The disturbance of the cultural heritage and its setting. A new perspective in dealing with the endangered cultural settings. "The common character", a case study from Jordan

El-Khalili, Mohammad (2005) The disturbance of the cultural heritage and its setting. A new perspective in dealing with the endangered cultural settings. "The common character", a case study from Jordan. 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)

In all over Jordan, the advent of new transformational aspects in urban development was highly observed during the last decades of the 20th and 21st centuries due to the demographic growth and development in all of the socioeconomic aspects, what we have got now is a mass of chaos in which most of our cultural heritage have been left in a disturbed context and a deprived setting from its authenticity, the general cultural features remained are single standing buildings and devastated historical areas dissolved within the new cities and their proclaimed modernity like Amman (Capital), Irbid, and Aqaba. In our case study from Jordan we will give a highlight to the city of Irbid since we have made a theoretical study for the city and we have identified the threats, weaknesses, opportunities, and the strengths within its cultural heritage, we have made a careful analysis for tracking its urban development and the impacts thrown on the cultural heritage. Therefore we are interested in this research to produce new methodologies and adequate techniques in dealing with the endangered and disturbed urban heritage especially its cultural setting by introducing the subject of "The Common Character" which is concentrated in evolving and revitalizing the dead cultural settings.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
El-Khalili, Mohammad
Languages: English
Keywords: historic town centre; settings; threats; legislation; legal protection; town planning
Subjects: D.URBANISM > 02. Urban planning
K.LEGAL AND ADMINISTRATIVE ISSUES > 03. National/Regional legislations
H.HERITAGE TYPOLOGIES > 13. Historic town centres
Name of monument, town, site, museum: Irbid, Jordan
ICOMOS Special Collection: Scientific Symposium (ICOMOS General Assemblies)
ICOMOS Special Collection Volume: 2005, 15th
Depositing User: Jose Garcia
Date Deposited: 22 Nov 2010 08:14
Last Modified: 13 Jan 2011 19:15
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