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Managing Archaeology in the New Urban Context
The network's primary aim is to establish a dedicated group of archaeologists internationally to help develop an effectvive and beneficial network on the theme of advances in urban archaeology. What are the needs of urban archaeology in the current socio-political climate and how can we better the profession and practice through international networks to share and promote access to resources, ideas and best practice? This question raises the issue of how archaeology functions as a practice and a theoretical philosophy in particular urban contexts such as 'mega cities' (metropolitan areas with a total population generally in excess of 10 million people), where the potential impacts upon both individual archaeological sites and also entire archaeological areas (e.g. whole historic cities) are of such large range and extent. This is the question of how archaeology related to broader environmental management in these particular urban contexts-e.g. with the 'natural' environment on the one hand and specific aspects of the historic environment-e.g. historic buildings, intangible cultural heritage on the other-while dealing with the large- scale sustainability issues of provision of housing, water, energy and infrastructure that are of growing concern in such cities around the world due to population increases in the one hand and climate change threats on the other. Our research network will provide a forum for discussing key problems, based on current work in cities where problems are most acute. Our aim is to encourage dialogue and explore solutions to planning related problems in world cities, from the particular perspective of archaeology (informed by a wider interest in the historic environment). We wish to address and engage with key initiatives, and develop visible and accessible research transcending geographic boundaries and disciplinary limitations.
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