‘A Pleasingly Blank Canvas’: Urban Regeneration in Northern Ireland and the Case of Titanic Quarter

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

    12 Citations (Scopus)
    185 Downloads (Pure)

    Abstract

    The ongoing development of Titanic Quarter in Belfast, Northern Ireland, has already made significant changes to the area. The site on which the Titanic was built has been redeveloped as an area for tourism, business, education and the creative industries. The site has been developed following a significant inflow of private capital, and with the additional support of local government and public finance. This article outlines how economic and political forces have coalesced in Belfast to the point that the violent period of the ‘Troubles’ in Northern Ireland can be said to have created a ‘pleasingly blank canvas for regeneration’.
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)164 -179
    JournalSpace and Polity
    Volume17
    Issue number2
    DOIs
    Publication statusAccepted/In press - 1 Feb 2013

    Keywords

    • Political Economy
    • Urban Regeneration
    • Creative Industries
    • Political Geography
    • Public Space
    • Belfast
    • Northern Ireland
    • Northern Ireland and the Troubles: The Titanic

    Fingerprint Dive into the research topics of '‘A Pleasingly Blank Canvas’: Urban Regeneration in Northern Ireland and the Case of Titanic Quarter'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

    Cite this