Sustainable Heritage

This book brings together ecological-conservation theory and heritage-preservation theory and shows how these two realms have common purpose.


Author: Amalia Leifeste

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317607588

Category: Architecture

Page: 230

View: 393

This book brings together ecological-conservation theory and heritage-preservation theory and shows how these two realms have common purpose. Through theoretical discussion and illustrative examples, Sustainable Heritage reframes the history of multiple movements within preservation and sustainable-design strategies into cross-disciplinary themes. Through topics such as Cultural Relationships with Nature, Ecology, Biodiversity, Energy, and Resource Systems; Integrating Biodiversity into the Built Environment Rehabilitation Practice; Fixing the Shortcomings Within Community Design, Planning, and Policy; Strategies for Adapting Buildings and Structures for Rising Sea Levels; and Vehicles as a Microcosm of Approaching Built Environment Rehabilitation, the book explores contemporary ecological and heritage ethics as a strategy for improving the livability of the built environment. The authors provide a holistic critique of the challenges we face in light of climate and cultural changes occurring from the local to the global level. It synthesizes the best practices offered by separate disciplines as one cohesive way forward toward sustainable design. The authors consider strategies for increasing the physical and cultural longevity of the built environment, why these two are so closely paired, and the potential their overlap offers for sustained and meaningful inhabitation. Sustainable Heritage unites students and professionals in a wide range of disciplines with one common language and more closely aligned sets of objectives for preservation and sustainable design.

Climate Change and Sustainable Heritage

Ashworth, G.J. & Howard, P. (1999), European Heritage Planning and
Management. USA: Intellect ... Butt, T. E., Umeadi, B. B. N. & Jones, K. G. (2010),
Sustainable development and climate change induced obsolescence in built


Author: Christian Kersten Hofbauer

Publisher: Cambridge Scholars Publishing

ISBN: 9781527520455

Category: Social Science

Page: 225

View: 563

This collection deals with the impacts of climate change, focusing on urban regions and heritage-related scenarios. It assesses the effects of climate change on our cultural and natural heritage, disaster management, adaptation to climate change, and sustainability in building and urban planning. Climate change concerns our cultural and natural heritage, so it is crucial that we address this issue with regard to all of its social, physical and cultural consequences. Far-reaching actions are needed to adapt the natural and historic environment to make it more resilient to climate change and to limit further damage.

Heritage and Sustainable Urban Transformations

first international collection on the subject of sustainable historic cities. As such,
the book will be of great interest to academics and students engaged in the study
of heritage, heritage management, architecture, heritage conservation, ...


Author: Kalliopi Fouseki

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9780429870996

Category: Social Science

Page: 276

View: 948

Heritage and Sustainable Urban Transformations introduces the concept of ‘deep cities’, a novel approach to the understanding and management of sustainable historic cities that will advance knowledge about how the long-term, temporal and transformative character of urban heritage can be better integrated into urban policies for sustainable futures. Contrary to the growing emphasis on green or smart cities, which focus only on the present and future, the concept of ‘deep cities’ offers an approach that combines an in-depth understanding of the past with the present and future. Bringing together chapters that cover theoretical, methodological and management issues related to ‘deep cities’, the volume argues that using this approach will force researchers, managers and consultants to actively use the heritage and history of a city in the planning and management of sustainable cities. Exploring different definitions of ‘deep cities’, the book reveals varying and sometimes conflicting views among stakeholders concerning how, where and when the depth of a city should be conceptualized. Despite this, the book demonstrates how this new approach can help to create robust cities for the future, as new and innovative solutions are combined with the preservation and strengthening of historical features. Heritage and Sustainable Urban Transformations is the first international collection on the subject of sustainable historic cities. As such, the book will be of great interest to academics and students engaged in the study of heritage, heritage management, architecture, heritage conservation, anthropology, development studies, geography, planning and archaeology.

Botswana Cultural Heritage and Sustainable Tourism Development

As one would imagine, there would be several challenges to implementing
initiatives that aim to facilitate the integration of cultural heritage into the
sustainable development of tourism. One of these clearly relates to
understanding the cultural ...


