Cities are increasingly encouraging concentration of culture-related uses in specific areas, often labelled as 'cultural quarters', to achieve use synergies and regeneration outcomes. These outcomes may be linked to tourism since many cities are seeking to attract visitors to such areas by promoting and signposting or area branding. One mechanism often applied in such quarters is public art, since this has often been seen as a reliable method of attracting visitors, promoting public image, and enhancing local identity. However, such activities give rise to questions in relation to the potential contradiction between promoting place image and local identity. This is illustrated by case studies of public art schemes in Manchester's 'Northern Quarter' and Belfast's 'Cathedral Quarter'.
|Title of host publication||Travel, Tourism and Art|
|Editors||Tijana Rakic, Jo-Anne Lester|
|Place of Publication||Farnsham|
|Publisher||Ashgate Publishing Ltd|
|Number of pages||12|
|Publication status||Published - 2013|
- Public art