1st Edition

Tourism and Urban Regeneration Processes Compressed in Time and Space

By Alberto Amore Copyright 2020
    128 Pages 7 B/W Illustrations
    by Routledge

    126 Pages 7 B/W Illustrations
    by Routledge

    Tourism and Urban Regeneration: Processes Compressed in Time and Space presents the global phenomenon of tourism and urban regeneration through the contemporary frames of spatial planning theory, metagovernance, resilience and disaster capitalism. Drawing upon cases from several cities around the globe, the book advances the field with the inclusion of examples from post-disaster rebuilding and recovery.

    The book is rooted in a theoretical framework that considers time, space and tourism as core facets for the analysis. By doing so, it provides readers with an understanding of different yet similar processes of urban development and identifies the principles for tourism and urban regeneration to effectively contribute to socio-economic growth, urban change and long-term sustainability. The theory is illustrated through insightful case studies covering a range of urban tourism destinations including Dubai, Newcastle, Christchurch, Pittsburgh, Detroit and Taipei.

    This work will be of great interest to upper-level students and researchers in Tourism as well as those in the fields of Geography, Urban Planning, and Policy and Development.

    List of figures. List of plates. List of boxes. Acknowledgements. List of acronyms.
    1. Introduction
    Contemporary urban regeneration. Urban renaissance: a new urban frontier or the restoration of class power? Urban regeneration and tourism: a way forward? Towards a time-space appraisal of tourism and urban regeneration. Summary and structure of the book.
    2. Time
    Introduction. Urban regeneration, tourism and the waves of neoliberalism. Urban regeneration and tourism: a crisis-driven perspective. Event-led urban regeneration and tourism. Post-disaster urban regeneration and tourism. Urban regeneration, tourism and circulation of capital: a time perspective. Summary.
    3. Space
    Introduction. Urban regeneration, space and territoriality. Site based vs area-based urban regeneration and tourism. Place identity and site contestation in urban regeneration and tourism. Regeneration, tourism and the global urban hierarchy. Summary.
    4. Tourism
    Introduction. Tourism-led urban regeneration. Tourism-oriented urban regeneration. The creative turn in tourism and urban regeneration. Tourism and urban regeneration: a holistic perspective. Summary.
    5. Conclusion
    Urban resilience and tourism. Urban regeneration and tourism: back to future? What future?
    References. Index.


    Alberto Amore is a Lecturer in Tourism and Air Travel Management at Solent University, United Kingdom. He holds a PhD in Management (University of Canterbury, New Zealand) and an MA in Tourism, Territory and Local Development (Università degli Studi di Milano-Bicocca, Italy). His research interests include urban planning, urban tourism and urban regeneration, with a focus on post-disaster urban governance and destination resilience.