Author: Byron A. Brown

Publisher: Cambridge Scholars Publishing

ISBN: 9781527549562

Category: Social Science

Page: 438

View: 564

This book considers cultural heritage and the sustainable development of tourism from an African perspective, with Botswana as the main point of reference. Within the African context, Botswana is renowned for its abundance of cultural heritage and appeal to tourists. The collection reconciles the growing demand to commodify cultural heritages, the quest for cultural heritage preservation and management, and the focus on sustainable tourism development in Botswana. As such, the book is an appraisal of, and meditation on, the business-side of cultural heritage management and the value that cultural heritage resources have at a personal, local and national level. It is an exploration of the nature of Botswana’s cultural heritage, the politics and policies that underpin that heritage, the development of cultural heritage tourism as a sustainable business, the country’s cultural heritage experiences and products, and a confrontation of the hard questions about cultural heritage and the future. As an introductory text, the book gives tourists, tourism students and academics, as well as tourism entrepreneurs, policymakers, and practitioners a basis on which to make decisions.

Regeneration Heritage and Sustainable Communities in Turkey

and sustainable societies in the long term. ... Whilst the move-out of the
multicultural population somewhat diminished the heterogeneous demographic
character of these heritage spaces, the move-in of the migrants from several
Anatolian ...


Author: Muge Akkar Ercan

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781315385969

Category: Architecture

Page: 274

View: 573

Over the last three decades, historic housing areas have become one of the major concerns in urban regeneration, housing renovation and conservation projects. Since the late 1990s, the notion of community, sustainability and sustainable community have become rising issues in the urban regeneration debate. Regeneration, Heritage and Sustainable Communities in Turkey contributes to this debate by integrating the interplay between regeneration, community needs and sustainability in the context of Istanbul. Together with the relational, multi-scalar and contingency planning approaches, these vital agents of regeneration provide new possibilities and creative opportunities to successfully deal with the uncertainties and complexities in evolving regeneration spaces. The interdisciplinary text reasons that finding the balance between the needs, aspirations and concerns of local communities and the conservation of the built environments will lead to more equitable and sustainable solutions to the problems faced in Istanbul’s historic quarters.

Sustainable Marketing of Cultural and Heritage Tourism

Sustainable. Heritage. Tourism. Marketing. Models. Sustainableheritage tourism
frameworks aremostly remiss in academic literature. Ofthe few that havebeen
presented, the onesby duCros (2001) and Chhabra (2009) are worthy of attention


Author: Deepak Chhabra

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781136997396

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 256

View: 780

Cultural attractions play an important role in tourism at all levels, and attract huge numbers of tourists interested in heritage and the arts. Cultural Heritage Tourism has positive economic and social impacts but can also have negative impacts on communities and regions. This book draws together and links ideas of tourism from sustainable marketing perspectives and embeds it within a heritage management setting. Through a discussion and analysis of existing literature and practices this book aims to propose a marketing strategy framework grounded in sustainable principles that can be used to sustain and preserve the authenticity of cultural heritage for future generations, whilst appealing to the suppliers, the regulators, and the consumers. The book first explains the dynamics of cultural heritage with its authenticity underpinnings, marketing, and tourism, and proposes a strategic praxis drawn from core sustainable principles. This is followed by a pragmatic examination of the proposed framework from the shaper’s (provider’s) perspective. The material presented in this book is not merely an agglomeration of documented secondary research, but the theoretical concepts are grounded in empirical research and interactive discussions with students and the travel and tourism industry. A variety of heritage institutions across the globe are used as starting points to test the applicability of the proposed paradigm: these include museums, historic house museums, heritage hotels/resorts, festivals, and heritage merchandize. This is a timely offering to a growing and vibrant area of research; what is most pertinent is that it is a thorough and fresh take on the topic with primary research included. It will find a place in student materials for a variety of courses and it should be read by practicing academics and researchers.

