City Spaces - Tourist Places
Routledge – 2008 – 400 pages
Over the last decade, commentaries and research on urban tourism precincts have predominantly focused on: their role in the tourism attractions mix; their physical and functional forms; their economic significance; their role as a catalyst for urban renewal; their evolution and associated development processes; and, perhaps more broadly, their role, locality and function within the context of urban planning.
City Spaces – Tourist Places both consolidates and develops the extant knowledge of urban tourism precincts into a coherent research driven contemporary work. It revisits and examines the foundational literature but, more importantly, engages with aspects of precinct development that have previously been either underdeveloped or received only limited consideration, such as the psychological and socio-cultural dimensions of the precinct experience. Written by an international team of contributors it provides the reader with:
* A comprehensive analysis of foundational theory and cutting-edge advances in the knowledge of the precinct phenomenon
* An examination of previously underdeveloped topics and themes based on contemporary and ground-breaking research
* Typological and theoretical frameworks in which to locate precinct form, function and experience
Brilliantly edited to ensure theoretical continuity and coherence City Spaces – Tourist Places is vital reading for anyone involved in the study or planning of urban tourism precincts.
Section 1 – Foundations; Chapter 1: Urban tourism precincts: engaging with the field by Bruce Hayllar, Tony Griffin & Deborah Edwards; Chapter 2: Evolution of the tourism precinct by Costas Spirou; Chapter 3: Places and people: a precinct typology by Tony Griffin, Bruce Hayllar & Deborah Edwards; Chapter 4: Theorising precincts: disciplinary perspectives by Simon Darcy & Jennie Small; Section 2 - Key themes and issues; Chapter 5: Urban tourism precincts: an overview of key themes and issues by Deborah Edwards, Tony Griffin & Bruce Hayllar; Chapter 6: Precincts within the urban form: relationships with the city by Ian Kelly; Chapter 7: The structure and form of urban tourism precincts: setting the stage for tourist performances by Christopher Krolikowski & Graham Brown; Chapter 8: Precincts and the urban economy by Brent Ritchie; Chapter 9: The tourist experience of precincts by Martin Selby, Bruce Hayllar & Tony Griffin; Chapter 10: Conflicts and politics in precinct development by Glen Searle; Chapter 11: Visitor/host relationships: conviviality between visitors and host communities by Robert Maitland & Peter Newman; Section 3 - Precincts in practice; Chapter 12: Precinct planning and design, management and marketing: an overview by Tony Griffin, Bruce Hayllar & Deborah Edwards; Chapter 13: Precinct Case Study 1 Grote Markt Groningen by Gregory Ashworth; Chapter 14: Precinct Case Study 2 Darling Harbour by Deborah Edwards, Tony Griffin & Bruce Hayllar; Chapter 15: Precinct Case Study 3 London’s ‘south bank’ by Duncan Tyler and Munir Morad; Chapter 16: Precinct Case Study 4 Sheffield City Centre by Kirsten Holmes and Yasminah Beebeejaun; Chapter 17: Precinct Case Study 5 Evora (Portugal) and Hoi An (Vietnam) by Graham Brooks; Section 4 - Lessons for theory and practice; Chapter 18: City places: tourist spaces – a reprise by Bruce Hayllar, Tony Griffin & Deborah Edwards.