This research project is a development of the research on Cultural Heritage and Compensation Measures carried out by Kulturlandskapet during 2013-2015 (see below). It centres around three themes:
1) A local theme on cultural environment, compensation and means of control
2) A national theme of cultural concepts and cultural ecosystem services
3) An international theme that sets heritage and compensation in an international perspective.
The project is focusing on planning processes and how cultural heritage values are dealt with, compensated and how cultural heritage values are seen as Ecosystem Services and thus, a mean of control.
The methodology in the project focuses on three different parts:
• Case studies of planning processes in Gothenburg
• Concept analysis: A contemporary and historical review of key concepts
• International workshop with invited researcher
The practical benefit lies in the development of knowledge about how key players work with cultural heritage values in planning processes. Focus on detailed planning demonstrates the means of control and its ability to utilize cultural heritage values.
The Research Project is funded by the National Swedish Heritage Board, and will be carried out during 2018-2019. The project is a collaboration between Kulturlandskapet and Chalmers University, with participators from Gothenburg University and Picea kulturarv.