Justice in the redevelopment of urban heritage sites

MADE Student Project

The evolution of global maritime trade in the twentieth century dramatically reshaped the functional reality of port cities and pushed operational port areas away from historic urban centres. The docklands vacated by port operations have been identified as strategic zones for redevelopment, and their redevelopment has given rise to a global typology - the port-urban waterfont regeneration project. The manner in which redevelopment of these port-urban waterfront areas has occurred has been linked to numerous urban challenges, including the destruction of cultural heritage. This thesis utilises the Policy Arrangement Approach to analyse to what extent socio-spatial justice has been considered in the redevelopment process of one such port-urban waterfront zone - the North Shore, Liverpool (UK). The research finds that applying a socio-spatial justice lens to the Policy Arrangement Approach creates an effective tool for the interrogation of redevelopment processes, and makes specific recommendations to improve the ongoing redevelopment process at the North Shore.

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