(Article of periodic en Anglais - 2013)

Document title

A global solution to local urban crises? Comparing discourses on business improvement districts in Cape Town and Hamburg

Authors(s) and Affiliation(s)

MICHEL B. (1) ;
(1) Institute of Geography, Friedrich-Alexander Univ. Erlangen-Nuremburg, Nuremburg, ALLEMAGNE


This paper builds on the case studies from Hamburg and Cape Town focus on public discourses in the early years of the implementation of BIDs in the respective contexts. After presenting brief descriptions of these discourses and the rationalization within different urban and national contexts, it highlights the links the discourses on BIDs establish, with notions of international best practices and international showcases; the way BIDs reframe notions of public space; and the way BIDs are constituted as the legitimate voice of the local common good


Article of periodic

published at : Urban geography / ISSN 0272-3638

Editor : Winston, Silver Spring, MD - ETATS-UNIS (1980)

Millesime : 2013, vol. 34, no7 [pp. 1011-1030]

Bibliographic references : 5 p.



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