Newtown: a cultural precinct - real or imagined

Show simple item record Shand, Kate 2011-07-06T10:29:08Z 2011-07-06T10:29:08Z 2011-07-06
dc.description MA, Faculty of Humanities, University of the Witwatersrand, 2011 en_US
dc.description.abstract The Newtown Cultural Precinct came about as one of government’s interventions to turn around Johannesburg’s Inner City degeneration as a result of big business’s migration to the North in the nineties when urban management and land use controls collapsed. Government’s approach to culture-led urban regeneration was by means of large public sector capital development. The research covers the history of the concept of Newtown as a cultural precinct and how it came into being. It explores the criteria for cultural precincts in terms of international best practice and whether Newtown meets these requirements. It determines whether what was planned for Newtown by government has been achieved, and is being implemented. A review of strategies, business plans, projects and activities related to the development of Newtown as a cultural precinct was undertaken, as were interviews with key stakeholders, in order to establish why the notion of a cultural precinct took root when it did, and whether it is a success or not. en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.subject Newtown, Johannesburg en_US
dc.subject cultural precinct en_US
dc.subject culture en_US
dc.subject urban renewal en_US
dc.title Newtown: a cultural precinct - real or imagined en_US
dc.type Thesis en_US

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