The Cultural Heritage in the Metropolitan Peripheries (CUMET) project deals with the diverse cultural heritage of the peripheries of three European metropolises, Paris, Madrid, Edinburgh, and its potential to contribute positively to contemporary metropolization. Researchers from three Una Europa universities – Université Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne, Complutense University of Madrid, University of Edinburgh – participate in the CUMET project whose objective is to analyze both opportunities and risks for cultural heritage at the metropolitan peripheries. CUMET is interdisciplinary and intersectoral and adopts a comparative methodology.

The CUMET research blog follows the Cultural Heritage in the Metropolitan Peripheries research project, which focuses on heritage and metropolization in European peripheries, using three specific fields: Plaine Commune (Paris, France), Villaverde (Madrid, Spain) and Granton (Edinburgh, Scotland). Initially, an inventory of heritage elements in the three peripheries will be presented. Subsequently, four to six heritage elements will serve as case studies for a study of the dynamics between heritage and metropolization in peripheral territories. A bottom-up approach will bring together researchers, landlords, institutional players, communities and residents. The research notebook will be developed along several lines: scientific objectives, project methodology, presentation of the three case studies, a presentation of the research team and partners, and finally the impact of the project and presentation of the results.