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Sustainability 2013, 5(1), 207-209; doi:10.3390/su5010207
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In recent decades, significant financial and professional resources have been invested in urban regeneration, housing renovation, and the revitalization of old neighborhoods, with considerable impacts on the social, physical, and economic structure of cities and their inhabitants. The first objective of this volume is to present the key issues related to these changes, which were discussed at an international symposium of experts organized by the International Association for People-Environment Studies and Housing and CSBE (Culture and Space in the Built Environment) Networks in Istanbul. The second objective is to show how concepts and methods in the field of people-environment studies can be successfully applied to study complex questions related to the revitalization of the built environment, both at the small scale of specific buildings and at the larger scale of neighborhoods.
The contributions in this volume are centered around the following main themes:
Key issues concerning heritage and cultural identity
The institutional, economic, and political contexts of revitalization
Implementation and how to address the key challenges
This volume will be useful to researchers, graduate students, teachers, and professional practitioners in housing design and construction, the maintenance and upgrading of existing buildings and urban areas, conservation management, and the broad field of housing studies. The book is pertinent to people trained in architecture, urban design, environmental psychology, urban sociology, social policy studies, urban planning, human geography, and building and landscape conservation.
Urban Requalification, Renewal, and Regeneration
Roderick J. Lawrence, Hulya Turgut, and Peter Kellett 3
I Heritage and Cultural Identity: Key Issues 11
The Heritage of the Built Environment as Development: Paradigms, Possibilities and Problems Gregory Ashworth 13
Historic City Centres as Catalysts for Wider Sustainable Urban Regeneration Amira M. Elnokaly and Ahmed B. Elseragy 29
Case Studies in Renovation and Urban Regeneration: Learning by Doing Rolf Johansson 51
II Challenges of the Institutional, Economic, and Political Context 67
Ideologies of Gentrification and the Right to the City Loretta Lees 69
Social and Spatial Re-Structuring in Inner-City Residential Areas: The Case of Fener-Balat, Istanbul Hulya Turgut and Begum Sismanyazici 93
Who Won the Battle of Beirut Downtown? Revisiting the Crisis of Cultural Identity in Rehabilitating Post-War Beirut Tarek Saad Ragab 115
III Implementation Addressing Key Challenges 133
Requalifying Aging Suburbs to Counter Urban Sprawl: The Contribution of GIRBa to Cultural Sustainability Carole Despre´s, Andre´e Fortin, and Genevie`ve Vachon 135
Resident Led Regeneration: Proposals for Large Scale Self-Build Development in London Levent Kerimol 161
Social Urbanism: Integrated and Participatory Urban Upgrading in Medellin, Colombia Camilo Calderon 179
Empowering Local Communities to Revitalise Old Quarters: Cases From Egypt Maye Yehia 199
Requalifying the Built Environment: Moving Forward Roderick J. Lawrence 223
- The website for this book is: http://www.hogrefe.de/programm/requalifying-the-built-environment-challenges-and-responses.html.
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