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Planning, Heritage and Sustainability: Planning, Heritage and Sustainability


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The speed of growth of Global South’s emerging countries has quickly imposed, in recent years, new priorities in the urban agenda of this part of the world. In particular, the controversial relationship between the loss of local/regional identity and the modernisation is increasingly becoming a matter of great concern especially in Asia, Africa and Latin America. In these contexts the modernisation implies an unprecedented wave of urbanisation that is seriously threatening, in some cases, the survival as such of the traces of the past, especially the urban or rural heritage, or broadly speaking, the tangible and intangible dimensions of local cultures. Notwithstanding that western countries are facing similar disruptive forces the Global South requires different analytical frameworks and approaches to sustainability.

The series, which is grounded in the urban planning theory and practice is open to cross-disciplinary contributions and will welcome books on the Global South that deal with:

  • Culture and sustainable urban development
  • City governance, social innovation and heritage conservation
  • Cultural policies and city management
  • Culture-led sustainable local development and community
  • Historic Urban Landscape, theory and applications.

If you would like to submit a proposal, please contact the series editors, Giulio Verdini ([email protected]) or Paolo Ceccarelli ([email protected]), or the commissioning editor, Grace Harrison ([email protected]).

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Heritage Sites in Contemporary China Cultural Policies and Management Practices

Heritage Sites in Contemporary China Cultural Policies and Management Practices

1st Edition

Luca Zan, Bing Yu, Jianli Yu, Haiming Yan
March 04, 2020

Heritage Sites in Contemporary China: Cultural Policies and Management Practices focuses on cultural heritage policies in China emerging in the period of the 11th and 12th Five Year Plans. Various important Chinese sites across China are investigated, including Luoyang Sui, Daming Gong, Niuheliang,...

Japanese Machizukuri and Community Engagement History, Method and Practice

Japanese Machizukuri and Community Engagement History, Method and Practice

1st Edition

Shigeru Satoh
January 17, 2020

Over the past few decades, Japan has faced severe earthquake disasters, an increasing aging population, declining birth rates, and widening social disparities. These issues have served to highlight gaps left by top-down governance approaches and the urgent need to create resilient societies using ...

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