Seaside towns in transition and the discourse of tourism in urban regeneration: the case study of Hastings

  • Alberto Forte

Student thesis: Doctoral Thesis


The establishment of regeneration programmes as part of urban policy has triggered an upsurge of interest in the study of tourism as a factor of urban change. The inner city and the urban waterfront in large post-industrial cities have become the common ground for research in tourism and regeneration but the recent regeneration of declining seaside towns in the UK has not received the same attention. This thesis presents a study conducted into the dynamics of change in a seaside town through the exploration of the formation of the discourse concerning the role of tourism in regeneration.
Date of AwardApr 2009
Original languageEnglish
Awarding Institution
  • University of Brighton

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