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Town centre management models: A European perspective
journal contributionposted on 2023-05-16, 23:27 authored by Coca-Stefaniak, J, Parker, C, Quin, S, Rinaldi, R, Byrom, JW
Town centre management (TCM) has evolved considerably over the last 25 years in terms of both its purpose and methods. Whilst most reviews of TCM to date have focused on its development within the Anglo-Saxon world (typically North America and the United Kingdom), comparatively little attention has been given to other models of place and town centre management that have emerged across Europe. This paper seeks to redress the balance by exploring the relevance of other models from a number of European countries, which were researched using a case study approach and conceptualised within a framework which seeks to classify TCM schemes by their funding sources and structural formality. It is argued that, despite their lower budgets or lack of formal recognition, other models of TCM such as informal place management schemes or hybrids of formal and informal TCM schemes can often be just as effective in delivering positive outcomes for urban communities.
Publication titleCities: The International Journal of Urban Policy & Planning
PublisherElsevier SCI ltd.
Place of publicationUK
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