The project will carry out a longitudinal analysis of the qualitative impact of the Sunderland Historic High Streets Heritage Action Zone (HAZ) on local residents in and around the HAZ area. The project will take place in the residents’ own community spaces and focus on the richness of individual case stories and on sense of place through belonging and identity and the relationship of the HAZ to its development or change (or otherwise). Selected or self-selected participants will maintain feedback over the remaining HAZ period (2022) in order to assess any long term changes to local attitudes towards their sense of place.
his project forms one of a suite proposed under the draft Place-Making and Wellbeing programme which itself is a work package within the Sunderland HAZ. It is intended that the project is managed by an individual or organisation commissioned by Historic England carried out in partnership with the relevant stakeholders.