Book Chapter

Heritage Cities

James Lesh, Cameron Logan

Understanding Urbanism | Springer | Published : 2020

Abstract

Heritage is a force that shapes cities. It refers not only to the significant physical environments we inherit from the past but also the accumulated relationships we have with our cities and the places in them. Attempting to protect places can both shape and hinder the development of cities. Heritage can inspire design creativity and offer meaning and a sense of depth and continuity. However, efforts to protect urban heritage have also caused, or been perceived as a cause of, social segregation, and gentrification as well as environmental degradation connected with tourism. Reflecting broader power, expertise and property dynamics, the people who have influenced regimes of heritage manageme..

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