Protecting Urban Spaces of Intangible Cultural Heritage and Nighttime Community Subcultural Wealth: A Comparison of International and National Strategies, the Agent of Change Principle, and Creative Placekeeping
22 Pages Posted: 30 Mar 2016 Last revised: 21 Apr 2017
Date Written: March 28, 2016
Working towards an equality of differences of a city’s diverse cultures and subcultures requires an examination of the realities of how municipal and provincial legal frameworks governing the city space — such as urban planning policies, zoning decisions, and bylaw enforcement — play out within the microcosm of the everyday and everynight of a neighbourhood where conflicting life patterns must coexist even when they are at odds. Drawing on an urban legal anthropology and urban legal geography methodology assessing the realities of the life of subcultural communities in the city space, the objective of this paper is to explore potential paths towards an equitable regard and valuation of the different ways of knowing and being in the context of city redevelopment and cultural sustainability.
Keywords: Critical Legal Studies, Urban Redevelopment, Intangible Cultural Heritage
JEL Classification: K11. K33, K20
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