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Urban Heritage, Development and Sustainability International Frameworks, National and Local Governance

Edited By Sophia Labadi, William Logan Copyright 2016
    334 Pages
    by Routledge

    334 Pages
    by Routledge

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    More than half of the world’s population now live in urban areas, and cities provide the setting for contemporary challenges such as population growth, mass tourism and unequal access to socio-economic opportunities. Urban Heritage, Development and Sustainability examines the impact of these issues on urban heritage, considering innovative approaches to managing developmental pressures and focusing on how taking an ethical, inclusive and holistic approach to urban planning and heritage conservation may create a stronger basis for the sustainable growth of cities in the future.

    This volume is a timely analysis of current theories and practises in urban heritage, with particular reference to the conflict between, and potential reconciliation of, conservation and development goals. A global range of case studies detail a number of distinct practical approaches to heritage on international, national and local scales. Chapters reveal the disjunctions between international frameworks and national implementation and assess how internationally agreed concepts can be misused to justify unsustainable practices or to further economic globalisation and political nationalism. The exclusion of many local communities from development policies, and the subsequent erosion of their cultural heritage, is also discussed, with the collection emphasising the importance of ‘grass roots’ heritage and exploring more inclusive and culturally responsive conservation strategies.

    Contributions from an international group of authors, including practitioners as well as leading academics, deliver a broad and balanced coverage of this topic. Addressing the interests of both urban planners and heritage specialists, Urban Heritage, Development and Sustainability is an important addition to the field that will encourage further discourse.

    Editor’s Introduction

    Ch. 1 Approaches to Urban Heritage, Development and Sustainability

    Dr Sophia Labadi, University of Kent, United Kingdom

    Emeritus Prof William Logan, Deakin University, Melbourne, Australia

    Part I. Implementing International Frameworks at the National Level

    Ch. 2 In the slipstream of development: World Heritage and development-induced displacement in Laos

    Kearrin Sims, University of Western Sydney, Australia

    Prof Tim Winter, Deakin University, Australia

    Ch. 3 World Heritage, Poverty and Development: a disconnect? Answers from Island of Mozambique, Mozambique

    Albino Jopela. Eduardo Mondlane University, Mozambique.

    Ch. 4 Interrogating communities of expertise on urban conservation and development: past and future of ‘public and open spaces’ in the old city of Tunis

    Bianca Maria Nardella and Elisabete Cidre, University College, London, United Kingdom

    Ch. 5 Challenges for Implementing UNESCO’s Recommendation on the Historic Urban Landscape in Canada

    Dr Stacey Jessiman de Nanteuil, Stanford University, United States of America

    Ch. 6 Using the Historic Urban Landscape to reimagine Ballarat: the Local Context

    Kristal Buckley, Deakin University, Australia

    Dr Steven Cooke, Deakin University, Australia

    Susan Fayad, City of Ballarat, Australia

    Ch. 7 Safeguarding Intangible Cultural Heritage in the Urban Environment – Some Experiences Gained from Implementing UNESCO’s 2003 Convention

    Dr Janet Blake, Lecturer in Law, Uni. of Shahid Beheshti, Tehran, Iran

    Part II. Reconciling Urban Heritage Conservation and Development?

    Ch. 8 The Impacts of Culture and Heritage-led Development Programs: the Cases of Liverpool (UK) and Lille (France)

    Dr Sophia Labadi, University of Kent, United Kingdom

    Ch. 9 Management Strategies for Historic Towns in Europe

    Emeritus Prof. Robert Pickard, Northumbria University, Newcastle, United Kingdom

    Ch. 10 Corporate Visual Impact on Historic Urban Landscape

    Dr Celia Martinez Yanez, University of Granada, Spain

    Ch. 11 From Zero Sum Game to Arranged Marriage: The Struggle between Built Heritage Conservation and Urban Development in Post-colonial Hong Kong

    Dr Lee Ho Yin, University of Hong Kong, China

    Prof. Lynne DiStefano, University of Hong Kong, China

    Ch. 12 Cuba as ‘Exception’: UNESCO’s Historic Urban Landscape Approach, Integral Development and the Changing Management of Historic Centres in Late Socialist Cuba

    Dr Matthew J. Hill, University of Massachusetts, United States

    Dr Maki Tanaka, University of California Berkeley, United States

    Part III. Grass-roots Heritage and Bottom-up Approaches

    Ch. 13 Stakeholder Involvement: A Necessary Condition for the Sustainable Preservation of the Urban Heritage

    Dr Eduardo Rojas, consultant, World Bank, United States of America

    Ch. 14 Whose Heritage? Conflicting Narratives and Top-down and Bottom-up Approaches to Heritage Management in Yangon, Myanmar

    Emeritus Prof William Logan, Deakin University, Australia

    Ch. 15 Living heritage, community participation and sustainability: redefining development strategies in Hoi An Ancient Town World Heritage property, Viet Nam

    Pham Thi Thanh Huong, UNESCO Office, Hanoi, Vietnam

    Ch. 16 Deep Ecology and Hauz Khas Village Heritage for Delhi Megacity Planning

    Dr Yamini Narayanan, Deakin University, Australia


    Sophia Labadi is currently Senior Lecturer in Heritage Studies, Director of the Centre for Heritage at the University of Kent and consultant for international organisations. She previously worked for UNESCO, in the Secretariat of the 1972 World Heritage Convention and the 2003 Intangible Cultural Heritage Convention and participated in the strategic planning and drafting of the 2009 UNESCO World Report on Cultural Diversity.

    William Logan is Professor Emeritus in the Cultural Heritage Centre for Asia and the Pacific at Deakin University, Melbourne, Australia. He is a fellow of the Academy of Social Sciences in Australia and he is formerly a member of the Heritage Council of Victoria and president of Australia ICOMOS. He is co-editor of the Routledge Key Issues in Cultural Heritage book series.