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Title: Seeing urban regeneration through an institutional lens: Toward a new contextualism
Author(s): Kan, Wing Shan 
Author(s): Lejano, R. P.
Issue Date: 2015
Publisher: Routledge
Journal: International Journal of Urban Sciences 
Volume: 19
Issue: 3
Start page: 257
End page: 268
One of the ‘tools’ of urban regeneration is discourse – that is, the social construction of new strategies for uplifting parts of the city. In this article, we take an institutionalist approach and contrast textualist urban development regimes from contextualist ones, building on recent theoretical advances in institutional contextualism. A review of the institutional literature underscores the utility of this lens in analysing the discourse and practice of urban regeneration. We demonstrate the contrast between text and context in practice and point to a new contextualism in urban planning and design. Drawing upon examples from Hong Kong, we discuss particular challenges, such as textual autopoiesis, for regenerative urban design.
DOI: 10.1080/12265934.2015.1043328
CIHE Affiliated Publication: No
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