The impact of retention of heritage places

Perovic, Miljenka, Coffey, Vaughan, Kajewski, Stephen L., & Madan, Ashok (2016) The impact of retention of heritage places. In Fabric, Threads of Conservation, Australia ICOMOS Conference, 5 - 8 November 2015, Adelaide, S.A. (Unpublished)

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The movement to protect heritage places has grown enormously in Australia over the past decade. The renewed recognition of the significant roles that heritage places play in the urban environment today is encouraging but has a way to go if the demolition of memorable places and irreversible loss of intangible values seen in previous times is to be discontinued. This study investigated the perceptions of the general public and the professional stakeholders in heritage projects and found that they were very similar, particularly in relation to the reasons for heritage retention. The results indicate that, while there is growing interest in sustaining the reflection of the historic urban landscape by retaining cherished icons for the future, there needs to be better ways to overcome the modern development pressures on heritage sites. The paper concludes that, despite the challenges in heritage retention, they are outweighed by the value that accrues from preserving heritage places and the widespread appreciation of that value.

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ID Code: 92836
Item Type: Conference Paper
Refereed: Yes
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Keywords: social value, spirit of the place, retention challenges, development pressure, historic urban landscape
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > BUILT ENVIRONMENT AND DESIGN (120000) > BUILDING (120200) > Building Construction Management and Project Planning (120201)
Divisions: Current > Schools > School of Civil Engineering & Built Environment
Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Science & Engineering Faculty
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2016 [Please consult the author]
Deposited On: 12 Feb 2016 04:15
Last Modified: 13 Feb 2016 16:27

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