Syllabus for Cultural Heritage as a Driver for Regional Development
Kulturarv som drivkraft för regional utveckling
A revised version of the syllabus is available.
- 7.5 credits
- Course code: 5KV703
- Education cycle: Second cycle
Main field(s) of study and in-depth level:
Explanation of codes
The code indicates the education cycle and in-depth level of the course in relation to other courses within the same main field of study according to the requirements for general degrees:
- G1N: has only upper-secondary level entry requirements
- G1F: has less than 60 credits in first-cycle course/s as entry requirements
- G1E: contains specially designed degree project for Higher Education Diploma
- G2F: has at least 60 credits in first-cycle course/s as entry requirements
- G2E: has at least 60 credits in first-cycle course/s as entry requirements, contains degree project for Bachelor of Arts/Bachelor of Science
- GXX: in-depth level of the course cannot be classified
- A1N: has only first-cycle course/s as entry requirements
- A1F: has second-cycle course/s as entry requirements
- A1E: contains degree project for Master of Arts/Master of Science (60 credits)
- A2E: contains degree project for Master of Arts/Master of Science (120 credits)
- AXX: in-depth level of the course cannot be classified
- Grading system: Fail (U), Pass (G), Pass with distinction (VG)
- Established: 2017-06-07
- Established by: The Department Board
- Applies from: Autumn 2017
A Bachelor's degree, equivalent to a Swedish Kandidatexamen, from an internationally recognised university.
- Responsible department: Department of Art History
The student should, after completing the course, be able to,
regarding knowledge and understanding
- discuss and critically reflect on the role of cultural heritage for economic and social dimensions of sustainable development,
- reflect on conservation economy and understand in depth how cultural heritage can contribute to regional development aspects,
- demonstrate in-depth theoretical and methodological knowledge about different designs, models and methods for the study and evaluation of cultural heritage and sustainable growth,
regarding competence and skills
- independently analyse, assess and handle complex conservation economy phenomena, issues and situations,
- independently search, plan and use relevant information as a basis for carrying out qualified tasks using adequate methods for the purpose of preserving, re-using and developing historic environments,
- apply and integrate relevant knowledge for the purpose of adaptive re-reuse of various historic environments,
- draw conclusions about how conservation can contribute to regional development and form a resource for society in different respects,
regarding judgement and approach
- relate to both national and international conservation problems and solutions, and
- relate to different perspectives and presentations of cultural heritage and regional development for the purpose of drawing both general and specific conclusions.
The focus of this course is cultural heritage as a driver for sustainable growth. The role of cultural heritage in specific systems-wide cultural districts, regional fields of creative power, as well as economic impacts of conservation and adaptive re-use of the built cultural heritage is treated. The course also highlights and problematises issues such as: conservation - utility – development, as well as models for how cultural heritage can strengthen social economy. Special emphasis will be laid on the adaptive re-use of cultural heritage.
The course will consist of seminars, lectures, and group work. Active participation in seminars and group work is compulsory. Absence from any of these will need to be compensated.
Assessment will be based on active participation in seminars and the submission of written assignments. Grades will be given in accordance with the Swedish grading system. The following grades will be used: Fail (U), Pass (G), Pass with distinction (VG).
- Latest syllabus (applies from Spring 2018)
- Previous syllabus (applies from Autumn 2017)
Applies from: Autumn 2017
Some titles may be available electronically through the University library.
Economic impacts of Cultural Heritage : Research and Perspectives
Part of:Journal of cultural heritage.
Paris: Elsevier, 2000-vol. Vol. 10 (2009) nr. 1
Fusco Girard, Luigi.;
Levent, Tüzin Baycan.;
Sustainable city and creativity : promoting creative urban initiatives
Farnham, Surrey: Ashgate, c2011
Getting Cultural Heritage work for Europe
European Commission, 2015
The Halland model : a trading zone for building conservation in concert with labour market policy and the construction industry, aiming at regional sustainable development
Göteborg: Chalmers University of Technology, 2009
The economics of uniqueness : investing in historic city cores and cultural heritage assets for sustainable development
Washington, DC: The World Bank, c2012
Be Interested and Beware : Joining Economic Valuation and Heritage Conservation
Part of:International journal of heritage studies : IJHS.
Valuing Cultural Heritage in a Multi-attribute Framework Microeconomic Perspectives and Policy Implications
Part of:The journal of socio-economics.
Greenwich, Conn.: Published in cooperation with Western Illinois University by JAI Press, 1991-vol. Vol. 32 (2003) nr. 5
National/Regional Innovations Strategies for Smart Specialisation (RIS3). Cohesion Policy 2014-2020
European Commission, 2013
Sacco, Pier Luigi
Culture 3.0: A new perspective for the EU 2014-2020 structural funds programming
OMC Working Group on Cultural and Creative Industries, 2011
Throsby, C. D.
The economics of cultural policy
Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2010
Understanding Cultural Geography as a Pseudo-Diffusion Process : The Case of the Veneto Region
Sacco, Pier Luigi;
Tavano Blessi, Giorgio
MDPI AG,vol. Vol. 3 (2015)
pp. 100-127 doi:10.3390/economies3020100
Economic valuation of Cultural Heritage Sites: A choice modelling approach
Tourism Management, 2010
Additional literature of no more than 200 pages may be distributed during the course.
Cultural Heritage Counts for Europe
CHCFE Consortium, 2015
Culture Urban Future. Global Report on Culture for Sustainable Urban Development
Economics in urban conservation
Cambridge [Cambridgeshire]: Cambridge University Press in association with Jerusalem Institute for Israel Studies, Jerusalem, 1988