The Resource Creating cities, Marcus Westbury

Creating cities, Marcus Westbury

Label
Creating cities
Title
Creating cities
Statement of responsibility
Marcus Westbury
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
In 2008, Marcus Westbury returned to his hometown of Newcastle, Australia, and found more than 150 empty buildings lining its two main streets. Three years later, the world's largest travel publisher named Newcastle one of the top ten cities in the world to visit. Creating Cities is about the unlikely events in between: of how a failed idea to start a bar morphed into a scheme that has helped transform Newcastle, launched more than two hundred creative and community projects across Australia, and is fast becoming a model for cities and towns around the world. In an engaging, thoughtful, and observational style, Westbury argues that most towns and cities are wasting their most obvious assets: the talent, imagination, and passion of the people that live there. In a globalised age, local creativity has access to new possibilities that most places have barely begun to grasp. In this book, Westbury explains how small-scale failures in Newcastle inspired a larger set of ideas and a 'why-to' strategy with potential applications around the globe. Creating Cities is a provocative and inspiring must-read for creative people, civic and business leaders, town planners, citizens, and anyone who cares about the communities that they live in
Cataloging source
YDXCP
Dewey number
307.3416099442
Index
no index present
LC call number
HT166
LC item number
.W475 2015
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Label
Creating cities, Marcus Westbury
Publication
Copyright
Note
Part of the Asia Pacific Design Library.
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 188-191)
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  • fro
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Part I: Broken cities -- Part II: Changing fortunes -- Part III: Unlikely opportunities -- Part IV: Making change -- Part V: On reflection
Control code
000055424618
Dimensions
18 cm
Extent
192 pages
Isbn
9780992568740
Lccn
2015462391
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
http://library.link/vocab/recordID
.b35887540
Specific material designation
regular print
System control number
  • (OCoLC)920019545
  • rm5887540

Library Locations

    • Deakin University Library - Geelong Waterfront CampusBorrow it
      1 Gheringhap Street, Geelong, Victoria, 3220, AU
      -38.143069 144.360403
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