Dr James Lesh

Postdoctoral Research Fellow in Urban and Cultural Heritage


James is a Postdoctoral Research Fellow specialising in urban history and heritage conservation at the Australian Centre for Architectural History, Urban and Cultural Heritage (ACAHUCH). His research examines twentieth- and twenty-first century Australian urban, planning and architectural conservation theory and practice. It also considers the capacity for cultural heritage to address urban challenges, such as enhanced community participation and design outcomes, by adopting methodological pluralism and evidence-based approaches. Another area of focus in the persistent urban historical relationship between cities, modernity, development and heritage.

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Urban and Cultural Heritage

Research Hub, Centre or Institute

Research directions

Architectural and Urban Past Cultural and Sustainable Landscapes

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