Combining conservation and community development: An example from Malaga, Spain

Barke, Mike (2011) Combining conservation and community development: An example from Malaga, Spain. Built and Natural Environment Research Papers, 4 (2). pp. 169-178. ISSN 1756-2473


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A case study of the impact of changing architectural conservation policy in Andalucia, southern Spain is examined. The example highlights a fundamental issue of contemporary debate on cities, namely the future of residential and non-monumental buildings that, nevertheless, represent a distinctive genre of building typology but which are frequently judged to be unsuitable for contemporary housing needs and aspirations. An historical but rapidly disappearing Andalucian residential building type - the corral or corralon - is identified and its traditional features described. This residential type continues to play a particularly significant role in the housing of the elderly. The measures taken by various departments of the Malaga city local authority to not only conserve examples of this distinctive architectural type but also to link this to community development through various measures of enhancement of community cohesion are examined and assessed.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Corralón, community development, conservation, elderly, typological form
Subjects: L700 Human and Social Geography
Department: Faculties > Engineering and Environment > Geography and Environmental Sciences
Depositing User: Mike Barke
Date Deposited: 23 Aug 2012 09:31
Last Modified: 17 Dec 2023 12:53

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