I’m a senior lecturer in tourism and regeneration at the University of Greenwich and this blog is a record of, and a discussion forum for, a project to investigate the reletaionship between social exclusion and cultural regeneration in seaside towns.
Strategies of cultural development are becoming increasingly frequent in the regeneration of former resorts and this research aims to contribute to our understanding of this trend and to developing socially sustainable forms of cultural regeneration.
There are three stages to this research:
- An analysis of contemporary seaside regeneration polices and projects
- Interviews with key stakeholders in seaside regeneration
- Research into the uses and users of cultural regeneration zones within three seaside towns in Kent: Folkestone, Whitstable and Margate
The findings of these three stages of the research will be integrated to produce an analysis of the social impacts of cultural regeneration in seaside towns.
I have a more general blog about my research, teaching and other activities here.