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Today is a new metropolitan age and for the first time ever more people live in cities than they do anywhere else. As cities strengthen their international and cultural influence, the global world is acted out most articulately in the world's urban hubs — through its diverse cultures, broad networks and innovative styles of governance. Looking at the city through its internal dynamics, the book examines how governance and cultural policy play out in a national and international framework.

Making a truly global contribution to the literature, editors Isar and Anheier bring together a truly international and highly-respected collection of scholars. In doing so, they skilfully steer debates beyond the city as an economic powerhouse, to cover issues that fully comprehend a city's cultural dynamics and ...

Johannesburg: Investing in Cultural Economies or Publics?
Johannesburg: Investing in cultural economies or publics?
EdgarPieterse and KimGurney

In the dramatic governance reforms Johannesburg has undergone since 1994, the metropolitan government has sought to play a key transformative role in a context where the formal economy served mainly the white middle classes and undermined the prospects of the black majority, structurally excluded during the apartheid era. The potential of urban culture as part of a larger tourism and development strategy was identified in the early stages. The strategies subsequently implemented included the development of a ‘cultural arc’ sweeping through the inner city, with the area of Newtown at its core. The authors' analysis of this flagship initiative articulates tensions in urban regeneration between economic development with a cultural ...

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