Joining the mainstream: A practical approach to safeguarding cultural heritage in a changing world

Fleming, Arlene K. and Campell, Ian L. (2005) Joining the mainstream: A practical approach to safeguarding cultural heritage in a changing world. 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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Abstract (in English)

With the accelerated pace, volume and scale of development in all parts of the world, the imperative to document and conserve cultural heritage is stronger than ever before. In order to meet this challenge, new approaches are needed. Instead of being seen simply as custodians of the past, the individuals, organizations and institutions responsible for cultural heritage must become part of the modern construct for social and economic development and environmental management. Public and private sector infrastructure development in the world is a multi-trillion dollar industry, expanding annually. To stay abreast of the phenomenal scale and growth of the global development industry, and the increasing complexity of the processes that drive it, the skills, techniques and methods employed in managing the resources involved must be continually transformed. Rapid strides in communication, transportation, and digital electronics aid in the creation of new constructs, processes and professions in fields such as finance, hydropower, agriculture, urban infrastructure, and transport. Concurrent progress is taking place in gauging and managing the effects of infrastructure development on populations and the natural environment.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Fleming, Arlene K.
Campell, Ian L.
Languages: English
Keywords: sustainable development; environment; Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA); Strategic Environmental Assessment (SEA); Development Planning; setting; conservation of cultural heritage
Subjects: E.CONSERVATION AND RESTORATION > 09. Social and economic aspects of conservation
J.HERITAGE ECONOMICS > 05. Heritage and sustainable development
ICOMOS Special Collection: Scientific Symposium (ICOMOS General Assemblies)
ICOMOS Special Collection Volume: 2005, 15th
Depositing User: Jose Garcia
Date Deposited: 31 Oct 2010 17:04
Last Modified: 13 Jan 2011 19:14

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