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City in the City: Partner Institutions

The project is seeking to develop partner institutions. These partnerships are for

  1. The development of the research
  2. The identification and publicising of resources
  3. The exploration and discussion of ideas of urban community
  4. Engagement with those interested in and developing local urban communities
The project is seeking partner institutions in municipal museum and with local (urban) history groups. The project aims to allow critical reflection on the way in which the history of cities in general and of particular cities has been represented and understood. In particular, the project seeks to examine the notional Classical heritage of the major nineteenth-century industrial towns and cities (Liverpool, Leeds, Bolton, Halifax, Huddersfield, Manchester, Newcastle) so often equipped with Classicising architectural forms), and in communities with a Roman origin (York/Chester/London) and bring to light the social imaginaries of these communities. 

The project will be seeking to develop either virtual or real exhibition space in these centres in which to explore and represent early representations of the urban tradition in municipal museums, local newspapers and similar localised media.

The project is also interested in securing partnerships with architectural firms, notably those working within urban renewal and development, in particular, firms with an interest in Classicising styles of urban development. The project will investigate means of recording and giving access to interviews and results of discussions in appropriate formats to be accessed via the architectural community

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Research Questions

Contemporary Importance

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