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Cities don’t have to copy hipster trends to prosper – they can embrace what makes them unique

Cities don’t have to copy hipster trends to prosper – they can embrace what makes them unique

  • Date31 October 2019

After experiencing a period of post-industrial decline, many cities are looking to change their fortunes, through urban regeneration programmes.

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New research reveals that regeneration doesn’t mean cities have to follow the same path as other urban areas and embracing what makes them unique can help avoid some of the ill-effects of regeneration.

The research into urban development features in an article on The Conversation contributed by PhD Researcher Emily Hopkins, based within the Department of Geography and the Centre for the GeoHumanities at Royal Holloway.

Supervised by Dr Oli Mould, and supported by the SEDTC and the ESRC, Emily’s thesis is titled ‘Creating the Ordinary City: The Making of Place and Community in Coventry, UK City of Culture 2021’.

Read more at The Conversation  

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