Making Place for Citizen Voices in Urban Heritage Management: The Social Production of Heritage at Post-Industrial Contexts

Activity: Talk or presentationOral presentation


This paper argues that practice of urban heritage management seems insufficiently developed for capturing the distinctiveness of a place, including its social and experiential values, as well as concerning its functional dimensions (Taylor, 2016). A problem of adaptation and re-use is of particular concern if we address heritage future of post-industrial sites. Despite a recent call for an improvement of informal tools of design governance, within the integrated urban design and management apparatus (e.g. Carmona 2018), capturing socio-cultural meanings that citizens ascribe to post-industrial sites in urban contexts remains a significant challenge.
Period1 Sept 2022
Event title XVIII TICCIH Congress Industrial heritage reloaded. New territories, changing culturescapes. Montreal Canada
Event typeConference
LocationMontreal, CanadaShow on map
Degree of RecognitionInternational


  • urban heritage
  • regeneration
  • Citizen Participation
  • heritage management