An attempt at socio-economic regeneration through culture in a Central European city: the case of Pécs

Tubaldi, Michele (2014) An attempt at socio-economic regeneration through culture in a Central European city: the case of Pécs. Project Report. Institute for Regional Studies, Centre for Economic and Regional Studies, Hungarian Academy of Sciences, Pécs.


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The paper analyses the culturally-led economic regeneration of Pécs, a Hungarian city which has been awarded the title of European Capital of Culture (ECoC) in 2010. The aim is to shed light on its social and economic development over the past 25 years, by evaluating the transition from the socialist economic system to the free market economy and by considering the culture-oriented transformation as implemented within the city. According to the author, in Pécs the true legacy of the title is represented by a major renewal of the urban infrastructure. However, the physical regeneration is not found to be connected to any productive activity involving the local population and boosting the economic growth in the long run. Furthermore, in a more general perspective, the paper identifies the essential characteristics of the ECoC project by highlighting the weaknesses and suggesting possible alternatives for the future of the title.

Item Type: Monograph (Project Report)
Uncontrolled Keywords: ECoC, európai kulturális főváros, kreatív ipar, kreatív osztály, Magyarország, Pécs, turizmus, városi kormányzás, városmegújítás, városok
Subjects: G Geography. Anthropology. Recreation / földrajz, antropológia, kikapcsolódás > GV Recreation Leisure / szabadidő, szórakozás
H Social Sciences / társadalomtudományok > HD Industries. Land use. Labor / ipar, földhasználat, munkaügy > HD2 Land use / földhasználat > HD21 Regional economics / regionális gazdaság
Depositing User: György Váradi
Date Deposited: 25 Sep 2014 13:52
Last Modified: 03 Apr 2023 08:18

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