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Heritage as a Vehicle for Development: The Case of Bigg Market, Newcastle upon Tyne

Lookup NU author(s): Dr Loes VeldpausORCiD, Professor John Pendlebury



This is the authors' accepted manuscript of an article that has been published in its final definitive form by Taylor & Francis Inc, 2023.

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Abstract: In this paper we examine the way conservation-planning has changed since the global economic crisis in Newcastle upon Tyne (UK), where austerity is still an all-consuming issue. Focusing upon a recent project around the Bigg Market, a historic public space, we map the new ‘conservation-planning assemblage’ where ‘other-than-public' forms of management have taken hold. We identify impacts of austerity, deregulation and a smaller state ideology, and show how the agency of heritage assets and narratives in urban context is focussed on economic performance and competitiveness. Within the conservation-planning assemblage, roles and responsibilities have changed, and we reflect on the impact this has on conservation policy and practice.

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Author(s): Veldpaus L, Pendlebury J

Publication type: Article

Publication status: Published

Journal: Planning Practice and Research

Year: 2023

Volume: 38

Issue: 3

Pages: 376-390

Print publication date: 01/01/2023

Online publication date: 11/07/2019

Acceptance date: 24/06/2019

Date deposited: 05/07/2019

ISSN (print): 0269-7459

ISSN (electronic): 1360-0583

Publisher: Taylor & Francis Inc


DOI: 10.1080/02697459.2019.1637168


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