Sophia Labadi interviewed by European Cultural Foundation

Dr Sophia Labadi from the Department of Classical & Archaeological Studies has been interviewed online by the European Cultural Foundation, one of the leading European institutions working on building an open, democratic and inclusive Europe in which culture is a valued and key contributor.

In the interview, Sophia discusses the soon to be released French and updated version of her 2011 book Evaluating the Socio-Economic Impacts of Heritage-led Regeneration in Europe; the conclusions of this book, which call for a move away from over-optimistic evaluations of heritage-led regeneration projects in order to recognise that these projects are not necessarily only positive; her soon to be released co-edited volume on Urban Heritage, Development, and Sustainability (Routledge, 2015) continues the reflection started in her 2011 book alongside her recent contribution to a UNESCO policy on world heritage and sustainable development, which aims to propose concrete solutions to issues identified in her research.

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