Culture-led regeneration is a relatively new force within urban planning and gentrification strategies. Bringing counter culture and "bohemia" into the mix is something that has been part of gentrification since its conception, they just hadn't been so clearly instrumentalised or written into the text until recently.
Are artists and cultural producers now fully inscribed within these strategies and processes or is it still possible to question and create public projects that can operate on some other level - particularly now in light of the financial crisis and its massive impact on the public sector and redevelopment schemes?
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