The concept of cities as cultural landscapes provides alternative assessments of value. Cultural geographers see the cultural landscape as patterns and forms derived from the interaction of people, culture and environment [Relph 1976, 1981; Meinig 1979; Lowenthal 1985]. They have also pioneered alternative ways of identifying valued places which privilege local, familiar and everyday places [Clifford 1985, Burgess 1988]. Cultural landscapes can be seen as providing clues to human values and practices. In multicultural cities, urban landscapes - all external space - provide a myriad of clues to the overlay of cultures and suggest that urban heritage places have highly complex meanings and values to the community.