Structural change, cultural heritage and place
2005 (English)In: Sustainable Development and Planning II, Vols 1 and 2 / [ed] Kungolos A, Brebbia CA, Beriatos E, 2005, Vol. 84, 1509-1518 p.Conference paper (Refereed)
In the last few decades, many cities have experienced structural change with deindustrialisation and public closure as a result. Strategies for regeneration include investments in infrastructures for production, consumption and communication. The transformation process results in deteriorated urban environments, and a change in the use and understanding of the urban landscape. The article discusses structural change and infrastructure planning, and its consequences for cultural heritage and the sense of place. We take the theoretical position that an understanding of place is crucial for sustainable heritage management, and that cultural meanings are generated through a combination of people - place interactions in time and space. Empirical findings are based on a case study of infrastructure planning and heritage management in the town of Soderhamn in northern Sweden. The analysis shows that the planning and management refers to space rather than to qualities of place. A tentative model is presented to draw attention to the importance of comprehensive analysis of investments in infrastructure and its consequences for cultural heritage.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2005. Vol. 84, 1509-1518 p.
, WIT TRANSACTIONS ON ECOLOGY AND THE ENVIRONMENT, ISSN 1746-448X ; 84
structural change, cultural heritage, space and place, urban transformation, infrastructure planning
Social Sciences Interdisciplinary
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:kth:diva-24994DOI: 10.2495/SPD051472ISI: 000234955700147ISBN: 1-84564-051-9OAI: oai:DiVA.org:kth-24994DiVA: diva2:354902
2nd International Conference on Sustainable Development and Planning Bologna, ITALY, SEP 12-14, 2005
QC 201110142010-10-052010-10-052011-11-09Bibliographically approved