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

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    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’.
    LanguageEnglish
    Pages164 -179
    JournalSpace and Polity
    Volume17
    Issue number2
    DOIs
    Publication statusAccepted/In press - 1 Feb 2013

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    Keywords

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

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