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Co-curating the City: Universities and urban heritage past and future

Melhuish, Elizabeth and Benesch, Henric and Martins Holmberg, Ingrid and Sully, Dean (Eds). (2022) Co-curating the City: Universities and urban heritage past and future. [Book]. UCL Press: London, UK. Green open access

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Abstract

Co-curating the City explores the role of universities in the construction and mobilisation of heritage discourses in urban development and regeneration processes, with a focus on six case study sites: University of Gothenburg (Sweden), UCL East (London), University of Lund (Sweden). Roma Tre university (Rome), American University of Beirut, and Federal University of São Paulo, Brazil. The aim of the book is to expand the field of critical heritage studies in the urban domain, by examining the role of institutional actors both in the construction of urban heritage discourses and in how those discourses influence urban planning decisions or become instrumentalised as mechanisms for urban regeneration. It proposes that universities engage in these processes in a number of ways: as producers of urban knowledge that is mobilised to intervene in planning processes; as producers of heritage practices that are implemented in development contexts in the urban realm; and as developers engaged in campus construction projects that both reference heritage discourses as a mechanism for promoting support and approval by planners and the public, and capitalise on heritage assets as a resource. The book highlights the participatory processes through which universities are positioning themselves as significant institutions in the development of urban heritage narratives. The case studies investigate how universities, as mixed communities of interest dispersed across buildings and urban sites, engage in strategies of engagement with local people and neighbourhoods, and ask how this may be contributing to a re-shaping of ideas, narratives, and lived experience of urban heritage in which universities have a distinctive agency. The authors cross disciplinary and cultural boundaries, and bridge academia and practice.

Type: Book
Title: Co-curating the City: Universities and urban heritage past and future
ISBN-13: 978-1-80008-182-6
Open access status: An open access version is available from UCL Discovery
DOI: 10.14324/111.9781800081826
Publisher version: https://doi.org/10.14324/111.9781800081826
Language: English
Additional information: Collection © Editors, 2022 Text © Contributors, 2022 Images © Contributors and copyright holders named in captions, 2022 This book contains third-party copyright material that is not covered by the book’s Creative Commons licence. Details of the copyright ownership and permitted use of third-party material is given in the image (or extract) credit lines. If you would like to reuse any third-party material not covered by the book’s Creative Commons licence, you will need to obtain permission directly from the copyright owner. This book is published under a Creative Commons Attribution Non-commercial Non-derivative 4.0 International licence (CC BY-NC-ND 4.0), https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0/. This licence allows you to share, copy, distribute and transmit the work for personal and non-commercial use providing author and publisher attribution is clearly stated. If you wish to use the work commercially, use extracts or undertake translation you must seek permission from the author. Attribution should include the following information: Melhuish, C et al. (eds). 2022. Co-curating the City: Universities and urban heritage past and future. London: UCL Press. https://doi.org/10.14324/9781800081826 Further details about Creative Commons licences are available at http:// creativecommons.org/ licenses/
Keywords: urban studies, planning, architecture, universities
UCL classification: UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > UCL BEAMS > Faculty of the Built Environment
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URI: https://discovery.ucl.ac.uk/id/eprint/10147138
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