Conserving historic buildings continues to excite and inflame opinion. The means of protecting such buildings and areas are well established but frequently suffer a lack of wider understanding.
Conservation and Planning takes a detailed look at the way these processes have evolved and their use today by policy makers and local decision makers.
This book presents original research into how national and local decision-makers construct and implement conservation of the built environment. The findings in this book challenge many of the assumptions supporting conservation.
'Packed with detailed information presented in a scholarly style … well laid out and relatively easy for any heritage professional to use.' - Journal of the Canadian Association for Conservation
Part 1. The Context of Conservation 1. Contributions and Contradictions 2. The Ascendancy of Conservation 3. A Thematic Framework. Part 2. Conservation Values in Practice 4. National Conservation Organisations 5. Conservation in a Post-Industrial Mill Town 6. Conservation in a Historic Market Town. Part 3. Challenges to Conservation 7. Making the Connections 8. Conclusions. Postscript. References. Index.