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Module Code: CDE404
Module Title: Heritage, Historic Districts and Conservation
Module Level: Level 4
Module Credits: 5.00
Academic Year: 2019/20
Semester: SEM2
Originating Department: Urban Planning and Design
Pre-requisites: N/A
This module introduces the theories and practices of cultural heritage conservation and examines the wider role of heritage in urban regeneration. It aims to provide students with a broad understanding of the evolution of discourse from building preservation, through urban conservation to heritage commodification. It seeks to improve students appreciation of the motivations and objectives for protecting relics of the past, our changing attitudes and approaches to heritage conservation, and the regulatory and policy frameworks of heritage planning in the international context as well as in China. Conservation principles are illustrated by case study examples with reference to their relevance in physical, economic and social regeneration.
Learning outcomes 
A. Synthesise knowledge about the evolution of the concept of heritage and conservation ethics;

B. Synthesise understandings of conservation theories and principles that underpin contemporary practices;

C. Develop a critical view on policies and a range of issues concerning heritage planning on both national and international levels;

D. Evaluate the economic and social implications of heritage-led regeneration

E. Formulate viewpoints and critical arguments in both verbal and written communication.

Method of teaching and learning 
The module is delivered through lectures, tutorials, video sessions and student-led seminars to encourage students to develop a critical view on the issues concerning heritage planning .
Block 1. The Evolution of Heritage Discourse: early concepts, past approaches and paradigm shifts

Block 2. What, Why and for Whom We Conserve: heritage vis-à-vis history, relics, memory and identity; perceived values of heritage and cultural significance in managing built heritage.

Block 3. How to Conserve: international conventions and national legislation; area-based conservation and managing changes therein.

Block 4. Dilemmas and Conflicts: heritage valorisation; community involvement; heritage that hurts.

Delivery Hours  
Lectures Seminars Tutorials Lab/Prcaticals Fieldwork / Placement Other(Private study) Total
Hours/Semester 24   6  12      108  150 


Sequence Method % of Final Mark
1 Presentation 30.00
2 Essay 70.00

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