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Tourism and Urban Regeneration

Processes Compressed in Time and Space, 1st Edition

By Alberto Amore


114 pages | 7 B/W Illus.

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pub: 2019-08-23
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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 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.

Table of Contents

Chapter 1: Introduction

Contemporary urban regeneration

Urban renaissance: a new urban frontier or the restoration of class power?

Urban regeneration and tourism: a way forward?

Tourism and urban regeneration: Processes compressed in time and space

Summary and structure of the book

Chapter 2: Time


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


Chapter 3: Space


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


Chapter 4: Tourism


Tourism-led urban regeneration

Tourism-oriented urban regeneration

The creative turn in tourism and urban regeneration

Tourism and urban regeneration: a holistic perspective


Chapter 5: Conclusion

Urban resilience and tourism

Urban regeneration and tourism: Back to future?

What future?

About the Author

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.

About the Series

Routledge Focus on Tourism and Hospitality

Routledge Focus on Tourism and Hospitality presents small books on big topics and how they intersect with the world of tourism and hospitality research. The idea is to fill the gap between journal article and book. This new short form series offers both established and early-career academics the flexibility to publish cutting-edge commentary on key areas of tourism and hospitality, topical issues, policy-focused research, analytical or theoretical innovations, a summary of the key players or short topics for specialized audiences in a succinct way.

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS / Industries / Hospitality, Travel & Tourism