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GLA – Why Do Historic Places Matter? Emotional Attachments to Urban Heritage

17 September - 15:30 - 17:00

Historic urban places matter economically, environmentally and socially. But more than that, they matter emotionally…

This event brings together leading figures from the heritage and built environment sectors to discuss the reasons why historic places matter emotionally to a range of individuals including developers, investors, planners, campaigners and residents. The event focuses on two questions:

1. Why and how do we develop emotional attachments to historic places?

2. To what extent are emotional attachments to historic places considered within heritage management policies and practices?

These questions were the subject of an Arts and Humanities Research Council funded project led by Professor Rebecca Madgin from the University of Glasgow and supported by Historic Environment Scotland, Montagu Evans LLP and SAVE Britain’s Heritage as project partners.

In this event Rebecca will launch the final project report and introduce a concept called ‘personalities of historic places’ which captures why and how people form emotional attachments to historic places and discuss with leading representatives from organisations involved in heritage management what this concept means for present and future policies and practices.


University of Glasgow

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