On 14 October 2010, scholars, planners, heritage professionals, media, local authority representatives, volunteers from local community groups and others gathered to hear and discuss the subject of how heritage can make a positive impact on regeneration, especially the heritage of our industrial past.
History, heritage and urban regeneration was a symposium held at the National Waterfront Museum in Swansea, itself a result of the regeneration of the old dockyards, a long but immensely stimulating day was had by all. It also marked the official launch of the Global and Local Worlds of Welsh Copper project. This was an appropriate place and time to launch as crucial decisions are currently being made about the future of the old copperworks sites in the Swansea valley that once produced around half the world’s refined copper.
Read a review of the symposium on the IWA’s Click on Wales. Here is a wordle of the day.