Dr Rebecca Madgin

  • Senior Lecturer in Urban Development and Management (Urban Studies)

telephone: 0141 330 3847
email: Rebecca.Madgin@glasgow.ac.uk

Research interests

Rebecca re-joined Urban Studies at the University of Glasgow in January 2014 following an earlier period as an Urban Studies Foundation Research Fellow. Her research examines the emotional and economic values of heritage in the context of urban development and management. Her ESRC funded PhD focused on the role of industrial heritage in the process of place making and in particular how decisions concerning the demolition or re-use of historic buildings were made. Central to this was an understanding of how historic places were ascribed meaning and value during the process of urban regeneration from the 1970s to the early 2000s, and involved an in-depth analysis of community attachments to threatened historic spaces, a sense of place, and place marketing.

A focus on the meaning of place continued through funded projects which sought to examine place attachment in a number of case studies including de-industrial spaces and Brutalist buildings in Leicester, recreational spaces in Glasgow, historic places in London, rural villages in China, and the design of new buildings in Clydebank. This published work is complemented by the award-winning film ‘You Can’t Move History’ which was funded by the AHRC and was awarded Best Research Film, 2016. Rebecca’s current AHRC project continues this long-standing focus on place attachment and urban heritage by focusing on the relationship between urban change and attachment to historic places since the late twentieth century.

Rebecca has also maintained an interest in comparative urbanism since her PhD research on British and French cities, and has recently published a co-edited book on approaches to comparative and transnational urban history. Rebecca retains an active involvement with a number of planning and heritage organisations at the national and city levels in the UK, including the Editorial Board of the Institute of Historic Building Conservation's professional journal 'Context' She is also an Associate Member of the Royal Town Planning Institute.

 

 

Grants

Funded Projects

Heritage Lottery Fund, Townscape Heritage Initiative: (£1.1m) ‘Living and Working in the Old Town’. Led by Leicester City Council with Dr Rebecca Madgin named as project partner.

Economic and Social Research Council: (£740,000) The Re-Making of Chinese Urban Neighbourhoods: Socio-Spatial Transformation and Access to Public Services (Co-I).

Arts and Humanities Research Council: (£184, 567) Why does the Past Matter: Emotional Attachments to the Historic Urban Environment (PI).

Arts and Humanties Research Council: You Can Make History: Extending and Developing Youth Engagement in Cultural Heritage (Follow-on funding) Member of Steering Group.

Recently Completed Projects

Arts and Humanities Research Council (£31,800), Learning from the Utopian City: An international network on alternative histories of India's urban futures' (Co-I):https://utopiancities.wordpress.com/

Arts and Humanities Research Council (£36,198) Sensory Cities: Researching, Representing and Curating Sensory-Emotional Landscapes of Urban Environments (Member of Steering Group): http://www.sensorycities.com/ 

Arts and Humanities Research Council (£55,000), 'You Can't Move History. You Can Secure the Future': Engaging Youth in Cultural Heritage (Co-I): http://www.youthandheritage.com/

Arts and Humanities Research Council (£515,000)   Affective Digital Histories: Re-creating Britain's De-industrial Places, 1970s to the Present (Co-I): http://affectivedigitalhistories.org.uk/

Arts and Humanities Research Council (£102,000) ‘How Should Decisions about Heritage be Made? Co-designing a research project’. (Co-I) Project partners include Royal Commission of Ancient and Historic Monuments, Science Museum, National Centre for Co-coordinating Public Policy Engagement, Leicester City Council, Heritage Lottery Fund and local community heritage organisations: http://codesignheritage.wordpress.com/

Arts and Humanities Research Council(£250,000): ‘Archives, Assets and Audiences: New Modes to Engage Audiences with Archival Content and Heritage Sites’. (Co-I): http://archivestoassets.wordpress.com/

Arts and Humanities Research Council(£20,000): ‘Building Shared Heritages: Cultural Diversity in Leicester’ (Phase 1) (Co-I)

Arts and Humanities Research Council(£55,000) ‘Building and Enriching Shared Heritages’ (Phase 2) (Co-I)

Arts and Humanities Research Council, Cultural Engagement Fund (£10,000) ‘Valuing the Historic Core of Leicester’ (Project Manager)

JISC (£102,000): ‘Manufacturing Pasts: Industrial Change in Twentieth Century Britain’ with Prof Simon Gunn and Ben Wynne (University of Leicester): http://www2.le.ac.uk/library/about/projects/manufacturingpasts

Admiral (4,500): ‘History of Admiral Sportswear’. (PI)

 

Rebecca has also been funded by a number of public, private and voluntary sector organisations to evaluate government policies, organisational structures and development, housing, heritage and place attachment.

Supervision

Current PhD Students

John Cox 'A Place for Urban ‘Character’ within Urban Design and Development'.