Heritage and Sustainability in the Islamic Built Environment

heritage. of. sustainable. urbanism. in. Yazd,. Iran. Rafi. Samizay. School
ofArchitecture & Construction Management, ... been at the base of its nurturing
spatial formation and sustainable urbanism assuring its survival on marginal


Author: Bashir A. Kazimee

Publisher: WIT Press

ISBN: 9781845646240

Category: Architecture

Page: 213

View: 903

The essays in this book represent an up to date research and investigation into the various aspects of heritage and sustainability in the Islamic Built environments with an analysis of the problems that these cities face, as they confront the forces of globalization and new development. The authors in the book aim to the need for knowledge and understanding of Islamic society which is crucial for comprehending their rich architectural heritage and urban form with their intended meanings and uses. The book embraces a wide array of principles, strategies and precedents that are instrumental to the design of cities and communities in Islamic regions in order to sustain their cultural and environmental vitality. The subject matter in this book will provide an important body of knowledge, not only to the design professionals and students of architecture and planning, but also includes useful information across disciplines, such as social sciences, planning, urban geography and more.

European Cultural Heritage A review of policies and practice

Guidance on sustainable development in the field of cultural heritage The
concluding section of the Guidance on the development of legislation and
administration systems in the field of cultural heritage reflects on the fact that
legal concepts ...


Author: Rob Pickard

Publisher: Council of Europe

ISBN: 9287148678

Category: Political Science

Page: 124

View: 688

How can Europe's cultural heritage be promoted to encourage intercultural dialogue and enhance quality of life? This volume analyses how the Council of Europe can develop synergies between sectoral policies related to architectural, archaeological, movable, intangible and natural heritage. The companion volume "European cultural heritage: volume 1" (ISBN 9287148643) is a collection of the main intergovernmental texts in this field.

Sustainable Development Strategies in South East Europe

Furthermore there is limited evidence of public sources of funding being used to
implement specific management plans and/or for the organisation of sustainable
heritage projects. It is clear that there is a need to address the issue of funding ...


Author: Robert Pickard

Publisher: Council of Europe

ISBN: 9287163715

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 221

View: 387

The Institutional Capacity Building Plan is the first of three components in the Regional Programme for Cultural and Natural Heritage in South East Europe that was launched in 2003. As part of this plan, a "translational theme-based debate" was held, the structure of which was based on an assessment of requests from Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Montenegro, Romania, Serbia, "the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia" and Kosovo. The results of this debate have been published across three volumes in the European Heritage series. The first volume concerned current heritage policies and legislation; the second covered the tools for integrated management of cultural and natural heritage, in the broad sense of the term (the concept of "cultural environment"). This third volume examines how the enhancement of cultural and natural heritage can contribute to the implementation of sustainable development projects. The participants' reports and presentations on European best practices should inspire institutions to define rules and guidelines for structuring their national heritage policies so that they can also contribute to regional and local development strategies.

Sustainable Building Adaptation

The case study represents Australia's first example of a heritage-listed adaptive
reuse project awarded a 5-star Green Star ... The Sydney Harbour Foreshore
Authority set out to make this project Australia's most sustainable heritage-listed ...


Author: Sara J. Wilkinson

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9781118477182

Category: Architecture

Page: 296

View: 448

How to adapt existing building stock is a problem being addressed by local and state governments worldwide. In most developed countries we now spend more on building adaptation than on new construction and there is an urgent need for greater knowledge and awareness of what happens to commercial buildings over time. Sustainable Building Adaptation: innovations in decision-making is a significant contribution to understanding best practice in sustainable adaptations to existing commercial buildings by offering new knowledge-based theoretical and practical insights. Models used are grounded in results of case studies conducted within three collaborative construction project team settings in Australia and the Netherlands, and exemplars are drawn from the Americas, Asia, Japan, Korea and Europe to demonstrate the application of the knowledge more broadly. Results clearly demonstrate that the new models can assist with informed decision-making in adaptation that challenges some of the prevailing solutions based on empirical approaches and which do not accommodate the sustainability dimension. The emphasis is on demonstrating how the new knowledge can be applied by practitioners to deliver professionally relevant outcomes. The book offers guidance towards a balanced approach that incorporates sustainable and optimal approaches for effective management of sustainable adaptation of existing commercial buildings.

