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Id 148
Author Gainza, X.,
Title Culture‑led neighbourhood transformations beyond the revitalisation/gentrification dichotomy.

Gainza, X. (2017) Culture‑led neighbourhood transformations beyond the revitalisation/gentrification dichotomy. Urban Studies, 54(4): 953‑970.

Keywords Bilbao; Cultural clusters; Cultural industries; Gentrification; Local identity; Neighbourhood renewal
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Abstract In the past 30 years, culture has been used as a means for revitalising neighbourhoods and branding the urban economy. Often, culture-led urban policies have had undesirable consequences in terms of rising rents, displacement of former residents and changes in the economic and retail landscape, i.e. gentrification. However, this process is not univocal, and displacement may not occur while disrupting community life. In this paper the author explore the changes that have occurred in San Francisco, a working-class neighbourhood of Bilbao where the attraction of cultural industries has been used to revitalise the area and change the city image.

Metodology The author employ a framework that considers the built form, the cultural cluster organisation and the socioeconomic and demographic changes and we rely on different sources of evidence, including neighbourhood level socioeconomic data, personal interviews and a participatory evaluation, to capture the edges of this complex phenomenon.

DOI DOI: 10.1177%2F0042098016630507
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Technique Interview; Data mining
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