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Exploring the production of urban spaceDifferential space in three post-industrial cities$
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Michael Edema Leary-Owhin

Print publication date: 2016

Print ISBN-13: 9781447305743

Published to Policy Press Scholarship Online: September 2016

DOI: 10.1332/policypress/9781447305743.001.0001

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Lowell: (Re)presenting urban space

Lowell: (Re)presenting urban space

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Exploring the production of urban space
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Michael Edema Leary-Owhin

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Policy Press
DOI:10.1332/policypress/9781447305743.003.0004

This chapter shifts the geographical focus to downtown Lowell, Massachusetts, explaining the significance of the transformation of federal and local urban policy imperatives from demolition based urban renewal to heritage preservation, and sensitivity to history, and the valorisation of ethnic diversity. Reproducing the approach of the previous chapter, a number of public space interventions, initially emerging as counter-projects, conceived and delivered by a range of different spatial coalitions are analysed. The chapter also seeks to revisit the significance of Lowell City Council’s (LCC) contribution to the heritage-led reimagining of urban space in the city. Having been elided in the dominant academic literature of Lowell’s heritage-led revival, the importance of the Lowell Heritage State Park is explained.

Keywords:   downtown Lowell Massachusetts, public space interventions, Lowell City Council, LCC, heritage-led revival, dominant academic literature, ethnic diversity

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