Religion Heritage and the Sustainable City

Religion and heritage: new prospects for sustainable Indian cities Nowhere else
is the need for sustainable development more urgent than in cities, particularly in
developing nations; equally, nowhere else is sustainability more at risk of being ...


Author: Yamini Narayanan

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781135012694

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 256

View: 143

The speed and scale of urbanisation in India is unprecedented almost anywhere in the world and has tremendous global implications. The religious influence on the urban experience has resonances for all aspects of urban sustainability in India and yet it remains a blind spot while articulating sustainable urban policy. This book explores the historical and on-going influence of religion on urban planning, design, space utilisation, urban identities and communities. It argues that the conceptual and empirical approaches to planning sustainable cities in India need to be developed out of analytical concepts that define local sense of place and identity. Examining how Hindu religious heritage, beliefs and religiously influenced planning practices have impacted on sustainable urbanisation development in Jaipur and Indian cities in general, the book identifies the challenges and opportunities that ritualistic and belief resources pose for sustainability. It focuses on three key aspects: spatial segregation and ghettoisation; gender-inclusive urban development; and the nexus between religion, nature and urban development. This cutting-edge book is one of the first case studies linking Hindu religion, heritage, urban development, women and the environment in a way that responds to the realities of Indian cities. It opens up discussion on the nexus of religion and development, drawing out insightful policy implications for the sustainable urban planning of many cities in India and elsewhere in South Asia and the developing world.


Recognising local cultural values attached to the physical heritage is a central
means through which sustainable approaches in African heritage management
can be pursued. For the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural ...


Author: Dan Hicks

Publisher: Left Coast Press

ISBN: 9781598742817

Category: Science

Page: 297

View: 883

The contributors to this volume take advantage of the diversity of landscape archaeology to examine the link to heritage, the impact on our understanding of temporality, and the situated theory that arises out of landscape studies, using examples from New York to Northern Ireland, Africa to the Argolid.

Heritage Tourism

Sustainability principles are evident in the elements of the mission of heritage
attractions as shown in Table 5.1 , supporting the notion of sustainable heritage
tourism development . However , these ideas are not new , as Millar ( 1989 : 13 )


Author: Dallen J. Timothy

Publisher: Pearson Education

ISBN: 0582369703

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 327

View: 975

Heritage Tourism provides a comprehensive review of the main issues and concepts related to heritage tourism. It considers the area broadly to include culture and nature in both urban and rural contexts, and presents an in-depth discussion of important global issues. Heritage Tourism is a core text for 2nd and 3rd year students on tourism and related degrees where the major focus is on heritage modules. It will also serve as an important reference to postgraduate courses that explore key themes implicit within heritage tourism such as conservation, management, interpretation, and authenticity.

Theory and Practice in Heritage and Sustainability

This book explores cultural sustainability and its relationships to heritage from a wide interdisciplinary perspective.


