More than half of the world’s population now live in urban areas, and cities provide the setting for contemporary challenges such as population growth, mass tourism and unequal access to socio-economic opportunities. Urban Heritage, Development and Sustainability examines the impact of these issues on urban heritage, considering innovative approaches to managing developmental pressures and focusing on how taking an ethical, inclusive and holistic approach to urban planning and heritage conservation may create a stronger basis for the sustainable growth of cities in the future.

This volume is a timely analysis of current theories and practises in urban heritage, with particular reference to the conflict between, and potential reconciliation of, conservation and development goals. A global range of case studies detail a number of distinct practical approaches to heritage on international, national and local scales. Chapters reveal the disjunctions between international frameworks and national implementation and assess how internationally agreed concepts can be misused to justify unsustainable practices or to further economic globalisation and political nationalism. The exclusion of many local communities from development policies, and the subsequent erosion of their cultural heritage, is also discussed, with the collection emphasising the importance of ‘grass roots’ heritage and exploring more inclusive and culturally responsive conservation strategies.

Contributions from an international group of authors, including practitioners as well as leading academics, deliver a broad and balanced coverage of this topic. Addressing the interests of both urban planners and heritage specialists, Urban Heritage, Development and Sustainability is an important addition to the field that will encourage further discourse.

chapter 1|20 pages

Approaches to urban heritage, development and sustainability

BySophia Labadi, William Logan

part I|113 pages

Implementing international frameworks at the local level

chapter 2|14 pages

In the slipstream of development

World Heritage and development-induced displacement in Laos
ByKearrin Sims, Tim Winter

chapter 3|20 pages

Conserving a World Heritage Site in Mozambique

Entanglements between politics, poverty, development and governance on the Island of Mozambique
ByAlbino Jopela

chapter 6|21 pages

Using the Historic Urban Landscape to re-imagine Ballarat

The local context
ByKristal Buckley, Steven Cooke, Susan Fayad

chapter 7|20 pages

Safeguarding intangible cultural heritage in the urban environment

Some experiences gained from implementing UNESCO's 2003 convention
ByJanet Blake

part II|97 pages

Reconciling urban heritage conservation and development?

chapter 8|14 pages

The impacts of culture and heritage-led development programmes

The cases of Liverpool (UK) and Lille (France)
BySophia Labadi

chapter 9|24 pages

Management strategies for historic towns in Europe

ByRob Pickard

chapter 10|21 pages

Corporate visual impact on urban heritage

The corporate social responsibility framework
ByCelia Martínez Yáñez

chapter 11|18 pages

From zero sum game to arranged marriage

The struggle between built heritage conservation and urban development in post-colonial Hong Kong
ByLee Ho Yin, Lynne D. DiStefano

chapter 12|18 pages

Entrepreneurial heritage

Historic urban landscapes and the politics of “comprehensive development” in post-Soviet Cuba
ByMatthew J. Hill, Maki Tanaka

part III|75 pages

Grassroots heritage and bottom-up approaches

chapter 13|21 pages

The sustainable conservation of urban heritage

A concern of all social actors
ByEduardo Rojas

chapter 14|18 pages

Whose heritage?

Conflicting narratives and top-down and bottom-up approaches to heritage management in Yangon, Myanmar
ByWilliam Logan

chapter 15|17 pages

Living heritage, community participation and sustainability

Redefining development strategies in the Hoi An Ancient Town World Heritage property, Vietnam
ByPham Thi Thanh Huong

chapter 16|17 pages

Deep ecology and urban conservation principles for urban villages

Planning for Hauz Khas Village, Delhi city
ByYamini Narayanan