Identifying key problems regarding the conservation of designed landscapes: Designed landscapes of the recent past.

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Show simple item record Haenraets, Jan H. M. 2010-06-14T15:45:21Z 2010-06-14T15:45:21Z 2010
dc.description.abstract The purpose of the study was to improve the understanding of the present situation and the key problems regarding the conservation of designed landscapes of the recent past. Another aim was to investigate roles and initiatives undertaken by key stakeholders and recommend key areas for measures and action to enhance the conservation and protection of designed landscapes of the recent past. The emphasis of the research was on the United Kingdom but relevant findings and actions from an international context were included. A qualitative method was applied using the between-method triangulation research methodology, which combined two methods of investigation, namely data triangulation and theory triangulation. Theory triangulation allowed for an investigation of the wider context or ‘the general’ and a comparison of findings from published sources and records, including an examination of the existing inventories and the roles and initiatives of key stakeholders. The data triangulation used a case study survey, with questionnaires and interviews, to enable the collection and analysis of data from different categories of stakeholders from a site-specific perspective or ‘the particular’ context. The case study survey investigated eleven case study sites using questionnaires and interviews. A total of 146 respondents were contacted and 103 completed responses were received. The results revealed that several recommendations for actions to improve the conservation and protection of heritage of the recent past exist, and that general conservation principles and methodologies exist for the conservation of designed landscapes, but that a lack of recognition and awareness for the significance of designed landscapes of the recent past results in poor implementation of such principles, and the continuing destruction and disfigurement of significant sites. The findings of the study led in the conclusions to the preparation of recommendations for measures and actions by stakeholders, to improve the protection and conservation of landscapes of the recent past. en
dc.language.iso en en
dc.publisher De Montfort University en
dc.subject recent past en
dc.subject post war en
dc.subject designed landscapes en
dc.subject gardens en
dc.subject conservation en
dc.subject modern en
dc.subject heritage en
dc.subject case studies en
dc.subject policy en
dc.subject recommendations en
dc.subject registers en
dc.subject inventories en
dc.subject protection en
dc.subject destruction en
dc.subject awareness-raising en
dc.subject identification en
dc.subject cooperation en
dc.subject training en
dc.subject Little Sparta en
dc.subject Portrack en
dc.subject Cumbernauld en
dc.subject Gibberd Garden en
dc.subject Docomomo en
dc.subject Unesco en
dc.subject Icomos en
dc.title Identifying key problems regarding the conservation of designed landscapes: Designed landscapes of the recent past. en
dc.type Thesis or dissertation en
dc.publisher.department Faculty of Art and Design en
dc.publisher.department Leicester School of Architecture en
dc.type.qualificationlevel Doctoral en
dc.type.qualificationname PhD en

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