Threats to the Genius Loci of the Public Parks: Saving the Historic Urban Parks of the 19´th Century

Ruoff, Eeva (2008) Threats to the Genius Loci of the Public Parks: Saving the Historic Urban Parks of the 19´th Century. 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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This paper is deals with the threats to the urban parks laid out in the 19th century - and with the ways of saving them. Many of these parks are still popular with the public, but the quality of their design and maintenance has declined over the years. The efforts to save their original characteristics have come very late. Yet, these parks are an important part of the 19th century town planning, and saving their genius loci would be very important to the fabric of the respective cities. It would also contribute to the cause of the historic gardens and sites in general.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Ruoff, Eeva
Languages: English
Keywords: public parks; conservation; spirit of place; 19th Century; town planning; maintenance; vegetation
Subjects: H.HERITAGE TYPOLOGIES > 10. Historic gardens
O.INTANGIBLE HERITAGE > 01. Generalities
D.URBANISM > 02. Urban planning
ICOMOS Special Collection: Scientific Symposium (ICOMOS General Assemblies)
ICOMOS Special Collection Volume: 2008, 16th
Depositing User: Jose Garcia
Date Deposited: 10 Sep 2010 07:10
Last Modified: 13 Jan 2011 19:12
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