A place for urban conservation? The changing values of Glasgow’s built heritage

Madgin, R. (2019) A place for urban conservation? The changing values of Glasgow’s built heritage. In: Kintrea, K. and Madgin, R. (eds.) Transforming Glasgow Beyond the Post-Industrial City. Policy Press. ISBN 9781447349778 (doi: 10.1332/policypress/9781447349778.003.0012)

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City strategies to remake places positioned at their core an improvement of the built environment. In turn, this necessitated a series of re-evaluations as to what future role the existing historic environment could play in urban redevelopment initiatives. The chapter examines three major trends in the use of historic buildings as part of urban redevelopment initiatives in Glasgow. Firstly, the ways in which the perceived benefits of restoring the historic environment grew to a point whereby heritage is now almost seen as a panacea for urban ills. Secondly, the chapter explores the shift in the ways in which urban conservation was managed between 1980-2018. Thirdly, and finally, the ways in which different sources of funding for restoring historic buildings became available over this period is examined.

Item Type:Book Sections
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Madgin, Professor Rebecca
Authors: Madgin, R.
College/School:College of Social Sciences > School of Social and Political Sciences > Urban Studies
Publisher:Policy Press
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Project CodeAward NoProject NamePrincipal InvestigatorFunder's NameFunder RefLead Dept
300029Why Does the Past Matter? Emotional Attachments to the Historic Urban EnvironmentRebecca MadginArts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC)AH/P007058/1S&PS - Urban Studies