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Integrating Policy: The Historic Urban Landscape Approach in Amsterdam

Lookup NU author(s): Dr Loes VeldpausORCiD



This is the authors' accepted manuscript of a book chapter that has been published in its final definitive form by Springer , 2019.

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How does HUL influence Amsterdam’s urban and heritage policies? That is the question this chapter will focus on. The research made use of a policy analysis matrix developed to cross-relate policies in a multi-level governance setting. This matrix supported the analyses of local heritage policies and policy practices (Veldpaus, 2015) in a series of three workshops (May 2014), and a set of six follow up peer interviews (December 2016). The matrix relates heritage management process to heritage concepts. It follows the steps of the HUL approach, and is based on an analysis of international guidelines and offers a systematic way to assess, reflect on policies and practices in relation to the used definitions of heritage. The aim was not to judge the appropriateness of local policies or rate their successfulness, the aim is to understand which concepts of cultural heritage are used, and how they are applied in order to discuss them more in depth. As such, the chapter focusses on the learnings from the workshops and interviews that emerged by revealing differences between HUL and local policy as well as differences in the used heritage concepts between Amsterdam’s urban and heritage departments. While the focus of this chapter is on HUL in Amsterdam, the wider aim of the research is to develop a tool to support this monitoring by means of systematic comparative policy.

Publication metadata

Author(s): Veldpaus L, Bokhove Helma

Editor(s): Pereira Roders, A.; Bandarin, F.

Publication type: Book Chapter

Publication status: Published

Book Title: Reshaping Urban Conservation: The Historic Urban Landscape Approach in Action

Year: 2019

Pages: 111-122

Print publication date: 25/03/2019

Online publication date: 07/02/2019

Acceptance date: 03/09/2018

Publisher: Springer

Place Published: Singapore


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ISBN: 9789811088865