Historic Cities and Sacred Sites: Cultural Roots for Urban Futures

Type
Book
Authors
Serageldin ( Ismail Serageldin )
 
ISBN 10
082134904X 
ISBN 13
9780821349045 
Category
Urbanism  [ Browse Items ]
Publication Year
2001 
Pages
440 
Abstract
 
Description
A large proportion of the 100 historic cities and nearly 200 sacred sites on the World Heritage List are located in the developing world. Of key concern is how historic cities fare against the population pressures, crumbling infrastructure, and eroding economic base of the developing world.'Historic Cities and Sacred Sites: Cultural Roots for Urban Futures' investigates the effects of overpopulation and poverty on historic cities and sacred sites. It demonstrates that taking care of humanity's cultural heritage can regenerate self-esteem and self-identities of disempowered peoples and revive moribund economies. Consequently, cultural heritage preservation and poverty reduction are closely related.The purpose of this volume is to expand the dialog on state-of-the-art preservation approaches based on actual cases set in a range of economic and social contexts. It provides the reader with a rich treatment of the issues, approaches, and experiences for preserving the cultural roots of urban futures. - from Amzon 
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