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Today is a new metropolitan age and for the first time ever more people live in cities than they do anywhere else. As cities strengthen their international and cultural influence, the global world is acted out most articulately in the world's urban hubs — through its diverse cultures, broad networks and innovative styles of governance. Looking at the city through its internal dynamics, the book examines how governance and cultural policy play out in a national and international framework.
Making a truly global contribution to the literature, editors Isar and Anheier bring together a truly international and highly-respected collection of scholars. In doing so, they skilfully steer debates beyond the city as an economic powerhouse, to cover issues that fully comprehend a city's cultural dynamics and ...
Chapter 24: Mumbai: Historic Preservation by Citizens
Mumbai: Historic Preservation by Citizens
This chapter explores a particular aspect of cultural policy in Mumbai: the challenges that beset the city's historic fabric urban heritage and of saving this urban heritage for the future. The author takes stock of the existing framework for heritage preservation in the context of urbanization and development pressures and shows how concerned individual citizens (of whom she has been one) and citizens groups, rather than the municipal authorities, have taken the lead in enforcing these regulations and breathing new life into the historic stock. On the basis of Mumbai's experience in this area, she also recommends ways in which this experience can be consolidated into a fully-***fledged policy for heritage preservation in the city.