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11 July 2017 | 10:00 am to 13 July 2017 | 6:00 pm

Reconnect Population to Urban Heritage in the Middle East & Central Asia

Location
UCL (TBC)
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All
Organiser
The Bartlett Development Planning Unit
Silk Cities conference
International Conference 
Reconnect Population to Urban Heritage in the Middle East & Central Asia
University College London, 11th-13th July 2017                      
Co-organisers: The Bartlett Development Planning Unit and Silk Cities Initiative
Abstract submission deadline: 23rd March
More information an registration details available on the Silk Cities research page
 
Conference overview
Urban historic characteristics such as historical city centres still exist in many cities in particularly those along the historic trade routes across the region beside contemporary exercises of city formation. However, the urban continuity that once existed across generation in the physical and social paradigm have been interrupted in the midst of rapid urbanisation, globalisation and urban economic pressures, in addition to the conflicts and frequent destructive natural hazards. These have played a vital role in disrupting cultural connection of the city and its population. It is often a case that dealing with such pressing issues in a historic city is more complex than dealing with those in newly built cities and urban areas. Taking a forward-looking approach, the Conference takes both cross disciplinary and cross sectoral perspectives to examine contemporary challenges of historic cities in the region. The Conference round table themes are as the following: 
  • Urban heritage and cultural identity
  • Governing urban cultural heritage
  • Post crisis urban reconstruction in historic contexts
  • Urban economy in an inclusive society in a historic city
  • Potential policy transfer on urban heritage
 Registration is required. More information available on the Silk Cities research page
 
A peer-reviewed book based on a selection of papers submitted to the Conference will be published by Springer. The conference will host a mixture of formal presentations (roundtables), workshops and networking opportunities. A guided walking tour has been arranged to explore London’s experience on the subject matter.