Beyond Bilbao : rethinking flagship cultural development and planning in three California cities

Grodach, Carl (2010) Beyond Bilbao : rethinking flagship cultural development and planning in three California cities. Journal of Planning Education and Research, 29(3), pp. 353-366.

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Abstract

Since the widely publicized revitalization success story of the Guggenheim Museum Bilbao, local governments have been scrambling to create their own flagship cultural projects. Because of the broad public sponsorship of such projects, urban planners need a full understanding of the associated potentials and problems. However, little research specifically examines the localized complexities of the flagship cultural strategy. Examining projects in Los Angeles, San Francisco, and San Jose, California, the article illustrates that much more than impressive architecture influences their catalytic ability. Flagship cultural projects are highly dependent on a variety of contextual factors and, therefore, should be positioned to build on existing arts and related commercial activity rather than gamble that they will generate new development from scratch.

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ID Code: 74437
Item Type: Journal Article
Refereed: Yes
DOI: 10.1177/0739456X09354452
ISSN: 1552-6577
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > BUILT ENVIRONMENT AND DESIGN (120000) > URBAN AND REGIONAL PLANNING (120500)
Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > BUILT ENVIRONMENT AND DESIGN (120000) > URBAN AND REGIONAL PLANNING (120500) > Urban Analysis and Development (120507)
Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > STUDIES IN HUMAN SOCIETY (160000) > POLICY AND ADMINISTRATION (160500) > Arts and Cultural Policy (160502)
Divisions: Current > Schools > School of Civil Engineering & Built Environment
Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Science & Engineering Faculty
Funding:
  • UCLA/
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2010 Sage Publications, Inc.
Deposited On: 29 Jul 2014 23:41
Last Modified: 11 Mar 2016 16:27

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