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Author Westbury, Marcus, author.

Title Creating cities / Marcus Westbury.

Published [Place of publication not identified] : Niche Press, 2015.
Melbourne, Australia Niche Press, 2015.


Location Call No. Status
 UniM Southbank  307.3416 Wes    DUE 18-12-19
Physical description 192 pages ; 18 cm
regular print
Notes Part of the Asia Pacific Design Library. QSL.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 188-191)
Contents Part I: Broken cities -- Part II: Changing fortunes -- Part III: Unlikely opportunities -- Part IV: Making change -- Part V: On reflection.
Summary In 2008, Marcus Westbury returned to his hometown of Newcastle, Australia, and found more than 150 empty buildings lining its two main streets. Three years later, the world's largest travel publisher named Newcastle one of the top ten cities in the world to visit. Creating Cities is about the unlikely events in between: of how a failed idea to start a bar morphed into a scheme that has helped transform Newcastle, launched more than two hundred creative and community projects across Australia, and is fast becoming a model for cities and towns around the world. In an engaging, thoughtful, and observational style, Westbury argues that most towns and cities are wasting their most obvious assets: the talent, imagination, and passion of the people that live there. In a globalised age, local creativity has access to new possibilities that most places have barely begun to grasp. In this book, Westbury explains how small-scale failures in Newcastle inspired a larger set of ideas and a 'why-to' strategy with potential applications around the globe. Creating Cities is a provocative and inspiring must-read for creative people, civic and business leaders, town planners, citizens, and anyone who cares about the communities that they live in.
Subject Renew Newcastle (N.S.W.)
Land use, Urban.
City planning.
Community arts projects -- Australia -- New South Wales -- Newcastle.
Urban renewal -- Australia -- New South Wales -- Newcastle.
Urban renewal.
ISBN 0992568749