze and the ‘Environment’. Theory, Culture & Society9(3), 1–26.

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 Society4(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

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.

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

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.

Local Government Association. (2019). Culture-led regeneration: achieving inclusive and sustainable growth. London: LGA. Available from:

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 online  

This list was last updated on 08/03/2022