Conserving Cultural Landscapes: Challenges and New by Ken Taylor, Archer St. Clair, Nora J. Mitchell

By Ken Taylor, Archer St. Clair, Nora J. Mitchell

New ways to either cultural landscapes and historical city landscapes more and more realize the necessity to advisor destiny swap, instead of easily preserving the cloth of the prior. hard conventional notions of ancient renovation, Conserving Cultural Landscapes takes a dynamic multifaceted method of conservation. It builds at the premise winning method of city and cultural panorama conservation acknowledges cultural in addition to common values, sustains conventional connections to put, and engages humans in stewardship the place they stay and paintings. It brings jointly lecturers in the humanities and humanistic social sciences, conservation and renovation execs, practitioners, and stakeholders to reconsider the that means and perform of cultural history conservation, inspire foreign cooperation, and stimulate collaborative learn and scholarship.

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1985) Keywords: A Vocabulary of Culture and Society, New York: Oxford University Press. Wylie, J. (2007) Landscape, Abingdon: Routledge. This page intentionally left blank Part I Reflections on Past and Future Directions This page intentionally left blank 2 World Heritage Cultural Landscapes 1992–2012 Mechtild Rössler INTRODUCTION UNESCO’s role in landscape conservation first began with the International Recommendation which includes landscape preservation, the 1962 UNESCO Recommendation Concerning the Safeguarding of Beauty and Character of Landscapes and Sites.

The chapter lays out a comprehensive program for a broad selection of pilot cities to demonstrate the merit and benefits of the HUL approach in a variety of socioeconomic, spatial, and institutional-cultural contexts with preliminary results from Indian examples in association with World Heritage Institute for Training and Research for the Asia Pacific Region (WHITRAP) based in Shanghai. Part IV Confronting the Everyday Challenges of Cultural Landscape Management (Chapters 13–17) In Part IV, five essays address the shift of focus to the integration of evolving socio-ecosystems with tangible and intangible values that is at the core of the cultural landscape approach.

As of 2013, about 10 percent of the inscribed sites classified as cultural (759) and mixed cultural/natural (29) are cultural landscapes (see Luengo and Rossler 2012). Notably there is a growing trend in nominations of cultural and mixed properties to be included as cultural landscapes. This 30 Mechtild Rössler is particularly so in the evolving and associative categories, and from all regions of the world (with the exception of the Arab States). This chapter outlines general principles associated with the concept of cultural landscapes, examines the landscape definition and its three categories and highlights some of the critical issues including the distinction between cultural landscapes and mixed cultural–natural World Heritage places, aspects related to management, authenticity and integrity as well as differences between instruments covering ‘cultural landscapes’, ‘landscape’ and ‘historic urban landscape’.

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