Pursuing a Historic Urban Landscape Approach to Heritage in Edmonton

A guiding document to the HUL approach in general and how it might apply to Edmonton

16 February 2018

This project explores approaches to innovating urban heritage planning. Specifically, it provides an introduction and overview of emerging Historic Urban Landscape (HUL) perspectives, and explores their potential application to advancing heritage planning in Edmonton, Alberta Canada. The HUL approach addresses heritage as made up of the complex layering of the histories of people, cultures, places and physical artefacts (O'Donnell and Turner, 2012; UNESCO, 2011). This is often contrasted against the more dominant concerns of preservation, conservation and commemoration associated with traditional planning practices, and the designation and protection of heritage buildings in particular.

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