Lo cultural como motor para la revitalización urbana y económica: análisis comparado de las experiencias de Edimburgo y Salvador de Bahía

Translated title of the contribution: Culture as an engine for urban and economic regeneration: a comparative analysis of experiences in Edinburgh and Salvador de Bahia

Emilio Jose Luque Azcona, Harry Smith

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    Abstract

    Comparative research into experience in the management of historic centres located in different geographic and cultural contexts allows the tracing of common features and differences which may be interpreted as diverse solutions to similar issues. Such research may also contribute to the search for possible alternatives which may allow new challenges to be met, such as that of turning historic centres into multifunctional places and social spaces for culture and life, where different social groups and cultures which are representative of their wider urban context may coexist.

    This paper comparatively analyses two case studies: Edinburgh’s Old Town (United Kingdom) and Pelourinho in Salvador (Brazil). The choice of these two cities responds to the fact that substantial projects aimed at attracting investment and tourism, based on the notion of culture as an engine for urban and economic regeneration, were implemented in both places during recent decades. In both cases their respective old city cores have managed to preserve a large part of their traditional townscape and architecture, this being recognized through their designation as World Heritage Sites by UNESCO. However, currently it is difficult to find in either of them spontaneous manifestations of activities which are culturally specific to these areas, as these spaces are no longer largely inhabited by what was their traditional population.
    Translated title of the contributionCulture as an engine for urban and economic regeneration: a comparative analysis of experiences in Edinburgh and Salvador de Bahia
    Original languageSpanish
    Article number852
    JournalBiblio 3W
    Volume14
    Publication statusPublished - 25 Dec 2009

    Keywords

    • built heritage
    • conservation
    • institutionalist analysis
    • Brazil
    • Scotland

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