SHUC – project summary

The historic urban core is a critical repository of cultural heritage in its buildings, monuments public spaces and townscape. It has been formed through incremental change over many years in response to changing pressures on the role of the city to produce a complex, highly differentiated urban fabric in terms of urban structure, ownership, and the historic periods represented. The characteristics of the historic cores many of which are shared across many cities make them a primary European cultural asset. But fundamental reforms in urban governance and planning in the wake of major shifts in political, social and economic conditions, present great challenges for the management of this cultural heritage.

Three partners collaborated on the SHUC pilot project to investigate how these challenges were being met in north-west Europe:

The Urbanism Department in the Faculty of Architecture and the Built Environment at Delft University of Technology, the Netherlands;

The Global Urban Research Unit of Newcastle University, UK; and

The School of Architecture, Planning and Environmental Policy of University College Dublin, Ireland.
Three partners collaborated on the SHUC pilot project to investigate how these challenges were being met in north-west Europe:  the Urbanism Department in the Faculty of Architec-ture and the Built Environment at Delft University of Technology, the Nether-lands; the Global Urban Research Unit of Newcastle University, UK; and  the School of Architecture, Planning and Environmental Policy of University Col-lege Dublin, Ireland. The pilot project has been generously funded by the Joint European Heritage Programme of the Joint Programming Initiative: Cultural Heritage.  <www.jpi-cultural-heritage.eu>

The pilot project has been generously funded by the Joint European Heritage Programme of the Joint Programming Initiative: Cultural Heritage.

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