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Valli, C., Olesen, K. & Parker, P. (2024). Solutions in search of a problem: Opening policy windows for Business Improvement Districts in the Nordic countries. Environment and Planning C: Politics and Space
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Solutions in search of a problem: Opening policy windows for Business Improvement Districts in the Nordic countries
2024 (English)In: Environment and Planning C: Politics and Space, ISSN 2399-6544, E-ISSN 2399-6552Article in journal (Refereed) Epub ahead of print
Abstract [en]

Policy mobility literature invites us to consider the power-laden processes of how urban policies are exported, mimicked, and transformed in different urban contexts. However, recent critique has highlighted the need for a fuller understanding of urban policy context to understand where and when policies come to be implemented in new settings and how they are transformed. The purpose of this study is to explore understandings of urban policy context in a comparative study of policy mobility, and specifically relations between internationally packaged concepts, local pilot projects and national level actors. We develop a framework for understanding these relations in policy mobility based on case studies of BID policy development in Sweden and Denmark drawing on both Policy Mobility literature and a Multiple Streams Approach. The main finding is that local pilots play a key role in translating packaged policy concepts but also serve as ‘proof of concept’ for further institutionalization. The way these pilots are discursively situated in relation to ‘problems’ is therefore of central importance for further implementation. Furthermore, the study highlights the role of policy entrepreneurs that connect local pilots (and discursive problems) with national level actors, and political opportunities.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Sage Publications, 2024
Keywords
Business improvement district, neoliberalism, Nordic, multiple streams approach, policy mobility
National Category
Human Geography
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:mau:diva-65259 (URN)10.1177/23996544241226807 (DOI)001147577100001 ()2-s2.0-85182842702 (Scopus ID)
Available from: 2024-01-22 Created: 2024-01-22 Last updated: 2024-02-27Bibliographically approved
Kusevski, D., Stalevska, M. & Valli, C. (2023). The Business of Improving Neighborhoods. A Critical Overview of Neighborhood-Based Business Improvement Districts (NBIDs) in Sweden. Urban Affairs Review, 59(4), 1046-1079, Article ID 107808742110707.
Open this publication in new window or tab >>The Business of Improving Neighborhoods. A Critical Overview of Neighborhood-Based Business Improvement Districts (NBIDs) in Sweden
2023 (English)In: Urban Affairs Review, ISSN 1078-0874, E-ISSN 1552-8332, Vol. 59, no 4, p. 1046-1079, article id 107808742110707Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

This article offers an overview of neighbourhood-based BIDs (NBIDs) in Sweden. Swedish NBIDs tend to appear in stigmatized residential areas engaging with pressing sets of urban issues that have been longstanding concern of social policy. Their overarching goal is raising property values in neighborhoods on the edge between urban decline and (re)development potential. Emerging in a neoliberalizing institutional context, NBIDs present themselves as correctives to public-policy failures by promoting property-oriented solutions. The adaptation of the BID model in the Swedish ‘post-welfare’ landscape, however, exhibits, and arguably exacerbates, the shortcomings found in BID elsewhere. Their opaque institutional structure and lack of accountability contribute to curbing democratic influence over local development, thus reinforcing spatial inequalities. We argue that the growing political advocacy for the institutionalization of the BID model in Sweden presents a new milestone in the neoliberalization of urban governance, as private actors are promoted to legitimate co-creators of urban policy.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Sage Publications, 2023
Keywords
BID; Business Improvement District; Sweden; neoliberal urbanism; neighborhood development
National Category
Social and Economic Geography
Research subject
Urban studies
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:mau:diva-49285 (URN)10.1177/10780874211070746 (DOI)000747833800001 ()2-s2.0-85122832145 (Scopus ID)
Funder
Swedish Research Council Formas
Available from: 2022-01-11 Created: 2022-01-11 Last updated: 2023-10-02Bibliographically approved
Valli, C. (2022). Artistic careers in the cyclicality of art scenes and gentrification: symbolic capital accumulation through space in Bushwick, NYC. Urban geography, 43(8), 1176-1198
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Artistic careers in the cyclicality of art scenes and gentrification: symbolic capital accumulation through space in Bushwick, NYC
2022 (English)In: Urban geography, ISSN 0272-3638, E-ISSN 1938-2847, Vol. 43, no 8, p. 1176-1198Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Why and how do artists engage in activities that likely lead to gentrification, despite their awareness of its effects and despite that they will possibly be among the displaced groups? I highlight a missing link in existing literature explaining the recurring patterns of art scenes and gentrification in US cities– the cyclicality of artistic careers trajectories in art scenes’ spatiality. The study shows that the shifted reputation of the neighborhood in early stages of gentrification is instrumental to positioning individual cultural producers in the cultural field through the local art scene’s collective accumulation of symbolic capital. Early-career artists accumulate symbolic capital through space. Paired with the capitalist and racist legacies of the US city, this contributes to reproducing gentrification. Theoretically, the article draws from Bourdieu’s theory of the cultural field and geographical literature of the symbolic economy. Empirically, it draws on interviews with cultural producers in Bushwick (Brooklyn, NYC).

