Downtown Revitalisation and Delta Blues in Clarksdale, Mississippi: Lessons for Small Cities and Towns

Meet the author and grab your very own copy of this book at the Mainstreet Australia Victorian Conference in August.

This book is about Clarksdale, Mississippi and the economic revitalisation process that led to the rebirth of the city’s downtown after many years of decline and dereliction. The special significance of Blues music to downtown revitalisation is highlighted through cultural tourism.

This book focuses on revitalisation efforts in the long-established downtown in Clarksdale. Lessons are provided for other small cities and towns where a decline in economic activities in the downtown has been in evidence over many years.

About the Author

John Henshall is a Melbourne based economist and Director, Economics with Ethos Urban. John’s experience covers projects in economic development and land use planning; industry sector analysis; retail, commercial and industrial location and development; residential supply and demand; tourism strategies and projects; and appearing as expert witness at planning tribunals and panels.

Check out a recent PBS video clip on his work and interest in blues in Clarksdale. Mississippi.


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