Cultural Quarters

Principles and Practice

Edited and Written by Simon Roodhouse

Cultural Quarters

Edited and Written by Simon Roodhouse

Distributed for Intellect Ltd

251 pages | 8 halftones, 6 maps, 3 tables, 4 drawings | 7 x 9 | © 2010
Paper $28.50 ISBN: 9781841501581 Published November 2010

The much-praised Cultural Quarters returns in a revised edition, offering new case studies and new chapters on the economics of cultural quarters and the importance of historical buildings. This definitive text provides a conceptual context for cultural quarters through a detailed discussion of urban design and planning. Drawing on several case studies (from Bolton, Birmingham, Ireland and Vienna), Cultural Quarters positions the emergence of specific cultural areas within a historical and social context and explores the economics of maintaining the respective districts. The book offers a concise illustration of how cultural practice is maintained and expanded within an urban environment.


Chapter 1: An Introduction to the Cultural Quarter Landscape
Chapter 2: The Cultural Economics of Quarters
Chapter 3: The Role and Function of Historic Buildings in Cultural Quarters
Chapter 4: Universities and Cultural Quarters
Chapter 5: Cultural Quarter Practice in England
Chapter 6: Features and Benefits of Cultural Quarters, Internationally
Chapter 7: Putting the Principles into Practice: A Cultural Quarter for a Proud Northern Town
Chapter 8: Key Influencing Factors in Establishing a Cultural Quarter
Chapter 9: The Nuts and Bolts: Outputs, Resources, Procurement Routes and Management
Chapter 10: Public Sector Decision-Making: Two Crescents: One Place?
Chapter 11: The Composition of the Cultural Quarter in Practice

AppendixThe Bolton Town Centre Action Plan
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