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We congratulate the following researchers on their success in this ARC round of funding. It is testament to the quality of their work that they were able to attract funding within this highly competitive and prestigious National scheme.
DISCOVERY Funded Participant: Prof Tim Winter
Crisis in international heritage conservation at a time of shifting global power
The flagship of heritage conservation, the world heritage system, faces multiple pressures and agendas that endanger sites and politicise decision-making at all levels, from local to global. This project focuses on four iconic sites, Abu Simbel, Angkor, Bagan and Sumatran Rainforests, and the world heritage system itself, to reveal how pressures have grown and shifted since World War II, how they operate at multiple scales and what new expertise might be introduced. It will produce a report for UNESCO and publications that include recommendations for solving challenges that threaten international heritage conservation today
DECRA (Discovery Early Career Researcher Award) Funded Participant: Dr Yamini Narayanan
Religion influences urban development in India, and must inform policy
India's scale and speed of urbanisation makes its sustainable urban development critical globally, yet modernist urban planning has failed to address slum growth, poverty, gender inequality and ecological crises. Using interviews, archival research and fieldwork in six walled cities that clearly display the interactions of religion and modernity, this project will show how religion also shapes these issues and must be part of their solution. It will also show how religion impacts power relations in planning, and how engagement with religion can lead to the development of planning policies that respond to the needs of cities.
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