Sustainable Urban Conservation of Historical Cities Come Back to Thirty-Five Years of Observation in Fez Medina, Morocco

El Harrouni, Khalid (2018) Sustainable Urban Conservation of Historical Cities Come Back to Thirty-Five Years of Observation in Fez Medina, Morocco. In: ICOMOS 19th General Assembly and Scientific Symposium "Heritage and Democracy", 13-14th December 2017, New Delhi, India. [Conference or Workshop Item]

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Abstract (in English)

Urban conservation has been a subject of academic and professional discourse for over three decades. In Fez medina, urban conservation is linked to urban redevelopment and thereby represents a significant component of urban design with respect to sustainability. The best practice and the constraints and difficulties of the Fez medina sustainable conservation are addressed in this paper, based on observation and a system dynamic approach to describe and analyze the urban heritage safeguarding process, its stages and components during the last thirty-five years. The overall rehabilitation strategy for this historical area is to alleviate the constraints through a sustainable conservation program, especially the historic housing stock, the social development, the historic monuments and the urban environment including the architecture heritage, which could not be launched without seeking adequate tools (institutional, financial and technical) for its implementation. ADER-Fez, the Agency for the Dedensification and Rehabilitation of Fez Medina, places stakeholder participation at the core of its implementation strategy, including social animation and social participation in housing rehabilitation, and sets a program of emergency intervention on historic monuments and buildings, housing units threatening collapse and on infrastructure and urban facilities, with two concerns: the safety of the human lives and the safeguarding of cultural heritage and traditional constructions of architectural quality adapted to the requirements of modern life.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
El Harrouni, KhalidUNSPECIFIED
Languages: English
Keywords: sustainability; urban; conservation; architecture; heritage; participation; Morocco; development; rehabilitation; historic; social; traditional; safety; stakeholder
E.CONSERVATION AND RESTORATION > 11. Legal protection and Administration
G.DETERIORATION > 05. Prevention of deterioration
H.HERITAGE TYPOLOGIES > 12. Historic towns and villages
J.HERITAGE ECONOMICS > 05. Heritage and sustainable development
National Committee: ICOMOS
ICOMOS Special Collection: Scientific Symposium (ICOMOS General Assemblies)
ICOMOS Special Collection Volume: 19th General Assembly, New Delhi, 2017
Depositing User: intern icomos
Date Deposited: 19 Nov 2018 17:26
Last Modified: 18 Jan 2019 15:11
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