Local Cultural Heritage Development Supports Community Sustainability

Crowther, Kathleen H. (2018) Local Cultural Heritage Development Supports Community Sustainability. In: ICOMOS 19th General Assembly and Scientific Symposium "Heritage and Democracy", 13-14th December 2017, New Delhi, India. [Conference or Workshop Item]

[img]
Preview
PDF
4._ICOA986_Crowther_SM.pdf
Available under License Creative Commons Attribution Non-commercial Share Alike.

Download (405kB) | Preview

Abstract (in English)

This presentation details a local initiative which blends cultural heritage with conservation of a mid-century modern neighborhood for the goal of achieving a sustainable community. The initiative has won the support of Ohio Humanities and the National Endowment for the Humanities. In Cleveland, Ohio (USA), the Cleveland Restoration Society is leading a multi-faceted project to ensure the continued vitality of a remarkable urban neighborhood called Lee-Harvard. During the 1940s – 60s, African-Americans circumvented systemic obstacles to achieve the dream of home-ownership and a better education and social environment for their children in Lee-Harvard. What started as classic historic preservation work – surveying Lee-Harvard for eligible landmarks – expanded to include oral histories with community elders. Survey work indicated that Lee-Harvard is a “suburb in the city.” Oral histories revealed remarkable stories about the Great Migration of AfricanAmericans to northern industrial cities for jobs. Through black agency, families escaped urban ghettos by “moving-up” to Lee-Harvard, a leafy “urban suburb” with middle-class amenities. This project includes: Public engagement – oral histories, public story-telling events, digitization of historic photographs for a public image collection, publication of the stories and images of Lee-Harvard.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Authors:
AuthorsEmail
Crowther, Kathleen H.UNSPECIFIED
Languages: English
Keywords: cultural heritage; African-American; america; sustainability
Subjects: D.URBANISM > 03. Town and country planning
E.CONSERVATION AND RESTORATION > 09. Social and economic aspects of conservation
H.HERITAGE TYPOLOGIES > 26. Habitations urbaines
J.HERITAGE ECONOMICS > 05. Heritage and sustainable development
L.PRESENTATION AND TRANSMISSION OF HERITAGE > 04. Public awareness
National Committee: ICOMOS
ICOMOS Special Collection: Scientific Symposium (ICOMOS General Assemblies)
Depositing User: intern icomos
Date Deposited: 16 Nov 2018 10:34
Last Modified: 16 Nov 2018 10:34
URI: http://openarchive.icomos.org/id/eprint/1923

Actions (login required)

View Item View Item

Metadata

Downloads

Downloads per month over past year

View more statistics

© ICOMOS
http://www.international.icomos.org
openarchive(at)icomos.org