chapter  43
Toward sustainable culture-led regeneration
ByCarl Grodach
Pages 10

Governments around the world invest significant resources in a multitude of culture-led regeneration projects. While a few success stories such as the Guggenheim Bilbao, Tate Modern, London or Millennium Park in Chicago have been widely reported in the media for attracting tourists, improving the city image, and arresting physical and economic decline, project outcomes and the distribution of benefits are often highly debated or even unknown. In response to the conflicting assessments and outcomes, this chapter presents a framework for evaluating sustainable culture-led regeneration that considers current political, economic, and institutional realities and discusses both the hurdles and opportunities available to advance sustainable culture-led regeneration.