The role of private buildings in the preservation and development of historical cities in Brazil

Diogo, Érica and Magalhães Corrêa, Sandra Rafaela (2011) The role of private buildings in the preservation and development of historical cities in Brazil. In: ICOMOS 17th General Assembly, 2011-11-27 / 2011-12-02, Paris, France. [Conference or Workshop Item]

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The problem of the preservation of private buildings in historic cities in Brazil is recurrent, given the impossibility of public investments in this direction, and the precariousness of many of the buildings in cities protected by the Nacional Institute of Historical and Artistic Heritage (Iphan). The deal with these issues set one of the majors actions of Monumenta Program, realized by the Ministry of Culture of Brazil, with funding from the Interamerican Development Bank (BID) and the support of UNESCO, which operates in 26 Brazilian historical cities since 2000. This action is the offer of funding by differentiated conditions for residents and users of these sites to retrieve their property. Federal funds invested in the recovery of the property return to municipalities through Municipal Funds for the Preservation of Cultural Heritage, which are managed by Boards of Trustees with equal representation of government and civil society. Thus strengthens local structures of cultural heritage preservation. Moreover, this action affects another goal that is the permanence of residents and traditional uses in the historic centers, as well as generating employment and income, contributing to the social development of populations. To get an idea, about 50% of the operations meet the income range of up to three minimum wages (U.S. $ 970.00 per month), classified as low income in Brazil.

Le problème de la préservation des édifices privés dans les villes historiques au Brésil est récurrent, compte tenu de l'impossibilité d'investissements publics, et la précarité de la plupart des bâtiments dans les villes protégées par l'Institut national du patrimoine historique et artistique (IPHAN). Le programme Monumenta, réalisé par le Ministère de la Culture du Brésil, avec un financement de Interamerican Development Bank (BID) et le soutien de l'UNESCO, opère dans 26 villes brésiliennes historiques depuis 2000. En outre, cette action affecte un autre objectif qui est la permanence des résidents et des utilisations traditionnelles dans les centres historiques, ainsi que la création d'emplois et de revenus, contribuant au développement social des populations. Pour avoir une idée, 50% des opérations doivent répondre à la tranche de revenu allant jusqu'à trois fois le salaire minimum (US $ 970,00 par mois), ce qui est classé comme faible revenu au Brésil.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Diogo, Érica
Magalhães Corrêa, Sandra Rafaela
Languages: English
Keywords: historic towns; protection of historic towns; built heritage; financial aspects; preservation programmes; international cooperation; local development; urban areas; historic town centres; restoration; traditional techniques; public funding; funding; social development; latin america; brazil
Subjects: D. URBANISM > 01. Generalities
G. DETERIORATION > 05. Prevention of deterioration
H. HERITAGE TYPOLOGIES > 12. Historic towns and villages
H. HERITAGE TYPOLOGIES > 14. Historic urban landscapes
J. HERITAGE ECONOMICS > 02. Economic impact of heritage
P. GEOGRAPHIC AREAS > 01. Americas
ICOMOS Special Collection: Scientific Symposium (ICOMOS General Assemblies)
ICOMOS Special Collection Volume: 2011, 17th
Depositing User: intern icomos
Date Deposited: 03 May 2013 09:28
Last Modified: 26 Jul 2023 13:55
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