Inspiring Capital? Deconstructing myths and reconstructing urban environments, Edinburgh, 1860–2010

@article{Madgin2013InspiringCD,
  title={Inspiring Capital? Deconstructing myths and reconstructing urban environments, Edinburgh, 1860–2010},
  author={Rebecca Madgin and Richard Rodger},
  journal={Urban History},
  year={2013},
  volume={40},
  pages={507 - 529}
}
ABSTRACT: ‘Inspiring Capital’ is the sign that confronts visitors and residents alike at the boundaries of the Edinburgh administrative area. It is a consciously ambiguous message of self-promotion: the logo proclaims the dual standing of the city of Edinburgh as a European capital city and a city of international capital. The article uses a long-run approach to explore how, by inventing and nurturing a myth about Edinburgh as a non-industrial city, councillors and planners privileged the… 

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