Galle, Sri Lanka

Short description In Galle, the research examined the strategies related to the policies and management of sustainable development of the heritage site and the question of development without damaging the Outstanding Universal Value. By focusing on the official UNESCO documents and complementing this result with an illustrative case, different dimensions of the cultural significance of … Continue reading Galle, Sri Lanka

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Rawalpindi, Pakistan

  Short description Rawalpindi has been introduced to a ‘common ground’ of local heritage and environment of the city for the first time by implementing the HUL approach and in this way the city found a strong base for the prospective progress in its conservation system. Population 3,363,911 (2014); Land area 278 km² (metropolitan level) … Continue reading Rawalpindi, Pakistan

Willemstad, Curaçao

SHORT DESCRIPTION In order to protect the cultural heritage attributes and values of Willemstad, the HUL approach was used to support the improvement of zoning regulations by examining the official documents from nomination to protection stages. POPULATION 158986 (January 1st, 2016) LAND AREA 117 km² KEY CHALLENGES Deterioration due to natural causes; development pressure; policy … Continue reading Willemstad, Curaçao

Regensburg, Germany

SHORT DESCRIPTION In Regensburg, various steps have been taken to provide a sustainable development in the historic urban landscape. Abounding with cultural properties to testify to its history as a trading center and its influence on the region, this Bavarian city is now in the UNESCO World Heritage List and it hosted a european-scale city … Continue reading Regensburg, Germany

Suzhou, CHINA

SHORT DESCRIPTION In Wujang District of Suzhou, HUL approach was implemented for sustainable management during a landscape transformation process. Engagement of the locals, conservation policies, implementation of pedesterian paths and the conversion programme paved the way for supporting the local economy and preserving the local memory. POPULATION 10,578,700 prefecture level (2013); The Village of Shuang … Continue reading Suzhou, CHINA

Naples, ITALY

SHORT DESCRIPTION In Naples, the application of HUL has been prepared in conjunction with a management plan and the equally rich tangible and intangible heritage of the historic urban landscape were addressed in the actions. By this synchronized steps, the recommendations of HUL has found their reflections in the actions and achieved to include a … Continue reading Naples, ITALY

Shanghai, CHINA

SHORT DESCRIPTION Following the adverse urban redevelopment projects in Shanghai, traditional neighborhoods of the Hongkou district were introduced to the HUL for conserving the elaborate history of local development. Incorporating public participation and various stakeholders within the local development projects yielded new steps for the continuity of this historic urban landscape. POPULATION 10,200 in district … Continue reading Shanghai, CHINA

Cuenca, Ecuador

Short description In Cuenca, due to the complexity of heritage understanding in the urban area, the focus of applying the HUL notion has been building an interdisciplinary research team, including experts in environment, economy, anthropology, archaeology, geology, architecture and sociology. Besides, citizen´s participation has been the key factor for making the Action Proposal of a … Continue reading Cuenca, Ecuador

Ballarat, Australia

Short description In Ballarat, the main focus of applying the HUL has been moving away from ‘development versus preservation’ towards an integrated conservation model. By actively involving different stakeholders and building a comprehensive ‘living’ knowledge base, the city is enhancing public participation and building a new culture-based framework to inspire sustainable and creative responses to change. … Continue reading Ballarat, Australia