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Requalifying the Built Environment

Challenges and Responses

Edited by: Roderick Lawrence, Hulya Turgut, Peter Kellett

Series: Advances in People-Environment Studies - Volume 4

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How global change is impacting on the social, physical, and economic structure of cities and their inhabitants

In recent decades significant financial and professional resources have been investedin urban regeneration, housing renovation, and the revitalization of oldneighborhoods, with considerable impacts on the social, physical, and economicstructure of cities and their inhabitants.The first objective of this volume is to present the key issues related to thesechanges, which were discussed at an international symposium of experts organizedby the International Association for People-Environment Studies and Housing and CSBE (Culture and Space in the Built Environment) Networks in Istanbul. The second objective is to show how concepts and methods in the fieldof people-environment studies can be successfully applied to study complex questionsrelated to the revitalization of the built environment, both at the small scaleof specific buildings and at the larger scale of neighborhoods.

The contributions in this volume are centered around the following main themes:

• Key issues concerning heritage and cultural identity
• The institutional, economic, and political contexts of revitalization
• Implementation and how to address the key challenges

This volume will be useful to researchers, graduate students, teachers, and professionalpractitioners in housing design and construction, the maintenance andupgrading of existing buildings and urban areas, conservation management, andthe broad field of housing studies. The book is pertinent to people trained in architecture, urban design, environmental psychology, urban sociology, social policy studies, urban planning, human geography, and building and landscape conservation.

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