Simon Sadinsky (from September 2016) ‘Capturing and Engendering Notions of Place Attachment and Identity in the Process of Urban Regeneration: A Study of the Clyde Waterfront Regeneration Project in Glasgow’. 

Taylor Sawyer (from September 2016) ‘The Role of Young People in Constructing Heritage: Examining De-industrialised Spaces in the UK. Taylor holds a College of Social Sciences PhD Scholarship from the University of Glasgow’.

Linda Shetabi 'Urban Conservation and Environmental Sustainability in Scottish Urban Planning Policy and Practice'. Linda holds a College of Social Sciences PhD Scholarship from the University of Glasgow.

Yang Wang 'Mapping Place Attachment: Towards a Psychological Approach to Historic Environment Conservation in Cities'. Yang holds an Urban Studies Foundation Scholarship.

Rebecca has also supervised PhD students in a variety of areas such as globalisation, the British New Towns, urban conservation, and architectural symbolism and would welcome students who wish to pursue doctoral research on:

  • urban conservation
  • place attachment
  • cultural urban policy
  • urban history

Teaching

Course Convenor

Postgraduate

  • URBAN5098: Urban Design and Development (Joint Graduate School Course with Nankai University)

Undergraduate

  • SPS3003: Researching the City: Developing an Urban Profile

Teaching Contributions

Postgraduate

  • URBAN5050: Urban Design Policy and Practice
  • URBAN5041: Regenerating Cities
  • URBAN5087/95: Housing, Inequality and Society

Undergraduate

  • PUBPOL1011: Understanding Glasgow
  • PUBPOL2010: Perspectives on Public Policy: Conflicting Ideas and Changing Agendas

Additional information

  • Research Group Leader: Governance, Space, and Place (Urban Studies)
  • Editorial Board Member of the Institute of Historic Building Conservation’s professional journal, Context: http://www.ihbc.org.uk/publications/context/context.html
  • Associate Member of the Royal Town Planning Institute
  • Fellow of the Higher Education Academy
  • Conference Chair for the Urban History Group: http://www2.le.ac.uk/departments/urbanhistory/uhg
  • Member of the Board of Directors for the Urban History Association
  • UK Academic Lead for the 2014/15 Arts and Humanities Research Council and Indian Research Council for Historical Research (Newton Fund) initiative entitled 'Cultural Heritage adn Rapid Urbanisation in India'.

Publications

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Number of items: 21.

2017

Bashforth, M. et al. (2017) Socialising heritage / socialising legacy. In: Facer, K. and Pahl, K. (eds.) Valuing Interdisciplinary Collaborative Research: Beyond Impact. Policy Press, pp. 85-106. ISBN 9781447331605

Clark, J. and Madgin, R. (2017) Writing the past into the fabric of the present: urban regeneration in Glasgow’s East End. In: Wise, N. and Clark, J. (eds.) Urban Transformations: Geographies of Renewal and Creative Change. Series: Regions and cities (117). Routledge: Abingdon ; New York, pp. 11-27. ISBN 9781138652095

2016

Madgin, R., Bradley, L. and Hastings, A. (2016) Connecting physical and social dimensions of place attachment: what can we learn from attachment to urban recreational spaces? Journal of Housing and the Built Environment, 31(4), pp. 677-693. (doi:10.1007/s10901-016-9495-4)

Madgin, R. (2016) Contesting liberty: the place of industrial heritage in Leicester's urban regeneration. In: Rodger, R. and Madgin, R. (eds.) Leicester: A Modern History. Carnegie Press: Lancaster. ISBN 9781859362242

Madgin, R. (2016) The spirit of the city: what is Leicester's genius loci? In: Rodger, R. and Madgin, R. (eds.) Leicester: A Modern History. Carnegie Press: Lancaster. ISBN 9781859362242

Rodger, R. and Madgin, R. (2016) Leicester: A Modern History. Carnegie Press: Lancaster. ISBN 9781859362242

2015

Kenny, N. and Madgin, R. (2015) 'Every time I describe a city’: urban history as comparative and transnational practice. In: Kenny, N. and Madgin, R. (eds.) Cities Beyond Borders: Comparative and Transnational Approaches to Urban History. Ashgate: Abingdon, pp. 3-26. ISBN 9781472434791

Madgin, R. and Taylor, M. (2015) Who do heritage values belong to? Context, 142, pp. 12-14.

Bashforth, M. et al. (2015) How Should Heritage Decisions be Made? Increasing Participation From Where You Are. Project Report. Connected Communities: Arts & Humanities Research Council.