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Taylor & Francis, 2022
Keywords
gentrification, art scene, Brooklyn, cultural workers, artists
National Category
Human Geography Economic Geography
Research subject
Urban studies
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:mau:diva-41429 (URN)10.1080/02723638.2021.1902122 (DOI)000632723000001 ()2-s2.0-85103191259 (Scopus ID)
Available from: 2021-03-25 Created: 2021-03-25 Last updated: 2024-02-05Bibliographically approved
Valli, C. (2022). ‘Cleaning up’ Heritage in the Post-Industrial City: Making Heritage, Gentrification and Legitimacy in Gamlestaden. In: Hammami, Feras; Jewesbury, Daniel; Valli, Chiara (Ed.), Heritage, Gentrification and Resistance in the Neoliberal City: (pp. 63-81). New York, Oxford: Berghahn Books
Open this publication in new window or tab >>‘Cleaning up’ Heritage in the Post-Industrial City: Making Heritage, Gentrification and Legitimacy in Gamlestaden
2022 (English)In: Heritage, Gentrification and Resistance in the Neoliberal City / [ed] Hammami, Feras; Jewesbury, Daniel; Valli, Chiara, New York, Oxford: Berghahn Books, 2022, p. 63-81Chapter in book (Refereed)
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
New York, Oxford: Berghahn Books, 2022
National Category
Cultural Studies Human Geography History
Research subject
Urban studies
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:mau:diva-54348 (URN)978-1-80073-572-9 (ISBN)978-1-80073-573-6 (ISBN)
Available from: 2022-08-08 Created: 2022-08-08 Last updated: 2023-09-19Bibliographically approved
Valli, C. & Baeten, G. (2022). Editorial: Imagining/doing smart cities. Urban Matters, 2
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Editorial: Imagining/doing smart cities
2022 (English)In: Urban Matters, Vol. 2Article in journal, Editorial material (Other academic) Published
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Malmö: Institute for Urban Research, Malmö university, 2022
Keywords
smart city; urban planning
National Category
Social and Economic Geography
Research subject
Urban studies
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:mau:diva-50713 (URN)
Available from: 2022-03-22 Created: 2022-03-22 Last updated: 2023-10-25Bibliographically approved
Jewesbury, D., Hammami, F. & Valli, C. (2022). Epilogue: Reflections on Heritage, Gentrification, Resistance. In: Hammami, Feras; Jewesbury, Daniel; Valli, Chiara (Ed.), Heritage, Gentrification and Resistance in the Neoliberal City: (pp. 185-193). New York, Oxford: Berghahn Books
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Epilogue: Reflections on Heritage, Gentrification, Resistance
2022 (English)In: Heritage, Gentrification and Resistance in the Neoliberal City / [ed] Hammami, Feras; Jewesbury, Daniel; Valli, Chiara, New York, Oxford: Berghahn Books, 2022, p. 185-193Chapter in book (Refereed)
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
New York, Oxford: Berghahn Books, 2022
National Category
History and Archaeology Arts Cultural Studies Human Geography
Research subject
Urban studies
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:mau:diva-54350 (URN)978-1-80073-572-9 (ISBN)978-1-80073-573-6 (ISBN)
Available from: 2022-08-08 Created: 2022-08-08 Last updated: 2023-10-02Bibliographically approved
Hammami, F., Jewesbury, D. & Valli, C. (Eds.). (2022). Heritage, Gentrification and Resistance in the Neoliberal City. New York, Oxford: Berghahn Books
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Heritage, Gentrification and Resistance in the Neoliberal City
2022 (English)Collection (editor) (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

What happens when versions of the past become silenced, suppressed, or privileged due to urban restructuring? In what ways are the interpretations and performances of ‘the past’ linked to urban gentrification, marginalization, displacement, and social responses? Authors explore a variety of attempts to interrupt and interrogate urban restructuring, and to imagine alternative forms of urban organization, produced by diverse coalitions of resisting groups and individuals. Armed with historical narratives, oral histories, objects, physical built environment, memorials, and intangible aspects of heritage that include traditions, local knowledge and experiences, memories, authors challenge the ‘devaluation’ of their neighborhoods in official heritage and development narratives.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
New York, Oxford: Berghahn Books, 2022
Series
Explorations in Heritage Studies
Keywords
heritage; gentrification; neoliberalism; post-industrial city; resistance
National Category
Cultural Studies Human Geography Arts History and Archaeology
Research subject
Urban studies
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:mau:diva-54347 (URN)10.3167/9781800735729 (DOI)2-s2.0-85139590099 (Scopus ID)978-1-80073-572-9 (ISBN)978-1-80073-573-6 (ISBN)
Note

