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The role of official heritage in regional spaces
KTH, School of Architecture and the Built Environment (ABE), Urban Planning and Environment, Urban and Regional Studies.ORCID iD: 0000-0002-7597-1851
KTH, School of Architecture and the Built Environment (ABE), Urban Planning and Environment, Urban and Regional Studies.ORCID iD: 0000-0002-2988-2508
2016 (English)In: Urban Research and Practice, ISSN 1753-5069, E-ISSN 1753-5077Article, review/survey (Refereed) Epub ahead of print
Abstract [en]

Following the argument that increasing mobility has scattered consumption throughout Sweden’s regions, this study investigates how individuals’ consumption choices are influenced by official heritage. It argues that individuals’ everyday routines highlight the role played by heritage in socio-economic regional change, challenging traditional planning systems and altering individuals’ relationships with their environments, leading to new values being placed on official heritage. This argument was tested using interviews and questionnaires in Mariefred, Sweden, and demonstrates that official heritage plays multiple and contrasting roles, including the use of heritage as an attempt to reconcile opposing principles such as progress/development and tradi- tion/conservation. 

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
UK: Routledge, 2016.
Keyword [en]
regional change; heritage; everyday life; mobility; consumption; Mariefred
National Category
Social Sciences
Research subject
Planning and Decision Analysis
Identifiers
URN: urn:nbn:se:kth:diva-182377DOI: 10.1080/17535069.2015.1133696ScopusID: 2-s2.0-84954202214OAI: oai:DiVA.org:kth-182377DiVA: diva2:904295
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Regionala staden – reproduktion och transformation av lokala platser
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QP 2016

Available from: 2016-02-18 Created: 2016-02-18 Last updated: 2016-05-23Bibliographically approved
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1. Stories of Pasts and Futures in Planning
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Stories of Pasts and Futures in Planning
2016 (English)Doctoral thesis, comprehensive summary (Other academic)
Abstract [en]

Societies are constantly changing, facing new challenges and possibilities generated by innovative technologies, sociospatial re-structuring and mobilities. This research approaches these challenges by exploring the role that stories about pasts, presents and futures play in planning. It sees stories as interlinked spaces of struggle over meanings, legitimacies and powers through which “our” valuable pasts and “our” desirable futures become re-constructed, framed and projected. It argues that powerful stories might consciously or unconsciously become institutionalised in policy discourses and documents, foregrounding our spatial realities and affecting our living spaces. These arguments and assumptions are investigated in relation to three cases: Regional-Pasts, SeGI-Futures and ICT-Futures. The stories about pasts, presents and futures surrounding these cases are investigated with the aim of initiating critical discussions on how stories about pasts and futures can inform, but also be sustained by, planning processes. While studies of these cases are presented in separate papers, these studies are brought together in an introductory essay and reconstructed in response to the research questions: How do regional futures become informed by the pasts? How do particular stories about the pasts become selected, framed and projected as envisioned futures? What messages are conveyed to the pasts and the presents through envisioned futures? How can stories of the past be referred and re-employed in planning to build more inclusive futures? To engage with the multidisciplinarity of these questions, they are investigated through dialogues between three main fields: heritage studies, futures studies and planning. The discussions have challenged the conventional divides between pasts, presents and futures, emphasised their plural nature and uncovered how the discursive power of stories play a significant role when interpreting pasts and envision futures in planning practices.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Stockholm: KTH Royal Institute of Technology, 2016. 80 p.
Series
TRITA-SOM, ISSN 1653-6126 ; 2016-08
Keyword
Stories, Pasts, Futures, Planning, Power
National Category
Other Social Sciences not elsewhere specified
Research subject
Planning and Decision Analysis
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:kth:diva-187308 (URN)978-91-7595-005-6 (ISBN)
Public defence
2016-06-15, F3, Lindstedtsvägen 26, Stockholm, 09:00 (English)
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QC 20160523

Available from: 2016-05-23 Created: 2016-05-19 Last updated: 2016-06-15Bibliographically approved

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