Lead: UCL – The Bartlett Institute for Sustainable Heritage
|Roles of participants|
Kalliopi Fouseki will lead WP2, with the support, participation and comments based on the results from the case studies carried out by all PIs.
|Methodological description |
WP2 will build upon WP1 and will apply in the selected case studies the system dynamics method that allows mapping the change of a place over time, to identify factors that interrelate and affect change in a historic urban environment (Fouseki & Nicolau 2018).
We will use the freely accessible tool (vensim) to visualize the interlinked factors (such as population growth, abandonment rate of buildings etc) that are mobilised during a heritage-led urban regeneration programme and how these impact over time, and particularly aspects relating to the changing material fabric of urban spaces, social factors and planning decisions.
Material changes in urban contexts will be analysed according to a ‘light archaeology’ approach which combines topo-stratigraphic analysis of standing buildings with landscape archaeology and insights derived from excavation work (Nucciotti Vannini 2019, Drap et al. 2017). Given the time framework of the project and the practical constraints, priority will be given to look at the interrelationships of material change, the values assigned by the stakeholders in each, and perceptions of social wellbeing.
1. National and local context analysis in selected case studies in the UK, Spain, Italy and Norway for comparable analysis (data: planning documents, review of research literature, interview with heritage management etc).
2. To apply the dynamic and systemic method to identify what enables and what prohibits sustainable urban transformation in case studies from the UK, Norway, Spain, and Italy. UK case study: input from Florence who will help to model the material change of one street in the conservation area of Woolwich, UK.
3. To develop a list of lessons learnt from existing cases related to sustainable urban transformations in historic areas as they result from research in objective one and through interviews with stakeholders.
4. To create an interactive model (tool) that will map the key factors enabling or prohibiting sustainable transformation.
Case study – lessons learnt report. Delivery month:12
Interactive tool (model). Delivery month:18
Produce a review paper. Delivery month:24