By Ana Gonçalves
Focusing on Cardiff, the capital urban of Wales within the united kingdom, this ebook displays on a modern small ecu urban – its improvement, features, and current struggles. Following a century in which it was once dubbed the world’s ‘coaltropolis’, the decline well-liked for coal intended that Cardiff persisted an acute strategy of de-industrialisation. In looking to handle this and the comparable excessive degrees of unemployment, it has skilled a technique of cultural and social reinvention because the Nineteen Eighties, and extra considerably after Wales become a devolved kingdom within the overdue Nineteen Nineties. Cardiff’s improvement from a small port right into a capital urban is tested and unique consciousness is paid to the city’s cultural and social transformation in contemporary many years that has depended on the growth of particular cultural clusters and tourism, which were decisive for the transformation of its cultural id and in shaping the city’s person and collective stories and identities.
Cardiff epitomises a essential case of city reinvention, cultural regeneration, and social transformation, mendacity among it appears contradictory paradigms: the necessity to reply to worldwide calls for and the trouble to take care of its cultural specialty and Welsh roots. hence, it units the scene for a much broader mirrored image on small cities, specifically within the eu atmosphere, and what regularly characterises those towns: their liveability, cultural creativity and neighborhood empowerment, in addition to the truth that they facilitate mobility and social interplay. those worldly cities, the ebook contends, current attention-grabbing possibilities and demanding situations on the city, financial, social and cultural degrees that depend upon extra human-scale, people-based methods to towns, therefore defying latest city hierarchies and categorisations.
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Concentrating on Cardiff, the capital urban of Wales within the united kingdom, this ebook displays on a latest small ecu urban – its improvement, features, and current struggles. Following a century in which it was once dubbed the world’s ‘coaltropolis’, the decline well known for coal intended that Cardiff continued an acute means of de-industrialisation.
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Reinventing a Small, Worldly City: The Cultural and Social Transformation of Cardiff by Ana Gonçalves