Dr Andrew Smith

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I am a Reader in Tourism and Events and have been at the University of Westminster since 2004. Previously, I held lectureships at the University of Kent and at Sheffield Hallam University. I read Geography at Cambridge University in the mid 1990s and then moved to Sheffield where I studied for a PhD in a programme of research entitled 'Reimaging the City'. This PhD was funded jointly by both Sheffield Hallam University and the University of Sheffield.

I lead the MA elective in Mega-Events and the MA Dissertation module. I also undertake research supervision at MA and PhD levels. I lead two undergraduate modules on the BA Tourism and Events programmes - Eventful Cities and Comparative Study. I also lead the annual final year field trip to Malta.

Over the past five years I have written on various urban themes. My first book 'Events and Urban Regeneration' was published by Routledge in 2012; and my second 'Events in the City: Using Public Spaces as Event Venues' was published by Routledge in 2016. My research has also been published in leading journals including: Urban Studies, European Planning Studies, European Urban and Regional Studies, Annals of Tourism Research and Tourism Geographies.

There are three main strands to my work. The first is events, in particular their role as tools for the regeneration and revitalisation of cities. The second is place image, drawing heavily on my doctoral work. The third is urban tourism, especially the role of iconic projects and monumental urbanism in tourism. This work is focused mainly on UK cities, but I have also published research on Oslo, Barcelona and Valletta.

2017

Animation or denigration? Using urban public spaces as event venues (2017)
Smith, A. 2017. Animation or denigration? Using urban public spaces as event venues . Event Management .
Event satisfaction and behavioural intentions: examining the impact of the London 2012 Olympic Games on participation in sport (2017)
Smith, A., Brown, G. and Assaker, G. 2017. Event satisfaction and behavioural intentions: examining the impact of the London 2012 Olympic Games on participation in sport. European Sport Management Quarterly. 17 (3), pp. 331-348.
Olympic Experiences: The Significance of Place (2017)
Smith, A., Brown, G. and Assaker, G. 2017. Olympic Experiences: The Significance of Place . Event Management. 21 (3), pp. 281-299.

2016

Revisiting the host city: an empirical examination of sport involvement, place attachment, event satisfaction and spectator intentions at the London Olympics (2016)
Brown, G., Smith, A. and Assaker, G. 2016. Revisiting the host city: an empirical examination of sport involvement, place attachment, event satisfaction and spectator intentions at the London Olympics. Tourism Management . 55, pp. 160-172.

2015

Exploring attitudes to edgy urban destinations: the case of Deptford, London (2015)
Smith, A. and Pappalepore, I. 2015. Exploring attitudes to edgy urban destinations: the case of Deptford, London. Journal of Tourism and Cultural Change. 13 (2), pp. 97-114.

2014

Leveraging Sport Mega-Events: New Model or Convenient Justification? (2014)
Smith, A. 2014. Leveraging Sport Mega-Events: New Model or Convenient Justification? Journal of Policy Research in Tourism, Leisure and Events. 6 (1-3), pp. 15-30.
From green park to theme park? Evolving legacy visions for London's Olympic Park (2014)
Smith, A. 2014. From green park to theme park? Evolving legacy visions for London's Olympic Park. Architectural Research Quarterly . 18 (14), pp. 315-323.
Destination images of non-visitors (2014)
Cherifi, B., Smith, A., Maitland, R. and Stevenson, N. 2014. Destination images of non-visitors. Annals of Tourism Research . 49, pp. 190-192.
‘Borrowing’ public space to stage major events: The Greenwich Park controversy (2014)
Smith, A. 2014. ‘Borrowing’ public space to stage major events: The Greenwich Park controversy. Urban Studies. 51 (2), pp. 247-263.
Prosuming creative urban areas. Evidence from East London (2014)
Pappalepore, I., Maitland, R. and Smith, A. 2014. Prosuming creative urban areas. Evidence from East London. Annals of Tourism Research. 44, pp. 227-240.

2013

“De-risking” East London: olympic regeneration planning 2000–2012 (2013)
Smith, A. 2013. “De-risking” East London: olympic regeneration planning 2000–2012. European Planning Studies. OnlineFirst.

