INDUSTRIAL HERITAGE AS A CATALYST FOR URBAN REGENERATION IN THESSALONIKI

Samara, Anastasia (2020) INDUSTRIAL HERITAGE AS A CATALYST FOR URBAN REGENERATION IN THESSALONIKI. PhD thesis, University of Lincoln.

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Abstract

Greece is experiencing a prolonged economic crisis, which also exhibits social and cultural dimensions. One of the cultural dimensions is the dereliction of the industrial heritage sites and the lack of alternative planning approaches for their future exploitation. The study examines the challenges of regenerating an industrial heritage in Thessaloniki through the involvement of three types of communities (community of action, place and interest) in order to work as a catalyst for the city by considering the local creative industries as a possible future use. It does so by examining various aspects; what is the significance of the industrial heritage, what are the heritage regeneration processes employed so far along with their challenges, whether collaborative approaches are valid for such undertakings and what is the nature and the role of the creative industries in urban regeneration. As the socio-economic conditions prevalent in an area play a dominant role in forming relationships, it selects a case-study – the Allatini Mills, and an area of interest – Thessaloniki, Greece, in combination with an investigation of the creative industries active in the particular city by employing a multitude of qualitative methods. This allows for a qualitative analysis that generates empirical data to identify the existing challenges of the Allatini Mills and, based on them, promotes and supports the rescuing of a historic building from possible demolition or continuous dereliction. This thesis in overall sits within the field of urban regeneration and contributes in finding what the challenges of converting an industrial heritage site in Thessaloniki into an urban catalyst for the city are.

Keywords:Greece, urban regeneration, Thessalonika, industrial heritage
Subjects:K Architecture, Building and Planning > K250 Conservation of Buildings
Divisions:College of Arts > Lincoln School of Architecture and the Built Environment
ID Code:42453
Deposited On:23 Sep 2020 11:40

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