Yellow urban alternatives for a green and orange context—Belfast, Northern Ireland

Ashraf M Salama

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Belfast, the home of the Titanic, is a city evolving out of a history of conflict and distress. It is witnessing continuous civil and urban transformations; a transition from a troubled urban entity to a lively vibrant city. When I went to the city about 7 years ago for a short visit, the city was starting to get out of its sleepy, scary, and dark image—from what I felt and was told. Since March 2008 however, I was attracted by Belfast’s new image as a tourist destination with historic depth, unparalleled in many cities. I was also ensnared by the idea that a city I have seen a few years ago has changed beyond recognition and keeps changing for the better.
Original languageEnglish
Specialist publicationArch-Peace Online Editorials
Publication statusPublished - 14 Sep 2009


  • urban interventions
  • Belfast
  • yellow space
  • participatory design
  • culture of engagement

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