Author: Elizabeth Auclair

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317675921

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 218

View: 125

This book explores cultural sustainability and its relationships to heritage from a wide interdisciplinary perspective. By examining the interactions between people and communities in the places where they live it exemplifies the diverse ways in which a people-centred heritage builds identities and supports individual and collective memories. It encourages a view of heritage as a process that contributes through cultural sustainability to human well-being and socially- and culturally-sensitive policy. With theoretically-informed case studies from leading researchers, the book addresses both concepts and practice, in a range of places and contexts including landscape, townscape, museums, industrial sites, every day heritage, ‘ordinary’ places and the local scene, and even UNESCO-designated sites. The contributors, most of whom, like the editors, were members of the COST Action ‘Investigating Cultural Sustainability’, demonstrate in a cohesive way how the cultural values that people attach to place are enmeshed with issues of memory, identity and aspiration and how they therefore stand at the centre of sustainability discourse and practice. The cases are drawn from many parts of Europe, but notably from the Baltic, and central and south-eastern Europe, regions with distinctive recent histories and cultural approaches and heritage discourses that offer less well-known but transferable insights. They all illustrate the contribution that dealing with the inheritance of the past can make to a full cultural engagement with sustainable development. The book provides an introductory framework to guide readers, and a concluding section that draws on the case studies to emphasise their transferability and specificity, and to outline the potential contribution of the examples to future research, practice and policy in cultural sustainability. This is a unique offering for postgraduate students, researchers and professionals interested in heritage management, governance and community participation and cultural sustainability.

Tourism Governance for Sustainable Heritage Tourism in Sri Lankan Heritage Destinations

Research results from in-country fieldwork reveal that tourism governance models have a major influence on the viability of sustainable heritage tourism at Sri Lankan heritage destinations.


Author: Sivesan Sivanandamoorthy


ISBN: OCLC:1096834121

Category: Heritage tourism

Page: 626

View: 900

"This thesis investigates tourism governance models for sustainable heritage tourism in Kandy, a world heritage city situated in central Sri Lanka. Additionally, it explains how the success of sustainable heritage tourism has underpinned sustainable livelihoods development from a socio-cultural perspective. The main objective is to find, identify and assess the influence of tourism governance on sustainable heritage tourism in Sri Lanka. Stemming from this approach is the development of a tourism governance model for sustainable heritage tourism in Kandy. This thesis is intended as a response to the challenges of adopting a sustainable livelihoods development approach. Accordingly, it investigates the role sustainable heritage tourism plays in host community development within the context of sociocultural, economic and environmental aspects in Kandy. Employing a qualitative methodological approach, this thesis is underpinned by an interpretive research philosophy. Research data was collected through field-based in-country interviews and open-ended questionnaires as this approach allowed respondents to offer more information and to include their feelings, attitudes and understanding of the subject. Research results from in-country fieldwork reveal that tourism governance models have a major influence on the viability of sustainable heritage tourism at Sri Lankan heritage destinations. Macro-scale and micro-scale factors were found to be influential in tourism governance models. Additionally, sustainable heritage tourism was found to be a persuasive factor in host community development. Research from this thesis provides policy recommendations and potential management frameworks for tourism practitioners and policy makers. These insights into Kandy and other Sri Lankan heritage localities enable improvement of tourism governance systems and sustainable heritage tourism." -- Abstract.

Sustainable Forestry Challenges for Developing Countries

With the imposition of World Heritage, logging in state owned rainforests was
halted. Queensland still argues that it was managing the forests for a sustainable
harvest, and that as these were state owned forests, the Federal government had


Author: Matti Palo

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 0792337387

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 388

View: 235

This book is an outcome of a research project on "Sustainable Forestry and the Environment in Developing Countries". The project has been run by Metsantutki muslaitos METLA -the Finnish Forest Research Institute since 1987 and will be completed this year. A major output by this project has so far been a report in three volumes on "Deforestation or development in the Third World?" The purpose of our multidisciplinary research project is to generate new knowl edge about the causes of deforestation, its scenarios and consequences. More knowledge is needed for more effective, efficient and equitable public policy, both at the national and intemationallevels in supporting sustainable forestry in develop ing countries. Our project has specifically focused on 90 tropical countries as one group and on three subgroups by continents, as well as the three case study countries, the Philippines, Ethiopia and Chile. The University of Joensuu has been our active partner in the Philippine study. We have complemented the three cases by the analyzes of Brazil and Indonesia, the two largest tropical forest-owning countries. Some other interesting country studies were annexed to complement our book both by geography and expertise. The United Nations University, World Institute for Development Economics Research, UNUIWIDER in Helsinki Finland has also been partly engaged. Most of the results from its project on "The Forest in the South and North in Context of Global Warming" will, however, be published later in a separate book.