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In the last decade, city governments throughout the world have pursued various prescriptions for a ‘creative city’ with varying degrees of success. In Melbourne, strategies have included a revitalised arts policy, liberalisation of liquor laws, an increase in ‘al fresco’ dining and the...
The official vision of Shanghai as a global city remains, above all, an economic one. In recent years, however, visions of the global city have sought to complement economic competitiveness with more attention to cultural cosmopolitanism. The prominence, resources and the very scope of...
Increasingly ubiquitous references to night‐time economy within urban revitalisation agendas mark the concept as a standard component in a globally circulating ‘post‐industrial city’ script. The merit of the concept rests upon an assumed capacity for diverse and vibrant nightlife to contribute...
Drawing on ethnographic research, this paper examines a particular cultural practice sponsored by a government agency in a touristic town in Cuba to consider the intersection of the global market, socialism, and local identity. Trinidad is a major tourist destination in Cuba, and tourism is the...
Arts festivals, framed within an array of neo‐liberal, culture‐led urban regeneration strategies, are now a mainstay of urban tourism and urban policy‐making. As such, they face growing competitive pressures and competing agendas, and the need for a set of coherent goals and policy frameworks is...
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