Walking Heritage into Future Cities

South Asia is home to some of the world’s most vibrant, historically-rich and culturally-diverse cities. However, twenty-first century economic development, rapid urbanization, and communal tensions now threaten the unique and complex built and social heritages of many of these cities. Walking Heritage into Future Cities addresses these challenges through a new model for sustainable urban tourism that combines the passion and dynamism of young scholars with the global reach of social media and the immediacy of walking in the city. The project is a collaboration between Heritage Walk Calcutta, who have pioneered this model, and the University of Exeter (Humanities and Business School).

The project also collaborated with Karachi-based Pakistan Chowk Community Centre, Colombo-based The International Centre for Ethnic Studies and Jaffna-based The Sri Lanka Archive of Contemporary Art, Architecture & Design



 January - July 2019


University of Exeter's Global Challenges Research Fund

Principal Investigators

Dr Gillian Juleff

Principal Investigator

Department of Archaeology | University of Exeter

Prof. Tim Coles

Co-Principal Investigator

The Business School | University of Exeter

Dr Tathagata Neogi

Co-Principal Investigator

Heritage Walk Calcutta

Dr Ruth Young

Co-Principal Investigator

Department of Archaeology & Ancient History | University of Leicester

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