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Distinctiveness and Cities: Beyond 'Find and Replace' Economic Development?

Distinctiveness and Cities: Beyond 'Find and Replace' Economic Development?

Neil Lee
01 October 2007

Defines distinctiveness in the context of cities, and explains why it matters. Suggests that differentiation is a strength. Explores functional distinctiveness, economic specialisation, and amenities and retail. Discusses three areas of physical distinctiveness: iconic structures; the role of history; and the built environment.

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