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Industrial heritage and conservation planning, changing governance practices, examples from Europe

Lookup NU author(s): Dr Loes VeldpausORCiD



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By analysing governance structures in the context of area-based case studies, this chapter explores how liberal and neoliberal tendencies are changing urban governance and subsequently heritage management across Europe. We map how roles and responsibilities within governance arrangements are – often forcefully and rapidly – changing, and heritage-led urban regeneration projects are being led by other-than-public actors. One of the results is that dealing with heritage – and in particular industrial heritage – in an urban context is becoming determined by the ‘usefulness of heritage’. Heritage is then a strategic tool, a means to an end; so, what end is that? We argue that all involved in urban heritage governance – politicians, practitioners, volunteers, and academics alike – need to ask each other more frequently about how the ways we care for and take care of heritage are affecting others.

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Author(s): Veldpaus L, Wacogne R

Editor(s): Stegmeijer, E; Veldpaus, L

Publication type: Book Chapter

Publication status: Published

Book Title: A Research Agenda for Heritage Planning: Perspectives from Europe

Year: 2021

Pages: 75-86

Print publication date: 07/09/2021

Acceptance date: 10/05/2020

Series Title: Elgar Research Agendas

Publisher: Edward Elgar Publishing

Place Published: Cheltenham, UK


Library holdings: Search Newcastle University Library for this item

ISBN: 978178897462