Title: Turning off the red lights: Entrepreneurial urban strategies in 'De Wallen' Amsterdam
Authors: Neuts, Bart ×
Devos, Tim
Dirckx, Toon #
Issue Date: 2014
Publisher: Elsevier
Series Title: Applied Geography vol:49 pages:37-44
Abstract: Entrepreneurial strategies to urban development involve a combination of risk-taking, inventiveness, promotion, and profit motivation, mostly associated with the field of economics. This market rational, guided by public-private investments and city branding, could however result in (a) a collection of sanitized city spaces specifically designed for the upper classes with unfavourable activities pushed outward, and (b) a homogenization of different destinations, without sufficient attention for the spacespecific characteristics. Specific entrepreneurial strategies and their consequences for socially marginalized groups and destination competitiveness are discussed in the case of the red-light district of Amsterdam.
ISSN: 0143-6228
Publication status: published
KU Leuven publication type: IT
Appears in Collections:Division of Geography & Tourism
Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences
× corresponding author
# (joint) last author

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