Two evolving townscapes: comparative case studies for managing change in historic towns in Canada and Slovenia

Graham, Roy Eugene (2005) Two evolving townscapes: comparative case studies for managing change in historic towns in Canada and Slovenia. 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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Lunenburg and Koper were at crossroads! Traditional industries connecting them with the sea, and dating from their more prosperous periods of fishing, international trade, and maritime crafts were gone. Their traditional economic base had left them in decline. World Heritage attention presented both communities with tremendous opportunities for new economic development…international marketing, tourism, cultural industries, and rejuvenation of local business. However, recognition produced the considerable challenge of protecting the historic character and assuring that new development and increased tourism would not diminish the community's integrity, both as a place to live and as international cultural sites. Wide community participation was needed in order to mitigate problems and manage the historic resources for the benefit of all. The communities could not stop change, but they could influence change. Each community produced a clear vision, a clearly defined game plan, and a strong commitment to achieving the plan. It made a real difference to the kind of change occurring. Without resisting change, the communities found that they could direct change. Instead of fighting inevitable pressures beyond its control, they realized they must replace them with new initiatives that were traditional to the history and sustainability of each town. The plans are working…

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Authors:
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Graham, Roy EugeneUNSPECIFIED
Languages: English
Keywords: historic towns; townscapes; settings; conservation; management; local community; tourism management; World Heritage List; comparative study
Subjects: M.WORLD HERITAGE CONVENTION > 03. World Heritage List
E.CONSERVATION AND RESTORATION > 07. Management
I.CULTURAL TOURISM > 01. Generalities
I.CULTURAL TOURISM > 02. Tourism management
F.SCIENTIFIC TECHNIQUES AND METHODOLOGIES OF CONSERVATION > 14. Comparative analysis
H.HERITAGE TYPOLOGIES > 12. Historic towns and villages
Name of monument, town, site, museum: Lunenburg, Canada; Koper, Slovenia
UNESCO WHC Number: 741
ICOMOS Special Collection: Scientific Symposium (ICOMOS General Assemblies)
ICOMOS Special Collection Volume: 2005, 15th
Depositing User: Jose Garcia
Date Deposited: 26 Nov 2010 18:01
Last Modified: 13 Jan 2011 19:15
URI: http://openarchive.icomos.org/id/eprint/401

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