Historical transformation is a heritage value.
We believe that the deep historic continuity in the city can and should link to its needs for multiple changes, ensuring that these changes are made by and for the people.
That's why it's essential to understand the values people attach to the deep city, focusing not only on what we can see, but also on what we can feel, discover, uncover and not see but experience.
This is the Deep Cities Toolbox.
The Deep Cities toolbox is a unique and integrated suite of methods to enable public authorities, planners and heritage professionals to map analyse and embrace heritage as an active driver in the urban regeneration process.
We take into account the spatial, cultural, historic and other heritage dimensions over time in order to indicate the significance of studying understanding and creatively incorporating the temporal layers of the city into its multiple and complex social-spatial dimensions.
The Deep Cities Toolbox provides practical guidance to cope with five key challenges in curating urban transformations through heritage:
Engaging diverse communities through creative practices. By Kalliopi Fouseki, Professor in Sustainable Heritage Management at the UCL Institute for Sustainable Heritage
Urban heritage in transformation: from industry to property pressures in L’Hospitalet. By María Gabriela Navas Perrone, University of Barcelona and Margarita Díaz-Andreu, University of Barcelona/ICREA