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1st Edition

Heritage and Sustainable Urban Transformations
Deep Cities

ISBN 9781138615274
Published August 4, 2019 by Routledge
294 Pages 42 B/W Illustrations

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Book Description

Heritage and Sustainable Urban Transformations introduces the concept of ‘deep cities’, a novel approach to the understanding and management of sustainable historic cities that will advance knowledge about how the long-term, temporal and transformative character of urban heritage can be better integrated into urban policies for sustainable futures. Contrary to the growing emphasis on green or smart cities, which focus only on the present and future, the concept of ‘deep cities’ offers an approach that combines an in-depth understanding of the past with the present and future.

Bringing together chapters that cover theoretical, methodological and management issues related to ‘deep cities’, the volume argues that using this approach will force researchers, managers and consultants to actively use the heritage and history of a city in the planning and management of sustainable cities. Exploring different definitions of ‘deep cities’, the book reveals varying and sometimes conflicting views among stakeholders concerning how, where and when the depth of a city should be conceptualized. Despite this, the book demonstrates how this new approach can help to create robust cities for the future, as new and innovative solutions are combined with the preservation and strengthening of historical features.

Heritage and Sustainable Urban Transformations is the first international collection on the subject of sustainable historic cities. As such, the book will be of great interest to academics and students engaged in the study of heritage, heritage management, architecture, heritage conservation, anthropology, development studies, geography, planning and archaeology.

Table of Contents

  1. Heritage and sustainable urban transformations: a 'deep cities' approach 
  2. Kalliopi Fouseki, Torgrim Sneve Guttormsen and Grete Swensen

  3. From modern utopia to the ‘deep city’: heritage as history, collective memory and embodied energy
  4. David Malaud

  5. Archaeology as a conceptual tool in urban planning
  6. Torgrim Sneve Guttormsen

  7. Embodying local identity as heritage in transition: the case study of Onitsha Markets, Nigeria
  8. Vincent Chukwuemeka, Gisèle Gantois, Kris Scheerlinck, Yves Schoonjans and Ikechukwu Onyegiri

  9. ‘Deep’ in memory: urban space and ‘visuality’ in Cyprus
  10. Vicky Karaiskou

  11. The temporal dimension in planning for the ‘compact city’: a case study from Bergen, Norway
  12. Grete Swensen

  13. Urban ‘regeneration’ in historic places: the case of King’s Cross Central, London
  14. Evangelia Alverti and Kalliopi Fouseki

  15. ‘Deep mapping’: narrating meanings of cultural heritage in China
  16. Qingkai Ma, Yu Zhang and Zongjie Wu

  17. Building on experience: the potential of oral history to conserve the ‘deep city’ in Australia’s national capital
  18. Mary Hutchison and Penelope Grist

  19. Small-scale heritage: the canary in the coal mine
  20. Gisèle Gantois

  21. Empowering communities to identify, treat, and protect their heritage: a cultural landscape case study of the Horto d’El Rey, Olinda, Brazil
  22. Jeremy C. Wells, Ariadne Paulo Silva, Laryssa Araújo, Gabriela Azevêdo, Amanda Barros, Maria Eduarda, Eduardo Ferreira, Amanda Guerra, Valéria de Abreu e Lima, Ana Ísis Moura, Gustavo Tenorio

  23. The politics of densification and sustainability in urban green heritage spaces
  24. Catharina Nolin

  25. High-rise buildings and the threats to the character of Malta
  26. Michael Short

  27. The role of archaeology and heritage in sustainable urban planning with reflections from Turku, Finland
  28. Liisa Seppänen

  29. Integrating a ‘deep cities’ approach into sustainable urban transformation practices: the way forward

Kalliopi Fouseki, Torgrim Sneve Guttormsen and Grete Swensen

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Kalliopi Fouseki is an Associate Professor in Sustainable Heritage at the Institute for Sustainable Heritage of the University College London (UCL). She holds a Bachelor of Archaeology and Art History from the National Capodistrian University of Athens (Greece), an MA in Cultural Heritage Studies and a PhD in Heritage Management, both awarded from UCL. Before coming to London to conduct her MA in Cultural Heritage Studies at UCL, she worked as an archaeologist at the then Organization for the Construction of the New Acropolis Museum in Athens (now Acropolis Museum). After the completion of her MA degree she worked for the redevelopment of the permanent exhibition of the Archaeological Museum of "Ancient Olympia" (Greece). This was followed by her PhD research in Heritage Management at UCL, funded by the Greek State Scholarship Foundation and the British Women Federation. The completion of the thesis was followed by research collaboration at the University of York as part of the 1807 Commemorated project funded by the Arts and Humanities Research Council. She then worked as the New Audience Advocate at the Audience Research and Advocacy Unit of the Science Museum of London and as an Associate Lecturer at the Open University of the United Kingdom, the Open University of Greece and the Open University of Cyprus before joining the Centre for Sustainable Heritage in August 2011. Since Kalliopi joined UCL, she has been involved as a Principal Investigator or Co-investigator in several research projects related to heritage values, identity and heritage, and heritage and sustainable development.

Torgrim Sneve Guttormsen is a research professor at the Norwegian Institute for Cultural Heritage Research and holds an MA in archaeology from the University of Oslo and a PhD in archaeology from the University of Gothenburg. He has participated in various heritage projects related to environmental monitoring, spatial planning and cultural heritage values. He is at the moment taking part in his institute’s strategic research target areas which are coordinated under the programmes 'Heritage Politics' and 'Urban Heritage'. His main publications include Heritage, Democracy and the Public: Nordic Approaches (2016); 'Introduction: Interactions of Archaeology and the Public' in World Archaeology (2015); and 'Branding Local Heritage and Popularising a Remote Past: The Example of Haugesund in Western Norway' in AP Online Journal in Public Archaeology (2014).

Grete Swensen holds a PhD in ethnology and works as senior research professor at the Norwegian Institute for Cultural Heritage Research, NIKU. Her fields of interest comprise studies related to how cultural heritage and cultural environments can be incorporated in today’s physical planning, including how to integrate cultural heritage as a vital component in a sustainable urban development. She places special emphasis on interdisciplinary co-operation and use of qualitative research methods. She has been project coordinator of four strategic research programs in NIKU since 2000 and is currently the coordinator of the institute’s strategic research program: 'Urban Heritage – history, character and potential in urban development' (CITY-SIS). In addition, she has been the project leader of a series of interdisciplinary research projects funded by the Norwegian Research Council; the three most recent are 'Cultural Heritage and Urban Place Identity', 'Local Heritage Values and Cultural Heritage Plans in Urban Fringe Areas' and the ongoing project 'Green urban Spaces – the role of the cemetery in multicultural and interreligious urban contexts'. She has also held special assignments as external expert in research evaluation and as referee for various international scientific journals. As co-editor, her most recent publication is Heritage, Democracy and the Public: Nordic Approaches (2016).