Heritage-led Regeneration – UCSheritage seminar

UCS Ipswich Campus

The first of our #UCSheritage seminars this year will be led by our brand new lecturer in Cultural Tourism & Heritage Management, Dr Geraint Coles. Previously the Development Manager for the Chesterfield Canals Partnership, Geraint has longstanding experience of the opportunities and challenges of large-scale heritage projects.

Here’s what he’s going to be talking about:

“Heritage-led regeneration”

Regeneration is the process of renewal, reinvention and reconstruction which seeks to bring about a lasting improvement in the economic, physical, social and environmental condition of an area. 

Heritage is often a major driver for such regeneration projects – through both the adaptive re-use of heritage buildings, structures and localities or through the economic benefits generated by the heritage contained within new buildings. 

The way that heritage is used (and misused) in regeneration is the subject of this seminar – It explores the key factors which govern such projects and the ingredients which lead to economic and social development while protecting, retaining and strengthening a communities “sense of place” while avoiding “Disney-fication”. Particular emphasis is placed upon the need for community engagement, the formation of public-private partnerships and upon engaging and encouraging the active leadership of heritage professionals in the creation and shaping of places.

The seminar will take place on Weds 9th October at 4.30pm, at the Waterfront Building, UCS Ipswich.

To register to attend, please contact Julie Barber: Julie.barber@ucs.ac.uk or 01473 338181

Author: Ian Baxter

Heritage management / historic preservation academic at Heriot-Watt University; Vice-Chair of the Built Environment Forum Scotland (BEFS); Trustee of The Heritage Alliance. Obsessed by administrative histories of heritage organisations, heritage signs, and the design of site guidebooks.

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