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Author Desai, Jigna, 1973- author.

Title Equity in heritage conservation : the case of Ahmedabad, India / Jigna Desai
Published London ; New York : Routledge, Taylor and Francis Group, 2019


Description 1 online resource
Series Routledge research in architectural conservation and historic preservation
Routledge research in architectural conservation and historic preservation.
Contents Cover; Half Title; Series Page; Title Page; Copyright Page; Dedication; Table of Contents; Acknowledgements; Abbreviations; Introduction; Notes; Bibliography; Chapter 1: Decoding equity in the context of heritage conservation; Equity principles in sustainable development; Sustainable Development Goals and cultural heritage; Equity framework for heritage; Notes; Bibliography; Chapter 2: Walled City of Ahmedabad, a World Heritage Site; Non-planned city and emerging places; Philosophies and practices influencing conservation in Ahmedabad; City as heritage; Notes; Bibliography
Chapter 3: Bhadra -- from maidan to PlazaDescription of methodology; Significant cultural and historic layers of Bhadra; Identifying processes and policies of the redevelopment project; Agents of change and territorial negotiations; Bhadra Plaza project in the context of the equity framework; Notes; Bibliography; Chapter 4: The Heritage Street Project; Description of methodology; Life at Sankadi Sheri and the project; The process of adapting a haveli as a tourist residency; Changes in urban meanings; Heritage of Sankadi Sheri in the context of the equity framework; Notes; Bibliography
Chapter 5: Chowks as day-to-day meeting placesDescription of methodology; Kavi Dalpatram Chowk -- revived as a memorial; Kadva Patel ni Pol -- claiming the public place; Mandavi ni Pol -- understanding challenges of revival; Chowks and the equity framework; Notes; Bibliography; Chapter 6: Interpretation of equity and way forward; Key findings from the equity framework; Conceptual shifts required in problematising heritage; Ethics of engagement; Note; Bibliography; Extended bibliography; Books; Published papers; Published charters and official documents; Conference proceedings; Academic courses
Summary Recognised by the UN's Sustainable Development Goals as a measure to make cities inclusive, safe and resilient, conservation of natural and cultural heritage has become an increasingly important issue across the globe. The equity principle of sustainable development necessitates that citizens hold the right to participate in the cultural economy of a place, requiring that inhabitants and other stakeholders are consulted on processes of continuity or transformation. However, aspirations of cultural exchange do not translate in practice. Equity in Heritage Conservation takes the UNESCO World Heritage City of Ahmedabad, India, as the foundational investigation into the realities of cultural heritage conservation and management. It contextualises the question of heritage by citing places, projects and initiatives from other cities around the world to identify issues, processes and improvements. Through illustrated chapters it discusses the understanding of heritage in relation to the sustainable development of living historic cities, the viability of specific measures, ethics of engagement and recommendations for governance. This book will appeal to a range of scholars interested in cultural heritage conservation and management, sustainable development, urban and regional planning, and architecture
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
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Subject Architecture -- Conservation and restoration -- India -- Ahmadābād
Architecture and society -- India -- Ahmadābād
Cultural property -- Protection -- India -- Ahmadābād
Sustainable urban development -- India -- Ahmadābād
ARCHITECTURE -- Adaptive Reuse & Renovation.
ARCHITECTURE -- Buildings -- Landmarks & Monuments.
ARCHITECTURE -- Professional Practice.
ARCHITECTURE -- Reference.
ARCHITECTURE -- Historic Preservation.
ARCHITECTURE -- Religious Buildings.
Architecture and society
Architecture -- Conservation and restoration
Cultural property -- Protection
Sustainable urban development
Ahmadābād (India) -- Buildings, structures, etc
India -- Ahmadābād
Form Electronic book
LC no. 2020692937
ISBN 9780429468735