Kulturarvs berettigelse i byens udvikling

Adam Øster Posselt, Nete Bo-Kristensen & Stine Othenius Poulsen

Studenteropgave: Speciale


Cities worldwide are developing at an increasingly rapid pace. This means that the urban landscape is changing and that historical and cultural values attributed to the built environment are under threat. The choices we make for our cities and our urban cultural heritage are irreversible, and the acknowledgement of heritage as a resource for development is essential. This project thus seeks to describe, analyze and discuss, how urban heritage is being managed in Danish context, particularly in the urban planning of Copenhagen. By working with a theoretical framework constituted by a wave within heritage research called new heritage, we seek to trace the development of the heritage management in Denmark, through the last decades. New heritage works from the principle of seeing heritage as cultural process, where the overall objective is not necessarily preservation but the management of change, to which the end preservation is just one means. We have interviewed actors from The Danish Agency of Culture, The Museum of Copenhagen, Carlsberg Byen, Realdania and BARK Rådgivning, emphasizing gathering data from both a broad range of actors on both a private and public scale. This has given us a solid empirical foundation for an examination of how to close the gap between heritage conservation and development. Ultimately, we conclude that cultural heritage is playing an increasingly bigger role in the urban planning of Copenhagen, and as private actors are becoming a bigger part of the planning process, heritage is being commercialized. This means that the potentials of developing urban heritage are becoming visible for both private investors and the Municipality of Copenhagen. In our perspective an important part of managing urban heritage as a part of the urban development in Copenhagen, is to exercise a strategic prioritization of heritage to make a master plan for
the cultural heritage values in the city. This could give not only a useful overview of the urban heritage but also provide guidelines for managing the heritage in future urban development projects. The important step to close the gap between development and heritage conservation is to acknowledge the values that urban cultural heritage can have in development projects and seek to form a responsible management of the city’s heritage, taking the divergent interests forming the basis of the urban development into account.

UddannelserPlan, By og Proces, (Bachelor/kandidatuddannelse) Kandidat
Udgivelsesdato1 jun. 2018
Antal sider103
VejlederePeter Hegelund Skriver


  • Kulturarv
  • Kulturarvsforvaltning
  • Slots- og Kulturstyrelsen
  • Byudvikling
  • Byplanlægning
  • Carlsberg Byen
  • Realdania
  • Bark Rådgivning
  • Københavns Museum