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Urban Heritage, Development and Sustainability

International Frameworks, National and Local Governance

Edited by Sophia Labadi, William Logan

© 2016 – Routledge

314 pages

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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.

Table of Contents

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

About the Editors

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.

About the Series

Key Issues in Cultural Heritage

Key Issues in Cultural Heritage is a new and unique series which aims to identify interdisciplinary debates within the changing and under-theorized field of Heritage Studies and to explore how they impact on the practices not only of heritage management and conservation, but also the processes of production, consumption and engagement with heritage in its many and varied forms. Each volume brings together a selection of international contributors and global case studies, providing a balance of theoretical and empirical content.

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
SOC003000
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Archaeology