The impact of tourism on core area and buffer zone: heritage management in the Old Town of Lijiang, China

Li, Fan and Shao, Yong (2005) The impact of tourism on core area and buffer zone: heritage management in the Old Town of Lijiang, China. In: 15th ICOMOS General Assembly and International Symposium: ‘Monuments and sites in their setting - conserving cultural heritage in changing townscapes and landscapes’, 17 – 21 oct 2005, Xi'an, China. [Conference or Workshop Item]

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Abstract (in English)

This paper deals with heritage management with emphasis on solution for the impact of mass tourism on the old town of Lijiang in China. The paper identifies the impact of tourism on the restricted conservation area and its setting------buffer zone area. The paper analyzes stakeholders behind those impacts and intervention on heritage by the local authorities. Finally, based on the previous research the paper demonstrates how to improve the present situation and how to integrate heritage management into social, economic and cultural development by the different stakeholders at different management levels.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Authors:
AuthorsEmail
Li, FanUNSPECIFIED
Shao, YongUNSPECIFIED
Languages: English
Keywords: Historic town; World Heritage List; conservation area; buffer zone; core area; tourism; management
Subjects: I.CULTURAL TOURISM > 05. Tourism impact
M.WORLD HERITAGE CONVENTION > 03. World Heritage List
E.CONSERVATION AND RESTORATION > 07. Management
I.CULTURAL TOURISM > 02. Tourism management
H.HERITAGE TYPOLOGIES > 13. Historic town centres
Name of monument, town, site, museum: Old Town of Lijiang, China
UNESCO WHC Number: 811
ICOMOS Special Collection: Scientific Symposium (ICOMOS General Assemblies)
ICOMOS Special Collection Volume: 2005, 15th
Depositing User: Jose Garcia
Date Deposited: 25 Nov 2010 18:52
Last Modified: 13 Jan 2011 19:15
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URI: http://openarchive.icomos.org/id/eprint/388

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