2011

Oslo’s new Opera House: cultural flagship, regeneration tool or destination icon? (2011)
Smith, A. and von Krogh Strand, I. 2011. Oslo’s new Opera House: cultural flagship, regeneration tool or destination icon? European Urban and Regional Studies. 18 (1), pp. 93-110.

2010

The role of national identity and tourism in city planning: the case of Valletta (2010)
Smith, A. 2010. The role of national identity and tourism in city planning: the case of Valletta. Urban Research & Practice. 3 (1), pp. 63-84.
The development of "sports-city" zones and their potential value as tourism resources for urban areas (2010)
Smith, A. 2010. The development of "sports-city" zones and their potential value as tourism resources for urban areas. European Planning Studies. 18 (3), pp. 385-410.
Exploring urban creativity: visitor experiences of Spitalfields, London (2010)
Pappalepore, I., Maitland, R. and Smith, A. 2010. Exploring urban creativity: visitor experiences of Spitalfields, London. Tourism Culture & Communication. 10 (3), pp. 217-230.

2009

Theorising the relationship between major sport events and social sustainability (2009)
Smith, A. 2009. Theorising the relationship between major sport events and social sustainability. Journal of Sport and Tourism. 14 (2 & 3), pp. 109-120.
A review of tourism policy for the 2012 Olympics (2009)
Smith, A. and Stevenson, N. 2009. A review of tourism policy for the 2012 Olympics. Cultural Trends. 18 (1), pp. 97-102.
Spreading the positive effects of major events to peripheral areas (2009)
Smith, A. 2009. Spreading the positive effects of major events to peripheral areas. Journal of Policy Research in Tourism, Leisure and Events. 1 (3), pp. 231-246.
Effects of low cost airlines on efforts to develop cultural heritage tourism (2009)
Smith, A. 2009. Effects of low cost airlines on efforts to develop cultural heritage tourism. Anatolia. 20 (2), pp. 289-306.

2007

From 'event-led' to 'event-themed' regeneration: the 2002 Commonwealth Games Legacy Programme (2007)
Smith, A. and Fox, T. 2007. From 'event-led' to 'event-themed' regeneration: the 2002 Commonwealth Games Legacy Programme. Urban Studies. 44 (5-6), pp. 1125-1143.
Monumentality in 'capital' cities and its implications for tourism marketing: the case of Barcelona (2007)
Smith, A. 2007. Monumentality in 'capital' cities and its implications for tourism marketing: the case of Barcelona. Journal of Travel & Tourism Marketing. 22 (3-4), pp. 79-93.
Large-scale events and sustainable urban regeneration: key principles for host cities (2007)
Smith, A. 2007. Large-scale events and sustainable urban regeneration: key principles for host cities. Journal of Urban Regeneration and Renewal. 1 (2), pp. 178-190.

2006

Assessing the contribution of flagship projects to city image change: a quasi-experimental technique (2006)
Smith, A. 2006. Assessing the contribution of flagship projects to city image change: a quasi-experimental technique. International Journal of Tourism Research. 8 (6), pp. 391-404.
Tourists' consumption and interpretation of sport event imagery (2006)
Smith, A. 2006. Tourists' consumption and interpretation of sport event imagery. Journal of Sport Tourism. 11 (1), pp. 77-100.

2005

Conceptualizing city image change: the 're-imaging' of Barcelona (2005)
Smith, A. 2005. Conceptualizing city image change: the 're-imaging' of Barcelona. Tourism Geographies. 7 (4), pp. 398-423.
Reimaging the city: the value of sport initiatives (2005)
Smith, A. 2005. Reimaging the city: the value of sport initiatives. Annals of Tourism Research. 32 (1), pp. 217-236.

