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Heritage, Tourism and Economic Development in Seaside Towns

March 18, 2015


Yesterday, I gave this presentation at a fascinating event at Turner Contemporary in Margate on local lists and the heritage sector.  I was invited to speak by the Margate Neighbourhood Plan Forum and Margate Civic Society, about the relationship between heritage, tourism and economic development.  This was great opportunity for me to return to Margate, […]

Rediscovering cultural tourism: cultural regeneration in seaside towns

February 24, 2011


UPDATE: This article is now available for free download from here. I’ve just had this article published in the Journal of Town and City Management. The abstract is below.  If you’d like to know more about this paper and don’t have access to read it online, please get in touch. “British seaside towns have been […]

Local Enterprise Partnerships and Seaside Towns: new paper

February 1, 2011


Samantha Chaperon and I have had a paper accepted for a Regional Studies Association event on ‘Innovation Processes and Destination Development in Tourist Resorts’ that will be held in Östersund, Sweden from 30th March-1st April this year.  Our paper is titled ‘Local Enterprise Partnerships and Seaside Towns: an analysis of a framework for the governance […]

Seaside towns and Local Enterprise Partnerships

December 8, 2010


This is a copy of a presentation that myself and a colleague, Samantha Chaperon, were due to give at the ATHE 2010 conference last week. Sadly the weather conspired against us, but the organisers have been kind enough to let us submit the full paper for the proceedings, which I will post a link to […]

Arts-led regeneration – visit of Japanese scholars to Kent

November 9, 2010


I was very pleased to be invited last week to speak to a group of Japanese scholars from Oita University who were on a visit to Kent to investigate cultural regeneration led by Teresa Smith from the University of Oxford.    I spoke about my research into the social impacts of cultural regeneration and we had a […]

The development of seaside towns: domestic tourism in a core-periphery context

October 20, 2010


I’ve been working on some new research with a colleague, Samantha Chaperon, which uses dependency theory as a framework for analysing the development of seaside towns. In particular, we’re interested in what light this research can shed on the new Local Enterprise Partnerships that affect these towns. We’ll be presenting the early stages of our […]

SeaScape conference

September 7, 2009


I’m planning on going to this conference in October,which for some reason I only found out about today! SeaScape Conference – Butlins, Skegness, PE25 1NJ Thursday 1st and Friday 2nd October 2009 This is a two-day international conference exploring culture as a regenerative force for coastal communities. Bringing together cultural strategists, architects, and regeneration experts […]