An interdisciplinary methodology for the analysis and visualization of the heritage of modern road corridors

Loren-Mendez, Mar, Ruiz, Rita, Pinzón, Daniel and Mata-Olmo, Rafael (2018) An interdisciplinary methodology for the analysis and visualization of the heritage of modern road corridors. 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)

Roads, particularly since the advent of motorized traffic, have hugely impacted contemporary landscapes. Although their significance was noted in the 1980s, specific roadway heritage studies are scarce. Research in different disciplines has identified certain features of roads, but an integrated approach to roadway heritage or a consensus on what this constitutes are lacking. This article proposes an interdisciplinary methodology that addresses roadway heritage assessment. Roadways are interpreted within the framework of the semantic openness that currently characterizes heritage studies, territory being the basic element of interpretation. Rather than a fragmented approach to conservation, the research defines integrated heritage configurations where natural, cultural and historical features combine to produce a cohesive form of heritage. GIS technology is used with an online database to assess the complexity of roadway heritage. ICT strategies to raise public awareness are outlined. The methodology is applied to assess the historical N-340 Mediterranean roadway corridor in Spain.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Authors:
AuthorsEmail
Loren-Mendez, MarUNSPECIFIED
Ruiz, RitaUNSPECIFIED
Pinzón, DanielUNSPECIFIED
Mata-Olmo, RafaelUNSPECIFIED
Languages: English
Keywords: Road heritage; roadway assessment methodology; online heritage database; GIS technology; heritage studies; public awareness; mediterranean corridor; Spain
Subjects: D.URBANISM > 03. Town and country planning
H.HERITAGE TYPOLOGIES > 07. Cultural routes
L.PRESENTATION AND TRANSMISSION OF HERITAGE > 04. Public awareness
P. GEOGRAPHIC AREAS > 05. Europe
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: 11 Jan 2019 14:12
Last Modified: 11 Jan 2019 14:12
URI: http://openarchive.icomos.org/id/eprint/2023

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