Living (in) the city centre, neoliberal urbanism, Engage Liverpool and citizen engagement with urban change in Liverpool, UK

Speake, Janet and Pentaraki, Maria (2017) Living (in) the city centre, neoliberal urbanism, Engage Liverpool and citizen engagement with urban change in Liverpool, UK. Human Geographies - Journal of Studies and Research in Human Geography, 11 (1). pp. 41-63. ISSN 2067-2284

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Abstract

The critical current of urban regeneration scholarly research focusses on neoliberal urbanism. In concentrating on the neoliberal economic, business and financial dimensions as driving forces behind urban change and regeneration, the human dimension of city centres and city centre living is frequently overshadowed. This paper explores the human dimension through the example of Engage Liverpool, a citizen and neighbourhood organisation. This paper investigates citizen engagement with urban development in the setting of the city centre and central waterfront in Liverpool. The paper argues that despite the dominance of global neoliberal forces within regeneration, citizen and neighbourhood organisations such as Liverpool Engage may have the potential to facilitate citizens’ participation as change makers in urban (re)development.

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Additional Information and Comments: This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License. https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/ The final version, published in Human Geographies, is available at http://www.humangeographies.org.ro/volume-11-issue-1-2017/1113-abstract-2
Keywords: Urban development, citizen engagement, citizen voices, neighbourhood, Liverpool, Engage Liverpool
Faculty / Department: Faculty of Science > Geography and Environmental Science
Depositing User: Janet Speake
Date Deposited: 02 Jun 2017 08:19
Last Modified: 02 Jun 2017 08:19
URI: http://hira.hope.ac.uk/id/eprint/1992

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