Journal of Place Management and Development


Built Environment

Table Of Contents: Volume 11 Issue 3 - Special Issue: Grassroots Festivals and Place Making

Grassroots festival keeps city alive during severe drought

Andrew Mason, Rebecca Scollen

This paper aims to discuss the role of a grassroots initiative in engaging local people in an innovative place-making fringe festival. Festivals such as the Carnival of…

Food tourism and events as tools for social sustainability?

Anna de Jong, Peter Varley

Food tourism and events are often prefaced as tools for sustainability within national and intra-national food and agricultural policy contexts. Yet, the realities of…

“Fête de la Soupe”: rural identity, self-representation, and the(re)-making of the village in France

Hélène B. Ducros

The purpose of this paper is to explore a grassroot festival in rural France organized around the concept of soup. The annual fête de la soupe held in a village in…

Multiple place/s: exploring the link between urban politics and rural festival environments

Michelle Catanzaro, Elissa James

This paper aims to explore how the entertainment economy excludes individuals and facilitates private investment, the problematic shift towards a “creative economy” and…

Festival community networks and transformative place-making

David Jarman

Festivals are often explicitly connected to the destinations in which they take place, explored here as contributing to broader processes of place-making and engagement…

From “clone towns” to “slow towns”: examining festival legacies

Michael B. Duignan, Seth I. Kirby, Danny O’Brien, Sally Everett

This paper aims to examine the role of grassroots (food) festivals for supporting the sustainability of micro and small producers, whilst exploring potential productive…



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