Hale, A. and Madgin, R. (2015) College court: processes and rules versus intuition and interaction. In: Bashforth, M., Benson, M., Boon, T., Brigham, L., Brigham, R., Brookfield, K., Brown, P., Callaghan, D., Calvin, J.-P., Courtney, R., Cremin, K., Furness, P., Graham, H., Hale, A., Hodgkiss, P., Lawson, J., Madgin, R., Robinson, D., Stanley, J., Swan, M., Timothy, J. and Turner, R. (eds.) How Should Heritage Decisions be Made? Increasing Participation From Where You Are. Connected Communities: Arts & Humanities Research Council, pp. 36-39.

Timothy, J. and Madgin, R. (2015) College court: processes and rules versus intuition and interaction. In: Bashforth, M., Benson, M., Boon, T., Brigham, L., Brigham, R., Brookfield, K., Brown, P., Callaghan, D., Calvin, J.-P., Courtney, R., Cremin, K., Furness, P., Graham, H., Hale, A., Hodgkiss, P., Lawson, J., Madgin, R., Robinson, D., Stanley, J., Swan, M., Timothy, J. and Turner, R. (eds.) How Should Heritage Decisions be Made? Increasing Participation From Where You Are. Connected Communities: Arts & Humanities Research Council, pp. 28-31.

Kenny, N. and Madgin, R. (Eds.) (2015) Cities Beyond Borders: Comparative and Transnational Approaches to Urban History. Ashgate: Abingdon. ISBN 9781472434791

2013

Madgin, R. and Rodger, R. (2013) Inspiring capital? Deconstructing myths and reconstructing urban environments, Edinburgh, 1860–2010. Urban History, 40(3), pp. 507-529. (doi:10.1017/S0963926813000448)

Madgin, R. (2013) A town without memory? Inferring the industrial past: Clydebank re-built, 1941-2013. In: Zimmerman, C. (ed.) Industrial Cities: History and Future. Campus Verlag: Frankfurt am Main. ISBN 978-3593399140

2010

Madgin, R. (2010) Reconceptualising the Historic Urban Environment: Conservation and Regeneration in Castlefield, Manchester, 1960-2009. Planning Perspectives, 25(1), pp. 29-48.

2009

Madgin, R. (2009) Heritage, Culture and Conservation: Managing the Urban Renaissance. VDM Verlag: Saarbrucken. ISBN 9783639157895

Madgin, R. (2009) Using culture to turn de-industrial space into post-industrial place: a british-french comparison. In: Eckardt, F. and Nystrom, L. (eds.) Culture and City. Series: Future urban research in Europe (3). Berliner Wissenschaftsverlag: Berlin. ISBN 9783830516408

Madgin, R. (2009) The contemporary value of industrial architecture. In: Charlesworth, I. and Benci, J. (eds.) The British School at Rome: Fine Arts 2008-2009. BSR: London.

2008

Madgin, R. (2008) The Rise of Industrial Heritage and its Role in Manchester's Urban Renaissance, 1945-2007. Informationen zur Modernen Stadtgeschichte, 2, pp. 33-36.

Madgin, R. (2008) Making the most of our existing urban assets? New Labour's focus on the historic urban environment. In: Nail, S. and Fee, D. (eds.) Vers une Renaissance Anglaise: dix ans de politique travailliste de la ville. Presse de la Sorbonne Nouvelle: Paris. ISBN 9782878544435

Madgin, R. (2008) Transforming Historic Images and Ascribing Contemporary Values: The Re-Presentation of the City. In: Language And The Scientific Imagination: The 11th International Conference Of The International Society For The Study Of European Ideas (ISSEI), Helsinki, Helsinki, Finland, 28 July - 2 August 2008,

This list was generated on Fri Oct 20 15:20:05 2017 BST.
Number of items: 21.

Articles

Madgin, R., Bradley, L. and Hastings, A. (2016) Connecting physical and social dimensions of place attachment: what can we learn from attachment to urban recreational spaces? Journal of Housing and the Built Environment, 31(4), pp. 677-693. (doi:10.1007/s10901-016-9495-4)

Madgin, R. and Taylor, M. (2015) Who do heritage values belong to? Context, 142, pp. 12-14.

Madgin, R. and Rodger, R. (2013) Inspiring capital? Deconstructing myths and reconstructing urban environments, Edinburgh, 1860–2010. Urban History, 40(3), pp. 507-529. (doi:10.1017/S0963926813000448)

Madgin, R. (2010) Reconceptualising the Historic Urban Environment: Conservation and Regeneration in Castlefield, Manchester, 1960-2009. Planning Perspectives, 25(1), pp. 29-48.

Madgin, R. (2008) The Rise of Industrial Heritage and its Role in Manchester's Urban Renaissance, 1945-2007. Informationen zur Modernen Stadtgeschichte, 2, pp. 33-36.

