CfP: Smart Urban Heritage Management. Eindhoven, 15-17 November 2018

Call for Papers: Smart Urban Heritage Management. Eindhoven, 15-17 November 2018

Session at the 15th Architectural Humanities Research Association International Conference, 15 – 17 November 2018, Department of the Built Environment, TU Eindhoven

The historic fabric which represents a city’s evolution and development is increasingly viewed as a set of assets that enhance the urban experience. These assets can create a sense of place, foster stronger communities, or help define unique identities that boost the urban economy by attracting investment in businesses, urban renewal projects and redevelopment opportunities. However, the unprecedented rise in urbanization trends has placed increased pressures on cities to utilize resources more efficiently, balancing development needs and carbon reduction targets while maintaining some of the historic fabric. It has therefore become imperative to manage heritage assets effectively and sensitively so that these continue to retain value and remain relevant to current and future generations.
This session aims to explore how urban heritage can be managed and maintained in a smart city. The range of questions the session seeks to explore includes, but is not limited to: How might smart technologies inform heritage policy? What smart tools are currently used and how have they assisted in managing urban heritage? How do these tools and technologies connect the intangible values associated with historic fabric to an increasing global population? How can information communication technologies, internet applications and other smart tools be used in view of budgetary constraints? What lessons have been learned and how can they be used to inform urban policy for an increasingly mixed range of pre- and post-1940’s urban fabric?
This session aims to explore how urban heritage can be managed and maintained in a smart city. We look forward to receiving papers from researchers and practitioners in the field of urban heritage management that address questions such as : How might smart technologies inform heritage policy? What smart tools are currently used and how have they assisted in managing urban heritage? How do these tools and technologies connect the intangible values associated with historic fabric to an increasing global population? How can information communication technologies, internet applications and other smart tools be used in view of budgetary constraints? What lessons have been learned and how can they be used to inform urban policy for an increasingly mixed range of pre- and post-1940’s urban fabric?
The call for conference papers is currently open.
Deadline for abstract submission is 1 May 2018, 09:00:00am CET.
Paper abstracts must include:

  • name and affiliation of author (and up to one other co-author), with one of the paper (co-) authors being identified as lead contact for the session chair and the organization committee (in the event of two co-authors, at least one must register and attend the conference).
  • Paper title.
  • Paper abstract (up to 300 words).
  • A short bio per author of up to 300 words.

Panel Chair: Linda Shetabi, PhD Researcher, School of Social and Political Sciences, University of Glasgow.

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