Urban Tourism and Urban Change: Cities in a Global Economy

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  • Edition: 1st
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 2010-11-18
  • Publisher: Routledge

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This short book for teaching provides both a sociological / cultural analysis of change that has taken place in many of the world's cities, as well as implications of these changes for urban management and planning sense, for success and failure in metropolitan change.

Table of Contents

Series Forewordp. XIII
Prefacep. XV
Acknowledgmentsp. XXI
Changing Cities and the Commodification of Leisurep. 1
Manufacturing and the Rise of Urban Centersp. 7
Leisure and the Urban Environment: 1880-1950p. 9
Postwar Restructuring and the Changing Nature of Leisurep. 14
The Commodification of Leisurep. 21
The Sunbelt, Suburbanization, and Edge Citiesp. 25
The Preservation Movement and the Rise of Historic Districtsp. 27
The Travel Industry, The Rise of Corporations, and the Convention Businessp. 29
Conclusionp. 35
Globalization, Urban Competition, and Tourismp. 37
Globalization and Travelp. 39
Urban Competition and the Search for Alternative Development Strategiesp. 46
The Role of the Public Sector in Urban Tourism and Business Travelp. 47
Stadium Development in Dunedin, New Zealandp. 50
The Role of the Private Sector in Urban Tourismp. 53
Urban Tourism and the Rise of Private-Public Partnershipsp. 55
Harborplace, Baltimore, Marylandp. 58
Marketing Cities and New Urban Identitiesp. 60
Preserving the Urban Tourist Identity in Krakow, Polandp. 64
The Entrepreneurial Cityp. 66
Conclusionp. 69
Tourism Policies and Urban Growthp. 73
Penang, Malaysia: An Evolving Tourism Strategyp. 75
Types of Tourism Districtsp. 78
Ethnic Districtsp. 80
Historic Districtsp. 81
Entertainment Districtsp. 84
Albert Dock and Waterfront Development in Liverpool, UKp. 87
Sports Districtsp. 90
Theme Parksp. 92
Support Districtsp. 94
Tourism and the Clash of Urban Functions in Plaka, Athens, Greecep. 96
Mega-Events and Urban Growthp. 98
Beijing, China and the 2008 Olympicsp. 100
The Infrastructure and Finance of Urban Tourismp. 105
Types of Tourist Citiesp. 109
Building and Financing the Tourist Cityp. 112
Sports and Stadium Developmentp. 116
The Gateway Project in Cleveland, OHp. 119
The Convention Center Construction Crazep. 122
Casinos, Entertainment, and Waterfront Developmentp. 125
The Arts, Festivals, and Urban Parksp. 130
The Importance of Urban Beautificationp. 132
Urban Tourism Development in Bogota, Colombiap. 133
Conclusionp. 136
Urban Tourism, Amenities, and Human Capitalp. 139
Neighborhood Development in LoDop. 140
Human Capital and Urban Growthp. 143
Creative Capital and Urban Growthp. 145
Culture, Amenities, and Urban Developmentp. 148
Glasgow, Scotland and the 1990 European Capital of Culture Designationp. 152
Civic Tourism and the Creative Economy and Classp. 154
Brisbane, Australia-The Creative City?p. 159
Residential Development and the New Face of Downtownsp. 165
Urban Tourism and the Revival of Neighborhoods in San Diego, Californiap. 167
Gentrification, Residential Development, and the New Face of Downtownsp. 170
Loft Conversion and Revitalized Communitiesp. 174
New Construction and Emerging Neighborhoodsp. 177
Downtown Rebirth? The Trials of Detroit, Michiganp. 179
Downtown Revitalization and the Tourism/Convention Strategy in Smaller Citiesp. 183
Remaking Downtown in Greenville, South Carolinap. 188
Implications and Debatesp. 193
Tourism and Cultural Authenticityp. 197
Economic Development Debates: Priorities in Jobs and Expendituresp. 200
The Tale of Two Cities: Urban Tourism and Uneven Developmentp. 206
Gentrification and Displacementp. 210
Public Support of Private Enterprise: Does Urban Tourism Fit the Mold?p. 215
Future Directions: The Promises and Challenges of Urban Tourismp. 219
Urban Tourism and the Cities of the Twenty-First Centuryp. 226
Notesp. 229
Indexp. 247
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