Understanding and preserving spirit of place by an integrated methodology in historical urban contexts

Rifaioglu, Mert Nezih and Sahin Güçan, Neriman (2008) Understanding and preserving spirit of place by an integrated methodology in historical urban contexts. In: 16th ICOMOS General Assembly and International Symposium: ‘Finding the spirit of place – between the tangible and the intangible’, 29 sept – 4 oct 2008, Quebec, Canada. [Conference or Workshop Item]


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Understanding and preserving spirit of place in a historical urban context is a difficult and complicated subject, given that such a spirit is formed from both tangible and intangible features. The intention of this paper is to define the concept of the spirit of place, and then to identify methods for its preservation in historical urban contexts. The paper begins by discussing the key themes and issues related to the concept of spirit of place in the fields of urban morphology and conservation; the second part then introduces, the methods used in urban morphology and conservation for understanding and preserving the spirit of place. Finally, the third part proposes a new approach, an integrated methodology, for the identification and preservation of the spirit of the place as a conclusion.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Rifaioglu, Mert Nezih
Sahin Güçan, Neriman
Languages: English
Keywords: urban context; town planning; spirit of place; intangible heritage; conservation
Subjects: O.INTANGIBLE HERITAGE > 01. Generalities
A. THEORETICAL AND GENERAL ASPECTS > 02. Concept and definition
D.URBANISM > 01. Generalities
ICOMOS Special Collection: Scientific Symposium (ICOMOS General Assemblies)
ICOMOS Special Collection Volume: 2008, 16th
Depositing User: Jose Garcia
Date Deposited: 07 Sep 2010 17:16
Last Modified: 13 Jan 2011 19:12
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