Culture, regeneration and community: Reinventing the city
—how can the various needs of local communities, workers and tourists be balanced when developing an area?
—how can cultural organisations and other businesses work together, and can culture be good for business?
—what is the best way to engage and encourage political leadership and advocacy?
—what is the best way to develop an organisation which not only works within local, national and international contexts but makes connections between them?
—what are the opportunities to bring artists, creative forces and ideas into urban development and the places and spaces in which we live our everyday lives?
It is hoped that this article will help us think about, imagine and practically develop the neighbourhoods and communities that we aspire to create.
Keywords: Creative thinking, culture, urban regeneration and reinvention
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