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History Heritage and Urban Regeneration

In association with ESRC (Economic & Social Research Council),
National Waterfront Museum Swansea and Swansea University 
IWA Swansea Bay Branch Conference

A One-day Conference at the National Waterfront Museum, Swansea
14 October 2010

The day will explore how history and heritage, particularly of our industrial past, can help inform creative and sustainable regeneration.

2010 is a landmark year in the history of industrialisation and regeneration in Swansea. It marks the 200th anniversary of the founding of the internationally significant Hafod copperworks. It also marks the 50th anniversary of the establishment of the Lower Swansea Valley project that promoted the dramatic transformation of the largest derelict industrial landscape in Europe.

Framed by the long-term development of ‘Copperopolis’, this conference examines the past, present, and future of regeneration strategies in Swansea. More broadly, it explores the relationship between heritage and regeneration, with a view to identifying best practice and the key innovations that have informed the development of cutting-edge projects in other parts of the UK.

The conference will launch Swansea University’s ESRC-funded project, ‘History, heritage, and urban regeneration: the local and global worlds of Welsh Copper’, led by Prof Huw Bowen, and a related book launch by the South Wales Record Society for Dr Louise Miskell's edition of Robert Morris's 'History of the Copper Concern', on the running of the Llangyfelach Copper Works: The Origins of an Industrial Region: Robert Morris and the first Swansea Copper Works, c. 1727-1730.

For further information please see the iwa website, telephone 029 2066 0820 or alternatively download the pdf flyer - IWA Conference .



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