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 ancient city landscapes more and more realize the necessity to consultant destiny switch, instead of easily maintaining the material of the previous. demanding conventional notions of historical maintenance, Conserving Cultural Landscapes takes a dynamic multifaceted method of conservation. It builds at the premise profitable method of city and cultural panorama conservation acknowledges cultural in addition to usual values, sustains conventional connections to put, and engages humans in stewardship the place they dwell 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 historical past conservation, motivate overseas cooperation, and stimulate collaborative learn and scholarship.

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A study by Peter Fowler (2002), an overview of ten years’ operation of the 1992 cultural landscape categories, reviewed the list of inscribed World Heritage sites and identified a substantial number where the outstanding interaction between people and their environment could potentially justify their reconsideration as cultural landscapes. Towards World Heritage Cultural Landscapes The discussions by the World Heritage Committee on the question of listing cultural landscapes took fifteen years and involved some difficult decisions.

She stresses the point that the World Heritage Convention is not only about the conservation of the heritage of past generations, it is very much about the heritage of our future. It is thus strongly linked to the concept of intergenerational equity. In Chapter 3, Denyer also focuses on cultural landscapes deemed to have Outstanding Universal Value in World Heritage terms. She critically discusses how these cultural landscapes often display remarkable resilience in terms of the long-term ability of their communities to adapt to change and development, while making the best use of scarce resources and sustaining traditional cultural practices.

She provides valuable insights into grounds maintenance issues that challenge park managers’ efforts to retain the historic character of landscapes while adapting to changing conditions in the twenty-first century. She also calls for increased engagement with traditional users whose knowledge increases the authenticity of cultural landscapes and whose collaboration extends the sustainability of the cultural landscape’s social relevance. Ultimately, the perpetuation of traditional knowledge and cultural values may present the best opportunities for cultural landscape conservation in perpetuity.

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