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‘A pleasingly blank canvas’: urban regeneration in Northern Ireland and the case of Titanic Quarter

Ramsey, Phil

Authors

Phil Ramsey Philip.Ramsey@nottingham.edu.cn



Abstract

The ongoing development of Titanic Quarter in Belfast, Northern Ireland, has already made significant changes to the area. The site on which the Titanic was built has been redeveloped as an area for tourism, business, education and the creative industries. The site has been developed following a significant inflow of private capital, and with the additional support of local government and public finance. This article outlines how economic and political forces have coalesced in Belfast to the point that the violent period of the ‘Troubles’ in Northern Ireland can be said to have created a ‘pleasingly blank canvas for regeneration’.

Journal Article Type Article
Journal Space and Polity
Print ISSN 1356-2576
Electronic ISSN 1470-1235
Publisher Taylor & Francis (Routledge)
Peer Reviewed Peer Reviewed
Volume 17
Issue 2
Institution Citation Ramsey, P. (in press). ‘A pleasingly blank canvas’: urban regeneration in Northern Ireland and the case of Titanic Quarter. Space and Polity, 17(2), doi:10.1080/13562576.2013.817513
DOI https://doi.org/10.1080/13562576.2013.817513
Publisher URL https://doi.org/10.1080/13562576.2013.817513
Additional Information This is an Accepted Manuscript of an article published by Taylor & Francis in Space and Polity on 30/07/2013, available online: http://www.tandfonline....80/13562576.2013.817513

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