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Rethinking culture-led urban regeneration: The creative (re)assembling of inner-city Newcastle

Chapter


Abstract


  • The purpose of this chapter is to amplify and extend knowledge of urban

    creativity to suggest the diverse and contextually contingent ways in which

    creativity can contribute to regenerating urban spaces. The chapter presents

    a generative reading of the varied and multiple relationships between

    creativity and urban regeneration (Dovey 2010; Farias and Bender 2010;

    Brownill2013; McGuirk et al. 2016), underpinned by assemblage thinking, a

    framing increasingly deployed to capture the multiple dimensions and forms

    of agency at work in the urban (Farber 2014: 121). The chapter proceeds

    by, first, making the case for why such a generative reading is productive,

    followed by outlining how we use assemblage thinking to reposition creative-led

    regeneration. Then, through this lens, we analyse a case study of the

    Hunter Street Mall in inner-city Newcastle, NSW and Renew Newcastle -

    a community-based initiative finding temporary creative uses for vacant

    inner-city properties - and the ways creativity is contributing to Newcastle's

    regeneration. Finally, we conclude with reflections on assemblage thinking's

    potential for contributing to conceiving and enacting alternative forms of

    urban regeneration.

Publication Date


  • 2018

Citation


  • Gentle, N. & McGuirk, P. (2018). Rethinking culture-led urban regeneration: The creative (re)assembling of inner-city Newcastle. In K. Ruming (Ed.), Urban Regeneration in Australia: Policies, Processes and Projects of Contemporary Urban Change (pp. 227-245). Abingdon, United Kingdom: Routledge.

International Standard Book Number (isbn) 13


  • 9781472471635

Book Title


  • Urban Regeneration in Australia: Policies, Processes and Projects of Contemporary Urban Change

Start Page


  • 227

End Page


  • 245

Place Of Publication


  • Abingdon, United Kingdom

Abstract


  • The purpose of this chapter is to amplify and extend knowledge of urban

    creativity to suggest the diverse and contextually contingent ways in which

    creativity can contribute to regenerating urban spaces. The chapter presents

    a generative reading of the varied and multiple relationships between

    creativity and urban regeneration (Dovey 2010; Farias and Bender 2010;

    Brownill2013; McGuirk et al. 2016), underpinned by assemblage thinking, a

    framing increasingly deployed to capture the multiple dimensions and forms

    of agency at work in the urban (Farber 2014: 121). The chapter proceeds

    by, first, making the case for why such a generative reading is productive,

    followed by outlining how we use assemblage thinking to reposition creative-led

    regeneration. Then, through this lens, we analyse a case study of the

    Hunter Street Mall in inner-city Newcastle, NSW and Renew Newcastle -

    a community-based initiative finding temporary creative uses for vacant

    inner-city properties - and the ways creativity is contributing to Newcastle's

    regeneration. Finally, we conclude with reflections on assemblage thinking's

    potential for contributing to conceiving and enacting alternative forms of

    urban regeneration.

Publication Date


  • 2018

Citation


  • Gentle, N. & McGuirk, P. (2018). Rethinking culture-led urban regeneration: The creative (re)assembling of inner-city Newcastle. In K. Ruming (Ed.), Urban Regeneration in Australia: Policies, Processes and Projects of Contemporary Urban Change (pp. 227-245). Abingdon, United Kingdom: Routledge.

International Standard Book Number (isbn) 13


  • 9781472471635

Book Title


  • Urban Regeneration in Australia: Policies, Processes and Projects of Contemporary Urban Change

Start Page


  • 227

End Page


  • 245

Place Of Publication


  • Abingdon, United Kingdom