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Author Kalergis, D.,
Title The role of architecture in culture-led urban regeneration strategies

Kalergis, D. (2008). The role of architecture in culture-led urban regeneration strategies. In Malikova, L. and Sirak, M. (eds.). Regional and Urban Regeneration in European Peripheries: What Role for Culture?, p.21-34. Institute of Public Policy: Bratislava

Keywords Architecture; Culture-led regeneration; Local identity; Place promotion; City image; Cultural industry
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Abstract Culture is a central theme in most urban regeneration strategies. In spite of its quite complex and somewhat abstract nature, it certainly is a catalyst of economic and social potentials. The cultural industry, meaning the market of production, promotion and consumption of culture and its products, is usually regarded as the most promising mechanism of urban development. It is intentionally supported by distinct production of urban space, offering a ‘great panorama’ that exalts the experience and behaviour of participants; namely consumers. Unlike traditional practices, where harmonization of content, function and architectural style were crucial, contemporary and innovative architectural practices are concentrated on values of impressiveness, distinctiveness and surprise of form. This economic driven role of culture drifts an architectural current of an unusual spatial experience and symbolism, setting off new design challenges and spatial experimentations, as well as it raises concerns. This paper emphasizes this growing importance and contribution of architectural symbolism to the development of local identity, local economy and place promotion.

Metodology The author analyzes different publications on the topic of architecture and culture-led regeneration to identify the domains of influence of architecture in terms of culture-led regeneration

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