Online from: 2011
Subject Area: Built Environment
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|Title:||Historic cities as model of sustainability|
|Author(s):||Ron van Oers, (UNESCO World Heritage Centre, Paris, France), Ana Pereira Roders, (Eindhoven University of Technology, Eindhoven, The Netherlands)|
|Citation:||Ron van Oers, Ana Pereira Roders, (2012) "Historic cities as model of sustainability", Journal of Cultural Heritage Management and Sustainable Development, Vol. 2 Iss: 1, pp.4 - 14|
|Keywords:||Cities, Cultural heritage management, Heritage, Historic urban landscape approach, Sustainable development, UNESCO recommendation, Urban heritage management, Urbanisation|
|Article type:||Research paper|
|DOI:||10.1108/20441261211223298 (Permanent URL)|
|Publisher:||Emerald Group Publishing Limited|
Purpose – This paper is an editorial to
Design/methodology/approach – The paper discusses the increased focus of national and local authorities, as well as multilateral agencies, on historic cities in a search for a more sustainable process of urban development that integrates environmental, social and cultural concerns into the planning, design and implementation of urban management programmes and projects. The recent adoption of a new policy instrument by UNESCO, the 2011
Findings – The Historic Urban Landscape approach, as promoted in the new UNESCO Recommendation on the subject, facilitates a structuring and priority setting of the manifold needs and wishes in the broader urban development and heritage management process, thereby creating clarity and understanding in an often very complex process with competing demands.
Originality/value – The new UNESCO Recommendation was adopted on 10 November 2011 and this research paper is the first to expound on an implementation of the approach embedded therein, explaining its merits and potential.
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