Books

Madgin, R. (2009) Heritage, Culture and Conservation: Managing the Urban Renaissance. VDM Verlag: Saarbrucken. ISBN 9783639157895

Book Sections

Bashforth, M. et al. (2017) Socialising heritage / socialising legacy. In: Facer, K. and Pahl, K. (eds.) Valuing Interdisciplinary Collaborative Research: Beyond Impact. Policy Press, pp. 85-106. ISBN 9781447331605

Clark, J. and Madgin, R. (2017) Writing the past into the fabric of the present: urban regeneration in Glasgow’s East End. In: Wise, N. and Clark, J. (eds.) Urban Transformations: Geographies of Renewal and Creative Change. Series: Regions and cities (117). Routledge: Abingdon ; New York, pp. 11-27. ISBN 9781138652095

Madgin, R. (2016) Contesting liberty: the place of industrial heritage in Leicester's urban regeneration. In: Rodger, R. and Madgin, R. (eds.) Leicester: A Modern History. Carnegie Press: Lancaster. ISBN 9781859362242

Madgin, R. (2016) The spirit of the city: what is Leicester's genius loci? In: Rodger, R. and Madgin, R. (eds.) Leicester: A Modern History. Carnegie Press: Lancaster. ISBN 9781859362242

Kenny, N. and Madgin, R. (2015) 'Every time I describe a city’: urban history as comparative and transnational practice. In: Kenny, N. and Madgin, R. (eds.) Cities Beyond Borders: Comparative and Transnational Approaches to Urban History. Ashgate: Abingdon, pp. 3-26. ISBN 9781472434791

Hale, A. and Madgin, R. (2015) College court: processes and rules versus intuition and interaction. In: Bashforth, M., Benson, M., Boon, T., Brigham, L., Brigham, R., Brookfield, K., Brown, P., Callaghan, D., Calvin, J.-P., Courtney, R., Cremin, K., Furness, P., Graham, H., Hale, A., Hodgkiss, P., Lawson, J., Madgin, R., Robinson, D., Stanley, J., Swan, M., Timothy, J. and Turner, R. (eds.) How Should Heritage Decisions be Made? Increasing Participation From Where You Are. Connected Communities: Arts & Humanities Research Council, pp. 36-39.

Timothy, J. and Madgin, R. (2015) College court: processes and rules versus intuition and interaction. In: Bashforth, M., Benson, M., Boon, T., Brigham, L., Brigham, R., Brookfield, K., Brown, P., Callaghan, D., Calvin, J.-P., Courtney, R., Cremin, K., Furness, P., Graham, H., Hale, A., Hodgkiss, P., Lawson, J., Madgin, R., Robinson, D., Stanley, J., Swan, M., Timothy, J. and Turner, R. (eds.) How Should Heritage Decisions be Made? Increasing Participation From Where You Are. Connected Communities: Arts & Humanities Research Council, pp. 28-31.

Madgin, R. (2013) A town without memory? Inferring the industrial past: Clydebank re-built, 1941-2013. In: Zimmerman, C. (ed.) Industrial Cities: History and Future. Campus Verlag: Frankfurt am Main. ISBN 978-3593399140

Madgin, R. (2009) Using culture to turn de-industrial space into post-industrial place: a british-french comparison. In: Eckardt, F. and Nystrom, L. (eds.) Culture and City. Series: Future urban research in Europe (3). Berliner Wissenschaftsverlag: Berlin. ISBN 9783830516408

Madgin, R. (2009) The contemporary value of industrial architecture. In: Charlesworth, I. and Benci, J. (eds.) The British School at Rome: Fine Arts 2008-2009. BSR: London.

Madgin, R. (2008) Making the most of our existing urban assets? New Labour's focus on the historic urban environment. In: Nail, S. and Fee, D. (eds.) Vers une Renaissance Anglaise: dix ans de politique travailliste de la ville. Presse de la Sorbonne Nouvelle: Paris. ISBN 9782878544435

Edited Books

Rodger, R. and Madgin, R. (2016) Leicester: A Modern History. Carnegie Press: Lancaster. ISBN 9781859362242

Kenny, N. and Madgin, R. (Eds.) (2015) Cities Beyond Borders: Comparative and Transnational Approaches to Urban History. Ashgate: Abingdon. ISBN 9781472434791

Research Reports or Papers

Bashforth, M. et al. (2015) How Should Heritage Decisions be Made? Increasing Participation From Where You Are. Project Report. Connected Communities: Arts & Humanities Research Council.

Conference Proceedings

Madgin, R. (2008) Transforming Historic Images and Ascribing Contemporary Values: The Re-Presentation of the City. In: Language And The Scientific Imagination: The 11th International Conference Of The International Society For The Study Of European Ideas (ISSEI), Helsinki, Helsinki, Finland, 28 July - 2 August 2008,

This list was generated on Fri Oct 20 15:20:05 2017 BST.