2016

Urban Regeneration (2016)
Smith, A. 2016. Urban Regeneration . in: Olympic Cities Abingdon Routledge. pp. 217-228
The Co-Creation of Urban Tourism Experiences (2016)
Pappalepore, I. and Smith, A. 2016. The Co-Creation of Urban Tourism Experiences. in: Russo, A.P. and Richards, G. (ed.) Reinventing the Local in Tourism Bristol Channel View Publications. pp. 87-100

2015

Olympic brandscapes: London 2012 and the seeping commercialisation of public space (2015)
Osborn, G. and Smith, A. 2015. Olympic brandscapes: London 2012 and the seeping commercialisation of public space. in: Poynter, G., Viehoff, V. and Li, Y. (ed.) The London Olympics and urban development: the mega-event city London Routledge. pp. 139-153

2010

The relationship between major events, the urban fabric and social sustainability (2010)
Smith, A. 2010. The relationship between major events, the urban fabric and social sustainability. in: Manzi, T., Lucas, K., Lloyd-Jones, T. and Allen, J. (ed.) Social sustainability in urban areas: communities, connectivity, and the urban fabric London Earthscan.
The relationship between capital city monumentality and tourism in Valletta (2010)
Smith, A. 2010. The relationship between capital city monumentality and tourism in Valletta. in: Maitland, R. and Richie, B. (ed.) City tourism: national capital perspectives Wallingford CABI. pp. 125-141

2009

Major events and sustainable regeneration (2009)
Smith, A. 2009. Major events and sustainable regeneration. in: Raj, R. and Musgrove, J. (ed.) Event management and sustainability Wallingford CABI. pp. 32-42
Tourism and the aesthetics of the built environment (2009)
Maitland, R. and Smith, A. 2009. Tourism and the aesthetics of the built environment. in: Tribe, J. (ed.) Philosophical issues in tourism Bristol Channel View Publications.

2008

Using major events to promote peripheral urban areas: Deptford and the 2007 Tour de France (2008)
Smith, A. 2008. Using major events to promote peripheral urban areas: Deptford and the 2007 Tour de France. in: Ali-Knight, J., Robertson, M., Fyall, A. and Ladkin, A. (ed.) International perspectives of festivals and events: paradigms of analysis Elsevier. pp. 3-19

2006

After the circus leaves town: the relationship between sport events, tourism and urban regeneration (2006)
Smith, A. 2006. After the circus leaves town: the relationship between sport events, tourism and urban regeneration. in: Smith, M.K. (ed.) Tourism, culture and regeneration Wallingford. UK CABI Publishing. pp. 85-100

2004

Barcelona (2004)
Smith, A. 2004. Barcelona. in: Barcelona and Catalonia: a fieldwork guide Sheffield, UK Sheffield Hallam University. pp. 29-66
An introduction to Catalonia (2004)
Smith, A. 2004. An introduction to Catalonia. in: Barcelona and Catalonia: a fieldwork guide Sheffield, UK Sheffield Hallam University. pp. 17-28

2001

Sporting a new image? Sport-based regeneration strategies as a means of enhancing the image of the city tourist destination (2001)
Smith, A. 2001. Sporting a new image? Sport-based regeneration strategies as a means of enhancing the image of the city tourist destination. in: Gratton, C. and Henry, I. (ed.) Sport in the city: the role of sport in economic and social regeneration London, UK Routledge. pp. 127-148

2016

Events in the City: Using Public Spaces as Event Venues (2016)
Smith, A. 2016. Events in the City: Using Public Spaces as Event Venues. Abingdon Routledge.

2012

Events and urban regeneration: the strategic use of events to revitalise cities (2012)
Smith, A. 2012. Events and urban regeneration: the strategic use of events to revitalise cities. London Routledge.

2011

The 2012 games: the regeneration legacy (2011)
Smith, A., Stevenson, N. and Edmundson, T. 2011. The 2012 games: the regeneration legacy. RICS.

2006

The development of sports-city zones: an assessment of their potential value as tourism resources for urban areas (2006)
Smith, A. 2006. The development of sports-city zones: an assessment of their potential value as tourism resources for urban areas. Noos Institute Illes Balears Forum, Pre-Conference Academic Seminar. Mallorca, Spain 21 Nov 2006

2004

The impact of sports events on city images (2004)
Smith, A. 2004. The impact of sports events on city images. 3rd DeHaan Tourism Management Conference. Nottingham, UK 14th Dec 2004

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