An investigation into the social effects of heritage led urban regeneration

Fuggle, Ryan (2010) An investigation into the social effects of heritage led urban regeneration. BSc dissertation, University of Portsmouth.

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    This research paper focuses on the impacts of heritage-led regeneration upon the local community surrounding heritage redevelopment. Specifically this will be achieved by applying attention to a case study Royal Hospital Haslar; a heritage-led redevelopment currently in progress. The paper analyses if heritage-led redevelopment generates increased levels of social capital and individual wellbeing. It seeks to establish if any potential benefits provided from increases in social capital are negated by the subsequent gentrification of the neighbourhood surrounding the development, or alternatively if a gentrified neighbourhood provides an added benefit. The conduction of both a local community survey as well as interviewing individuals from groups directly involved in the development, such as Our Enterprise (Haslar) and Haslar Heritage, is intended to gain a varied opinion of the redevelopment to analyse and evaluate. It is concluded that for the proposed redevelopment possess great potential to boost social capital levels higher than previously seen in the area, as well as the proposed plans gentrifying the area, further improving the community’s quality of life. However it was also clear that for the redevelopment to succeed, the community who fought so hard to stop the hospital closure must come to favour the redevelopment. To do this the community requires empowerment through involvement.

    Item Type: Dissertation
    Departments/Research Groups: ?? EDAM ??
    Depositing User: Jane Polwin
    Date Deposited: 20 Jan 2011 12:49
    Last Modified: 28 Jan 2015 11:16

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