A guide for heritage economics in historic cities: values, indicators, maps, and policies

Ost, Christian G. (2009) A guide for heritage economics in historic cities: values, indicators, maps, and policies. Manual. [s.n.], [s.l.], 107p. [Book] (Unpublished)

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Abstract (in English)

Take any historic city on the planet: a World Heritage City or an ordinary historic city, a large nation’s capital or a small village. History matters in that city: its cultural built heritage exemplifies that history, people want to preserve the cultural significance of their heritage. The historic city faces economic and social challenges, which bring threats to the heritage, but also new opportunities. The city needs to address these challenges, and integrate heritage conservation with sustainable economic development. The city needs to assess the economic values of a city heritage, measure them, and visualize them on maps. This report is intended as a practical and empirical guide. It provides a survey of basic principles in heritage economics. It explains how to measure economic values by the use of indicators aAnd how to use heritage indicators to build conservation strategies. It explains how to display economic values through the use of mapping techniques and how to communicate such information to heritage stakeholders in the city. Cultural and historic value assessment cannot be isolated from economic reality but conservation decisions should never be based solely on economics. Both aspects play an active role for the future of historic cities.

Item Type: Book (Manual)
Ost, Christian G.
Languages: English
Keywords: historic towns; conservation economics; economic development; sustainable development; concepts; methodology; typology; management; cartography; policy; guidelines
Subjects: A. THEORETICAL AND GENERAL ASPECTS > 02. Concept and definition
A. THEORETICAL AND GENERAL ASPECTS > 12. Theory of conservation
J. HERITAGE ECONOMICS > 03. Economic values of heritage
J. HERITAGE ECONOMICS > 04. Methodologies of evaluation
J. HERITAGE ECONOMICS > 05. Heritage and sustainable development
Number of Pages: 107
Depositing User: ICOMOS DocCentre
Date Deposited: 07 Mar 2024 08:59
Last Modified: 07 Mar 2024 13:58
URI: https://openarchive.icomos.org/id/eprint/3246

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