Contents and contributors

Introduction: Exploring Injustices through Heritage in the Neoliberal City. Feras Hammami, Daniel Jewesbury, and Chiara Valli

Part I: Heritage through Gentrification in the Post-Industrial City

Chapter 1. Theorizing Heritage in the Post-Industrial City. Maris Boyd Gillette

Chapter 2. The Value of the Uncool: Reflections on the Demolition of an Old Re-used Industrial Area. Helena Holgersson

Chapter 3. ‘Cleaning up’ Heritage in the Post-Industrial City: Making Heritage, Gentrification, and Legitimacy in Gamlestaden. Feras Hammami and Chiara Valli

Part II: Gentrification through Heritage-Making and Remaking

Chapter 4. Beyond the Good, the Neutral and the Consensual: Heritage between the Police and the Political. Višnja Kisić

Chapter 5. Whose Heritage, Whose City? Questions from the Revolting New York Project. Don Mitchell

Chapter 6. ‘Virtuous Marginality’ Revisited and Revised: Distance, Difference and the Selection of Objects of Preservation in an Era of Hyper-Gentrification. Japonica Brown-Saracino

Part III: Gentrification through Heritage-Led Resistance

Chapter 7. The Dynamic Authenticity of Local Mixed Streets: Street Heritage and Activism in Belfast City Centre. Agustina Martire and Anna Skoura

Chapter 8. Gentrification and Public Heritage in Rome: The Potential and Ambiguities of the ‘Right to Buy’ Policy as a Strategy to Stay Put. Sandra Annunziata, edited by Loretta Lees

Chapter 9. Public Art, Docile Bodies, and the ‘Post-Conflict’ City. Daniel Jewesbury

Epilogue: Reflections on Heritage, Gentrification, Resistance. Daniel Jewesbury, Feras Hammami, and Chiara Valli

Available from: 2022-08-08 Created: 2022-08-08 Last updated: 2023-09-19Bibliographically approved
Hammami, F., Jewesbury, D. & Valli, C. (2022). Introduction: Exploring Injustices through Heritage in the Neoliberal City. In: Hammami, Feras; Jewesbury, Daniel; Valli, Chiara (Ed.), Heritage, Gentrification and Resistance in the Neoliberal City: . New York, Oxford: Berghahn Books
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Introduction: Exploring Injustices through Heritage in the Neoliberal City
2022 (English)In: Heritage, Gentrification and Resistance in the Neoliberal City / [ed] Hammami, Feras; Jewesbury, Daniel; Valli, Chiara, New York, Oxford: Berghahn Books, 2022Chapter in book (Refereed)
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
New York, Oxford: Berghahn Books, 2022
National Category
Human Geography Arts History and Archaeology
Research subject
Urban studies
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:mau:diva-54349 (URN)978-1-80073-572-9 (ISBN)978-1-80073-573-6 (ISBN)
Available from: 2022-08-08 Created: 2022-08-08 Last updated: 2023-10-02Bibliographically approved
Kusevski, D., Stalevska, M. & Valli, C. (2022). Neighborhood-Based Business Improvement Districts (BIDs): A New Milestone of Neoliberal Urbanism in Sweden?. Urban Affairs Forum (2022-03-25)
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Neighborhood-Based Business Improvement Districts (BIDs): A New Milestone of Neoliberal Urbanism in Sweden?
2022 (English)In: Urban Affairs Forum, no 2022-03-25Article in journal (Other (popular science, discussion, etc.)) Published
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Sage Publications, 2022
National Category
Social and Economic Geography
Research subject
Urban studies
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:mau:diva-50784 (URN)
Available from: 2022-03-28 Created: 2022-03-28 Last updated: 2023-08-23Bibliographically approved
Valli, C., Hammami, F. & Jewesbury, D. (2022). Så formar historien framtidens planering: Reflektioner om kulturarv, gentrifiering och motstånd. PLAN, Tidskriften för samhällsplanering. (7), 28-33
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Så formar historien framtidens planering: Reflektioner om kulturarv, gentrifiering och motstånd
2022 (Swedish)In: PLAN, Tidskriften för samhällsplanering., no 7, p. 28-33Article in journal (Other (popular science, discussion, etc.)) Published
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Karlskrona: Föreningen för samhällsplanering, 2022
National Category
Architectural Engineering
Research subject
Urban studies; Sustainable studies
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:mau:diva-57555 (URN)
Available from: 2023-01-18 Created: 2023-01-18 Last updated: 2023-09-05Bibliographically approved
Projects
Public health, epidemics and urban planning: reinstating the connection; Malmö University
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