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Preserving Urban Landscapes As Public History --- A Qualitative Study Of Kensington Market, Toronto, Na Li Feb 2011

Preserving Urban Landscapes As Public History --- A Qualitative Study Of Kensington Market, Toronto, Na Li

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Situated within the interpretive and critical traditions, this study aims to contribute to one of the continuing primary themes in urban preservation: how to interpret and preserve the intangible values of built environments. A comprehensive analysis of dominant theories of urban preservation forms the conceptual framework within which this dissertation takes place. It starts by locating the intellectual context of preservation in North America, and examines its basic premises and core issues. It identifies three limits to the traditional approach to preservation planning. The complexity and fragility of history, its narrative quality and its particularities, its emotional content and economic ...