This book assesses the value of flagship developments and draws out lessons for best policy and practice. It looks at marketing strategies and the sales process for flagship developments and the areas in which they are located for urban regeneration. It discusses the management of marketing strategies and the development through the policy formulation, project implementation and policy/project evaluation. The author examines the strategies to date of 'marketing the city' and the conceptual scope and limits for developing the concept. He also looks at the extent to which people can be integrated into the urban 'product' and the advantages and disadvantages of this. Finally the impact of all these issues is assessed for the policy makers, planners, developers, architects and city authorities.
'This book contains important messages for policy makers and practitioners…The case studies were especially helpful and interesting.' - Journal of Property Research
Preface. Acknowledgements. City vision and 'flagship' developments. Context for urban policy and marketing the city. Research approach. Marketing framework. Project management. Project impact. Case studies. The Watershed Complex. The International Convention Centre. The Hyatt Regency Hotel. Brindley Place and the National Indoor Arena. Theatre Village. Byker Wall. Implications of flagships for urban regeneration and marketing. Future development and city visions. Notes. References. Index.