Community Involvement in Heritage Management (2017)

Authors: Monika Göttler / Matthias Ripp, for Northwest Europe and North America Regional Secretariat of the OWHC
Category: Reference Books
Year: 2017
Language: English


Summary: The involvement of communities has become an important approach in preservation, management and promotion of urban heritage. Thus, they call to provide opportunities of engagement and cooperation with and for local communities; having the understanding that urban heritage can act as enabler of sustainable development, providing direct and indirect benefits to the daily lives of the cities’ inhabitants. The urban heritage assets can be a resource for the local development of the communities – to be mobilised for and by them. Such heritage, that is meaningful to society, will gain the support of the communities for its proper safeguarding and use.